Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding

Summer New Jersey Wedding

Julia and Keith’s Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding was a joy to be part of.  Located in the heart of New Jersey’s central farm land, the Estate at Eagle Lake is a stunning venue for a summer New Jersey wedding.  The grounds are filled with beautiful walkways and gardens overlooking a lovely lake.  Julia and Keith’s wedding reception had a relaxed summer vibe that included lots of lawn games, good friends and family and lots of laughs.

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Prep

Everyone got ready at the venue. One of the bonuses of having an Estate at Eagle Lake wedding is the large salon area which is great for large bridal parties.  The girls got their hair and makeup done right on the premises, which helped make the day run flawlessly. Julia’s dress from Angel Bridal was the perfect choice for an effortless  summer New Jersey wedding.

First Look and Bridal Party

The two chose to do a sweet first look at the dock on the lake, followed by some fun bridal party photos before heading out to the ceremony.

Ceremony

The ceremony took place at Julia’s church, The Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross.  It was a lovely ceremony filled with traditions, beautiful music and candle light.

Photo Walk

The venue is so full of beautiful paths and garden areas that there are loads of spots for a photo walk. Due to the super harsh sun that day, we chose a shady path along the water that was absolutely perfect.

Reception

The layout of the venue was perfect for a summer wedding.  The tented area was open to the grounds, where guests could take a casual stroll outside, take photos and play lawn games.  I love cupcakes for summer weddings.  These had a sweet assortment of flower and succulent frosting.

Reception Sneak Out

One of the staff from the venue gave us a thumbs up when he thought it was a good time for sunset photos.  We jumped on a couple of golf carts and grabbed a few of the couple snuggling in the sunset. It was the perfect ending to a beautiful summer wedding day.

Photos by Lori Foxworth and Paul Cofield of Black, White and Raw Photography

 

 

bride and groom in a vineyard

vineyard wedding at Valenzano winery

Taylor and Kevin’s romantic vineyard wedding at Valenzano Winery was truly a joy to photograph.  The couple was so down to earth and full of fun, the weather absolutely perfect and the families warm and gracious. This is one of our favorite New Jersey wineries for wedding photography.
 
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Bridal Prep

Bridal Prep

Taylor got ready at her family’s home, which is always a nice, personal experience.  The girls got ready in a beautiful sun room, and every one was relaxed and having a great time.  Definitely a daddy’s girl, Taylor had to have a shot in his jeep before we left the house for the vineyard wedding.

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Bridal Party

Taylor did a sweet first look with her dad when we first arrived at The Valenzano Winery, and then we had loads of time for photos with the girls.  I loved the various shades of lilac for the bridesmaids.  After the first look and some photo time with just the bride and groom we were able to grab a few photos in the venues Barrel room, which is where cocktail and desserts were served later in the evening.

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First Look

Such a sweet first look with Taylor and Kevin in the vineyard.  I love the candid moments after he saw her for the first time. They had such a natural ease with each other.

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Bride and Groom Portraits

The Valenzano Winery is beautiful venue with lots of areas to photograph. We were able to wander through the vineyard with just the bride and groom, which is always my favorite part of the day. The couple also indulged me in sneaking out for a few night portraits later in the evening.

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Vineyard Ceremony

Surrounded by family and friends, the vineyard wedding ceremony was one filled with laughter and truly touching moments.

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Reception

East Coast Entertainment provided a live band that was one of the best I’ve heard.  Family and friends danced all night long and enjoyed desserts in the barrel room.  It was such a beautiful, joy filled event, I was thrilled to be even a small part of it.

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Vendor List

Photographed by Lori Foxworth for George Street Photo and Video

Venue:  Valenzano Winery
Live Music:  EastCoast Entertainment
Florist:  Watson Florist Maple Shade, NJ
Wedding Dress:  Jay West, Haddonfield, NJ