While I’m sure there’s something in the employee’s handbook about fraternizing with your colleagues, I’m glad Tessa and Dave never got the memo :). Hands down, these two are probably the coolest political scientists I’ve ever met – even if they are the only two I’ve ever met. Had they been my professors in college, I probably would’ve studied something more practical and useful than say, Renaissance and Medieval English Literature (or German, for that matter). It’d been a year since we’d last seen each other, but it was a reunion of sorts when I arrived at their hotel that morning. Upon entering their bridal suite, I felt like I was swimming in the aroma of Italian butter cookies. You know, like when Bugs Bunny floats in the air with his nose leading the way towards a cauldron of carrot soup? Yes, just like that. Goodness gracious. Thankfully there were actual Italian butter cookies in the room, or else the bridal party had some ‘xplain’n to do!
I see the something blue and something new. I suppose the something old is that adorable dog :).
Ring bearer was just saving up his energy for that evening :).
I remember these portraits so vividly. It was nearly 1000 degrees and unbearably humid, so we weren’t about to hike around town looking for a place to do portraits. Then there across the street, we spotted a little mall where Tessa and Dave had done their engagement photos just a year ago. Only this time, we brought along an entourage :). It’s amazing how one’s perspective could change so much in just a year.
Tessa and Dave’s wedding reception was held at the beautiful Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ.
Congratulations to Tessa and Dave for hosting such a wonderful event, and we wish you two many, many years of smiles, laughter and a lifetime of engaging conversations surrounding global politics :). We couldn’t have been more thrilled and honored to be part of your special day, and we hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. This celebration wouldn’t have bene possible without the help of the following people:
|Ceremony :||: Kirkpatrick Chapel in New Brunswick, NJ|
|Reception :||: The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ|
|Gown :||: Wtoo by Watters|
|Shoes :||: Badgley Mischka|
|Jewelry :||: Hamilton Jewelers|
|Hair :||: Voi Salon & Spa – East Brunswick, NJ|
|Make Up :||:Â Voi Salon & Spa – East Brunswick, NJ|
|Grooms Attire :||: Men’s Wearhouse|
|DJ/Entertainment :||: Elite Sound Entertainment|
|Photo Booth :||: Elite Sound Entertainment|
|Catering :||:Â The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ|
|Cake :||:Â The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ|
|Floral :||: Robert’s Floral|
|Favors :||: DIY – Pam, Joe, Alec & Laura|
|Stationery :||: Well Noted|
|Secondary Photography :||: MJ Park|
As for us, we’re happy to report that the double/triple-header craziness of the Fall wedding season has finally passed, and we’ll be on cruise control for the next two months. With a newborn in the house, this is fantastic news :).
Hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful Fall weather!
Ben & Karis