Laura & Marty Tied the Knot {Pleasantdale Chateau , West Orange}

November 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


There were little children running all around the bridal suite, so happy to be spending an entire day out of school AND being with their cousins.  The only thing louder than the noise and excitement of little people was Laura's smile and enthusiasm!  Laura's step-daughter, Danielle, carefully applied Laura's makeup with the assistance of her 6 year old daughter (who was nominated eye shadow holder).  Laura's details were carefully laid out by Laura's assistant, Domonique, making my job of photographing details seamless!  The first thing I wanted to do was take Laura's dress to the cascading staircase right outside her suite, and once I got the shot, I spent some more time with her beautiful Oscar de la Renta slingbacks! "I splurged on the shoes!" Laura said to me right before she got dressed, but the way the details in her shoes looked peaking out from the front of her dress was so beautiful against the satin of her wedding dress, it was absolutely worth it!

Laura got dressed with the help of her sister in the same room, filled with nieces, grandchildren and Mom, but it was like she didn't even hear them.  She was looking over the courtyard where she would soon find Marty for their first look.

Alone, Marty waited, rather seriously, for his bride.  But when she appeared, his face lit up and the seriousness was gone for the remainder of their fairytale wedding.  The way the two of them laughed and smiled at each other, I don't even know if they heard or even remember us to talking to them!

The candles were lit for their ceremony at dusk, and it was getting dark quickly.  Before they knew it, Marty and Laura became "Husband and Wife" and we lost them to friends and family at cocktail hour.

The ballroom was filled with a warm light and illuminated with fall burgundies and oranges of fall in the form of cascading floral arrangements on each table.  One of my new favorite moments is when the bride and groom see their reception room for the first time.  It's such a joy to see all of their careful planning and attention to all the details come together in this beautiful room! And once they were introduced to their friends and family for the first time as "Mr. and Mrs," the room was filled with singing and dancing!  And by singing and dancing, I mean a little bit of both!  Hank Lane does such an amazing job, and jumps right into the swing of things on the dance floor making it all the more fun! 

We escaped for 5 minutes to visit the Pleasantdale Chateau's pool room, and as soon as we got back, Marty and his groomsman meant to get serious about this party, and the bow ties were gone!  This party was just getting started!  Congratulations, Laura & Marty!  We loved being part of your wedding!

Thanks to Barbara Wentzel for her amazing assistance!

LaurenKearns_0868LaurenKearns_0868 LaurenKearns_0869LaurenKearns_0869 LaurenKearns_0862LaurenKearns_0862 LaurenKearns_0863LaurenKearns_0863 LaurenKearns_0864LaurenKearns_0864 LaurenKearns_0865LaurenKearns_0865 LaurenKearns_0870LaurenKearns_0870 LaurenKearns_0874LaurenKearns_0874 LaurenKearns_0866LaurenKearns_0866 LaurenKearns_0867LaurenKearns_0867 LaurenKearns_0934LaurenKearns_0934 LaurenKearns_0871LaurenKearns_0871 LaurenKearns_0872LaurenKearns_0872 LaurenKearns_0873LaurenKearns_0873 LaurenKearns_0875LaurenKearns_0875 LaurenKearns_0876LaurenKearns_0876 LaurenKearns_0877LaurenKearns_0877 LaurenKearns_0878LaurenKearns_0878 LaurenKearns_0879LaurenKearns_0879 LaurenKearns_0880LaurenKearns_0880 LaurenKearns_0881LaurenKearns_0881 LaurenKearns_0882LaurenKearns_0882 LaurenKearns_0883LaurenKearns_0883 LaurenKearns_0884LaurenKearns_0884 LaurenKearns_0885LaurenKearns_0885 LaurenKearns_0886LaurenKearns_0886 LaurenKearns_0887LaurenKearns_0887 LaurenKearns_0888LaurenKearns_0888 LaurenKearns_0889LaurenKearns_0889 LaurenKearns_0891LaurenKearns_0891 LaurenKearns_0890LaurenKearns_0890 LaurenKearns_0893LaurenKearns_0893 LaurenKearns_0892LaurenKearns_0892 LaurenKearns_0894LaurenKearns_0894 LaurenKearns_0895LaurenKearns_0895 LaurenKearns_0896LaurenKearns_0896 LaurenKearns_0897LaurenKearns_0897 LaurenKearns_0898LaurenKearns_0898 LaurenKearns_0899LaurenKearns_0899 LaurenKearns_0900LaurenKearns_0900 LaurenKearns_0901LaurenKearns_0901 LaurenKearns_0902LaurenKearns_0902 LaurenKearns_0903LaurenKearns_0903 LaurenKearns_0904LaurenKearns_0904 LaurenKearns_0905LaurenKearns_0905 LaurenKearns_0906LaurenKearns_0906 LaurenKearns_0907LaurenKearns_0907 LaurenKearns_0908LaurenKearns_0908 LaurenKearns_0909LaurenKearns_0909 LaurenKearns_0910LaurenKearns_0910 LaurenKearns_0911LaurenKearns_0911 LaurenKearns_0912LaurenKearns_0912 LaurenKearns_0913LaurenKearns_0913 LaurenKearns_0915LaurenKearns_0915 LaurenKearns_0925LaurenKearns_0925 LaurenKearns_0914LaurenKearns_0914 LaurenKearns_0916LaurenKearns_0916 LaurenKearns_0917LaurenKearns_0917 LaurenKearns_0918LaurenKearns_0918 LaurenKearns_0919LaurenKearns_0919 LaurenKearns_0920LaurenKearns_0920 LaurenKearns_0921LaurenKearns_0921 LaurenKearns_0922LaurenKearns_0922 LaurenKearns_0923LaurenKearns_0923 LaurenKearns_0932LaurenKearns_0932 LaurenKearns_0924LaurenKearns_0924 LaurenKearns_0926LaurenKearns_0926 LaurenKearns_0927LaurenKearns_0927 LaurenKearns_0928LaurenKearns_0928 LaurenKearns_0929LaurenKearns_0929 LaurenKearns_0930LaurenKearns_0930 LaurenKearns_0931LaurenKearns_0931 LaurenKearns_0933LaurenKearns_0933

Photographers:  Lauren Kearns and Barbara Wentzel

Venue:  Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange, NJ

Maitre d:  Santiago Sevilla

Bride's Coordinator: Domonique Ajai Henderson

Makeup: Danielle Cefoli

Hair: Pierina Gagliardo of Lucio's Salon 

Dress:  Ian Stuart

Shoes:  Oscar de la Renta

Wedding bands:  Edwins Jewelers

Invitations:  Invitations by Joann

Florist:  Debbie's Designs

Band:  Hank Lane Music

Videographer:  Carlos Zambrano from Bow Films




No comments posted.

January February March April May (1) June July (1) August (1) September October (1) November December
January February March April May June (1) July August September October November (1) December
January February March April May (1) June (2) July (1) August September (1) October November (1) December
January (1) February (2) March April May (2) June July (3) August September (4) October November (2) December