I’m not sure how I let this wedding slip through my hands and now, TWO years later I am blogging it! But it MUST be on the blog because this was an absolutely beautiful wedding day and one I remember SO vividly! Not even a nor’easter could keep LeeAnne & Scott’s love from shining brightly on their wedding day at the stunning Mansion at Natirar! They had picked the venue for the beautiful views of the trees at the bottom of the hill, and for the stunning great rooms inside IF it happened to rain. What is the luck a nor’easter would hit the day of their wedding?
LeeAnne and her bridesmaids all wore fun “We’re getting pizza after this” t-shirts as they got ready in the Mansion. The girls listened to music while getting hair and they all looked on with beaming smiles as LeeAnne got dressed with help from her maid’s of honor and with her mom right by her side. Scott and his groomsmen all looked so dapper in black tuxedos and bowties and Scott felt all the butterflies as he anxiously awaited seeing his Bride. They toasted with beer, played a few games of pool and happily walked in the rain to the Mansion for their first look.
Their first look was one of my favorite parts of the day… it usually is! LeeAnne came up behind Scott in the green room of the Mansion and he turned around with an instant jaw drop. He was stunned by her beauty and couldn’t keep his eyes off her. All LeeAnne wanted was to look and feel like a Disney Princess – and she really did! LeeAnne actually worked at Disney World – so there were many nods to Disney in her details and day 🙂
We grabbed an umbrella and were prepared to be in and out but as we walked outside, with the gorgeous overlook behind us, we realized these two were the luckiest – the rain had briefly stopped! They beamed and kissed, Scott twirled his princess and we took full advantage of the portrait time we had outside while we could! They never stopped smiling, even when a few raindrops showed up. Nothing could take their happiness away!
Finally, it was time for these two to become husband and wife. They had a traditional Jewish Ceremony, and an unplugged ceremony as well. All of their guests, dressed in their black-tie best, were fully engaged as the Bridal Party walked down the Bride. LeeAnne walked down the aisle with her Dad to the music of “So This is Love” from Cinderella – perfect for our very own princess 🙂 They exchanged their personal hand-written vows, exchanged rings and broke the glass – and just like that, they were married! Mazel Tov! The living wall of the ballroom was the focal point and the perfect backdrop for their BEAUTIFUL reception! LeeAnne and Scott entered their reception & after their sweet first dance, they immediately went into a celebratory horah!
After that, the dancing NEVER stopped! Their guests enjoyed dancing and singing along all night long. It was only put on pause when the toasts were made… first by both their parents and then by their bridal party. As the guests continued to enjoy dancing, they were also treated to a candy bar. LeeAnne & Scott were married on the weekend before Halloween so it was their version of letting their guests go trick-or-treating at their wedding! The night ended with the dance floor even dancing along to Thriller. And for their last portraits of the night, we took them outside and the rain was coming down and the fog was creeping.. the perfect mood for some spooky inspired photos 😉 I am so thrilled to FINALLY be sharing these special photos on the blog today!!
Reception Venue: Natirar Mansion| Caterer: Ninety Acres at Natirar | Videographer: Kristian Golick Films | Second Photographer: Laura Klacik Photography| Photographer’s Assistant: Juliet Macey Photography | Floral Designer: Jardiniere Fine Flowers | Band: The Band Method | Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six and Dessy Collection | Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux | Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo and manolo blahnik | Beauty: Beauty on Location NJ