Pleasantdale Château Weddings Revisited

I thought I would revisit some of my favorite New Jersey venues this winter. I know I do a lot of weddings in Philadelphia but New Jersey has many grand venues that I love working at. The beautiful Tudor mansion, The Pleasantdale Château is just stunning. Beautiful lush grounds and the mansion has been featured in many movies and photo shoots. No wonder why!

    

A Matted Wedding Album

As part of my winter hiatus I though I would share some informational posts. Today I’m going to talk about matted wedding albums. In a matted album the individual photographs are mounted on the page and there is a mat around them. The image is then coated in an archival protective coating. As you can see, a matted album can be very classic yet still be personalized to have a modern edge. Leather Craftsmen is  my wedding album company as they have the quality and service my clients expect and demand. I personally do the layouts for all my clients and work with them closely to provide a wedding album that is uniquely theirs.

    

Aloha! I’ve returned…..

As some of you may know I usually take a winter hiatus to Hawaii. It’s a time of renewal for me; to get far, far away from everything I know. This year I did some really different.  I stayed in Kailua and hardly took any photographs. I like to stay just long enough to get homesick and to really miss my work as a wedding photographer. I think I was very successful. I could not wait to get home this week and start working on some beautiful wedding albums fand I am really looking forward to my weddings that start in the spring. Aloha everyone. It’s good to be home.

    

New Jersey Bride Magazine Features Rachel + Robby’s Wedding

Congratulations to Rachel and Robby on their wedding feature in the latest issue of New Jersey Bride Magazine. I so love my home weddings. There is something so special and romantic about being married in the backyard you grew up in. I’m happy the editors of New Jersey Bride Magazine agreed with me. Wedding Coordinator: Caitlin Boshnack of Just Be the Bride
Ceremony and Reception: Brides family residence – Princeton, NJ
Flowers and Décor: A Garden Party
Makeup Artist: Donna Spero
Hair Stylist: Dana Copensky & Mary Woo
Bridal Gown: Amsale from Hitched, Washington DC
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Gowns: Anna Elise from Hitched, Washington DC
Caterer: Max Hansen Catering
Cake: Cake Stand Bakery
Entertainment: EBE – LA Stars
Invitations: Abbey Malcolm Press
Tent: Sperry Tents
Videographer: Absolute Media Productions

    

Ritz-Carlton Wedding Reception of Kristen + Ben

I just love the stunning cocktail hour location at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. The space, the lighting and, of course, the balcony for me to photograph it all. The decor by Eventine Design was stunning as always and Kristen and Ben even had an artist capture the beautiful room in an oil painting. I also loved their “twinkie” cake! Happy life Kristen and Ben!

Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band

    

Ritz-Cartlton Wedding Ceremony of Kristen + Ben

There is always such a warm glow to my weddings at The Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia and the additional candlelight from Evantine Design certainly added to the mood.Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band

    

Rodin Museum Wedding Portraits of Kristen + Ben

After a quick portrait stop at the Second Bank in Old City we moved on to The Rodin Museum. Capturing all the beauty of an Autumn wedding, we were so fortunate to have Dave Williams of Cinemacake Filmmakers on hand. The BEST human leaf blower in Philadelphia! A really cute idea was the blackboards for Kristen’s bridesmaids. They were able to write down where they first met Kristen!

Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band