[Wedding] Sarah & Ed – The Manor in West Orange, NJ

As I spent the last four days in Baltimore immersed in yummy food, all I could think about was how I was going to get home in time to have a blog entry ready for Monday. The work of a photographer/blogger/part-time dad never ends :). The good news is that while I was out on a shooting/meeting marathon back in the Charm City, Karis willfully commandeered the nice chair in our office and dove into the small mountain of images sitting in our (pretty) gimungo inboxes waiting to be processed. Bad news? There are none, aside from the fact that none of us (with the exception of Lil Monster 1.0) have had any sleep these past few nights. But now that I’m back home, we hope to return to a work-life with some semblance of normalcy. Because you know, the kiddos know that dad don’t mess around :). Sarah and Ed tied the knot at The Manor in West Orange. There are only a few words I could use to describe their wedding day: sunny…with a side of sunny. On the bright side of things (har har), this was much better than wet…with a side of more wet :). This meant fun sunglasses and ice-cold bottles of water for everyone! Bride's checklist on the morning of her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride's flowers sit on a window on the morning of her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bride's wedding shoes on the morning of her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride's wears her veil on the morning of her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Bride Sarah poses for her portraits on the morning of her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Groom gets ready for his wedding day at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groom gets ready for his wedding day at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Groomsmen pose together after an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride ascends the stairs at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

First look at Sarah and Ed's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.First look at Sarah and Ed's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Twin ring boys walk down the aisle at Sarah and Ed's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride's mother cries during Sarah and Ed's wedding ceremony at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride cries during her outdoor wedding ceremony at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Groomsman looks on during an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groomsmen stores away his sunglasses during a wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bride and groom share their first kiss at an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Floral settings for a wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding cake at a wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride Sarah dances with her father at her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride Sarah dances with her father at her wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Maid of honor's speech during Ed and Sarah's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau. Maid of honor's speech during Ed and Sarah's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Best man's speech during Ed and Sarah's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding dessert at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom dance at their wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom dance at their wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance at Ed and Sarah's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Guests dance at Ed and Sarah's wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom dance at their wedding at The Manor in West Orange, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

And of course, our favorite part of the day…

Mucho thanks to the following folks who made this party possible!

Ceremony : : The Manor in West Orange, NJ
Reception : : The Manor in West Orange, NJ
Gown : : Rana Bridal
Shoes : : Badgley Mischka
Jewelry : : Tiffany & Co.
Hair : : Vicky C5
Make Up : : Vicky C5
Grooms Attire : : Jos A Bank
Catering : : The Manor in West Orange, NJ
Cake : : The Manor in West Orange, NJ
Floral : : Occasion9
Favors : : http://www.beau-coup.com
Stationery : : http://www.invitesite.com
Secondary Photography : : Benson Lau Photography
Photo Booth : : Ben Lau Photography
  Many, many thanks to Sarah and Ed once again. We were so incredibly honored to document your big day! We wish you two many years of love and laughter. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed capturing them! Another wedding down, and about 232,350,984,350 more weddings to go (or so it seems like!). I just checked my calendar this morning and it looks like our wedding shooting season has been extended into December, which means we get a much deserved two week break before we head back out in January! If you want a visual of what’s going on at Ben Lau Photography HQ when we heard this news, imagine LMFAO blasting in the background while Karis and I dance around in ours sweats with Lil Monster 1.0 :). Everyday we’re hustle’n! Didn’t you guys know Casual Monday’s the new Casual Friday? Hope you guys have a fantastic week :). Ben & Karis (and Lil Monster 1.0!)

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