The Knot Best of Weddings NJ

The Hotel ML Wedding, Mount Laurel, NJ: Steve and Christy

I was so happy to welcome the start of wedding season with Steve and Christy at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Here's a few thoughts about their wedding:

1- Christy's new last name will be "Fox," and I love how they incorporated it on their wedding day!

2- Christy's family has a tradition of making chocolate chip cookies every day of the week. Rumor has it, that she brought some cookies to her and Steve's first date and this MAY be one of the many reasons they are married today. She even made some to share with her bridal party (and photographers!!) for her wedding day. Can I just comment and say- best tradition ever?!

3- There were so many GENUINE smiles all day long! Not just the bride and the groom, but they had the happiest parents and the most easy-going bridal party. The whole gang was up for anything and everything to help celebrate.

4- I hear there quite a few doctors in attendance which I'm sure made all of their guests feel safe to drop the hottest dance moves they had on the dance floor. All. Night. Long.

Makeup: Elizabeth Denny

Hair: Kate Spencer Hairstyling

Florals: Lynn Denny & Joanna Denny

Cake: Country Sweets

DJ: DiNardo Brothers

Venue: The Hotel ML

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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.

Knowlton Mansion, Philadelphia, PA Wedding: Carl + Julia

When I think of Carl and Julia, I think "pure romance." I know so much of their story, because over the course of wedding planning, I became super close with Julia- so I'm going to list some reasons why I think they have such an amazing story.

-They grew up in the same neighborhood. Their moms are best friends!

-When Carl proposed, he set up an elaborate scavenger hunt that involved their grade school teacher, multiple family members, and of course, a stunning diamond.

-While Carl was overseas serving in the Army as a pilot, he made sure to send Julia flowers every month on their anniversary.

-They both ended their wedding vows with the same sentence.

To sum it up, they are absolutely perfect for each other. Their rustic/bohemian wedding at Knowlton Mansion, was the culmination of their relationship and I think everyone in the room was so happy to see them reunited at last, after a long eleven months apart. Thank you Carl for your service and thanks to Carl AND Julia for being just absolutely adorable and hilarious.

Makeup: Christine Swope (bride) and Brennan Reichlin (bridesmaids)

Hair: Angela Leap and Niki Bachman

Gown: Marisa Bridals

Floral: Lynne Blackman with My Jersey Garden

Cake: Conroy Catering

Stationery: Julia Carite (the amazingly talented Graphic Designer/Bride herself!

DJ: Centerstage Entertainment

Venue: Knowlton Mansion

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.

Smithville Mansion, Mount Holly, NJ Engagement: Chris + Victoria

I've known Chris and Victoria for years- we've shot countless family sessions, and it was only a matter of time before this type of session was going to happen- their engagement session- and I couldn't be happier for them! They are the perfect match, along with their son, Aiden, they handle life with a toddler with a smile, and look amazing doing it. We headed to Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly and no matter how many times I've shot there, it never gets old. There are so many different spots around each corner, and it means something different to each couple. We were hoping to catch the fall foliage before it all came down, and luckily, we did! We were able to get some shots with Aiden before just focusing on the newly engaged couple. I'm so excited to be there to document Chris and Victoria's (and Aiden, too) big day next June!