Last month, over July 4th weekend, I photographed Sarah & Dan’s Triumph Brewery Wedding in Princeton, New Jersey. I first met these two in the Fall of last year and quickly got to know them through their engagement shoot. They were so cute at our shoot. Their smiles were huge and the love between them was evident, plus it didn’t hurt that Dan brought an adorable vintage bicycle as a prop! I knew their day was going to be memorable.
I met Sarah and her bridesmaids in the early afternoon at the Nassau Inn in Princeton, New Jersey. Sarah was in hair and makeup and as calm as can be. I enjoyed photographing all her simple but pretty details. One of my favorite moments was when Sarah’s dad walked into the room while we were zipping her dress, her tears of joy after seeing him was such an emotional moment!
While I was with the ladies, my second shooter, Josh was with the guys at their ceremony site, the TCNJ Spiritual Center. Dan was busting at the seams with excitement and we captured such emotional images with him and his parents!
Their ceremony was filled with emotion. As Sarah came down the aisle, there was not a dry house in the chapel. Between the sweet readings and Dan wiping tears from our bride’s eyes, I had trouble holding back my own tears!
After the ceremony, we headed outside for a few family and bridal party photos before heading to Princeton University.
Once at Princeton University, our couple were completely smitten! I was able to photograph these two in my favorite spots on campus and love every single image we captured.
After our portraits on campus, we crossed the street and entered Triumph Brewery on Nassau Street, Sarah and Dan’s very unique wedding venue. I loved capturing their evening here, not only is Triumph one of my favorite spots to eat and drink in Princeton, but it was such an amazing venue for a wedding!
After their emotional first dance, they jumped right into sweet parent dances and even sweeter speeches. Once dinner was served, Josh and I were able to steal our couple away for a few romantic and dramatic photos in the area the beer is brewed.
There dance floor was nonstop, but my favorite moment of the night was when the Clemson Tiger surprised our groom. Fun fact about Dan – he WAS the Clemson Tiger mascot when he attended university there, so this surprise his mother put together was such a fun event to photograph!
Finally the last dance came and our patriotic group were all given mini American flags, it was such an epic way to end a wedding the day before the 4th of July.
Thank you Sarah and Dan for allowing me to photograph your amazing day! xoxo
Photography: Susan Hennessey Photography
2nd Photographer: Josh DeHonney
Getting Ready Location: Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ
Ceremony site: TCNJ Spiritual Center, Ewing, NJ
Reception Venue: Triumph Brewery, Princeton, NJ
Wedding Dress: Bridal Garden
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Hair: Julia Rosenthal
Makeup: Cosmo Bleu
DJ: Sound Choice Dj’s