I recently had the opportunity to travel down the New Jersey Shore for Danielle and George’s wedding at One Atlantic in Atlantic City. This location was a first for both of us and I’m thrilled that they chose it!
What an amazing backdrop for an Atlantic City wedding reception. I’m sure you’ll agree. When I asked Danielle why she chose Atlantic City for her wedding reception she said, ”George and I would always take walks on the water in Hoboken and down the shore. We always knew that we wanted to be on the water on our wedding night. We wanted to find the perfect venue that had a chic, romantic and sophisticated atmosphere. The moment we stepped foot into One Atlantic, we both looked at each other and knew this was it. We were blown away… and that’s exactly how we wanted our guests to feel.”
If you are seeking a unique beach location for a wedding this is a fantastic place. It’s a small beach get-a-way with an elegant and glamours feel, just a hop skip and a jump from two major Metropolitan Areas (New York City and Philadelphia). Here is a quick preview of some of our favorite shots from the boardwalk, beach and reception!
Meredith and Andy were married at the amazing Jasna Polana Mansion located in Princeton, NJ on June 7, 2014.
A former 226-acre estate of John and Barbara Johnson, the mansion was designed in a neoclassicistic style. Jasna Polana is Polish for “bright glade” and named for Tolstoy’s estate in Russia, Andy’s native country. Meredith and Andy began their search for a venue in the hopes of being married outdoors. They found more than they hoped for in the lush gardens of Jasna Polana and the beautiful reception area, the former pool room, which is round and enclosed with floor to ceiling glass walls, bringing the outdoors inside. The mansion and grounds were an elegant setting for an equally elegant wedding.
For this special day, Meredith chose to work with Agnieshka Burke, Creator and Principal Wedding Designer from Pumpkin Coach Events. Meredith selected a variety of flowers, including roses and peonies, in bold colors of fuscia and orange for her bouquets and centerpieces with beautiful gold mercury glass vessels, votives and gold rimmed chargers provided by Flowerful Events of Eatontown, NJ.
The bride wrapped her father’s bow tie around her bouquet for her something blue and so that he could be there to walk her down the aisle.
Beautiful draping in the dome added softness and helped extend the outdoors inside, giving the illusion of a tent.
A wishing tree was inspired by blooming trees with multiple color flowers on the manzanita tree and tags purchased from Etsy with floral scenes and glittered edges.
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Last October, the editors of New Jersey Bride Magazine approached me about teaming with them on a full location shoot (professional models, extensive wardrobe, stylist and make-up artists, fabulous baked goods) at the exquisite Natirar Mansion in Peapack/Gladstone – the perfect place to create and photograph some lighthearted, Marie Antoinette inspired looks for their Spring 2014. What an opportunity! …and what fun!
The result – My first ever magazine COVER! (actually four different covers) and a ten page feature spread inside. The talent was adorable, the gowns and details gorgeous. And the NJB art directors produced a fabulous layout. Take a look.
So pleased. So proud.
I am thrilled to share the pages from the current issue of WellWed-Hamptons Magazine, in which the wedding of two of my lovely clients, Lilly Schonwald and Niklas de LaMotte, is featured! The fantastic couple celebrated their love with a personal and chic wedding in Water Mill, NY, marrying in their own backyard.
Choosing a natural pallet of greens, browns, and earth tones, the intimate ceremony bespoke of a verdant enchanted forest with an air of summer romance. I was humbled when Lilly, who had referred me to her sister seven years earlier to document her wedding at Blue Hill Stone Barn, called me when she became engaged to see which dates I had available. This type of trust between a photographer and her client is incredibly important, and it was right from the start with Lilly really enabled us both to achieve and capture hers and Niklas’ vision for their day. Lilly also smartly worked with a notable Manhattan-based wedding planner Save-the-Date and florist Kim Jon Designs to assure that couple’s playful personality and love for the Hamptons – which was where they spent many summer weekends happily cultivating their relationship– was poignantly conveyed. I was lucky enough to be able to document the entire wedding weekend– from the beautiful clambake on the beach the night before to the brunch held at Lilly’s aunt’s house the following morning. This investment enabled Niklas Nad Lilly to relive the full story of their singular weekend, ensureing that all of the special moments – both grand and candid – were professionally and beautifully documented.
My job as a wedding photographer is to capture the true magic and emotion throughout the day, and it’s wonderful to be recognized by the discerning and elegant INSIDE Weddings, and to share Adriana and Don’s spectacular wedding day with a wide audience. We started their warm, June wedding day at Adriana’s parents’ home where I was able to document the flurry of activity with her bridesmaids, (and honorary canine bridesmaid). As the preparation was finishing, the opportunity presented itself to gather the three generations of Lombardi women, a photo that I am sure will be treasured by them. The Ashford Estate was such a beautiful backdrop for the elegant, sliver and pearl feel of the wedding. We had a gorgeous day to photograph Adriana and Don in the formal gardens and later at dusk against the European architecture.
Every wedding I photograph presents unique opportunities to capture the meaningful, special moments of the day. It’s especially gratifying when clients allow me the time to carefully and thoughtfully do that. Adriana and Don and their families were wonderful to work with!
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