A few weeks ago, I had the honor of photographing Kristen and Joe's wedding. Their wedding day was absolutely incredible! I knew it would be, since we had such a blast at their engagement session! (I just realized that their engagement session took place on one of the hottest days of the year, and their wedding day on one of the coldest!!) There was a threat of rain in the morning, but it disappeared - and the sun helped keep everyone warm while Kristen and Joe exchanged their vows in the Linwood Estate courtyard. The bridal party and guests were such great sports in tolerating the wind and the chilly air, and we have so many incredible photos as a result!
Linwood Estate is one of the most gorgeous venues that I have photographed, and their staff was incredible! There are so many great backdrops for photos there! I was extremely fortunate that Kristen and Joe created a timeline that allowed for ample opportunities for photographs and chose to add a second photographer to their package so we could capture even more beautiful and candid moments together. (Big thanks to April Westhafer for second shooting for me!)
This was my last wedding of 2016, and I can't think of a better way to end my wedding season! The dinner was incredible, the drinks were flowing freely, the speeches were heartfelt, the dessert bar was AMAZING, the dancing was epic (this might be due in part to the free-flowing drinks), and the Bruce Springsteen serenades were perfection.
It was hard to choose just a few photos to share here, so I'm going overboard and sharing way too many. I hope you enjoy these moments from Kristen and Joe's Day #1! I know that I enjoyed reliving them as I edited the photos and typed this up.
Congratulations again, Kristen and Joe!! I am sure you are enjoying life together as husband and wife!
Venue: Linwood Estate
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Hare, Linwood Estate
Florist: Sarah Klunk, Sarah's Floral Designs
Cake Artist: Kyrsten Willits, Kyrsten's Sweet Designs
DJ: Josh Vaughn, Complete Weddings + Events
Hair Artist: Anna, Dulci's Salon
Makeup Artist: Chelsea Nolan, Makeup by Chelsea
Wedding Dress Boutique: Allure, L'Fay Bridal in Chatham, NJ
Bridesmaid Dress Boutique: David's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedo Boutique: Joseph Abboud, Men's Warehouse