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Southern New Jersey Wedding | Joanna + David

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Welcome to my journal where I’ll share stunning weddings of even more beautiful couples, endless travel adventures and sweet anecdotes about living with the love of my life. Pour yourself a glass of Prosecco and stay awhile. 

Hi, I'm francesca.


I first walked into the Running Deer Golf Club for Joanna and David’s summer wedding and was instantly taken aback by the beautiful hustle and bustle. 

I LOVE weddings. 

I love all the moving parts. I love the jittery excitement from the bride and the groom and having the pleasure of meeting all of the people closest to them. I love walking into a reception space that’s still getting some last minute love and imagining how the bride and groom chose to bring everything together for their special day. And I love how at every wedding I photograph, there’s always a moment I’m tearing up behind my camera screen. 

This wedding was all of that, and so much more. 

Joanna and David went to the same college but didn’t meet until 2 years later at a Young Bible Study Group. Along with her friend, Joanna heard someone refer to their alma mater and her ears perked up! She remembers running over to the group chatting about her small college and was so excited to meet David! When I asked Joanna about how the two of them started dating she said, “everything felt so natural with him and a little over a year later, he proposed!”

These two are so loved. All throughout the day, I felt inklings of all the love their guests shared for them. Between the prayer that David’s dad shared before dinner, to the sweet whispers Joanna shared with her mom before walking down to the aisle, to all of the speeches given by members of their bridal party. 

I couldn’t be more excited for these two as they experience the first few weeks of marriage together. Wishing you both nothing but happiness, laughter, and so much love!

grooms details, groom suit jacket, shoes, tie and boutonniere
neutral and green invitation suite, summer themed wedding with a rustic touch
bride's white shoes in a flatlay with greenery
bride getting ready and putting on her jewelry
mother of the bride helping her daughter fasten her necklace on her wedding day
bridesmaids in matching robes posing for a photo
groom and best man getting ready and putting on a tie
groom's shoes and pocket square
mother of the bride walking her daughter down the aisle
mother of the bride and mother of the groom lighting a candle
bride and groom at the alter smiling to each other
groom's parents watching their son get married
emotional black and white photograph of wedding guest tearing up during the ceremony
wide angle photograph of an indoor summer wedding ceremony in new jersey
groom smiling at his bride
bride and groom walk back down the aisle as husband and wife, running deer golf club new jersey
bridal party laughing together, new york wedding photographer
bridal party shot by Francesca Dominique Photography
couple slow dancing at sunset
husband and wife portraits of the new couple
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bride smiling up at her groom
groom dips his wife during their first dance
husband and wife walking into a reception hall
first dance, new york wedding photographer
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Guest reaction during husband and wife's first dance
Stella Bakery wedding cake
husband and wife dancing at sunset

Venue: Running Deer Golf Club

Florist: Joyful Bouquets

Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal

Cake: Stella Bakery

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