Wedding Party Individual Photos

Lana and Ben’s Mountain Lakes Club Wedding in New Jersey

I met Lana and Ben through one of my previous amazing couples, Andy and Katie Miller. I always love when I have previous clients in the wedding party for new clients, because 1- I love seeing my old couples and catching up, and 2- it means they loved me enough to refer their friends and family! ūüôā This year will bring two more weddings from Lana’s wedding- her sister (and maid of honor), Lindsey,¬†to¬†her fianc√© Kevin, as well as friends of Ben and Lana, TJ¬†and Tina!

Lana and Ben chose the¬†Mountain Lakes Club for their May wedding, and were blessed with beautiful weather. We had a great time goofing around inside and out of the club, and of course, the bowling was awesome!!! Check out some of my favorite pics from Ben and Lana’s perfect day:

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Lana got ready at a local New Jersey Hotel with her bridesmaids. Her “something blue” was a heart made from the extra material from her bridesmaid’s dresses, and “something old” was a HANDKERCHIEF that her mother carried at her own wedding!.
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Ben and his groomsmen wasted no time in starting the fun. My second shooter, Erik Matey, captured these prep images of the guys before they went to the Mountain Lakes Club for the first look.
Wedding first look at Mountain Lakes Club
Lana was escorted to Mountain Lakes Club in a friend’s 1954 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. We immediately went to meet the groom, who was set up and waiting on the dock to see his bride!
1954 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith with bride and groom
The 1954 Rolls Royce made for some fabulous photos. It also helps that the bride and groom are super adorable together. Ben was one of the happiest grooms ever snuggling his gorgeous bride!!!
bride and groom with canoes and kayaks at Mountain Lakes Club
Mountain Lakes Club has kayaks and canoes, perfect for adding a pop of color to some photos.
Bride and groom formals at Mountain Lakes Club
These guys are too cute, and Lana’s eyes are so beautiful!!!
Bridal Party Bowling at Mountain Lakes Club
Some of my favorite photos from 2015 came out of this series of images! Mountain Lakes Club has it’s own bowling lanes, and this willing bridal party was happy to cheer on a bride vs. groom game!

Bridesmaids and groomsmen photos in front of Mountain Lakes Club in New Jersey

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The bride and groom ordered a big canvas of this fun wedding party group photo!
Mountain Lakes Club Wedding decor
Lana is an event planner and had fabulous vendors help her out – Kirsten Rigby did the chalk board signs pictured here, Pink Dahlia Floral and Event Design did the flowers, and Lana herself made the programs!
Mountain Lakes Club ceremony
Ben and Lana made things official on the patio between the club pool and the lake. Dana Zipkin officiated, and in lieu of a unity candle, the couple did a unity painting where they poured different color paints onto a canvas.
Mountain Lakes Club reception decor
Lana made the centerpieces herself and Rudy’s Pastry made this adorable and delicious wedding cake. Cute signage was everywhere!!

Intros and first dance at Mountain Lakes Club

Mountain Lakes Club wedding reception
Friends and family toasted the bride and groom, and later on they both danced with their parents.
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The groom had a cigar bar outside – which was a hit with all the guys!

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The wedding ended with a sparkler send off and a few end off the night photos with the couple. We went on the dock one last time, and then they drove off in the 1954 Rolls Royce. Look at the light-up Rolls statuette on the front of the car!

Thank you for trusting me to Capture your day, Lana and Ben! I look forward to seeing you both a few more times this year!


Second shooter: Erik Matey

Bride’s dress:¬† Allure Romance, from The Wedding Store at Liz Clinton in Andover, NJ
Bridesmaids’ dresses:  Jim Hjelm, all different styles, from The Wedding Store at Liz Clinton in Andover, NJ
Groom and Groomsmen attire:  Vera Wang, from Men’s Warehouse
Make up:  Make Up By Bri (Briana McTigue)
Hair:  Meghan Lally
Florist:  Pink Dahlia Floral and Event Design in Parsippany, NJ
Caterer:  Mountain Lakes Club, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Cake:¬† Rudy’s Pastry Shop, Bloomfield, NJ
Band or DJ:  Infinity Entertainment
Officiant:  Dana Zipkin
Videographer:  Justin Cristaldi
Favors:  the Bride and Groom made a donation to Eleventh Hour Rescue