[Wedding] Magi & Sam – The Palisadium in Cliffside Park, NJ

We arrived at the bride’s home that morning and was greeted with a flurry of pre-wedding commotion already underway. Multiply that with 10 bridesmaids and a bottomless cup of Egyptian tea (for me, at least), the scene was like the McCallister home on Christmas Eve; doors opening and closing, people running from room to room, and people running up and down the stairs with such a purpose…with Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance playing the background :).

Wedding dress hangs in the bride's window. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding rings. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride looks out the window. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Boxes of bow ties from TheKnot at the grooms house. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Meanwhile, at the groom’s house…

Groom plays with one of his groomsmen on the playground. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom with his groomsmen on the playground. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Guess which one’s the groom? :)

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They told us to do it!

Groom rips off his shirt after his wedding reception at the Palisadium in Cliffside Park, NJ. Captured by awesome NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

No joke, he really is.

Magi and Sam, thank you so much for rolling out the red carpet for us! We wish you two a lifetime of love, laughter and goofy poses in front of cameras. We really hope you guys enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

This party was made possible in part by these awesome folks:
Venue and Catering :: The Palisadium
Church :: St. George & St. Shenouda
Hair & Make-up :: Gianna Giacona
Floral :: Sarah Jung
Entertainment and MC :: Ken Wessel
Today is Friday and I’m almost glad to say that engagement session season is finally taking a break for the summer. Now we’re down to a more reasonable (and doable) 1-2 weddings a week until the Fall wedding season starts back up. We’re all in zombie mode, but we’re enjoying every single minute of it :). Hope ya’ll have a great weekend! Ben

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