Holly and Dan's elegant wedding at Basking Ridge Country Club is full of sparkle, gorgeous natural light and lots of DIY!  

Getting Ready at The Westin Governor in Morristown, NJ

Both the Bride and Groom got ready at The Westin Governor which was nearby their wedding venue, Basking Ridge Country Club.  We started off photographing the details while Holly finished up with hair and makeup by Ariel Walter and Farah Johnson.  I really loved the simplicity of her bouquet which was done by Conroy's in Morris Plains.  And her shoes, OMG her shoes.  My favorite wedding shoe to date!  Holly's dress, too!  Such pretty detail and she looked AMAZING in it!  Her dress is from The Wedding Shop at Liz Clinton.  Holly did a first look with Dad which is always so touching!  The Moms were crying!  Lisa, Holly's stepmom, did a lot of the planning and I have to say she did a phenomenal job!

First Look and Bridal Party Portraits at Basking Ridge Country Club

Holly had the idea of doing the first look near the gazebo and while gazebo photos aren't really our thing, I think it worked out perfectly!  It was a great spot with lots of pretty colors!  We moved over into the shade to do some of the bridal party portraits (and it kept the guys cool!) before heading over to the grass to finish up with family and another round of portraits.  How cute are the ring bearers?!  More portraits to come during sunset after the ceremony, too!

Ceremony at Basking Ridge Country Club

What a beautiful view!  Holly and Dan's wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect.  The weather was gorgeous, beautiful blue skies, and soft natural light.. a photographers dream!  I actually thought for a second that it was going to thunderstorm but it passed right by us and gave us those deep blue skies.  The signage you see here was created by the her stepmom, Lisa.

Bride and Groom Portraits at Sunset

Ahhh yes.  Give me just 10 minutes in the most gorgeous light of the day please!  So worth it!  We pulled the bride and groom near the end of cocktail hour and it was amazing.  There's something about this part of the day where it's just the two of them, no bridal party nearby, no family... they were laughing, relaxed, literally JUST married, not worried about anything else, with pure joy on their faces.  They were truly being themselves here.  Holly, when you see your gallery, remember when Dan tried putting his hand under your hair?  The faces you made are hysterical and I can't wait for you to see!  Lol!  

Reception at Basking Ridge Country Club

Lisa, you outdid yourself DIY'ing most of the decor!  Such a good job!  We ended the night with an amazing sparkler exit.  What a way to end the night!

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