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Alyssa & John | Park Chateau Winter Wedding, East Brunswick, NJ

Alyssa and John radiate joy and fun when they are together, which made this day just that much more incredible. They seriously light up when they are together, just wait until you see their contagious smiles! Alyssa told me that they wanted a very classic, romantic winter wedding, and they achieved exactly that and more. The wedding day vibes were full of excitement and energy from the moment I arrived to the bridal suite. I loved that Alyssa and her sister, Nicole, were willing to jump on the couch with full hair and makeup for some of the cutest sister pictures ever! Meanwhile, the groomsmen, on the other hand, were having a full on Vogue fashion shoot with my amazing second photographer, Tori Petrillo, down in the super cool library room! 😉 Seriously, this bunch was SO much fun.

If you’ve been here with me since early 2017, you might remember that I started my 2017 off at Park Chateau, and I love that I got to bookend it by shooting my second to last wedding of the year here, as well! I am endlessly amazed at this stunning venue, especially during the holiday season when it’s decorated with elegant Christmas wreath’s and string lights! Alyssa and John’s late December wedding was so beautifully and carefully planned from the ornament favors to the custom wax seals on their invitations. I have so many favorites that you’re going to see as you continue scrolling, like the thoughtful gifts that Alyssa and John exchanged before their first look, Alyssa’s heirloom invitation suite bag from her mother, the matching monogrammed PJs for the bridesmaids, the holiday socks that the groomsmen wore, the classic Rolls Royce, and unique sparkler exit outside the church following the ceremony! And it is always such a joy getting to work with a dream team of vendors like my good friends Michelle of Michelle Elise Artistry and Steph and Justin of Tone Media!

AND as a special bonus, at the end of this post, I have some extra goodness that I’m so excited to share with you: Alyssa and John’s wedding day in motion, by the incredibly talented husband and wife duo, Justin and Steph, who I am so lucky to call my friends. This highlight video is jaw-droppingly stunning, and you won’t want to miss it!

Alyssa and John, your love is boundless and shows in every little way. Wishing you the happiest start to your forever!

It’s so cool to see how different creative minds capture the same beautiful love story! Watch the amazing wedding highlight film by the one and only, Tone Media, below! (And you can check out their blog post here!


Second Photographer | Tori Petrillo
3rd Photographer/Assistant | Tori Kelner
Ceremony Venue | Our Lady of Peace Church
Reception Venue | Park Chateau Estate & Gardens
Dress Designer | Ashley and Justin
Dress Boutique | Nicole’s Boutique
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair & Make Up | Michelle Elise Artistry
Wedding Rings | Johnsen Diamond
DJ| Eclipse Events
Florist | Bloom Floral & Events
Videographer | Tone Media
Cake | Conca D’oro Italian Pastry Shop
Bridesmaids Dresses | Dessy Group, Nicole’s Boutique
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Invitations/Paper Goods | Shine Wedding Invitations
Favors | Cool Party Favors
Officiant | Father John Polyack

  1. […] Photography credit: Jennifer Larsen Photography  […]

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