Taylor reached out to me shortly after I photographed Nona and George’s Cape May wedding, because she loved their photos and knew we would make a great team. Even though I never met Taylor or Chris in person before their wedding day, or even spoke with them on the phone for that matter, when their wedding day arrived and we met for the first time we instantly clicked as if we were long-time friends.
Taylor and Chris described their wedding day vibe as romantic, rustic, fun, intimate, and modern. It was that and so much more! I laughed with them, cried with them, cried some more with them, and tried to keep up on the dance floor. It was obvious that this celebration was not only about Chris and Taylor’s Day #1 as husband and wife, but also a celebration of their families and dear friends. The speeches were incredibly heartwarming, and I have never been pulled away from taking dance photos so many times to capture group portraits - and that’s okay, that’s 100% why I am there! My job is to document the gathering of loved ones from near and far, in celebration of two families coming together as one - and I absolutely love love love this career of mine!
Everything aligned that day to create Chris and Taylor’s dream wedding. From the lovely florals and customized decorations, to the perfect summer weather, to one of the most touching intimate first looks I’ve ever witnessed - everything magically fell into place. Even though Taylor’s mother was physically absent from the wedding, as she sadly lost her battle with cancer years before, it was undeniable that she was there in spirit. I think everyone felt her presence that day.
This was one of the most emotional and chaotic weddings I have ever been a part of - and I am so very thankful for that. These moments filled my heart in addition to my creative soul.
Without any further delay, here are a few of my favorite photos from Chris and Taylor’s wedding day that took place at the Eastlyn Golf Course and Greenview Inn in Vineland, New Jersey. You may notice that these are edited in a different style from much of my other work. I offer my clients a choice in editing styles, and this is the one that spoke to their hearts. (It speaks to mine, too!) Congratulations again, Mr. and Mrs. Grace! I know that you are enjoying the married life, and I hope you love reliving this incredible day over again as you look through these images.
Thank you to everyone who worked together to make Chris and Taylor’s dream wedding become a reality. We really made an incredible team, and I hope I have the opportunity to work with these vendors again in the near future.
Wedding Coordinator: Kristina Wittig, KW Event Coordination
Photographer: Carrie Kizuka
Videographer: Be Films Wedding Cinema
Florist: Laura Davis, Savannah’s Garden
Lettering: VG Custom Artwork
Cake Artist: Christine Conte, Stella’s Baking Company
DJ: DJ Mugga Stackz
Hair Artist: Taylor did her own hair!
Wedding Dress Boutique: Free Love Bridal, Cape May
Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedo Boutique: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Dan Lockwood
Photo Booth: Royal Experience Events