Collingswood Wedding

Collingswood Grand Ballroom Wedding: Meg + Eric

Meg and Eric have been wedding planning from Chicago, so when their wedding day arrived and I finally got to meet them in person- I was beyond excited. Meg is the kind of girl you've always wanted to be friends with- she's so funny, sweet, and shares all of her emotion- she lights up a room! When Meg and Eric get together their chemistry is undeniable! They are so sweet and kind to each other and I'm beyond happy for them- I can't imagine how happy their family is for them, witnessing a perfect match.

Both bride and groom started at The Westin hotel in Mount Laurel, NJ for their getting ready. Meg and her bridesmaids prepped and shared so many special moments while Eric got.... a haircut in his hotel room! I was so excited for my second photographer, Danielle, that she was going to be able to capture it (maybe a little jealous too)! It's a wedding day first, and soooo much fun. Meg put on her gorgeous gown at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom before meeting her groom outside for their First Look, with their family and friends watching from afar. We were able to capture their bridal party, bride and groom portraits, and family portraits before rain clouds started moving in.

Their indoor ceremony, complete with a beautifully decorated chuppah by Leigh Florist, and the romantic candles and twinkle lights at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom, made for the perfect setting for their "I do"s. Their reception started with the most fun hora, followed by a lively dance floor and soooo much celebrating for our happy couple. Thank you so much to Mr. and Mrs. Gold for letting us capture your best day ever!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Collingswood Grand Ballroom, Collingswood, New Jersey

Florals: Leigh Florist

Hair: Jill Kozar of Up Your Do

Makeup: Blushed Makeup Studio

Cake: Sweet T's Bakeshop

DJ: Centerstage Entertainment

I love using the bride's veil to shoot details- makes a dreamy backdrop.

I love using the bride's veil to shoot details- makes a dreamy backdrop.

How about a fresh haircut on your wedding day?! I love that my second photographer, Danielle, got to capture this!

How about a fresh haircut on your wedding day?! I love that my second photographer, Danielle, got to capture this!

Such a GRAND setting at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. So timeless and elegant.

Such a GRAND setting at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. So timeless and elegant.

I love that Meg and Eric invited their bridal party and family to witness their first look- their reactions were sooo worth capturing!

I love that Meg and Eric invited their bridal party and family to witness their first look- their reactions were sooo worth capturing!

LOVE allll the twinkle lights at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom.

LOVE allll the twinkle lights at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom.

Camden County Boathouse Wedding: Katherine & Emanuel

It was a sunny and humid afternoon as Katherine stepped into her stunning gown, the final step of getting ready before leaving for the Camden County Boathouse on Cooper River, to marry Emanuel. Her bridesmaids by her side, in shades of blush, with finishing gold details. While the girls were getting ready, Emanuel was getting ready himself, as well as getting, their son ready. As a momma, I know how precious it is to see your hubby and child together, and I am so happy we could capture these moments for the boys to remember and for Katherine to see!

The plan was to see each other at the aisle for the first time, but with reports of harsh thunderstorms just hours away, Katherine and Emanuel opted to do a First Look and boy, am I glad they did. Not just because their bridal party photographs were absolutely gorgeous outside before the storm rolled in, but because their First Look was so beautiful- on a dock, with their son, and the excitement that he just couldn't hold in. Not to mention, they attended their cocktail hour- sounds like a pretty perfect wedding day to me! Katherine and Emanuel shared their first dance and I nearly cried behind my camera (how I spend many weekends). They have a love that is so sweet and I was so thankful to be the one to capture the love story of their wedding day AND their first professional family photograph- what an honor! Here's to many, many years of happiness and health! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Rivera!