Since the engagement session in New Hope, PA, we have been looking forward to photographing this wedding at the elegant Nanina's In The Park located in scenic Bellleville North Jersey nestled within Branch Brook Park. The day was a true blending of very different family and cultures with traditional Zimbabwe and Romanian traditions merging into one beautiful and unique marriage.
We captured the bride in a classic suite overlooking the amazing grounds putting the finishing the touches on her hair and make up. Close friends helped with her flowing wedding dress, jewelry, and veil before a first look in the gardens just outside. We captured intimate portraits of the couple on the grounds in a sea of greenery showing their connection together.
An emotional ceremony joining the couple in marriage was followed with a unique Zimbabwean style procession back down the aisle with family members laying down a traditional sheet for the couple to dance upon.
After entrances, first dances, and toasts, the huge dance floor at the reception was quickly filled nearly to capacity by friends and family from both sides. Dancing and more unique moments with headscarves, hiding the bride, and money dancing followed throughout the night. The cake - adorned with beads, flowers, and jewels - was cut by the couple kicking off an extensive viennesespread as the night came to an end.