Katherine & Alex wanted a fun reception with lots of dancing – and there was LOTS of dancing! Before the party started we wandered the grounds of Echo Lake Country Club, where Katherine and her family have been members since she was two years old. It made a beautiful backdrop for photos and we were finished with plenty of time for Katherine & Alex to enjoy cocktail hour.
Their first dance was like a metaphor for their entire wedding day, which started with a beautiful, touching ceremony and turned into a fabulously crazy dance party. They kicked off the reception with a heartfelt, intimate first dance to Michael Bublé’s “Everything”, then surprised their guests by busting out into to “The Wobble” mid-dance. Yeah, it was awesome!
This was well into the night, but it might just be my favorite photo of the day…
What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?
Everyone says that your wedding day is such a blur and they are right! We both think our ceremony was the most memorable. We both enjoyed what Emily had to say and standing up in front of everyone saying our vows.
Now that you’ve planned a wedding together, what advice would you give to couples who are just starting the planning process?
Be organized! Having a binder or a planner made the process much easier and helped you know what steps to take next. And knowing mistakes will happen and just surrounding yourself with the right people to get it done. Weddings are a big job – you will need the help.
What would you have done differently in planning your wedding?
We really enjoyed our process and our wedding day but if I had to pick one thing it would be for us to have made another trip out to NJ together. We only went once together during the planning process and I think another trip would have calmed the nerves.
What’s next for you as a couple?
Well we just moved so that has taken the majority of our time. So we are getting settled in our new place and have a lot of thank you notes to write! And most of all enjoying married life.
Ceremony venue: The Presbyterian Church in Westfield – Westfield, NJ
Officiant: Emily Wilmarth
Dress: Bliss Monique Lhuillier / Kleinfeld Bridal
Make up: Cindi Marrero
Reception venue: Echo Lake Country Club – Westfield, NJ
Venue coordinator: John Gomez
Cake: Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe – Westfield, NJ
Entertainment: Ultimate Entertainment
Westfield New Jersey Wedding Photographer: Leslie Barbaro