The Maple Shade 25 club is a wonderful, intimate location. The weather was perfect and the decor was a fall theme. Beautiful warm colors filled the room. For dinner, they brought in a BBQ trailer! Yes, an authentic smoker to BBQ everything under the sun! The food was absolutely amazing! Check out Smokin' J's BBQ in Palmyra, NJ.
The Couple: Dana and Kevin
Dana was recommended to me from a friend that I grew up with. We first met at our consultation at Dunkin Donuts. I love me a Chai Latte! Dana was very sweet and just lit up when she talked about her son Mason. Little did I know, he would also steal my heart during their engagement session! As Dana told me about Kevin and how he proposed, all she could do was gush about how amazing he and his family is to them. It was so sweet to see and hear their story! I couldn't wait for their engagement session.
Their Engagement Session
It was really hard to pick a location for their session. We finally picked Main Street in Moorestown, NJ. This is a location that I knew would be challenging but, I have always wanted to shoot there. It has some really cute shops and brick walkways. We even stopped traffic to get a shot in the cross walk! Yeah, traffic is suppose to stop for people in the cross walk, but we wanted to set a safe example for Mason since he was watching every step we made. :)
The Big Day
Dana and he girls were getting ready at her mom's house, while Kevin and his buddies were hanging out and their home. The entire day was within a 2 mile radius which gave us plenty of time to go from location to location. Mason wore an all white tuxedo, which was knew how to rock! Dana wore a gorgeous Alfred Angelo gown with white cowboy boots. Her Maid of Honor gave her such an amazing gift! She gifted her an anklet that went around her boot. It was so fitting. It matched perfectly. The bridesmaids wore a flowing maroon gown, that fit everyone like a glove. I swear these girls were models. Kevin and his men wore a grey suit that complemented the girls maroon dresses. Flowers were all handmade by Dana and her mom the day before.
As Dana walked down the aisle with her mom, ok maybe she speed walked, you could see Kevin's face light up. Dana was so excited to get to her man you could just see her face light up. They shared in a sand ceremony with their son Mason. Blending the sands together creating one, just like their family was coming together.
During the reception, everyone was having a blast. Lots of dancing, singing, dance off's and more.
Please enjoy Dana and Kevin's beautiful day!