If you’re anywhere in the tri-state area, chances are that you’re freezing. And also terrified of frostbite just from walking to your car. Well friends, today’s wedding from Jennifer Larsen may not change the weather, but it WILL remind you of those gloriously warm, sunshine-filled summer days ahead! Emily & Ian’s wedding at Upper Montclair Country Club was simply stunning. I don’t even know where to start… the blush bridal gown, the heavenly ceremony space, the dapper groom or those dreamy sunset portraits? Every details is more gorgeous than the next. Go grab something cozy and your second cup of coffee - this wedding will definitely be one of your favorites!
From Jennifer: Emily & Ian were both in Ocean City, MD with friends about 5 years ago when Ian’s friend tried to pick up one of Emily’s friends. Although they didn’t work out, Ian and Emily got along from that moment on and have been together ever since! They committed to each other through two years of long distance from NYC to PA before Emily finally moved to NJ to be with Ian!
Ian proposed on Christmas Eve by the tree in their new home they had moved into. He asked if Emily wanted to open a present early and she eagerly obliged. She said, “I closed my eyes and put out my hands only to open them and see Ian down on one knee. It was the perfect setting on our first Christmas in our new home.” How beautiful and special is that!!
Their wedding day at Upper Montclair Country Club was heartfelt and romantic from their personal vows written to one another, to the ukulele player playing songs during their outdoor ceremony. Their ceremony arch was incredible and so beautifully decorated with florals and suspended colorful glass jars! Emily wore a PINK(!!!) Hayley Paige dress complete with a pink veil that was just so stunning and complimented her perfectly!
During portrait time, one of my favorite parts of every wedding day, we found the most amazing little area of tall grass that looked truly magical. We got to take golf carts around the gorgeous property at UMCC and found all the best spots! During our bonus sunset portrait time, we were able to sneak out just in time for the perfect golden glow and let these two take in their first day as a married couple together in an intimate, gorgeous setting.
Featured Photographer: Jennifer Larsen
2nd Photographer: Fabiana Skubic
3rd Photographer/Assistant: Barbara Marcella
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Upper Montclair Country Club
Wedding Planner: Trevor Desiato
Dress Designer: Blush by Hayley Paige
Dress Boutique: Jaehee Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair & Makeup Stylist: My Cinderella’s Dream
Wedding Rings: Frederic Goodman
DJ | Dave Maura
Florist: Bella Fiori
Cake: Creative Confections
Bridesmaids Dresses | Bill Levkoff, Jaehee Bridal
Groom Attire: Hall Madden
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Officiant: Joe Gandarillas
Ukulele Player: Johnny Herbert