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Marla & Eric | Mountain Lakes House destination wedding | Princeton, NJ

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?

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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.

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Then we had time for a few portraits before things got underway.

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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.

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Ketubah signed, it was time to rock.

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If you tell me you’ve seen a prettier setting for a ceremony, you’re probably lying.

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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.

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Ceremony done, yechud had, it was time to party.

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And do the hora.  I love the hora.

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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.

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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.

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This one is Jeremy’s too.  I’m basically tripping over it, but I don’t know why.

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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.

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Tee hee.

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And finally, dancing like no one’s watching.

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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

facebook comments:

Celia MiltonSeptember 16, 2012 - 3:47 pm

The photos are amazing and the venue is one of my faves. Part of their vendor team was their wonderful rabbi, who should also get credit.

Amber WilkieSeptember 17, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Hi Celia – Happy to include a byline for the rabbi, if you have her information, let me know!

Karen JuliaApril 21, 2014 - 9:00 am

Beautiful set of photos, the light is just amazing! It looks like they had a fun wedding!

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