on April 29th, I photographed Kim & JR’s Deep Cut Gardens & Jacques Reception Center wedding in Middletown, New Jersey.
The day started at Kim and JR’s home where Kim and her girls were getting their hair and makeup done. The mood was calm and fun, the girls were full of eagerness while sipping on mimosas. I loved Kim details and a small sea shell box served as the perfect back drop for the rings!
JR was the sweetest groom, he wrote her an adorable card and then gifted her gift cards to all her favorite stores because she had mentioned a few months earlier that she would love to go on a shopping spree! On the other hand, Kim gifted JR adorable Knicks cuff links that he also wore on their day.
Once the girls were dressed and the guys had made their way over in their limo, it was time for the first look. Their home had a beautiful wrap around front porch and when Kim suggested this spot for the first look, I knew it would be perfect and it was!
After the first look, everyone piled into the limo and we headed to Deep Cut Gardens for bridal party and couple portraits. The rain chased us all day, but that did not stop us from getting gorgeous photos of this group and couple!
Once at the Jacques Reception Center, it was time for the ceremony. Unfortunately, the rain finally did catch up to us and Kim and JR had to move their ceremony inside at the last minute. It was still a lovely ceremony filled with lots of tears, smiles and sweet words by their officiant.
There room was decorated with gorgeous pink table numbers to go with their pink scheme as well as beautiful white flowers. I loved photographing a wedding in this room! The basketball save the date from our engagement shoot also served a purpose at their wedding, they used it as a guest book!
Once the party started, this group never left the dance floor, there was never a dull moment!
One of my favorite reception moments was when JR saw his surprise groom cake, a NY Knicks jersey! His reaction was priceless and I loved capturing this happy surprise!
Thank you to Kim and JR for allowing me to photograph your special day!
Second Photographer: Lin Pernille
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals dress, from Cinderella Bridals (Matawan, NJ)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang White Collection
Groom’s Suit/Tux: Forum Tuxedos (Hazlet, NJ)
Groomsmen Suits/Tux: Forum Tuxedos
Hair: Rachel Padula and Ariana DiFiore
Makeup: Nicole Glendinning (owner of The Beauty Den)
Florist: Ana’s Floral Garden (Middletown, NJ)
Invitations: Invitations By Dawn
Engagement ring & wedding band: Jovi Fine Jewelry (Middletown, NJ)
DJ: Sal Blanco (owner of HiNRG Entertainment)
Videographer: Matt Kirchhof
Officiant: Jarrett Johnson
Cake: Normandie Bakery