On Saturday, I photographed Jen and Jeremy’s beautiful and modern The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor wedding. These two had a gorgeous Winter March day for their wedding that included a unique ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church in Newark, NJ followed by sweet portraits at the The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, NJ and concluded with a reception that was filled with dancing and the prettiest centerpieces! I absolutely loved photographing this fun wedding and am so excited to share it!
Jen and Jeremy met online a few years ago and Jeremy still brags that Jen messaged him first. These huge sports fans decided on a date at a local chain restaurant to watch a Yankees game, although they talked so much they didn’t pay any attention to the TV’s! Jen always knew Jeremy was the one because he was so easy to talk to and they meshed so well together.
On May 14, 2016, Jen and Jeremy were engaged on the 50 yard line of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. From Jen: “Jeremy and I are huge Eagles fans. One day my mom came home and told me her boss gave us 4 private tour tickets of the stadium which I always wanted to do. Little did I know it wasn’t my mom’s boss that was behind all of this it was Jeremy. Myself, sister and parents went to the stadium for the tour. We were standing on the 50 yard line taking pictures and all of a sudden I hear people walking up behind me. It was Jeremy, his parents and all of our friends. It was amazing and everything I could dream of. I got engaged on the 50 yard line of our favorite team.” A little less than a year later, Jen and Jeremy brought me back to the location of their proposal for their engagement session, I had so much fun photographing these two at Lincoln Financial Field!
The ceremony was at St. Francis Xavier Church in Newark, New Jersey and was the most unique Catholic ceremony I have ever witnessed. For the first time ever (in my personal wedding photography career), there was a combined Catholic and Jewish ceremony at a church! I loved that the church allowed them to do both traditional Catholic and Jewish ceremonies and thought it was so sweet that both a Rabbi and Priest officiated the ceremony. When I asked my happy couple what they were most looking forward to on the wedding day, Jen said “just seeing him and just being able to enjoy “us” for the day. Everything we worked for comes down to that day. We start the rest of our lives and I cannot wait.” Their day did not disappoint, the ballroom was perfectly decorated with the most gorgeous white flowers created by A.W. Flowers and Posh Entertainment kept the dance floor moving all night at their The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor wedding.
Now that wedding planning is over, you are most likely going to find them watching or attending a sporting event! Jen says that Jeremy’s ideal day is watching the Eagles and Jen cooking him chicken parmesan! Now that the wedding has passed, they are most looking forward to starting their family, Jen knows that Jeremy will be a great father. They are also looking forward to traveling one day, their ideal trip would be to Italy.
Mr and Mrs Klempner, enjoy your honeymoon in St. Lucia!! <3
Photography: Susan Hennessey Photography
Ceremony: St Francis Xavier Rc Church – Newark, NJ
Reception Venue: The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor
Wedding Dress: Hollywood Bridal– Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations: Julie Collucci
Hair and Makeup: Two Zero One Salon
Florist: A.W. Flowers
Cake: Palermo’s Bakery
Videography: Abella Studios
DJ: Posh Entertainment
Thank you to Jen and Jeremy for allowing me to capture your beautiful day!
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Everything was perfect the whole day and night I want to just wish them the happiness love that I know they will share together forever and ever love you guys