Jeanette & Joel tied the knot at The Olde Church of Saint Andrew in a Catholic ceremony before heading over to Lambertville Station Inn for the wedding reception. Both settings were a perfect fit for this couple and their family and friends and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. It was the quintessential fall day that every October bride dreams of.
These two have quite the animated and spirited group of friends. From a tailgate party in the parking lot to dancing on chairs, everyone had a great time. It’s all a testament to Jeanette & Joel who have forged such strong friendships over the years.
Here’s a peek into their best day!
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Jeanette got ready right at the salon, Zanya Spa Salon, in Lambertville. I had never been there before and absolutely loved the architecture of the space! It’s a perfect spot for a large or small bridal party to get all dolled up.
I have always been of the belief that the dress sets the tone of the day. Jeanette’s dress perfectly sent the message that it was a special occasion but that the focus for the day was about quality time with their favorite people.
Jeanette opted for a small bridal party consisting of her sister and Joel’s daughter with a special appearance from her niece!
Joel’s best men were his two sons and the three were all smiles throughout the entire day.
The processional was short and sweet at the church located just minutes away from Jeanette & Joel’s home.
That blue sky is all real! No Photoshop here!
Arriving at the venue, things started to take a turn for the best. There was an impromptu tailgate party with the guests out in the parking lot. That’s just how this crew rolls!
There was another couple getting married at a neighboring restaurant, so they took the time out to come up and congratulate each other and it was a very sweet moment.
Joel loosened up with a couple beers, just in time for some portraits around Lambertville Station Inn.
I definitely underestimated this crew and their ability to turn a parking lot in to a party!
While this felt impromptu, I have a feeling this group is prepared for this sort of thing at a moment’s notice with snacks, drinks, and a large yet portable speaker and mic at the ready.
From the beautiful scenery to the unique touches, Lambertville Station Inn proved to be the perfect backdrop for this beautiful fall wedding.
No Photoshop needed when you have a sunset as perfect as this one. All natural, baby!
During cocktail hour, one of the first things I noticed was a giant inflatable pizza that had “East Coast Pizza” written in marker. Digging in further, I find out that this is the fake company Joel is a “founder” of. So we get inside the venue and I see people handing out red aprons to all the guests. Turns out, it was these two that were the perpetrators!
Joel’s reaction to first seeing all of the aprons was a pretty priceless one.
Honoring Joel’s jewish roots, gotta have a Horah! Also because what could be more fun?!
You can always count on your son to bust your chops and Ben didn’t disappoint.
A little gag gift from Jeanette’s sister during her toast.
Back to their roots – the beginning of the Jeanette & Joel story where they met at university.
Typical of the party – crazy silly, grabbing microphone, dancing on chairs. Watch out for any unattended mics, Joel will definitely be there to start singing into it, whether it’s on or not.
Venue // Lambertville Station Inn
Jeweler // Bernie Robbins Jewelers
Dress Store // Donna Morello Wedding Gowns
Groomswear // Schweon’s
Band // Franklin-Alison Music
Hair & Make-Up // Paula at Zanya Spa Salon
Florist // The Pod Shop
Bakery // Ciao Bella