Last Sunday, we celebrated Sarah and Steven’s wedding in grand style at Edgewood Country Club. While wedding season never truly ends, this time of year the season heats up, along with the weather, and Sarah and Steven had sunshine and early blooming trees on their side.
Sarah loves Edgewood Country Club for its light and bright spaces, and she’s right. Edgewood, with its lofty interior spaces and expansive golf course landscape, is absolutely full of light. The challenge of course becomes how to control this light, taking advantage of the abundance, while channeling and molding it to produce the warm, golden light that is a hallmark of classic wedding portraiture. For Sarah and Steven, we ran the gamut of photographic light-control techniques. Edgewood country club has a beautiful clubhouse with a stone facade and terracotta roof. We made the most of this beautiful location for their first look since it was in full shade. I know these two were anxious to get beautiful golf course shots, and had this in the back of my mind just before cocktail hour ended and the sun started to dip. We did get the opportunity to drive out to one of the further spots on the golf course where the water was gleaming and Sarah’s veil was flying. I especially loved the intricate detail of pearls beaded into her veil!
Sarah and Steven’s details are very special. Steven’s mom, Barbara, cut up her own wedding dress to make the flower girl’s basket, pillows for the rings, and a wrap for Sarah’s bouquet. The gold wedding band has been used in Steven’s family for many, many years – the family believes they have been used for more than 50 family weddings! I love stories like these. Details and traditions that bring a depth and richness that goes beyond pretty images of beautiful objects.
The wedding day never winds down. Only up with an energetic introduction of the new Mr. and Mrs. and of course in most Jewish weddings, the hora following the first dance! I think my favorite moment was when Steven’s Mom was about to get in the chair and her girlfriends shooed away the men because they wanted to lift their friend. These women are strong! We ended our night with meaningful toasts by their loved ones, a beautiful scene of dancing and hugging among a wonderful group of family and friends. We were even able to sneak a few quiet moments with Sarah and Steven by the bar at the end of the night!
I loved everything about Sarah and Steven’s wedding, and we are so honored to have been a part of their special day. Sarah and Steven, you’re a beautiful couple, and I am so excited for your future together!
Venue: Edgewood Country Club
Photographer: Lauren Kearns Photography
Makeup: Beauty on Location NJ
Hair: Fluff me by Fania
Wedding Dress: Wedding Atelier, Sareh Nouri
Florist: Amaryllis Event Decor
Invitations: Always Impressive Invitations
Videographer: Live Picture Studios
Transportation: Ramstar Transportation
Entertainment: Starlight music- Rock & Soul Band