Kathy and Kevin picked the perfect date to marry- 9.10.11! Two weeks after Hurricane Irene blew through the Tri-State area, her mark remained with downed trees, flooding, and massive power outages in the state of New Jersey. The bride and groom had their own whirlwind week leading up the wedding. They moved their family of six into a new house (the site of the wedding), which was under a strict construction deadline. Despite the power outages, the landscapers and construction crew worked wonders and transformed the property in the nick of time.
Kevin and Kathy’s new home is located just off of a gorgeous winding country road. Complete with weathered fences, lush green fields, and ancient trees that gently bend over dirt roads, the setting is what photographers dream of! Their outdoor ceremony was filled with sweet moments like Kathy’s son walking her down the aisle, some tears during the vows, and their two Labrador retrievers wandering in and out of the ceremony and reception. Following the ceremony, I whisked the newlyweds down the road to catch the afternoon light and shoot couple portraits under a stunning old tree. We also captured a few shots on their new front porch—symbolic of many new beginnings for the couple.
The wedding included beautiful reminders of the beginning of autumn, with hay bale lined walkways, rustic wooden chairs, and rainbows of mums. The reception was a blast to photograph- especially when the groomsmen used their ties to create a limbo contest! How can you go wrong when the evening ends with lots of dancing, delicious cupcakes, and homemade s’mores? Special thanks to my second shooter for the day, Suzie St.Pierre, who captured many fabulous moments and details. Congrats Kevin and Kathy- it was a pleasure to work with you and your amazing families.