THE MADISON HOTEL WEDDING, MORRISTOWN NJ: JOHN + MAXIM
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday vacation! If you're real lucky, you're still eating left over Christmas ham sandwiches like me! ;) Today, I am blogging my last wedding of the season, and I just can't stop thinking about how much fun this day was! John and Max are two of the coolest kids in town - gorgeous, funny, full of joy and love, and so genuine! Their Madison Hotel wedding included a sunset ceremony in a beautiful glass conservatory, the coolest bouquets ever, and the most unique approach to a "First Look" I've ever seen! :)
Max was so good to share her spotlight with her completely adorable niece Brianna!
On a cold November day, this conservatory full of sunshine was an answer to prayer for the girls!
Max carried photos of loved ones down the aisle with her...
I've been calling this the "Anti-First-Look" but I'm open to name suggestions! Here's the story...their ceremony was scheduled for sunset and they really wanted beautiful daylight portraits together, but they didn't want to see each other before the ceremony. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! We decided to have a ton of fun and get real creative with ways to get awesome photos of them with their siblings, wedding party, and alone...without catching a glimpse of each other!
Hooray! Congratulations John and Max!! Love this moment of joy! <3
Max and John created homemade Chimichurri sauce favors (YUM!) and a vinyl record guest book. Each guest signs the record at their table and the couple will have a totally unique "guest book!"
Max's first dance with her father had everyone in tears! He surprised Max with a recorded version of himself singing their first dance song...not only was it incredibly emotional, but he's also insanely talented! Blew everyone away!
Friends were celebrating from all ends of the earth! :)
What an incredible day! Max and John, you are both so beautiful inside and out! I'm so happy to know you and I know that this day was just the beginning of your happily ever after! xoxoxox!
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Ceremony & Reception Site: The Madison Hotel // Flowers: AW Flowers // Bride's Dress & Veil: L'Fay Bridal // Rings: West Essex Jewelers // Bridesmaids' Dresses: East West Bridals // Groom's & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse // Hair & Make-up: Toni & Guy Hoboken // Invitations: DesignedWithAmore // Reception Entertainment: The Oasis // Photography: Cassi Claire // The End!
Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!