Crystal Plaza Wedding Portraits of Jessica + Michael

Its been many years since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. I used to work there all the time, but then I got so busy photographing Philadelphia weddings that I was never available when a couple called. I was so thrilled to be available for Jessica and Michael’s wedding. The grounds of the Crystal are of so perfect for portraits, and every bit as beautiful as I remember. Thanks you Jessica and Michael for getting me back there!Wedding Planner: Donna DeFrancesco of Majestic Moments Event Planning
Wedding Preparations: Short Hills Hilton
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange, NJ
Reception Venue: Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ
Flowers and Décor: Doylestown Floribunda
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca from Kleinfelds NYC
Band: New York Swing

    

Our Lady of Sorrows Church Ceremony of Jessica + Michael

It was my first time photographing a wedding at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange, NJ. Very impressive, with the lighting and architecture every wedding photographer hopes for. It even had the balcony for the perfect vantage point for my second shooter.Wedding Planner: Donna DeFrancesco of Majestic Moments Event Planning
Wedding Preparations: Short Hills Hilton
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange, NJ
Reception Venue: Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ
Flowers and Décor: Doylestown Floribunda
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca from Kleinfelds NYC
Band: New York Swing

    

Cherry Blossom Time at the Horticulture Center

The Horticulture Center in Fairmont Park  is truly an urban oasis and when the cherry blossoms are in bloom it is the perfect spring wedding venue.  Inspired by early spring blooms and budding flowers galore, Lauren James Events collaborated with an incredible team of vendors (see below) to turn this venue into a whimsical and enchanted evening. It was perfect timing for this styled wedding shoot! Thanks to this talented group for giving me such pretty things to photograph.Event Design: Lauren James Events
Floral Design: Lamsback Floral Decorators
Venue: Fairmont Park Horticulture Center
Hair And Makeup: Claudia Seyler
Wedding Dress: Reem Acra
Bridal Salon: Elizabeth Johns
Bridal Accessories: Whitney Alyssa
Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Tuxedo Accessories: Henry A. Davidsen
Invitations: Chick Invitations
Ice Bar: Ice Concepts
Chandeliers: Evention Productions
Chandeliers: My Sisters Table
Furniture: AFR Events
Jewlery: Ben Sorkin

    

Union League Wedding Reception of Jessica + Vincente

Jessica and Vincente returned to the Union League for a most romantic reception. They were a wonderful dancing pair and Vince provided me with many perfect “dips” throughout the evening. Jessica surprised Vince with a Batman grooms cake. He LOVED it. Go Batman! Jessica’s sons also tore up the dance floor and each finished the evening with a dance with mom!Wedding Coordinator: Lynda Barness of I Do Wedding Consulting
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Reception Venue: The Union League
Flowers and Décor: Carl Alan Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Bridesmaids Gowns: Jenny Yoo
Caterer and Cake: The Union League
Entertainment: Dinardo Brother Entertainment
Invitations: Paper and Posh
Filmmaker: : CinemaCake

    

Philadelphia Wedding Portraits of Jessica + Vincente

Spring was very late in coming to the northeast this year, but as luck would have it we found the one Cherry Blossom in bloom at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Combining that with the wonderful iconic sites of the city such as the Rodin Museum and Broad street, I would say the Jessica and Vince’s portraits were picture perfect!Wedding Coordinator: Lynda Barness of I Do Wedding Consulting
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Reception Venue: The Union League
Flowers and Décor: Carl Alan Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Bridesmaids Gowns: Jenny Yoo
Caterer and Cake: The Union League
Entertainment: Dinardo Brother Entertainment
Invitations: Paper and Posh
Filmmaker: : CinemaCake

    

Cathedral Basilica Wedding Ceremony of Jessica + Vincente

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to Rome! Jessica’s two sons walked her down the aisle to the hands of Vicente. Wedding Coordinator: Lynda Barness of I Do Wedding Consulting
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Reception Venue: The Union League
Flowers and Décor: Carl Alan Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Bridesmaids Gowns: Jenny Yoo
Caterer and Cake: The Union League
Entertainment: Dinardo Brother Entertainment
Invitations: Paper and Posh
Filmmaker: : CinemaCake

    

Jessica - I’m going to cry again Marie! We can not thank you enough for capturing our wedding day so perfectly!

Union League Wedding Preperations of Jessica + Vincente

I knew I had a perfect match when I began editing the images from Jessica and Vincente’s wedding and they both had tears of joy when exchanging their wedding gifts to each other in the Union League. As you can imaging, the rest of the day was pure joy!Wedding Coordinator: Lynda Barness of I Do Wedding Consulting
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Reception Venue: The Union League
Flowers and Décor: Carl Alan Floral Design
Makeup Artist: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Bridesmaids Gowns: Jenny Yoo
Caterer and Cake: The Union League
Entertainment: Dinardo Brother Entertainment
Invitations: Paper and Posh
Filmmaker: : CinemaCake

    

Vince DiPietro - We were truly blessed to have many people like Marie make our wedding day so special and memorable!

Jessica DiCerbo - I love this!!!!