What an unforgettable time we had photographing Alyssa and Joe’s Mansion at Natirar wedding! The natural beauty of the luxury resort nestled in the New Jersey countryside was the perfect backdrop for this amazing couple to exchange vows.
Alyssa and Joe had been together for 7 years and couldn’t wait for their big day. The pair met in college, having been friends at first. Then, near the end of college, they began dating. The rest, as they say, is history!
Alyssa and Joe’s wedding style was inspired by a mix of traditional and modern vibes, and the Mansion at Natirar certainly helped bring their vision to life. Surrounded by family and friends, the two celebrated their nuptials.
About that stunning Vera Wang dress!
In her early 20’s, Alyssa was helping a friend pick out her wedding dress. They visited a few places before finally ending up at Vera Wang. Alyssa was blown away by the experience at the store and by the gowns. She couldn’t wait for her turn one day, and knew in her heart that Vera Wang was where she would find her dress when the time came. Surely enough, several years later when looking for a dress, Alyssa visited a few stores but ended up finding her gown at Vera Wang. It was exactly what she was looking for – a timeless gown that was not too much, but just enough.
We must say that Joe could not take his eyes off his beautiful bride as she walked down the aisle toward him. And Joe looked so dapper himself in his tuxedo. This was truly a dream wedding with a dream couple!
Why it was so important to work with a wedding planner…
Alyssa had been waiting to plan a wedding for a long time and loved doing every part of it. She had the help of family and friends, but did the majority of it herself. In the last month of planning, she worked with a wedding planner, Veronica Polce from Veronica Joy Events. Alyssa said this was the best decision she made. It allowed her to be hands-on and plan everything herself. However, during the last crazy month (and the wedding day itself), she was able to pass everything on to Veronica so she could all of the special moments.
Take a look at the photos below to see all of these special moments and get inspired if you’re planning your own wedding!
Alyssa and Joe, we want to say thank you for trusting us to capture your most important day. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!
Florist: Jardiniere Fine Flowers
Photographer: Julian Ribinik Weddings
Venue/Catering: The Mansion At Natirar
Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Sophia Webster
Tux: Biltmore Tuxedo
Videographer: JLM Videos
Wedding Planner: Veronica Joy Events
Band: Starlight Music New York (The Starlight Music Orchestra Band)