I met Gyllian and Francesco at Renault Winery for their photography consultation and fell in love with them instantly! They are such an amazing couple and they definitely know what they wanted for their special day, A Fall Wedding at Renault Winery! Although the weather wasn’t very “fall” (a scorching 95 degrees!) she was absolutely stunning in her custom wedding gown and their matching Christian Louboutin shoes.
The beginning of the day was calm and collected, but once Gyllian popped her confetti champagne bottle, everyone was ready to party! This was the day they had been waiting for, and although Gyllian was nervous, after their first look Francesco reassured her that she was absolutely stunning! (And she really, really was!)
Gyllian and Francesco, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your memories! I had an amazing time at your wedding and can’t WAIT for you to see your beautiful images! You two are the best!
If you are planning your wedding, you should absolutely consider a fall wedding at Renault Winery. Between the vineyards, the fountains, the gorgeous landscaping you are sure to have an amazing collection of portraits for your wedding album and to display proudly in your home!
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I remember watching TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress and seeing Lauren, and hearing her story. I remember laughing and really enjoying the show! I also said out loud, “Call me!” hoping she would somehow find me on the internet, and book me for her wedding. She sounded like the kind of bride I would love to work with. Well, as it turned out, I received an email from her! Out of the blue, and she booked me! She loved me and I loved everything about the wedding she was describing! She told me her wedding would be at a church, where she dreamed of getting married in since she was a little girl. Our Lady Star of the Sea. She told me she would have an amazing party (and she totally did) at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ. She told me how much she loved her fiance (now husband) and how perfect they are for each other. I developed a beautiful relationship with Lauren (we even share first AND middle names).
As I mentioned, Lauren was featured on Say Yes to the Dress on TLC. If you don’t recognize her, you could do a quick good search for “Say Yes to the Dress Classy Porn Star” or click here. You do have to purchase the episode since it’s been a few months since it’s aired, or if you own the dvd’s, etc. you could just watch it there. Anyway, to clue you in, Lauren wanted to look like a classy porn star, but all of the dresses she picked out looked like gorgeous ball gowns. She ended up with the dress she is wearing, and it doesn’t say classy porn star in my opinion, it says beautiful bride! Her wedding was also featured on another episode of Say Yes to the Dress, and you can find that by clicking here. It’s exciting because we get to relive her wedding at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ, and you get to see some video from the day!
Lauren is the kind of girl who lights up a room, it’s no wonder that Anthony fell madly in love with her! Lauren’s smile is so contagious, I found myself laughing behind the camera. The emotions in the room made me cry, made me feel like I was right there in the moment along side of her. Maybe I was extra emotional because I was 6 months pregnant, haha but I am totally going to go with the fact that they are amazing people! Lauren & Anthony’s friends and family are so lucky to have them both in their lives, and they are lucky to have so many people that love them in their lives as well. I felt nothing but love and support in the room. And when it was time to party, wow. This is a crowd that knows how to party! We had the SnapBooth there, and boy did it get used! So many people in such a small space, but they made it work and wow it was a blast! I stopped in a few times and couldn’t believe how much fun everyone was having!
Congress Hall is seriously one amazing venue. Lauren and Anthony had their wedding while it was decorated for Christmas! It is a tradition of theirs that they always have photos taken by the Christmas tree. Well, they had one heck of a large Christmas tree to take a photo in front of! I love Christmas, and Congress Hall, does Christmas RIGHT! It’s a serious winter wonderland inside. Even the doormen dress like toy soldiers. It’s adorable. I can’t help but mention that the staff is beyond amazing. Everyone is so helpful and kind. Lauren and Anthony had their dream wedding here, and it was SO worth it! If you want to have a wedding here, I highly recommend it! It’s definitely a phenomenal place to party your night away!
Lauren and Anthony, I wish you nothing but love, success and prosperity in your future together! Thank you so much for trusting me, and allowing me to take part in your special day, and for sharing your memories with me! I will forever cherish you both in my hearts! xoxo
I was VERY excited to go back here, because it is one of my favorite locations to shoot! The grounds are super pretty, and I ADORE their front entrance. When we started the day, it was over cast, but then it started to POUR RAIN. Every bride gets upset when it rains, but, as professionals we can only stay super positive and reassure them that everything will be JUST FINE. And everything WAS just fine. Lauren was DROP DEAD GORGEOUS in her wedding dress, she had the prettiest details, and Matt was super calm all afternoon. We did have to have an inside ceremony which was a bit crazy, but it all worked out.
I have to say that Sand Barrens was able to come up with a plan very fast, and they were amazing all night long! It’s always nice when we can work together with one goal in mind – the newly weds! It’s their day, and we need to make it perfect for them! I think we all came together and helped make this day amazing for them. If you are looking for a venue that can pull bunnies out of a hat – this is the place, you need to book a Sand Barrens Golf Club Wedding!
Lauren and Matt, not only were amazingly calm the entire night, but they had such a gorgeous wedding. Their bridal party was dressed black tie with black lace dresses with the most lucious red rose bouquets! Their theme held true through each table and even the cake. I love when a theme works seamlessly! It was very romantic, and most importantly, these two know how to have a good party!
A HUGE THANK YOU to both Lauren and Matt for allowing me to capture their memories on this extra special day! I had a blast, thank you for having us.
Everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do. One of the top items of my very own bucket list was to shoot a wedding at an aquarium. We usually write these list items believing that one day we will be able to do them, but sometimes they happen out of the blue and you are simply blown away! This was how this wedding was for me. It was my DREAM to shoot at an aquarium and I was finally able to! The colors were vivid, vibrant and magestic. The shark tank was the absolute, most amazing thing ever, and the room was just gorgeous! There wasn’t a moment that I wasn’t like a kid in a candy shop.
Not only was this on the top of my most favorite places to shoot at, but the Stephanie and David, and the entire guest list kept thanking us for being there and for being SO amazing. There is no better compliment better than knowing you are welcome to take pictures, hang out, and have fun with the bride and groom and their guests. Their family was hilarious, so full of life, and they had the most adorable flower girl ever!
So check out how beautiful Stephanie and David are. Take a peak into the details of the day, and this amazingly gorgeous venue! Enjoy!
Bokeh Love Photography