Wedding

Romantic Riverside Summer Wedding at Clarks Landing Yacht Club | Theresa & David | South Jersey Wedding Photographer

Theresa and Dave got married this August at the gorgeous Clarks Landing Yacht Club, a stunning and unique venue in Delran, New Jersey. It was a gorgeous summer day with the most amazing sunset I’ve had this entire wedding season.  

Theresa and David got ready at the Aloft Hotel in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey with their bridal party and closest family. The atmosphere was so energetic which completely matched the vibe of the Aloft Hotel. The couple opted for a traditional timeline, so they did not see one another prior to the ceremony.  They rode separately for the short ride to Clarks Landing Yacht Club where we quickly grabbed some separate bridal party shots, then prepped for the big event!

The ceremony was a beautiful service on the venue grounds overlooking the Delaware River and the gorgeous boats at the yacht club. The environment was so peaceful and serene with the water flowing alongside the ceremony site.  During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was so emotional and such a personal service. There wasn't a dry eye!

The reception was in a beautiful ballroom overlooking the water and yacht club. They chose Clarks Landing Yacht Club because:

“It was literally everything we were looking for in a venue. We wanted to have a ceremony near the water, and have a reception immediately following. We loved our warm and welcoming the staff was there and we knew they were take really good care of our guests." 

It was a nautical themed wedding, which worked perfectly with the sailboats and river in view. The couple selected the theme was based upon where they got engaged.

 “We wanted to keep it nautical and reminiscent of Martha's Vineyard.” 

I loved shooting this Clarks Landing Yacht Club wedding because the photo ops are just incredible.   There are beautifully landscaped grounds and the sun sets perfectly over the water which gave us the perfect opportunity for amazing sunset portraits for the bride and groom.

The most memorable part of the day was listening to the vows that they had written themselves--it was so romantic and personal. They also had the most gorgeous fog during the First Dance – believe it or not, it was the first time I’ve seen that at a wedding!

Theresa and Dave’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and everything I love about weddings.  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful Clarks Landing Yacht Club wedding!

 

 

If you’re planning a Clarks Landing Yacht Club wedding, get in touch!  

 

Caitlyn + Matthew | Married!| An Intimate Bucks County Backyard Wedding

When I first spoke with Caitlyn during our initial consultation, she mentioned to me that it was always her dream to get married in her grandmother's backyard. She wanted something simple, yet elegant that included all of the people who were closest to the couple.  Caitlyn's grandmother played a very important role in her life and she just knew her grandparents' beautiful home would make the perfect setting for her backyard Bucks County wedding.  She was absolutely right!  The wedding was a perfect June day, the sun shone all day long, and the backyard was just bursting with flowers--swoon!

Getting Ready

Caitlyn and Matt got ready at Caitlyn's grandmother's home where the ceremony was due to be held. Caitlyn and Matt opted not to have a bridal party, so they were surrounded by their closest friends and family as they prepared for the big day ahead.  The atmosphere was so calm and relaxed.  It was so nice having such a close group of people there.  Everyone pitched in to help the day come together perfectly for Matt and Caitlyn.

First Looks

Caitlyn decided to have a Daddy/Daughter First Look before seeing Matt for the first time.  I absolutely adore the sweet photos we got during this special time for Caitlyn and her dad.  This was actually my favorite part of the day.  I've truly never seen a father beaming the way Caitlyn's Dad did when he saw her in her wedding gown for the first time. They also took a moment for Caitlyn to pin her father's boutonniere on during the First Look – it was such a sweet moment between father and daughter. 

Following the Daddy/Daughter First Look, Caitlyn and Matt had their own First Look where they shared a few private moments before we transitioned to their formal bride and groom portraits.  Caitlyn and Matt told me that this portion of the day was their favorite.  Caitlyn said:

 "We wanted to have that special alone time before the ceremony to just talk and get over our nerves."

The Ceremony

The ceremony was an intimate affair in the back garden of her grandmother's Bucks County, Pennsylvania home. Friends and family looked on as Caitlyn and Matt exchanged their "I Dos" at the end of a cobblestone walkway. During the ceremony their sweet little son, Wesley, acted as ring bearer and he did a great job (just wait until you see how sweet he looks)! It was so beautiful, so personal and so very romantic.

The Reception

The reception was held in a tented area in the backyard. It was a garden theme wedding, which was perfect for the backyard setting, so Caitlyn and Matt opted to decorate with fresh flowers and twinkle lights.  It definitely had that simple, yet elegant vibe Caitlyn was hoping for.

I love shooting garden weddings because the grounds are just perfect for outdoor formal portraits.  I mean, who can pass up a wedding with beautiful gardens and a killer sunset? 

The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is:

"Make sure to remember every minute of your day! Take a moment to breathe it all in and most of all let the little things slide. Your going to marry your best friend!"

I hope you enjoy some of the highlights from Caitlyn and Matt's beautiful Bucks County backyard wedding!

A special thank you to my second shooter, Jillian, for her talent and support!  Also, a shout out to the vendors who helped make Caitlyn and Matt's Bucks County Wedding an amazing day for everyone!

Dress Store | David's Bridal

Hair & Make up Artist | Hair - Erin Salvo & Makeup- Karen Rashevsky

Catering | Simply Smooth Catering

Rings | Mark's Jewelers

Favors | Etsy

Jewelry | Seraphine Creations

DJ | AC DJ's

Officiant | Bruce Pelly

If you're planning your own Bucks County, PA wedding, get in touch!