My final wedding of 2011 was at the lovely Glen Ridge Country Club, just a stones throw from our home in Bloomfield. Nicole and David were recommended to me by Nicole’s sister (one of my old colleagues in the newspaper business) and she was so excited to have me photograph her family. The only challenge was that the couple lives in Virginia and were trying to book a New Jersey wedding from afar. “Don’t worry,” I said. “That’s why they invented Skype.”
The wedding was a wonderful late-Fall affair. The weather was crisp, but warm enough for portraits, and the ceremony was conducted by the fireplace in the country club’s charming inner hall. The two shared their vows in front of the mayor of Glen Ridge and an audience for their closest family members. The reception was simple yet exquisite. Nicole and David chose to have a traditional sit-down dinner, and so as not to ignore the dozen or so children in attendance, the kids’ table took center stage. Balloon animals, board games, candy – the reception was a five-year-old’s dream come true.
We capped off the day with a portrait session on the golf course, dodging golf balls and carts. As the sunset on Glen Ridge, it was hard not to notice the love in the couple’s eyes as they kissed and giggled through my crazy portraits suggestions. Thank you, Nicole and David, for inviting me to document your wedding. I couldn’t have asked for a better end to an amazing wedding season.
Ceremony/Reception: Glen Ridge Country Club
Glen Ridge, NJ
Florist: A New Leaf
South Orange, NJ