There are some couples that find home in each other, that sense of belonging and ease that feels so right. Dana & Patrick are one of those couples and for both of them the connection took place almost instantly. When I walked into The Asbury Hotel , a hip new venue in heart of one of the most dynamic shore towns, I was taken away by both of their radiant smiles and genuine warmth. Dana was stunning in a Jovani silk sheath dress from Mustillo's Bridal in Red Bank and gem drenched Badgley Mischka heals. Michele Falco of Bridal By Michele styled Dana in a classic old Hollywood updo accented with an ornate hair clip and a great red lip. Patrick happened to have the perfect connection in his friend Darryn of Darryn Murphy Designs who helped plan the big day and created lush floral arrangements with purple, cream and burnt orange accents. As Patrick is a beloved baseball coach a few game day touches were sprinkled in the design. It was a day of warmth, beauty and love!Read More
Brittany and Sean may have one of the sweetest engagement stories we have heard! Since they met at a holiday party Sean waited until just before Christmas and carefully crafted dozens of ornaments from mementos of their three years of dating. The final one was the "Irish Marriage Blessing" which when she opened up the blessing he got on one knee and proposed! For the big day the couple selected the beautiful Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ.Read More
This elegant wedding at The Bernards Inn in Bernardsville NJ was full of warmth and love! Elizabeth and Alan met as teammates on their company's softball team. Elizabeth always loved Alan's comedic personality and Alan was attracted to Elizabeth's energy and optimism. For the big day Elizabeth chose a sweetheart gown with an elegant illusion neckline by Casablanca and bow accented shoes by Kate Spade. We fell in love with her gold Just Married" bag! The bridesmaids wore Amsale dresses in a deep true red with lace details. The ceremony was at The Church of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary in Morristown, NJ. Afterwards the couple left for The Bernards Inn to be announced as Mr. & Mrs. for the first time. Jardiniere Fine Flowers in Far Hills chose a classic red and green palette for the winter wedding. For the reception gold mercury glass candle holders created a beautiful warm glow that gave the red rose and pinecone nosegay's a romantic, timeless elegance. Elite Sound Entertainment had the whole crown on the dance floor the entire night. At twilight the couple stole a quick kiss outside the inn.Read More
I have always felt so honored when a former bride of mine asks me to photograph her maternity session. It's even more special when I have also photographed another sister in the family. To be part of a family's story and capture the most precious moments in their lives is a blessing! Christie and Alexis and their two sweet dogs are welcoming a new member of the family soon! They decided to take a walk with the dogs in historic Allaire Village in Wall Township NJ. The fall leaves were in full color and the sunlight was soft and sweet a perfect setting for Maternity photos. We loved Christie's great fashion sense! For me its more about capturing the deep love that comes with welcoming that new family member, the new connection that is somehow indescribable. I cannot wait for them to welcome there little girl into the world!Read More
For Erin and Vito it truly was love at first sight! They first caught a glance of each other at a CBA swim meet where Erin was cheering on her younger brother and Vito was his coach. Vito's breath was taken away by the gorgeous blonde and she couldn't stop thinking of the handsome coach! A whirlwind summer romance found this couple madly in love and two years later Vito found the most romantic way to pop the question! With their fun summers at the shore as inspiration Vito scoured every antique store for the perfect vintage bottle, a true romantic he wrote a sweet note with the big question and lovingly antiqued it to match the bottle. With friends and family he set out to make the dream proposal. On the bridge in Spring Lake, NJ he placed the bottle for Erin to find as they took a romantic stroll before dinner. As the sun started to set she found the bottle and started to read the note, Vito got on one knee and proposed! For the big day they kept the shore vibe and decided they would be tying the knot with a nautical theme's at Rumson Country Club's Riverhouse. We couldn't think of a better way!Read More
Lindsey and Drew were college sweethearts at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. After seven amazing years Drew proposed on Lindsey's 26th birthday in NYC with a photo album of treasured collage memories. Both students of History they were drawn to the old manor feel and expansive property of Fiddler's Elbow Country Club for their big day as it reminded them of the vine covered academic buildings and grounds of their dear alma matre.
The romantic, timeless gowns of Monique Lhuillier captured Lindsey's heart and both her and her bridesmaids wore them. We adored the graceful style of her sweetheart gown and off the shoulder lace bodice which she could remove for dancing ease later in the evening. Bow accented Kate Spade shoes added romance and style. An event planner herself Lindsey choose a lavender and spring green color palette as an homage to Holy Cross's collegiate color purple.
For the ceremony they chose Lindsey's home parish of Saint James Church in Basking Ridge NJ. Afterwards the newly wed couple was greeted with a fanfare of lavender ribbons and congratulations. The couple then was whisked away to Fiddler's Elbow Country Club for a stroll on the grounds and signature cocktails. They danced the night away to music from The Groove Shop. Capturing the sweetness of this couple and the depth of their love are what I cherish about my work!
Venue: Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Florist: Flowers by Hannah
Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Dress Boutique: Elizabeth Johns in Morristown, NJ
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Dress Boutique: Elizabeth John's in Morristown NJ
Make-up: Amy Baskin
Day Of Planner: EVJ Events By Jacqueline
Stationary/Invitations: Engraved Images from Bella Figure Far Hills NJ
Whimsy & Romance filled Stephanie and Tim's beautiful wedding at The Ashford Estate. Eileen Kaden Dean of An Affaire to Remember worked with the gorgeous bride to add a touch Alice in Wonderland style dreamscape to the wedding day. Antique keys, clocks, tea settings and chandelier patterns were incorporated into lush floral arrangements by Flowerful Events and stationary by Stephanie Somodi of Designing the Most Inviting Day. The bride wore a stunning Ines Di Santo gown with exquisite detailing in the back and her bridesmaids chose Jim Hjelm in blush pink and royal shade of purple and blue. The day could not have run any smoother thanks to help of An Affair to Remember and the experience of Merri-Makers Catering.
Stephanie and Tim were a joy to be around, light hearted and such fun! Stephanie even had a paper-maché ball and chain made for Tim ready on the dance floor as they danced up a storm to The Rhythm Shop-DJ Jay Jung. A couple that laughs together stays together! We wish them many moments of joy and laughter for years to come!
Venue: The Ashford Estate
Gown Designer: Ines Di Santo
Dress Boutique: Elizabeth Johns in Morristown, NJ
Engagement/Wedding Bands: Leonardo's Jerelry
Party Planner: An Affair To Remember-Eileen Kaden Dean
Florists: Flowerful Events-Kristina Valdmaa
Stationary/Invitations: Stephanie Somodi of Designing the Most Inviting Day
Confectioner: The Bake Works
Catering: Merri-Makers Caterers
Lighting Designer: Fennelli Lighting
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It is with great excitement that I get to announce our newest photography associate Geraldine!
Geraldine was born and raised in Paris. She worked as an assistant director and commercial director for over a decade, had several exhibitions in Manhattan for her painting before becoming an accomplished photographer.
She started shooting wedding in 2006 and has developed a photojournalistic style with a knack for candid portraiture . Her work is dynamic and vibrant.
Her work appears in numerous publications worldwide and as a love of music, she counts among her clients acclaimed musicians such as The Kronos Quartet, Gauthier Capuçon, Max Richter and famous jazz musicians, Vijay Lyer, Ibrahim Maalouf and many more..
Geraldine is bright and fun and she is fluent in English, Serbian and French!
She is a huge animal lover and now lives on the Jersey Shore with her two dogs, Zazou and Gaspard and her cat Minnie.
Loved working with these amazing vendors:
Party Planner: Eileen Kaden Dean , An Affair to Remember
Stationary: Fancy That
Make up Artist: Kimara Ahnert
Hair Stylist: Yair Aroubuas
Videographer: Kaan Tulgar Productions
Confectioner: Nine Cakes
Lighting Designer: Frost Productions
Band: Hank Lane Music