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 of the Chalfonte Hotel.. 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



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 wedding 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!