South Jersey 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.

Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club Wedding, Galloway, New Jersey: KC and Meredith

Meredith and KC are pretty much my dream clients... not only are they buying me peanut M&M's every time they see me (this is amazing) but they are so genuinely sweet! Meredith and KC both completely trusted me with every detail when it came to their photos and I think any photographer will agree- this is the best possible thing for creativity! They were just so much fun to be around, there's lots of joking going on, but when things get serious (like the ceremony), there are tears and there's nothing like someone showing their genuine emotions. As I edited their wedding, there were SO many emotions and Meredith's face showed each one! Clearly, I can't stop gushing about them. Their love is so sweet and I have no doubt that in 10, 20, or even 50 years, they will still be just as crazy about each other as they were on their wedding day. Very best wishes to you, Mr. and Mrs. Koseoglu!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway, New Jersey

Gown: Sophia Tolli

Flowers: South Jersey Florist

Hair: Melanie Beck of Artemis Salon

Makeup: Pro Makeup Artistry by Dee

Cake: Stockton Seaview

DJ: This is It Entertainment

We were chauffeured onto the golf course at the Stockton Seaview with the most gorgeous views, but the clouds this day were begging to be a part of Meredith and KC's story so we had to include them!

We were chauffeured onto the golf course at the Stockton Seaview with the most gorgeous views, but the clouds this day were begging to be a part of Meredith and KC's story so we had to include them!

I love the variety of the Stockton Seaview for wedding photographs- how about a bridal party group hug?

I love the variety of the Stockton Seaview for wedding photographs- how about a bridal party group hug?

Meredith's bridal bouquet from South Jersey Florist was stunning- those purples!

Meredith's bridal bouquet from South Jersey Florist was stunning- those purples!

How gorgeous is this bride?

How gorgeous is this bride?

We took bride and groom portraits outside of the Bayview Ballroom before their ceremony.

We took bride and groom portraits outside of the Bayview Ballroom before their ceremony.

A gorgeous bridal party!

A gorgeous bridal party!

Views of Brigantine and Atlantic City from the Stockton Seaview golf course.

Views of Brigantine and Atlantic City from the Stockton Seaview golf course.

The dog and cat glasses?! YES, I love it.

The dog and cat glasses?! YES, I love it.

South Jersey Wedding Photography, Gibbsboro, New Jersey: Oriana and Melanie

Melanie and Oriana are in a beautiful season of life. Just a few months ago, they were planning a wedding, while in a long-distance relationship. Now they are under one roof and married! Both brides got ready at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel, NJ before heading off to Lakeside Manor in Gibbsboro, NJ for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and a tented wedding reception.

My absolute favorite moment of the ceremony was the ring exchange. Most couples fumble around and have a lot of trouble getting the ring on their spouse because of well... wedding day nerves! Melanie had some trouble putting on Oriana's wedding ring, because she had the wrong hand altogether- her right hand. I didn't notice at the time, until Oriana told me. I immediately scrolled back through the photographs and started laughing! Wedding nerves are no joke!

Congratulations Melanie and Oriana!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Lakeside Manor, Gibbsboro, New Jersey

Floral: The Rose of Sharon Florist

Cake: Country Sweets

DJ: Posh DJs

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Mike and Allegra

It was a windy day. Scratch that, a blustery day. The type of wind that makes you want to put your arms out at your side and lean all of your body weight against the wind to see who will win- you or the wind. Are you getting the drift? (Dang, that was good). It's the type of weather that doesn't mesh with updos, gorgeous lashes, and fancy dresses, which is why I was so relieved that the wedding was at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ. I feel like I mention it all of the time, but just in case you don't know... my husband and I were married at The Flanders Hotel six years ago and one thing that was a requirement for me as a bride was a weather contingency plan. You can plan just about everything on a wedding day, except for the weather, so I always tell brides, make sure you LOVE the backup plan! As a bride, I checked out (what feels like) every square inch of The Flanders Hotel to make sure it had plenty of locations in case of terrible weather. Good news- it absolutely does!  It all started with the extremely stunning, Allegra, getting ready at The Flanders Hotel's most stunning suite on the highest floor, overlooking the ocean. Allegra was so calm and just enjoying her bridesmaids- like every bride should before the day begins. Her girls wore the most gorgeous sequined gowns from Rent the Runway, while Allegra turned heads in her elegant Jay West gown with the most gorgeous design in the back. She met with her groom, Mike, in the lobby of the Flanders Hotel for their bridal party portraits just before the ceremony. Her brother walked her down the aisle just before Mike and Allegra exchanged vows by the fireplace, under a gorgeous chandelier- romance was certainly in the air. Then it was off to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm! The band, 39 Mariner, lead the celebration and the night ended with not a cake cutting, but a donut cutting, with the most yummy treats from Federal Donuts. Congratulations Allegra and Mike!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: Jay West

Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way

Florals: The Manic Botanic

Donuts: Federal Donuts

Band: 39 Mariner

New Jersey Farm Wedding: Miranda and Mike

THE DETAILS

Venue: DelVicario's Turkey Trac Farms

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Makeup: Carol Gale

Hair: Jacinda Roagers

Florals: Donna Guarrera

Cake: Terrigno's Bakery

DJ: DJ Jamie B

Miranda and Mike were high school sweethearts, and when Mike popped the question, they were both ready for a giant party to celebrate their growing relationship! In early October, they celebrated at DelVicario's Turkey Trac Farms (the Bride's family farm), with it's debut celebration and boy, was it lovely. Complete with antiques from Royal Port Antiques, every square inch of the Barn had been thought of in great detail. Burlap, lace, cowgirl boats- are you getting the picture? It was absolutely heaven to shoot. The bride and groom have strong family ties, so it was completely appropriate that their wedding date was just one day after the bride's parents' anniversary and on the groom's grandparents' anniversary as well. Despite the rain that didn't let up, their day was absolutely perfect in every way. I'm so happy for Miranda and Mike as they change their status from "high school sweethearts" to "husband and wife."

Auletto Caterers Wedding, Almonesson, NJ: Bill and Carla

From the time I photographed their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be particularly fun! Bill and Carla both have careers in music, so singing and dancing through the day, comes naturally. While Carla stepped into her wedding gown, all the girls started belting "Going to the Chapel," it was such a happy moment! At Auletto Caterer's, where the ceremony and reception took place, Bill and Carla started their day with a heartfelt First Look. After that we took care of bridal party portraits and family formals. During an outdoor ceremony, Carla's older brother officiated the ceremony making it extra special. The reception was filled with endless dance moves and a surprise serenade of Ingrid Michaelson's "Take Me the Way I Am." I adore that song!  Here's to a lifetime of happiness, Mr. and Mrs. Graff!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Auletto Caterers, Almonesson, New Jersey

Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way

Florals: Cook's Florist

Cake: Indulgence Cupcakery

DJ: Bob Morgan Entertainment

Bill and Carla were so magically in love. Here's one of my favorites from their bride and groom formal photos at Auletto Caterers.

Bill and Carla were so magically in love. Here's one of my favorites from their bride and groom formal photos at Auletto Caterers.

Carla and Bill are both musically gifted. So besides Carla singing all morning while she was getting ready (loved it) there was a piano in their home- perfect for a ring shot!

Carla and Bill are both musically gifted. So besides Carla singing all morning while she was getting ready (loved it) there was a piano in their home- perfect for a ring shot!

While Carla stepping into her gown- everyone started singing "Going to the Chapel." It was such an amazing moment to be a part of!

While Carla stepping into her gown- everyone started singing "Going to the Chapel." It was such an amazing moment to be a part of!

Carla and Bill decided on a First Look before the ceremony so they could get their initial butterflies out.

Carla and Bill decided on a First Look before the ceremony so they could get their initial butterflies out.

Carla's brother officiated the ceremony, so when he offered support while Carla read her vows, I think we all let out an extra cry.

Carla's brother officiated the ceremony, so when he offered support while Carla read her vows, I think we all let out an extra cry.

Bill and Carla danced their way into the reception at Auletto Caterers as Mr. and Mrs. Graff!

Bill and Carla danced their way into the reception at Auletto Caterers as Mr. and Mrs. Graff!

Carla surprised Bill with a birthday cakeat the end of the reception.

Carla surprised Bill with a birthday cakeat the end of the reception.

We headed down to the wine cellar at Auletto Caterer's for one more photo of the newlyweds!

We headed down to the wine cellar at Auletto Caterer's for one more photo of the newlyweds!

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer to capture it all? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and all other gorgeous locations.

Windrift Hotel, Avalon, New Jersey Wedding: Brian and Brittany

When I first met Brittany and Brian on Skype, I immediately knew I really (really) wanted to document their wedding! They described their engagement- how Brian proposed to her on the three year anniversary of the date they met. That while they were deciding to spend their life together, they played Of Monsters and Men, and that they wanted to get married in a place that met so much to both of them throughout their lives- Avalon.

Brittany and Brian decided to start this new chapter of their life at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ. From the getting ready, to the ceremony, and the awesome party that followed- everything would take place there. It was a windy day, but there was sun (and lots of it) and Brian and Brittany were ready for their First Look on the beach, followed by their bridal party shots right on the beach as well. A heartfelt ceremony sealed their new beginning, followed by an amazing party in their honor. Enjoy all the gorgeousness of this light, beachy and fun aquamarine and tangerine wedding that Brittany and Brian worked so hard on!

THE DETAILS

Hair and Makeup Stylist: Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry

Venue: Windrift Hotel, Avalon, NJ

Wedding Coordinator: Michael Emens, Weddings Down the Shore

Florals: Coventry Crossing Florist

Cake: Stella Baking Company

DJ: Adam the DJ Entertainer

Officiant: Reverend Yvonne Rathbun, South Jersey Officiants, LLC

I love the peach and tangerine florals in Brittany's bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist. They made a great backdrop to shoot her jewelry!

I love the peach and tangerine florals in Brittany's bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist. They made a great backdrop to shoot her jewelry!

Brittany's lush bridal bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist, and her BLUE shoes- so fun!

Brittany's lush bridal bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist, and her BLUE shoes- so fun!

Gorgeous wedding invitations with aquamarine and tangerine- the perfect color for a beach wedding at the Windrift in Avalon.

Gorgeous wedding invitations with aquamarine and tangerine- the perfect color for a beach wedding at the Windrift in Avalon.

When we hung the dress, everyone just stared at it- so gorgeous from Allure Bridals.

When we hung the dress, everyone just stared at it- so gorgeous from Allure Bridals.

Brittany and Brian exchanged cards and gifts on their wedding day. I totally wish I did this with my husband.

Brittany and Brian exchanged cards and gifts on their wedding day. I totally wish I did this with my husband.

Finishing makeup touches by  Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry.

Finishing makeup touches by Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry.

When flower girls head toward the wedding gown- you HAVE to document it.

When flower girls head toward the wedding gown- you HAVE to document it.

One of the most exciting parts of the day- the bride getting in her wedding gown!

One of the most exciting parts of the day- the bride getting in her wedding gown!

Brittany is such a stunning bride. Stunning!

Brittany is such a stunning bride. Stunning!

Brittany's dad had such an awesome reaction- I so love daddy/daughter first looks!

Brittany's dad had such an awesome reaction- I so love daddy/daughter first looks!

Brian and his guys also got ready at the Windrift Hotel.

Brian and his guys also got ready at the Windrift Hotel.

Brittany and Brian had a First Look just steps away from their venue, the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ.

Brittany and Brian had a First Look just steps away from their venue, the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ.

I love this perspective that my second photographer captured of their First Look.

I love this perspective that my second photographer captured of their First Look.

We grabbed some formal bride and groom photos on the beach in Avalon, NJ.

We grabbed some formal bride and groom photos on the beach in Avalon, NJ.

Their wedding ceremony was officiated by Reverend Yvonne Rathbun of South Jersey Officiants. I've worked with her before and she does such a lovely job of making the ceremony so special.

Their wedding ceremony was officiated by Reverend Yvonne Rathbun of South Jersey Officiants. I've worked with her before and she does such a lovely job of making the ceremony so special.

When I walked into the reception space at the Windrift Hotel, my jaw dropped. It was gorgeous in every way.

When I walked into the reception space at the Windrift Hotel, my jaw dropped. It was gorgeous in every way.

How adorable is their sweetheart table?

How adorable is their sweetheart table?

Brittany and Brian shared their first dance as husband and wife to "King and Lionheart" by Of Monsters and Men.

Brittany and Brian shared their first dance as husband and wife to "King and Lionheart" by Of Monsters and Men.

Brittany's younger sister gave such a heartfelt Maid of Honor speech. Tears- everywhere!

Brittany's younger sister gave such a heartfelt Maid of Honor speech. Tears- everywhere!

The gorgeous wedding cake by Stella Baking Company sat by the window overlooking the ocean.

The gorgeous wedding cake by Stella Baking Company sat by the window overlooking the ocean.

We headed outside for a sunset shot- it's sort of mandatory when you are shooting on the beach in Avalon.

We headed outside for a sunset shot- it's sort of mandatory when you are shooting on the beach in Avalon.

Adam the DJ kept the dancefloor hopping!

Adam the DJ kept the dancefloor hopping!

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.

South Jersey Wedding Photographer: Wedding Season Countdown & Giveaway

The 2015 wedding season is going to be amazing. I've got great couples, new venues, an upgraded camera, and have spent the winter preparing! My wedding season starts in three weeks! In honor of the start of such a fun time, I'm doing an Instagram giveaway! Follow @styledpinkphotography for all of the details! The first giveaway, is a set of measuring spoons from Anthropologie for all of my foodies! 

The Merion Wedding, Cinnaminson, NJ: Rob and Laura

As a wedding photographer, you never know how you'll meet your next client. I met Laura's mother when my husband and I closed on our house in August of 2013. I was about to have a baby the next month and life was hectic! (Ps- Never move when you are 30+ weeks pregnant!) Laura's mother was bright, cheery and sharing in the excitement of our new house and soon-to-be new baby! We had plenty of time to talk during closing and she told me her daughter was engaged! Some time went by, and me, Laura and her mother were chatting all about her wedding! It was such a pleasant surprise because Laura and I were such a great match! It's so important to love your wedding photographer because they are going to be next to you so much of the day! Now let's focus on the most important people here- Laura and Rob.

I knew Rob wasn't thrilled about having to commit to being photographed for an hour for an engagement session-honestly, most guys aren't crazy about it... but the results are always the same- they LOVE the photos and they actually had fun! Haha! I love it! We even got to incorporate Rob's killer car for their engagement session AND their wedding day! 

When their wedding day rolled around in late October, it was perfect. There was just a little breeze in the air and the sun was shining. When I walked into Laura and Rob's Palace Ballroom that day, I was taken back. Everything they have been planning was all coming together. Gorgeous centerpieces, tables named after wine, framed artwork of loved ones past, the matching uplighting...  you could tell that they truly poured their souls into all of the planning. It also helps that The Merion, in Cinnaminson, NJ does such a beautiful job setting up their gorgeous ballroom. Laura and Rob saw each other for the first time down the aisle, it's always such an exciting moment, and for me it NEVER gets old. My heart is racing and there's so much excitement in the room! After a beautiful ceremony, we headed to the patio to get some photographs of the bridal party and headed back in so they could enjoy their cocktail hour. This gave me plenty of time to photograph all their gorgeous details. The party started and they had quite a dancefloor. We were able to sneak out to get some wedding photos with Rob's car, which made him so happy! I imagine Rob has a framed photo of this shot in his garage (please tell me yes!). 

As I write this blog post, it was Laura's birthday yesterday, Rob's birthday today, and Valentine's Day tomorrow- these two have a lot to celebrate!

Smithville Mansion Engagement: Paul & Katie

In late October, I met up with Paul and Katie for their engagement session at Smithville Mansion in Eastampton, NJ. Now, I've shot at Smithville Mansion MANY times, and I seriously never get tired of it. There is so much variety to work with in such a short distance... but this time was different- maybe that's why so many clients request it! Paul and Katie are the adventurous-type, who love to go hiking and exploring and they showed me areas of Smithville I didn't know existed... and in which time, Katie did so in heels. She's my hero! Paul and Katie brought along a special member of their family for some fun, their awesome dog Chesney! Such a cutie and so cooperative ;) I'm so excited for their wedding in August! 

Enjoy this image... then imagine me behind the camera saying, "Chesney, are you hungry? Do you want to eat dinner? Do you want a treat?" 

Enjoy this image... then imagine me behind the camera saying, "Chesney, are you hungry? Do you want to eat dinner? Do you want a treat?" 

Katie LOVES sunflowers. She was kind enough to share some with me after their session. This girl is the sweetest!

Katie LOVES sunflowers. She was kind enough to share some with me after their session. This girl is the sweetest!

Curious hikers had to stop and see the bling. I completely understand, ladies.

Curious hikers had to stop and see the bling. I completely understand, ladies.

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.