November 6, 2023

Fall Catholic Wedding at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange NJ | Monica + Angelo

As a child, Monica had always dreamed of a beautiful fall wedding. Our God is a God of details.  He loves even our littlest prayers.  And He is faithful. Angelo and Monica’s wedding day was the perfect fall day.  It was sunny, and warm and the trees were in their peak color! Monica’s vision for a fall wedding became a reality on a Saturday in October in New Jersey.

Everything was planned to the tiniest detail.  Their invitation suite was amazing and included a map of the area with important locations in their lives. Monica’s family is from Poland and there is a Polish tradition where the parents bestow a blessing on the couple before the Mass.  After their joyful first look in the courtyard, they knelt in front of their parents and they each took turns, blessing their children. It was so moving and such a testament to the faith that these two families share. 

We arrived at the beautiful Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in South Orange, NJ. I was in awe of its grandeur.  There were many CFR priests, brothers, and sisters there, praying for this sweet couple!  It was a beautiful and reverent nuptial Mass. After Mass, we headed to South Mountain Reservation to take photos which provided Monica with the picture-perfect fall backdrop! 

We headed back to the place we started, the Olde Mill Inn.  This spectacular venue in Basking Ridge, NJ is historic and picturesque.  The newlyweds danced the night away with their family and friends, the dance floor was never empty! 

Monica and Angelo, it was truly an honor to serve you as your wedding photographer and get to know your amazing family and friends.  Words fall short to capture the beauty of your day and I hope that these images will always bring you back to the day you became a family. God bless you both!



Photographer: Laura and Matthew

Ceremony: Our Lady of Sorrows Church

Reception: The Olde Mill Inn

Dress Designer: Aire Barcelona

Dress Salon: Vera’s Bridal

Florist: Lily’s Florist

Cake: Calandras Bakery and Isaura Bakery

DJ: High Octane Productions

Make Up: Makeup by Monica

Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

See another New Jersey wedding HERE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


5 tips for choosing the perfect outfits for your session 

Picking out outfits can seem overwhelming and most people don’t know where to start! In this guide, I’m taking out the guess work and sharing my best tips on picking out and pairing outfits for your next portrait session. 




get the guide