I always smile when photographing the groom seeing his bride for the first time. Rena and Pete’s first look was no different. I will always remember the look of pure joy on Pete’s face when he saw his beautiful bride, and how he described Rena as “perfection” when he gazed lovingly at her. This was definitely a sign that their wedding is off to a great start, and it only got better from there. The weather outside could not have been more dismal (rain and heavy fog), so we made good use of Park Ridge Marriott and The Estate at Florentine Gardens‘ indoor space for their portraits. After a beautiful candle-lit ceremony, Rena, Pete, and their family and friends danced the night away. And just when we thought the party was over, this amazing couple surprised their guests with an over the top after party. There were a plethora of desserts, sliders, chocolate fondue fountain, and to top it off, cigars that are hand rolled on premise!
Rena and Pete, it was such a pleasure to capture your special day! Your wedding was awesome, and a great way to kick-off 2014! Thank you to Hanel Choi for lending your talents on that day =]!
Makeup/Hair: Blushes N Brushes LLC – Makeup Artistry
Music: The Estate at Florentine Gardens’ 10-Piece House Band
Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films
Florist: Flower Elegance
Hand-rolled Cigars: La Casa Grande Tobacco Company
Getting Ready Location: Park Ridge Marriott
Ceremony / Reception Venue: The Estate at Florentine Gardens, River Vale NJ