How did you decide on your wedding date? Setting a date can be tricky. Of course, the most popular wedding months are June through November, but don’t overlook those winter months! December weddings are absolutely elegant and gorgeous. While some couples prefer to get married in the warmer months, winter weddings have an extra sparkle of magic. Hilary and Michael knew this when they chose December 15th as the day they were going to say “I Do.”
The services we provided were 8 Hours of Photo and Video by Jonathan and Andrew, a Photo Booth, Wedding Officiant, a Shuttle, Flowers, Rentals, Centerpieces, and an Engagement Photo Session.
Hilary, Michael and their bridal party had a ton of fun that morning while getting ready! What pre-wedding jitters? The excitement is clearly hard to miss!
Hilary’s bridal bouquet was rounded with cream hydrangea, cream roses, baby’s breath and leaves sprayed gold, wrapped in burlap and gold ribbon.
Hilary and Michael’s ceremony and reception took place at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Our officiant, Rich, performed the ceremony. Our couple chose to have a “first look” before walking down the aisle, which is becoming an extremely popular trend.
The blanket of snow that covered the Jersey Shore that evening was unexpected, but added an extra touch of magic to the already glorious day. Our minister, Rich, sealed Hilary and Michael’s lifelong commitment to one another in the presence of friends and family who looked on in awe. The day a couple says “I Do” is always a very emotional one for friends and family, and a special moment to witness.
Hilary’s bridesmaids were dressed in red with navy blue shawls, with the men were dressed in navy blue tuxes with red ties! The color combinations for your wedding and bridal party are endless! Hilary even had a bridesman! We love it!
A table full of seating arrangement keys and a photo from Hilary and Michael’s engagement photo session greeted guests as they walked into the reception. The room was adorned with centerpieces that were made of white hydrangea with gold tall branches and designed on site. The height of the branches were as tall as the pedestals! If you are looking for a very dramatic yet sophisticated look, these tall modern rustic centerpieces just like Hilary and Michael’s are the way to go.
Our couple spent some time alone before making their grand entrance as husband and wife and had some fun taking pictures in a cute retro-arcade styled room.
During the reception, guests enjoyed taking pictures in a photo booth, which is a true essential in modern day weddings! We know that you can’t be everywhere at once, so a photo booth also allows for your guests to take pictures – funny or serious – leaving you with more cute memories, and letting you see how much everyone was enjoying celebrating you and your new life. View packages here!
Here are some more of our favorite pictures from Hilary and Michael’s big day taken by our photographer, Andrew! You can see more of Andrew’s work here.
“We really enjoyed working with Karissa- she was extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole process. We booked flowers, officiant, photo and video, photo booth and shuttles through NJ Wedding Pros. It was so nice to deal with a one-stop-shop! We would recommend this team to those Brides who are looking to ease the stress of planning a wedding.”- Hilary
Hilary and Michael, thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your special day! We wish you both all of the happiness in the world on your new journey together!
Karissa & Lisa
NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701