Saturday, November 12, 2022

Aleksandra + Mark • Intimate Mohawk House Wedding


Aleksandra and Mark were planning a big Polish wedding in the bride's hometown of Jastrzębie Zdrój in Poland. But life had other ideas and due to the global pandemic they had to change their plans. 

Last November Aleksandra and Mark exchanged their vows in a church ceremony here in New Jersey followed by an intimate dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, Mohawk House in Sparta. 
Surrounded by their families and closest friends, their celebration so perfectly matched who they were as a couple.

It was such an honor to not only capture their beautiful day but to celebrate with them as a guest. 

Congratulations, Aleksandra & Mark! 
And a Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary!
I am so thankful for our friendship and your trust in me to document this joyous occasion!

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Kaitlyn + Tim • Orange Lawn Tennis Club Wedding


This fall wedding was such a beautiful celebration of Kaitlyn & Tim's love and commitment to one another. 
Their day was filled with so many stunning and meaningful details and a few Indian traditions incorporated by the couple to honor the groom's culture.
Before heading to church Tim participated in a prayer and blessing session with his parents and other members of his family. 

Kaitlyn chose burgundy sarees with rose gold blouses for her bridesmaids.
Their Catholic ceremony included two very important rituals: the tying of the thali and the wedding saree. 
Thali is a leaf shaped pendant with a cross made of seven beads that Tim placed around Kaitlyn's neck. It signifies the bond of marriage. 
The wedding saree (manthrokodi) is a gift to the bride from the groom and his family. Tim put the saree over Kaitlyn's head in a veil-like fashion. This tradition reflects the groom's promise to provide for the bride. 
Later, during their reception at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club, Kaitlyn changed into the manthrokodi with the help of Tim's mom and sister. 

It was such an honor to be part of this absolutely incredible day!

Congratulations, Kaitlyn & Tim!