There could not be more love between this couple. I first met Laura and Matt last year and we photographed their engagement session in Margate, NJ. I knew then that their wedding in the vineyard would be amazing. The way Matt looks at Laura, they way he holds her close and the way the two of them dance together like they have known each other in another lifetime. Their first dance photos bring tears to my eyes.
You would never know it was raining most of the day. The sun came out just in time for their ceremony outside in the vineyard at Tomasello’s Winery. The flowers by Passions Florists, in subtle tones of white and pink looked especially romantic against the dark blue sky with soft clouds. Which I might add coordinated perfectly with the girls dresses in soft pink and the guys tux’x in navy blue. The gold layer cake by Sweet Creations was adorned in fluffy puffs of sweet cream icing and pale pink flowers further coordinating the colors of the day. Tomasello’s reception room was decorated in ivory with hints of gold and soft pink lighting highlighted the dance floor. Richard Alverio from RA Design Group has an eye for detail and coordinated everything in perfect harmony.
There were so many magical moments. The joyful way that Matt interacts with his son’s. The moment when Laura’s children saw her in her gown for the first time. The way Laura’s Dad stood there so proud at the bar waiting for her to arrive so that he could hold her tight, one last time before she became Matt’s bride. The way that Matt looked at Laura and kissed her hand after she walked down the beautiful staircase at Tomasello’s and the sun shone through Laura’s veil during their first look. The smiles on the couple’s faces after they were wed. Matt’s hands on the small of her back as they had their first dance just melted my heart. And the way that both families joined together on the dance floor in celebration.
Hair and by Chroma Beauty Bar.
Makeup by Toni Ann Rutter, Makeup by Toni Ann