November 6, 2019
Last weekend, I photographed Jen and Mike’s Fall Wedding at Bradford Estate in Hainesport, NJ. My couple had a rustic and romantic Fall wedding with a merlot color palette, I am so excited to share this pretty Fall wedding!
Jen and Mike first met in high school, he was a sophomore and she was a freshman. They hung out with the same group of friends and he had art class with her twin sister. Her first memory of Michael was him asking her to buy him french fries in the school lunch line, most likely thinking she was her identical twin sister!
Engaged on 10/22/2017, the proposal from Jennifer: “I had a wedding I was attending with one of my friends and when I left the house Michael was having breakfast. After the ceremony the bride was making her rounds and handed me her bouquet saying “you’re next,” I must have look petrified because she quickly followed up with how long we’ve been together and how she knew we had been talking about it. After the wedding my friend Kerri and I planned on meeting up with my sister, Megan and our other friend Bre at the Grounds for Sculpture. When we arrived, we started walking around taking pictures like girls do. The next corner I turned down, Megan starting playing Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” telling me to keep walking, that’s when I saw Michael standing at the end of a beautiful archway of vines. When I reached him, he asked for a kiss and next thing you know he was down on one knee. After he got up I saw our families come out from behind the bushes and the tears started flowing, the surprises weren’t over yet! My sister had one of our high school friends capturing everything so after a few family photo ops we headed to dinner. Michael and I walked into a room with even more of our friends and family waiting to celebrate with us. It was one of the best days of my life.” Last Fall, I was lucky enough to capture their engagement session.
Jennifer and Mike’s Fall Wedding at Bradford Estate started out at Salon Silk in Westampton for the ladies. Jen is a hair stylist at this salon, so it’s no wonder why they chose this as where to get ready the morning of the wedding! When the ladies arrived at the Bradford Estate, I immediately started photographing all of Jen’s beautiful details, I loved her Minted wedding invitation and her A-line Stella York gown with off-the-shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline was stunning. The lace in her dress was the perfect addition to their rustic and romantic wedding!
Once dressed, it was time for the first look! The grounds of the Bradford Estate are always perfect for portraits and I especially love doing first looks here! Once they finally saw one another we used the rest of the grounds for portraits before it was time for them to say “I do” at their Fall Wedding at Bradford Estate ceremony. It was a chilly day, but these two glowed throughout their ceremony. Once the knot was tied, it was time to party! Their DJ kept the dance floor moving and this lively bunch never left the dance floor. I am so excited to share this gorgeous Fall Wedding at Bradford Estate!
Now that they have finished planning their Fall Wedding at Bradford Estate, they are both looking forward to having kids, seeing where their careers take them, and spending the rest of their lives together.
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