We feel incredibly privileged to be sharing images from this past weekend.
Karen and Steve’s love story began during their university days, followed by a few years of dating, a surprise Time Square proposal (including a very Steve-style prank), and finally culminating to a beautiful wedding celebration last Saturday. Joined by loved ones from all across the country, the days’ wedding events took place in historic Lambertville, NJ. Perhaps most impressive to us were all of the handmade DIY details seen throughout the wedding day. In fact, while photographing their wedding, we made sure to keep a very comprehensive list on our iPhones for reference.
Thankfully, the weather held out for the majority of the wedding day. We were grateful to see a little bit of sunshine + cloudiness in the mix, and wrapped up all of our outdoor photos right before the rain came. The Inn itself has a superb variety of locations to photograph, and we were glad to be photographing their wedding after very recent renovations. By far, one of our favorite aspects of the day was seeing so many familiar faces at Karen and Steve’s wedding. We counted at least 5 other couples present who’ve graced our blog over the last few years, and that made our evening all the more special.
Special mentions go to:
–Esther Lee for all the details & decorations & designs
–DJ Robbie for the great music & evening entertainment
-the folks at the Lambertville Station for making the evening possible
Below are some of our favorite frames from the day. We’re also posting more, never-before-seen images on our facebook page too, so please visit us there!
Last but not least, a big congratulations to our newlyweds, Karen and Steve!
‘A celebration in paradise’ is how we would describe this trip. We feel extremely honored that Lejanie + Phil invited us along for the journey, and are very much elated to share with you a glimpse of the moments we’ve captured from their recent wedding in Hawaii.
From the early days of Dreamlite, we remember LJ being one of our most supportive fans. When they contacted us about their wedding in Hawaii, we couldn’t possibly say no. Throughout the yearlong planning process, we witnessed LJ + Phil diligently organizing, preparing, scouting [Hawaii], all while slowly making their dream wedding a reality. On the day of, our eyes were drawn to the little details that this bride + groom have invested effort into– the DIY goodness that made up their day seemed endless. From unity candles to the little reminders of love (check out her fingernails) to custom wedding party t-shirts to the carefully selected vendors (spot the sea turtles & superheroes)– the amount of detail in their wedding day was astounding.
Their wedding reception took place at the Palikū Gardens in Kualoa Ranch, a breathtaking venue with oceanside views to your front, and postcard-worthy views to your back. More famously known as a tv/movie filming location (think Jurassic Park and Lost), the scenery was simply out of this world. The super creative wedding cake, fantastic cupcakes, top-drawer dinner menu, traditional Hawaiian Hula performance, shaved-ice bar, hours of dancing + entertainment (including the Filipino Money Dance) all contributed to a wedding celebration we’ll never forget.
Lejanie and Phil, thank you so much for having us at your wedding. We hope you all enjoy the photos below, and be sure to visit our facebook page to see more of our work!
Coordinators/Planning: Milestone Events Hawaii [ http://www.
Catering: Beaches & Backyards Catering [ http://beachesandbackyards.
Videography: Supreme Video Productions [ http://www.svp-weddings.com ]
Cake/Cupcakes: Kristin K of A Cake Life [ http://www.acakelife.com ]
Hair Stylist: Sherry M. [ Hair by Shairy Mangrobang ]
Make-up: Sarah O. of Whik’d Hawaii [ http://www.whikdhawaii.com/ ]
DJ/MC/Photobooth: 808DJs [ http://www.808djshawaii.com/ ]
Limo Service: Jay’s Limousine [ http://www.jayslimousine.com/ ]
Ceremony: St. Ann’s Church [ http://www.saintannshawaii.
Reception: Kualoa Ranch [ http://www.kualoa.com/weddings/wedding-venues/ ]
Portrait Location: Byodo-in Temple [ http://www.byodo-in.com/ ]
Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals [ http://pacificpartyrentals.
…Seven hundred and ten miles later…
I (Jon) had the absolute privilege of joining this couple for a really special weekend celebration in Michigan. Mark and Sarah chose a setting that thoughtfully reflected their love for nature (as well as their very first date!) The weekend events took place in Middleville, MI, tucked away into the woods, and surrounded by love ones who had flown in from all over the country.
Here’s a few of my favorite frames from their Friday evening rehearsal dinner. Picking my #1 favorite image would be impossible; but definitely note the little rebel eating out of the Cheez-it box, and the shooting star image. S’mores, vegetarian mexican dinner, shooting stars, energetic children at play, and a whole lot of love… what more could a photographer ask for? Enjoy!
(Edit: 6/17/13 Click here to see a whole lot of images from their wedding weekend!)
We’ve taken a few weeks off from blogging (holidays + traveling + family), and now we’re back! We hope everyone is enjoying themselves this winter.
Be sure to check out our latest photoset below from Dan + Perla’s wedding day… and just in case you missed their teaser post, click this link. Their entire wedding day went by beautifully. The ladies spent the morning getting ready at The Madison Hotel, an upscale boutique hotel located in the heart of Morris County. I was certainly impressed by all of the DIY details that our bride incorporated into the wedding day– among many other things, the hilarious photobooth props. Perla and Dan tied the knot at the groom’s childhood church, followed by an amazing reception at the Madison Hotel. The rest of the night was one big party. Between the excellent food, a decadent dessert bar, a packed dance floor, two lovely newlyweds and a crowd-pleasing photobooth, we couldn’t have asked for a more exciting evening.
For even more images, go to our facebook page + browse through Dan + Perla’s wedding photos.
Last but not least, a proper shoutout to some of the amazing vendors from that day: