The Estate at Florentine Gardens is located River Vale, NJ. I have had the pleasure of working at this location a few times and every time I walk in, it feels like my first time due to their constant beauty. Their gardens are neatly manicured with always new and refreshed landscaping. The right amount of sunlight peaks thru the pine trees offering a photo opportunity in every corner. It is defenitely of my favorite venues in North Jersey and I encourage you to visit it.
Because the venue offers outdoor ceremonies, Katelyn and AJ chose to have their ceremony by the garden part of the estate scheduled during the golden hour. Now, I love golden hour, and being a natural light junky this was right up my alley hence their stunning ceremony.
So, it was time to party with a fun and amazing group of singers! The house band really had everyone dancing and up from their seats most of the night. I even snuck in a little dancing as well.
Finally, I must share a very thoughtful moment created by the bride and groom. It was Katelyn’s moms birthday and the couple had a little surprise for her. A beautiful birthday cake joined them in the middle of the dance floor as everyone sung Happy Birthday. It was a very nice surprise and beautiful moment for everyone.
I keep asking myself , how blessed am I? How blessed am I to know people like them? I am so thankful to meet genuine couples/families like Katelyn and AJ thru out my life. I love what I do because of organic connections like this one. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your journey and I cannot wait to show you the rest.
I really work with some amazing people:
Photography: Havana Photography//Venue: The Estate at Florentine//Brides Attire: Stefan Jolie by Bijou Bridal//Wedding Cake: Palermos Bakery// Jewelry: Nadri Earrings and Swarovski Bracelet//Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN by Anthropology//Bridal Shoes: Sam Edelman//Florist: Floral Expressions by Maria and Larry//hair: Jessica Ipolito//Make up: Pin it up and Pout//Invitation: Minted