While first talking with Nicole and Michael, Nicole told us that she was also a creative. She is a designer and we were psyched that she chose US to document her day. If you need to spruce up your space please go check out her amazing work at Nicole Forina Home. So when they mentioned heading to Laurita Winery to kick back, talk about their wedding and take some engagement photos, we knew this was the perfect mix of old and new, modern and traditional for our eclectic designer and her beautiful beau. Please take a second to check out their wine happy engagement shoot on the blog.
Since Nicole is an interior designer (did we say that already?! LOL! the photos of the details of how the wedding was put together was so important to her. She wanted photographers that valued every single part of the day from the minor details to the crazy dance moments. They needed warriors who would tackle the day and not be thrown off by the fact that there were at LEAST 3 Mike's in the wedding party. NO BIGGIE. We got this. Nicole was very close with my grandmother, who luckily got to meet Mike before she passed, and she adored him and could not wait until they got married. She was so excited. To honor her and make her feel like she is a big part of their special day, our couple got married at her beautiful church, which is a round building covered in the most stunning rainbow stained glass you could ever imagine.
Planning for a wedding in the middle of February, they were a bit nervous as to what mother nature had in store for them. Luckily, she gave us the best possible outcome—mild weather during the day and snow flurries at night! The venue's ballroom had us almost completely surrounded by windows to the outdoors, making it feel like we were feasting and dancing the night away in a giant snow globe.
We got lucky with these two...not just because The Stone House at Stirling Ridge is beautiful and has the most delicious food and amazing staff but ALSO because it snowed!!!!! If you want to stay in New Jersey and have a modern classy wedding PLEASE check out The Stone House which is the vision of Frank and Jeanne Cretella, owners of Landmark Hospitality, whose other properties include Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, Hotel du Village in New Hope, PA, and Logan Inn also in New Hope, PA. Always the best experience for us AND our clients. That's why we were PSYCHED when we spent this blizzard at one of their venues. See images below. We were in love with the setting and the ambiance. Just perfection. Proof that we are ready for anything.
Thanks for choosing us to be there with you on such a special day. XOXO : MR. + MRS. PANTS
In Nicole + Michael's words:
"Our wedding day exceeded our highest expectations. It was truly the most magical day spent with close family and friends. All of our vendors really rocked it out, from the flowers and decor to the food, but our photographers were next-level! Jen and Colin kept us on track and made sure we got all our portraits at the church as requested, but their ability to capture the candid moments was what we loved about their work in the first place. We had so much fun capturing these special moments. From the stunning stained-glass church, rich with history, where many family members married before us, to the venue's outdoor grounds and fire pits, to our snowy night under the stars. Thanks to Karmapants, we can now relive our magical day over and over."
THE STONE HOUSE : FOOD + VENUE
PALERMO'S BAKERY : WEDDING CAKE
UP AND OUT SALONS : HAIR + MAKEUP ARTISTS
TWISTED WILLOW FLOWERS : FLORAL DESIGN
PEONIES TO PAINT CHIPS : BLUE VINTAGE GLASSES
DJ HANK LANE : DJ + MUSIC
MARCHESA : BRIDAL GOWN
GABRIELLA NEW YORK : BRIDAL SALON
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI : BRIDE'S SHOES
KEN + DANA : UNIQUE WEDDING BAND DESIGN
ANTHROPOLOGIE : BRIDE'S HANDBANG
MODE + AFFAIRE : BLUSH FUR COAT
KENDRA SCOTT : BRIDAL JEWELRY
JENNY YOO : BRIDESMAID DRESSES
NICOLA BATHIE : BRIDESMAID EARINGS
ROCCO'S TAILORING : GROOM'S TUXEDO
YUMMI CABNDLES : TAPER CANDLES
LABELS R US : HOTEL WELCOME BOXES