26 July 2012

Meadow Wood Manor Wedding by Sarah Tew Photography

I can't get over how beautiful this New Jersey wedding is. Photographed only in the most stunning and photojournalistic way by the talented Sarah Tew. The imagery, the wedding, the bride, groom, and wedding party... all make up this very beautiful wedding.

From the photographer: "Beautiful bride, handsome tuxed' groom, amazing dress, great dancers at a ballroom reception. Church ceremony, elegant subdued green/white florals, bridesmaids wore black... mothers of bride and groom wore purple. Sarah & Kris couldn’t be a more picture perfect couple. I booked their wedding from afar– Sarah & Kris live in Seattle but they planned their wedding to happen in her parents’ church, Notre Dame in North Caldwell, New Jersey. Normally I meet with clients in person before a wedding, both for a consultation and for the engagement session, so I was delighted to meet these two and find them to be absolutely sweet together– and I was blown away by the gorgeous dress Sarah picked out from Lea-Ann Belter! I arrived early with Zack and we split up to shoot bridal details and Sarah’s makeup and hair– the artist, Magda Nyitray, was finished early, which was lucky, as Sarah ended up needing a bridesmaid to do a little sewing-fix for a broken hook-and-eye. After their lovely church ceremony the wedding party and family units and us all drove over for a round of group pictures at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum… having completed the family groups and wedding party we let them all head to the reception at Meadow Wood Manor while Zack and I finished up with a quick set of couple portraits (which I’m so pleased with!) Cocktail hour was just getting under way when we arrived and the rest of the night was extremely well-orchestrated. I was also impressed with their extensive desert bar spreads, which complemented the wedding cake by Gourmet Touch Bakery. Nothing can make or break a wedding quite like the reception music, and we had some amazing dance floor action thanks to the fabulous Hank Lane Band. I have never seen a groom so successfully dip a bride– and so FAR down low to the ground! You could tell these two both love to go dancing, and so do a lot of their friends and family. What a pleasure to capture this wedding!"

Photography: Sarah Tew Photography 
Dress Store: Lee-Ann Belter Bridal
Cake Designer: Gourmet Touch Bakery

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