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Tom + Caitlin, Oyster Point Hotel wedding photographer

01deepcut gardens_mckay-40We love when we get to once again photograph a wedding for a family that we have worked with before! Such is the case with the wedding that you see below, that of Caitlin Dubois to Thomas Maffiore and at that wedding, we got to hang out with Steven and Elizabeth DuBois/Reinfurt whose wedding we had photographed on a very hot summer day, some 2 years earlier! Bonus!
Caitlin & Tom’s wedding day began with a time of thoughtful preparation and ended with the big bang that only the band Mission Dance can provide, all at The Oyster Point Hotel, in Red Bank; but in between, the couple and their large entourage traversed the Navesink River to get officially hitched at the quaint and beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel and then to take some photos in the splendor of Deep Cut Gardens, both in Middletown.
Tender thoughtful moments, familiar faces, exciting music, heartfelt promises, family and friends, delicious food and a feeling of togetherness! That’s what this wedding was and we’d like to thank the DuBois & Maffiore families for once again including us! Congratulations go out to all!02oyster point hotel_mckay-104oyster point hoteln_mckay-705oyster point hotel_mckay-603oyster point hotel_mckay-306oyster point hotel_mckay-807oyster point hotel_mckay-908oyster point hoteln_mckay-209oyster point hoteln_mckay-410oyster point hoteln_mckay-511oyster point hotel_mckay-1012oyster point hotel_mckay-1113oyster point hoteln_mckay-1414oyster point hotel_mckay-1215oyster point hotel_mckay-1616oyster point hoteln_mckay-1717oyster point hotel_mckay-1918oyster point hotel_mckay-2219oyster point hotel_mckay-1820oyster point hoteln_mckay-2021oyster point hotel_mckay-2422oyster point hotel_mckay-2123oyster point hotel_mckay-2324oyster point hotel_mckay-25a25long branch trolley_mckay-2626long-branch-trolley_mckay27deepcut gardens_mckay-2828deepcut gardens_mckay-3429deepcut gardens_mckay-3630deepcut gardensn_mckay-3031deepcut gardens_mckay-2732deepcut gardens_mckay-2933deepcut gardens_mckay-3334deepcut gardens_mckay-3935deepcut gardens_mckay-3736deepcut gardensn_mckay-3537deepcut gardens_mckay-3838deepcut gardens_mckay-4139oyster-point-hotel_mckay-4240oyster-point-hotel_mckay_4441oyster-point-hotel-4342oyster-point-hotel_mckay_4543oyster-point-hotel_mckay_4644oyster-point-hotel_mckay_5345oyster-point-hotel_mckay_4746oyster-point-hotel_mckay_5247oyster-point-hotel_mckay_5148oyster-point-hotel_mckay_50
Ceremony – St Mary’s Chapel, Middletown
Reception – Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank
Flowers – Wall Flowers
wedding Invitation – Pauline’s Paperie
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, Little Silver
Entertainment – Mission Dance
Wedding Dress – Castle Couture
Bridal Shoes – DSW
Groom’s Wear – Jos A Bank
Make-Up + Hair – The Spa at the Galleria, Red Bank
Transportation – Long Branch Trolley

Patty - September 14, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Beautiful photos. I have seen hundreds of wedding pictures and these are among the very best.

Chrissy + Brad, Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank wedding photographer

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All summer long we’ve had the most incredible weather; Chrissy and Brad’s wedding day at the Molly Pitcher Inn was no exception! They both live in the city and met while working in the fashion industry for Ralph Lauren (a couple of Polo bears couldn’t be amiss that day!). Chrissy looked just stunning in her sweet flowing W Too wedding gown and Brad looked so sharp in a blue Brunello Cucinelli suit – did I mention they both work in fashion ; ). The ceremony on the deck of the Molly overlooking the Navasink River was so bright and cheerful – Chrissy and Brad were surrounded by a sea of sunflowers…
I am sure all the guest are still talking about the lively party with some hot latin interludes performed by Brad’s Argentinian mother and brother and the wild dancing to the
music provided with style by Elite Entertainment- all happening under a super moon!
Chrissy and Brad – congratulations to you and your families – we shared a wonderful day with you!

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Ceremony + Reception – Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Flowers – Christoffers Inc
Officiant – Brooks Smith
Wedding Invitation – Crane’s
Wedding Cake – Momofuku Milk Bar, New York
Ceremony + Cocktail Music – Jaclyn Duncan Music
Recedption Entertainment – Elite DJ’s, Tinton Falls
Wedding Dress = W Too
Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Brunello Cucinelli
Make-Up – Jackie Grato
Hair – Filomena

Catherine + Joe, Westmount Country Club wedding photographer

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Just last October, we were photographing Joseph & Catherine’s Engagement photos in Red Bank. That day seems like only yesterday. Then, along came June 29th, 2014 and we found ourselves photographing their wedding day as well and that day seems like such a long time ago now! Every bride and groom tells us that their wedding day goes by so fast and that the entire day can seem like a blur. It’s not just great to have pictures of it all, it’s essential! The photos help us all to remember the beautiful details of the day, in this case the friends and family that were there to help Catherine and Joe get ready, the grand wedding ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen and the elegant and classy reception at The Westmount Country Club… and that sunset!!!
Here is Catherine & Josephs story told in photographs, immediately followed by a link where you can read their love story (and see their engagement shots).
Congratulations to Joe & Catherine… Our hope, as always, is that these photographs will help you and your family to remember what a fantastic day it was, for many years to come!2mckay_bride-make-up3mckay_bride-details4mckay_dress5mckay_bride-dressing6mckay_bride-dressed'7mckay_flower-girl8mckay_first-look9mckay_door-way10mckay_groom-dressing11mckay_rings12mckay_grooms-men13mckay_bridal-portrait-1<14mckay_bridal-portrait-215mckay_bridal-portrait-316mckay_bride-and-grandma17mckay_imaging_bride-house18mckay_rolls-royce19mckay_leaving-for-church20mckay_bride-in-limo22mckay_bride-veil23mckay_maid-of-honor24mckay_church-detail25mckay_church-aisle26mckay_bride-aisle27mckay_st-francis-of-assisi-28mckay_stfrancisofassisi-2-29mckay_stfrancisofassisi-330mckay_stfrancisofassisi-531mckay_stfrancisofassisi-632mckay_stfrancisofassisi-733mckay_bridal-party34mckay_rolls-royce-235mckay_bride-groom-limo36mckay-brides-maids237westmount-country-club-wed638westmount-country-club-wed-39mckay_grooms-men-240westmount-country-club-wed241westmount-country-club-wed342westmount-country-club-wed443westmount-country-club-wed844westmount-country-club-wed945westmount-wedding-details46westwood-cc-wedding-147westwood-cc-wedding-248westwood-cc-wedding-349westwood-cc-wedding-550westwood-cc-wedding-851westwood-cc-wedding-952westwood-cc-wedding-6

Read their love story here

Ceremony – St Francis of Assisi, Metuchen
Reception – Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park
Flowers – Santos Florist, Newark, Centerpieces: Atlas Florist
Cinematography – PF Films, Montclair
Wedding Invitation – Little Black Dress Paperie, Bernardsville
Wedding Cake – Palermos’s Bakery
Ceremony Music – Rosemarie Gazaleh, Cantor; Thomas DeLessio, Organist
Reception Entertainment – Gemini DJ’s
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Veil – Carolina Herrera
Head piece – Maria Elena
Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade
Groom’s Wear – Cozy Tuxedo
Hair – Liz Vandenbos, Hair + Us
Transportation – Action Limousine

Favors – Lenox

Jacki + Kevin, Washington Square, New York engagement portrait

A Blessing in Disguise…

When Jacki Bideau & Kevin Bostel booked their wedding with us in June of 2013, we wasted no time planning an early Autumn engagement portrait at Washington Square Park in Manhattan. One thing led to another and life being what it is, busy and unruly, one by one our dates got pushed back. Then finally, one day last November, we had it all worked out. It was to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we loaded up the car for a fun New York City photo shoot.
We were a little gun shy from all of the postponements so Liz kept checking the weather all the way up and her smartphone showed nothing but sunshine. We arrived early, had a bite to eat and walked over to the park. When we came out of the restaurant, we realized that the sky had grown a bit dark. Obsessively, and in spite of the obvious, we checked our phones again and saw nothing but sunshine. Soon, we were standing beneath the arch at the gateway to the park. The wind began to pick up and as the happy couple approached it began to rain. Well, we all stood there under the shelter of the arch, a little confused and a little bit windblown and wet, staring at the little sunny symbols on our “smart”phones in disbelief! Needless to say, we were missing our window of opportunity just before sunset… but every dark cloud of course has a silver lining!
The Winter passed, cold and snowy but when Spring arrived, we made another date! When Liz and I walked into the park and saw the green trees, the flowers blooming and the liveliness of the park in Spring, we knew that that phantom Fall storm had been a blessing in disguise, a hint from the universe that maybe we should wait to photograph this couple when the city looked much more vibrant! I’ We’re so glad that we waited and will try to remember that whenever something doesn’t work out exactly as you planned, something better may be waiting just around the corner…
Speaking of something better; we can’t wait for your Clark’s Landing Yacht Club wedding day, this coming September!
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