November 6, 2023
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
Make Up: Makeup by Monica
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
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