Jackie & Matt [Indian Trail Club Franklin Lakes NJ Wedding Photographer]


November 4, 2014


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I think of part of me has prolonged blogging Jackie & Matt’s wedding because I didn’t want the fun to end. I LOVE this couple and their wedding so much and reliving their wedding day over and over again was just too fun! It is always bittersweet to shoot a wedding day… it’s always so fun and I’m having the best time and than at the end of the night when we pack and leave, it hits me that my communication with the bride will be a lot more minimal now and our talk of their wedding ends. But it’s always so exciting to see a marriage be made afterwards and these two? Oh I am SO happy for them! Jackie & Matt were my very first couple to book me when I changed mine and Jose’s business to just mine. Jose still came to my meeting with them and we just connected with them INSTANTLY. When we shot their Engagement Session, we were even MORE excited for their wedding day! They are two people that love to laugh at each other, have nothing but FUN together and we knew this was going to be a FUN wedding day. I already fell in love with Jackie and Matt and what I wasn’t expecting was to fall in love with EVERYONE else that was apart of their wedding day. I don’t think I’ve ever bonded so greatly with both of the parents AND the bridal party so much. This was a Bridal Party that was SO excited for their bride and groom, they were up for taking a MILLION pictures. They weren’t so concerned with getting inside, taking off their shoes and relaxing… they wanted to be there for Jackie and Matt, soak up the day and really ENJOY themselves. That’s what stood out to me…everyone was just ready to celebrate and PARTY!

Jackie told me a few weeks before her wedding she was going crazy finalizing all their little details for their cocktail hour and reception that she herself was putting together and all her hard work paid off! I was in LOVE with all their beautiful details that tied in perfectly to their fall wedding day from the tables named after types of trees (and the dorm names from their college!) to the REAL tree stump carved to become a card holder! WHAT!? Yes! The escort cards to the the hot apple cider that greeted their guests into cocktail hour… everything set the tone for the PERFECT fall day it was. To think we woke up with it FREEZING cold and raining. It ended up becoming a beautiful warm fall day and I was so happy it ended up being the perfect wedding day they wanted! I have to warn you, this may be the longest blog post of the year! We took so many pictures and there are so many great ones to share so I hope you LOVE it as much as Jose and I do!! 🙂



I love Jackie & Matt’s rings, mostly because it reminded me so much of Jose and mines! 🙂

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Because why NOT jump on the bed before you get married!? 🙂

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What a beautiful group of girls SO excited and happy for their bride 🙂

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Loved seeing their sweet reactions to Jackie turning around and unveiling her gorgeous look, all put together!

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Meanwhile… Jose and the guys were having a LOT of fun!

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The church they got married was so quaint and adorable! I loved how small and intimate it felt 🙂


Was Matt nervous?? Not at all… him and his brothers were in GREAT spirits before the ceremony! lol

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What an entrance!

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They were SO excited, if you can’t tell! lol

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I’ve never seen a bubble exit like this! SO MANY BUBBLES!! It was so beautiful!

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We were then off to the Indian Trail Club for their portriats and the grounds made for the PERFECT backdrop!


If you can’t tell, this was a FUN group of guys!


And a gorgeous group of girls! That shade was the perfect color on each and every girl!


WARNING: LOTS of beautiful bouquet shots! With bouquets this lush and beautiful, I of course shot them like CRAZY!

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This was a shot Matt requested… needless to say, we were all DYING! lol

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I think I might frame this one in my office… just PERFECT!


Everyone saw that video of the bridal party falling into the lake when the dock collapsed under them?? Well… let’s just say I got them on and off this deck so QUICK to make sure that didn’t happen but it was still worth it!!

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Excited to finally be Husband and Wife!!

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The sun showed itself while we were on the dock and gave us the PERFECT glow!


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WHOO! Work it Jackie! STUNNING!

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Love when a Bride wants to get on a swing IN A DRESS AND HEELS! 🙂


That GLOW!! It was so PERFECT!!

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Jackie & Matt enjoyed their cocktail hour and guests while Jose and I made our way inside and took in the simple but beautiful reception room!


LOVED the centerpieces wrapped in burlap! What a simple but great detail

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This is Jackie & Matt’s “signature pose” and it was so fun to see the cake topper like that… of course, with a football! lol


The bridal party entrances were awesome! Football themed of course 🙂

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ENTERING THE PARTY AS HUSBAND AND WIFE!! Jose and I loved that they came out to “I believe in a thing called love” from the Darkness… only one of our favorites to belt out together! lol if only you saw the look we gave each other!

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LOVE this photo of Matt’s sweet parents watching their first dance 🙂

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LOVED the toasts! The girls were so sweet with theirs… lots of happy tears 🙂


And the guys?? Well, it was absolutely hands down one of the BEST best man (men) toasts EVER! They had us all HYSTERICALLY LAUGHING!!

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After toasts, it was PARTY TIME!!

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Caught this photo of them dancing through the frame at their sweetheart table… the perfect way to end this post 🙂



Be sure to leave lots of love and comments for Jackie and Matt below!


Venue: Indian Trail Club

DJ: Divine Entertainment – Keith Craig

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Invitations: Mixbook

Grooms Suit: Tuxedo World of Wyckoff

Cake: Belmont Bakery

Flowers: Jude Anthony Florist

  1. Ash says:

    Thanks For Sharing!

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