October 9, 2011
Crossed Keys Inn
WOW!!! I don't even know where to begin with this one!!! So much fun. There's just something about "country'ish" type weddings that are so much more relaxed and fun. And today was no different.
Drew & I headed up to North Jersey to a venue I've been wanting to photograph for some time, The Crossed Keys Inn. It was a beautiful afternoon for a wedding.
We met with Jessie & Noah before the ceremony to do all their pictures so they could enjoy their cocktail hour.
I have to admit also that Jessie & Noah's ceremony was one of the most amazing I've ever seen. They included almost all their friends in it from playing music, special readings, the chuppah, even their friend who married them. Really something special.
The rest of the evening was spent dancing the night away under a starry sky and a roaring fire making s'mores and roasting marshmallows. Good times all around!!!
I also want to thank Julie Lamb for the excellent hair & make up for Jessie. And to Katherine at Crossed Keys Inn for making us feel so welcome!!
Oh yeah, almost forgot our awesome encounter. As Drew & I were setting up a cool shot in the cornfield Drew says "I hear something". I of course proceed to call him various names I can't repeat hear and tell him to get back so we can test the light. As he proceeds to run past me saying there is a bear "RIGHT THERE". I of course don't believe him until I go and look and about 10 feet from us is a 300 lb. bear. No, I don't have a picture. I was too busy running past Drew.:) (not really running because your never supposed to run from any animal. More of a very fast walk.)
Loved the orange details they picked out for their wedding.
So this is one of the funniest moments I think I've ever seen at a wedding. As Jessie was getting ready, one her brides maids brought her a picture she found from the night before where a photo booth was. I think Jessie's expression says it all.I had to "black out" the image to protect the innocent. Use your imagination. It was a very drunk female who was bearing more than she should have. :)
And Noah's reaction to the same photo. Priceless!!
Crossed Key's Inn is def. one of my favorite venues. Such a beautiful place to photograph.
These 2 were such fun to photograph!
Again, the orange detailing is so great. Got to give Drew props for the great shot of Noah.
Loved Jessie's reaction to Noah & his boys coming out for their session. Again, such great styling. The hats were amazing. They looked like gangsters from the 1800's
Noah and his gang. So old school. Amazing!
Not much to say here but BEAUTIFUL!
All the kids were part of the bridal party.
The following were just a small part of their incredible ceremony. Really something special.
They were even celebrating in the locker rooms. :)
The tent and some of the details from their reception.
The first dance. These 2 were pretty amazing dancers.
Jessie & her dad's dance together.
More awesome swing dancing with Jessie & Noah.
Had to give this guy some due.
The fire was roaring all night. Perfect ending to a great night.