Posted on June 3, 2017
Take an elegant wedding with a modern twist, add in a wonderful couple, lots of bright colors, and a stunning venue and you have Nish and Hamza’s wedding! A wedding for the photo books for sure! Not only did I have a great couple, but it was held at the beautiful venue, The Waterfall. The Waterfall, decked out in purples, golds, and reds, with fresh flowers draped throughout, two exquisite stages, and dreamy outdoor spaces for photos provided a lovely backdrop for their big day!
Nish was surrounded by her closest friends and family throughout the day. Her two aunts, who are like second moms to her, flew in from India to share in the celebration with her! You could tell by all their love and support throughout her day that Nish is certainly cherished by all who know her!
These two lovely people came together to create a truly memorable wedding day! They have quite the back story too! While both vacationing in Florida, fate collided and these two met! Nish went back home to Pennsylvania and Hamza went back home to Texas. These two continued to talk and spent a year flying back and forth between the states to see each other! Soon after, it was clear that these two were meant to be! Hamza came with his family to formally ask for Nish’s hand in marriage! Nish accepted and they had a traditional formal engagement. This leads up to their beautiful wedding day!
Following the lovely traditional ceremony, everyone gathered for photos, while guests sipped on drinks and enjoyed appetizers. With Grecian columns, fountains, and waterfalls, there were certainly TONS of great photo opportunities. The couple was then led to the reception area, where they were formally introduced and shared their first dance as husband and wife. The maid of honor, Valerie, gave a beautiful speech, to be followed by professional dancers preforming for the couple and their guests.
Dinner was served shortly after as guests wandered up to take photos with the couple on stage, and others headed to the photo booth. Once everyone had their fill of all the delicious food, the couple headed to center stage to cut the cake! The DJ began the music, and the dancing began! Everyone headed to the dance floor to dance the night away! I snuck away with the couple to take some night shots (which ended up being some of my favorite shots of the night!). As guests slowly began to call it a night, the couple was presented with gifts, adorned with flowers blessed by their family, and the couple and groom’s family headed out for the night in the luxury car waiting for them. A stunning end to a beautiful day! So without further ado, Nish and Hamza’s wedding! Congrats to the happy couple!
Photography and writing by:
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Venue: The Waterfall
DJ: DJ Ravi Jackson
Bouquets – Patel Flowers
Sweetheart Table and Sign-in Table – Rhoads Garden
Cake: Isgro Pasteries
Decorator: Wedding Design New Jersey
Catering: Palace of Asia
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Posted on January 27, 2017
It’s not every day that one of your best friends gets married. It’s also not every day that you have the honor of photographing their wedding. But this is exactly what happened with Nicole and Jim’s wedding! First, let me say, that I love these two to death and this wedding has been a long time in the making. I’ve known Nik since I was young.. like… awkward brace face, acne, middle school young. We’ve been through a lot together, from breakups and heartache, to becoming coworkers, to being roomies who share a love of Taco Bell and pizza. I have so many memories with this lady and I’m so happy for her in her marriage to Jim. It was hard walking in at the beginning of their wedding day and NOT crying when I first saw her… and that’s saying something as I’m not a cryer.
When I arrived and valiantly composed myself to avoid tearing up, all the ladies and gentleman were getting ready in two separate rooms downstairs. Everyone looked stunning. The red colors, lights, and wreaths everywhere certainly emulated the holiday spirit. Now the day was a bit of an ugly one weather-wise. It had iced and snowed overnight, so roads were a little hairy and I gracefully glided on concrete more then once trying to photograph shoes and flowers. But it definitely helped to give the photos a little “White Christmas feel.” I only wish it had been snowing big fat snowflakes when we were doing some couple shots, but a photographer’s dreams can not always be met, haha!
The morning went off smoothly with hugs and greetings to be had with all family members. Nik’s mom and mother in law helped her get in her dress, while bridesmaids helped button her up. The dress was stunning! A flowing, strapless dress, with a gold highlighted waistline, and a sweetheart neckline, it was beautiful! Nik looked incredible and again…. photographer waterworks threatened to occur. The bridesmaids all gathered around to ooo and aww, and I headed over to the groom’s room to see the gift exchange of sports themed shoes. Not as amazing as Nik’s sparkly Christian Louboutin stilettos, but hey, can you tell these two share a love of shoes too?
And with that, the ceremony was officially ready to begin! Now, as many of you may or may not know, my mom and I have actually ‘worked’ a few weddings together. She is a Dr. Rev. and occasionally, when the stars align, we actually get to work together. She marries them and I shoot them! All we need is a caterer and a venue and we could be full service organization haha! My mom led in the groomsman, to be followed by the bridesmaids, and then Nik and her dad. The moment Nik walked down the aisle and Jim saw her was one of those moments that make a wedding. So many happy emotions and just a truly beautiful moment to witness. This was it! Game time. The ceremony went off swimmingly and ended with two happily married people grinning at each other as they walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife.
The rest of the night flowed by. Dances were had, speeches were given, and laughs were exchanged. One of my favorite moments was when Jim gave a little speech, thanking everyone and Nik for everything they had done to make their wedding day so special. And then he said, “Everyone kept asking me today if I was nervous, and I can honestly say, I am not, because I have never been so sure of anything in my life. I am so happy to be married to Nicole.” And that folks, is true, happy, butterflies in the stomach, love.
The rest of the night was filled with dancing and a LOT of it. This was a dancing crowd! Everyone was out on the dance floor at least once. Even grandma was a dancing machine! Garter and bouquet were tossed (and there were battles for both)! And the night wrapped up with a lovely dollar dance. Nicole’s dad was the last to dance with both of them and that was a precious little moment. All in all a truly wonderful wedding. I couldn’t be happier for these two and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them! I wish you two nothing but the best! So with lots of love, I give you Nik and Jim’s wedding.
Photography and writing by:
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Venue and Catering: Wyndridge Farms and Winery
DJ: Klock Entertainment – Josh Wagner
Cake: The Couture Cakery
Videography: JKM Productions
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