Marla and Eric were married at the outrageously beautiful Mountain Lakes House in Princeton, NJ last weekend. Their wedding was serene and charming and very, very sweet. Brunch weddings have a calmness to them that is missing sometimes in more bustling, late-night weddings. And the light was really beautiful. See?
Mountain Lakes House is set in this incredible natural area just a long driveway down from a residential area. It looks like we’re way back in the woods – but downtown Princeton is just five minutes away. I really dug the place. Marla had a few of her girls along to help her into the dress.
Then we had time for a few portraits before things got underway.
Their rabbi was so great. She even told everybody to put the cameras away during the ceremony and be present. I love that, not just for the photography – but so that Marla and Eric’s friends and family could really participate and enjoy the ceremony.
Ketubah signed, it was time to rock.
If you tell me you’ve seen a prettier setting for a ceremony, you’re probably lying.
Did I mention they were sweet? There’s very little that can make me go “awwww” at a wedding at this point, but this did.
Ceremony done, yechud had, it was time to party.
And do the hora. I love the hora.
I was chatting with the mother of these two when they started throwing the leaves on their heads. ”Why?” I asked her. She just shook her head.
Okay this is amazing. I know it’s hard to tell in a photo this size, but that spot to the right of this guy’s neck is a bee. That bee is in FOCUS. My amazing second shooter Jeremy caught the run-from-the-bees action and this image is so neat.
This one is Jeremy’s too. I’m basically tripping over it, but I don’t know why.
Finally, the light was getting much lower, casting an incredible orange glow over the lake. So of course we had to do a few last portraits at the end of the party.
And finally, dancing like no one’s watching.
Congratulations you guys!
Marla & Eric’s vendor team:
Ceremony and reception venue: Mountain Lakes House
Catering: Chez Alice Catering
String quartet: Liebesfreud String Quartet
Officiant: Rabbi Vicki Tuckman
Florist: Viburnum Designs
Hair & Makeup: Radiant Spa & Salon
Marla’s gorgeous dress: Nicole Miller