Last weekend, I photographed Stacy and Mike’s Scotland Run Golf Club Winter Wedding in Williamstown, NJ. Stacy and Mike had a beautiful and perfect day for their modern and classic wedding with a little touch of rustic. Between Stacy’s gorgeous bouquet filled with roses, anemones, thistle, dusty miller and Eucalyptus and the love between these two, we had a wonderful winter day at Scotland Run!
Mike and Stacy first met at a local bar in April of 2014. Stacy was out for her best friend’s birthday, the girls had invited some friends to join and Mike happened to tag along with those friends. They started talking that night and have not gone a single day without talking since. Their first date happened to be at the same bar the next evening. The bar was giving away XTU tickets which Mike wanted to win, not only did they win tickets but they had a successful first date!
Stacy never believed in love at first site until she met Mike. From Stacy: “That same night at the ticket run, there was a little girl that was with her mother and she was so excited to be there and win tickets. The little girl and her mother did not have a place to sit and Mike instantly invited them to our table to sit down with us and they were so grateful. We all talked that whole night. From that moment on, everyday that we spent together, I learned that Mike was not only the most giving guy, he was the most caring and loving guy I have ever met. In addition, a couple months after we started officially dating, Mike went on a deployment. We had to quickly learn how to communicate and be apart from one another. Like they always say, distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder. During that time that he was away, I was in graduate school and always stressed out. He always walked me through it and reminded me that I can get through it. I will always be thankful of that.”
Engaged on 11/23/17, the proposal from Stacy: “Mike and I got engaged on Thanksgiving. I was getting ready to go meet the family for Thanksgiving dinner. I heard Mike go out to the car to grab something. I came around the corner to go find out what he was doing and he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was beyond shocked and so happy. It was very private and I will cherish that moment forever. My family knew it was happening so it was pretty cool that my whole family was there to celebrate after.”
Their day started perfectly at a nearby hotel, my favorite hair and makeup team, I Do Hair & Makeup was busy getting all the ladies ready for the day. I loved photographing Stacy’s details and was in love with the detail on her dress! The red and whites in her bouquet complimented the navy blue of her bridesmaids so perfectly. Once everyone was ready, it was time for the first look at their Scotland Run Golf Club winter wedding. This was my first winter wedding at Scotland Run and the venue did not disappoint. They have such lush greenery during the warm months that I was so impressed with how gorgeous the grounds were even though it was winter! We also had the golf course to ourselves it seemed, which never happens in the warmer months. After portraits were complete, they had a short and sweet ceremony followed by a fun reception with Center Stage Entertainment keeping the dance floor packed all night! Before the night was over, I was lucky enough to get this group outside for a fun sparkler exit! Thank you to Stacy and Mike for allowing me to capture your beautiful Scotland Run Golf Club winter wedding!
Now that they are finished planning their Scotland Run wedding, they enjoy spending as much time together as possible. They enjoy going out to different restaurants, camping, going to breweries, and hanging out with friends and family. Their dreams for their future is to stay happy and healthy. They would love to travel and work on their home together. After they travel a bit, they plan on settling down and having children. Stacy and Mike are planning a honeymoon for early next year.
Photography: Susan Hennessey Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Scotland Run Golf Club
Wedding Dress: Bridal Suite Boutique – Maggie Sottero- Goldie- 7MW425
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Suite Boutique – Bill Levkoff
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: I Do Hair & Makeup
Cake: Stella Baking Company
Transportation: Albert’s Transportation
Officiant: Kris Bruno
Photo Booth: Klass Act Photo Booth