When Gina and August hired me to shoot their wedding at the Natirar Mansion in Peapack Gladstone, I knew their day would truly be special. She told me about the times she would visit the property when she was a little girl and how much it meant to her. As I learned more about this couple, I could see their vision come to life; classic whites and greens mixed in with accents of gold chairs and romantic decor. Not to mention, when I saw Gina’s dress, my heart skipped a beat. Through out entire planning process, I knew this day would be one to remember.
The entire day was magical and the ceremony was set a top the mountains of Peapack/Gladstone on the most bright blue day surrounded by family and friend… and Romeo, their Bernese Mountain dog! He may have stolen the show once or twice. 🙂
After the ceremony and cocktail hour the guests were lead to the beautiful reception space at Natirar and the newly married couple danced to First Eyes by Andy Grammar for their first dance. The entire room lit up with smilies, it was a perfect untraditional song for this chic fantastic couple. And like the song says:
“If I could bottle this up, bottle, bottle this up, I would
‘Cause you’re gorgeous in this moment
If I could bottle this up, I would…”
I would 100% want to bottle up this day and to capture this day all over again! Congratulations Gina and August, your incredible day will live in my mind for many years to come.
Special thanks to Gerardo and Meredith Ann for shooting this day with me!
Dad seeing his daughter for the first time..
Janice and Rich had the most perfect wedding day surrounded by their family and friends at The Loft at Jack’s Barn Wedding in Oxford, NJ. When I originally met with them, they told me they wanted a relaxed wedding with those close to them, with a super fun party…and that’s exactly what they got. The day flowed beautifully, and Janice and Rich got to dance the night away to their favorite country music!
Every wedding I shoot, I tend to take a little piece away from it with me. The final song of the night is one that has played in my head since their wedding. It’s by John Pardi and it’s called Head over Boots. The entire crowd dancing to this song and I watched Janice and Rich sway to the music as they held each other tightly. I began to feel pretty emotional and this part of the song really stuck out to me:
‘Cause you’re the one I want, you’re the one I need
Baby, if I was a king, you would be my queen
You’re the rock in my roll
You’re good for my soul, it’s true
I’m head over boots for you’
I think it’s because everything felt so right, watching them with their friends and family. It felt like I was in presence of a deep love that’s been there for a very long time, even though they were just married. Call it two souls joining, call it real love, call it utter joy, but either way; I’ll always remember this night and this amazing couple.