Kelly and Joe's Cottage Green Wedding {South Jersey Wedding Photographer}

This Saturday Joe and Kelly said ‘I do’ at the Cottage Green in Philadelphia. Kelly got ready surrounded by her friends. family and her daughters. The room was bustling with excitement and nerves as everyone got dressed and prepared Kelly to go see Joe for their first look. She met Joe outside the Cottage Green and showed off her amazing dress to Joe. You can see it all over his face that he thought she looked stunning. After a few moments together we joined the bridal party on a vintage bus to head out for some portraits at a local park. The rain had other ideas so we only had time for a few portraits of Kelly and Joe before the rain chased us back into the bus. I couldn’t have asked for a better couple though for a rainy day! Kelly and Joe just rolled with the change in plans and we made the best of it with portraits back at the venue. Later in the day they were even game for jumping out into the rain for some night portraits! There day was so filled with love from start to finish and I was so thankful to be there to capture it all. Congrats Joe and Kelly!!


Chelsea and Matt's Running Deer Country Club Wedding {South Jersey Wedding Photography}

Chelsea and Matt were married earlier this month at Running Deer Country Club in Pittsgrove Township. We planned for rain for weeks but in the end it was such a beautiful, fall day! They were married at the Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Vineland and then we headed over to Running Deer. It was a bit of a race against the sun setting but we ended up with gorgeous light during portraits! The bridal party rocked it and then we headed out with just Chelsea and Matt to do their portraits out on the golf course. I have a favorite little nook with tall grasses that I love to shoot at. Chelsea and Matt trusted me when I asked the to jump into the middle of the weeds and the resulting portraits were so worth it!

Vendors that made it all possible:

Venue - Running Deer Country Club

Church - Our Lady of Pompeii Church

Photographers - Abbey Bradshaw Photography

Videographers - Command Performance NJ

DJ - By Design Entertainment

Florist - Shop Rite of Williamstown

Baker - Stella Baking Company

Shoe Designer - Badgley Mischka

Stephanie & Jake's Rode's Barn Wedding {South Jersey Wedding Photographer}

Stephanie and Jake’s wedding was super special to me. I met Stephanie about 13 years ago when I came to meet all the Bradshaw’s at Sunday dinner. I now call her my cousin as well as a great friend. I was thrilled to watch her marry her best friend a few weeks ago in a beautiful, rustic wedding at Rode’s Barn in Swedesboro, NJ. It was wonderful seeing all of their months of hard work and planning come together into one amazing night!

Venue: Rode’s Barn

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Hair: I Do Hair and Makeup

Makeup: Molly from Happily Ever After Hair

Photographer: Abbey Bradshaw Photography Shot by associates Kelly and Laura

Florist: Wegman’s

DJ: Audio Tech DJ’s

Danielle and Jeffrey's Chalfonte Hotel Wedding {South Jersey Wedding Photographer}

Cape May holds a special place in Danielle’s heart so it was no surprise that their wedding was at the beautiful Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May’s oldest hotel. We lucked out with the weather and ended up with a gorgeous fall day. The rain changed the ceremony plans but Jeffrey and Danielle just rolled with it and moved it to the porch. The wedding from start to finish was full of love and a lot of personal details and touches. For the first look we did it a bit different than normal. Jeffrey and Danielle held hands around a tree and then turned together to see one another. It was such a beautiful moment. I loved how they personalized it! During the ceremony their niece was the adorable flower girl and their pup served as the ring bearer (with a well tied on ring bag). Danielle’s godfather Tim officiated and gave a very emotional and heartfelt service. For the reception, Jeffrey’s sister Sylvia made the beautiful wedding cake. She’s not a professional baker but you’d never know it!

And for a final touch, the favors were made by the students at Jeffrey and Danielle’s school. Jeffrey and Danielle met at the vocational based high school in the Bronx where they work. Each class runs their own business and The Little Dipper Chocolatier is a booming business run by the class of one of their colleagues. Danielle and Jeffrey knew they wanted them to make their wedding favors because they're so beautiful and delicious. They also sell them so anyone who might be interested in ordering can contact Erica at ebesikof@schools.nyc.gov



Alyssa & Matt's Lucien's Manor Wedding - South Jersey Wedding Photographer

At the end of August I met up with Matt and Alyssa on a warm summer night to discuss their upcoming wedding. It has been over two years in the making and you could just tell they were so excited to be getting married. We spent over an hour chatting about everything and planning out their day. Fast forward to September and it was their wedding day!! The entire day went so smoothly and we ended up having beautiful weather!

Lucien’s Manor holds a special place in my heart because its where my own wedding reception was held and they do such an amazing job with every wedding. I hadn’t been there since they renovated the room and added the chapel outside. I was afraid we wouldn’t have space for portraits but Alyssa and Matt ended up with so many great portraits from around the grounds. They also had a beautiful ceremony filled with tears of joy and happiness (this happened a lot all day) in the new chapel. Afterwards, the dance floor was packed all night long as well as the photobooth!

The team that made their day special included:

Florist - Always Beautiful Floral Design by Stella

DJ - SEK Productions

Venue - Lucien’s Manor

Dress Designer - Maggie Sottero

Limo - Alberts Transportation

Kiah and Sonny's Vow Renewal - South Jersey Wedding Photographer Medford, NJ

On a warm, rainy day in June I headed to Pine Hill, NJ for Sonny and Kiah's vow renewal. The day was incorporating two religious ceremonies so our first stop was the Sikh Gurdwara of Pine Hill. It was my first time photographing a Sihk ceremony and everyone was so welcoming! Kiah and Sonny are surrounded by such wonderful family and friends. After the beautiful ceremony we headed to Medford, NJ to have a 2nd ceremony. The rain had started to come down before we went into the morning Sihk ceremony but the weather cleared in time for us to head to Kiah and Sonny's house in Medford, NJ. After we took some portraits Kiah then changed into her wedding gown. She looked stunning in both outfits! After she changed we did a first look since Sonny and Kiah hadn't seen each other yet since she changed. Afterwards we headed to the backyard for the Christian ceremony and then the reception. The entire day was so wonderful from start to finish and the weather held off for us! 

Emma & Danny's South Jersey Wedding - SOUTH JERSEY Wedding PHOTOGRAPHER

It's not often that the groom does most of the planning, but Danny took the reins on his wedding. I knew right off the bat they were going to be such a sweet couple to work with and I was right! I met them on their wedding day as Danny was running around making final preparations and Emma was inside surrounded by her closest friends getting ready. As soon as I stepped out of the car I knew that we were blessed with such an awesome location.

They held their wedding at Emma's family bee farm and incorporated the bee theme into the decor. The farm was the perfect backdrop for the wedding and there was honey and bee themed touches all over. I absolutely love details and DIY weddings so it was right up my alley! Top that off with an amazing couple and you have a perfect wedding day!

Nicolette and Andrew's Wedding - South Jersey Wedding Photographer

Nicolette and Andrew had the most amazing wedding day. As I drove down the winding driveway to their venue, The Welkinweir I knew it was going to be a great day. Nicolette and Andrew were just a mere floor away from each other as they prepped for their wedding day. Rain threatened to move their ceremony inside but luck was on our side and everything went according to plan! Nicolette looked stunning in her vintage dress and she had the biggest smile on her face as she walked down the aisle to Andrew.

The ceremony was held with a beautiful view of the countryside and lake and the guests were even involved in the ceremony as they were asked to each hold Nicolette and Andrew's rings for a moment. After the ceremony everyone headed back up to the main house to eat and dance the night away!The evening concluded with a sparkler exit with the main house as the backdrop. It was a great ending to a perfect day!

Amazing decor and event coordination done by Forever Love Events

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