Let me preface this post by saying I avoid all talk of politics, especially through my interaction online for the business. Can we all just have a little chuckle at the fact that Hilary got married at Trump!
I met Chris through a networking group I’m in, BNI. When he approached me about photographing him getting married to Hilary at Trump National Golf Club for their Bedminster wedding, my immediate reaction was “Hell yeah!”
Of course our bride Hilary is going to sneak out of the bridal suite at Trump National to steal some hard sodas for her Maid of Honor Lisa from the groomsmen. Can’t let them have all the fun, can we?
What else can you do but laugh with a man in boat shoes and a robe. I’m right there with ya!
As a wedding photographer, you start to notice some patterns and trends with weddings. Like with groomsmen, you can almost always count on at least one goofball in every group. Well, Chris hit the jackpot with his gents, they brought on the goofball status all.day.long!
Hilary getting her own Ivanka moment on this famous stairwell before her groom Chris sees her for the first time, such a sweet moment!
As far as wedding venues go, Trump National Golf Club has to be the nicest if only for the sheer diversity of places to photograph portraits. Everywhere you turn is a stunning backdrop, like these cottages, for their Bedminster wedding! This is just the beginning, though.
When you leave the boys alone for a little too long with unlimited booze…
Shoutout to the Jaguar Land Rover of Mahwah for use of this fine ride!
Perhaps not all tears at weddings are happy tears.
These two photos are extra hilarious because the ring bearer and flower girl are actually brother and sister. Could they be more different when it comes to their reaction to being the center of attention? Proof that you can never tell how a kid is going to be, if they are in your bridal party, until the day of the wedding!
I have to wonder if the designers of this ceremony space knew there would be epic light for every ceremony held outdoors here. This is how you make wedding photographer squeal with happiness!
Fun fact but a bee totally started to buzz around Chris’s head during the ceremony. Lucky for him Hilary was there to save her groom and swat that bugger away!
I have exactly one rule when it comes to photobombing… if you are going to photobomb a shot, you have to do it in style! Thank you, Lisa, for following the rules. 😉
Ah, the best friend speech. Chris may be the husband now, but Lisa will always be ‘her person’. (Anyone catch the reference?)
Eventually, the rhythm is gonna get you. Maybe Gloria Estefan got it wrong and it’s, in fact, the booze.
Ice Cream wedding cake? Yes, please!
And now for a little love to the people who helped to make this stellar wedding possible:
Wedding Venue // Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster NJ
Hair // The Plaza Salon (now the J. Walker Salon) in Bernardsville NJ
Flowers // Doug Ackerman of Doug the Florist in Mendham NJ
Dress // The Bridal Store at Liz Clinton’s in Andover NJ
Reception Music // Jersey Joint Band in Jersey City NJ
Transportation // Jaguar Land Rover in Mahwah NJ (extra special shout out since this where Hilary works!)
Invitations // Papyrus
Cake // Carvel (yes, you are reading that right! But no, not Fudgie the Whale 🙁 )