Last weekend, I photographed Jenny and Tristan’s The Manor wedding on a gorgeous Summer day. These two had a romantic and classic wedding filled with Southern charm and I am so excited to share images from their joyful day. The Manor in West Orange, NJ is an elegant wedding venue with gorgeous grounds located in North Jersey.
Jenny and Tristan first met in June of 2016. Like many of today’s couples they met online. Their first date was supposed to be in Jersey City where Tristan planned an entire first date to make a good impression but fate decided otherwise. Jenny was coming from a prior brunch with her friends and was running late and asked Tristan if they could meet up in Hoboken instead. Tristan was hesitant to switch the meeting location, since he had scripted the entire date for Jersey City. But after their initial phone call and conversation, something inside Tristan told him to agree to meet with Jenny in Hoboken instead. They met at a Pier where they had frozen yogurt and talked for hours followed by dinner at sushi restaurant. Both Jenny and Tristan knew there was chemistry as their conversation went on for hours and they discovered they were on the same page with a lot of values.
Engaged on 07/05/2018. The proposal: “Tristan scripted an elaborate plan on how to ask Jenny to marry him. Tristan planned to ask Jenny to marry him on their trip to Croatia and even had a friend who is actually from Croatia set up a picnic at a private beautiful beach. However due to complications on both Jenny and Tristan’s passport expiration date, Croatia plans had to change. Even though they both were very disappointed, like always they worked together and rerouted the entire vacation to beautiful Key West, Florida. It took a few days in Key West for Tristan to come up with a new proposal that would be just as romantic as Croatia. Tristan took Jenny on a sunset walk along one of the beautiful piers. As Jenny was snapping pictures of the sunset over the beach, Tristan gets down on one knee with an engagement ring and pops the question. And the rest is history.” Earlier this Spring, I was lucky enough to meet these two at Longwood gardens for their engagement session.
Jenny and Tristan planned a romantic and classic wedding filled with Southern charm at the Manor. We had a gorgeous Summer day and their wedding was filled with a coral, blush and pink color palette that was perfect against the florals of the Manor as well as the gardens on their grounds for portraits. They had a Chinese tea ceremony before their first look and their ceremony was moved inside last minute due to a thunderstorm, but that did not stop the sweet words and personalized ceremony that was officiated by their friend. Once married, these two enjoyed a fun reception filled with toasts by their loved ones and dancing!
Now that these two are married, they are off on a dream honeymoon to Bali and Singapore. Their dream is to travel to as many countries and states before and after they have children. They hope to have two kids one day and cannot wait to own their first home together. Thank you to Jenny and Tristan for allowing me to photograph your The Manor wedding!
Photography: Susan Hennessey Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Manor – West Orange, NJ
Wedding Planner: Dee Kay Events
Wedding Dress: Northern Wedding Boutique | Mori Lee
Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s House
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Hair Stylist: @isabelemm
Makeup Artist: @marielaferenz and @makeupbyseema7
Florist: The Florists Garden
Videographer: Sweet Start Weddings
DJ & Photo Booth: Wonton Creations
Officiant: James Pan, friend of Bride & Groom
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