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New Jersey Wedding | Ballyowen Golf Club | Lauren and Kyle

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This breathtaking end-of-summer wedding with exquisite florals, a stunning color palette, and the most jaw dropping sunset is not one to miss. Not to mention, the sweetest love story for the newly married Husband and Wife, Lauren and Kyle! This New Jersey wedding at the Ballyowen Golf Club was full of so much joy and I can’t wait for you to take a look at some of their photos!

Getting Ready

Lauren and Kyle started the day by getting ready at the Minerals Resort & Spa in New Jersey, with it’s gorgeous floor to ceiling windows and tons of natural light! (A photographer’s dream!) The bride and her bridesmaid toasted to the day while the groomsmen exchanged beers and buttoned up their suits.

invitation suite
bridesmaids getting ready
bride getting ready
bride getting ready
groom details
groom getting ready

Arriving to the Venue

From there, the bridal party headed to the stunning Ballyowen Golf Club to begin getting ready for the ceremony! Lauren and Kyle decided not to do a first look because they wanted the first moment they saw each other to be when they were walking down the aisle. I find that so many couples are having a First Look these days and there are definitely pros and cons to both! But Lauren and Kyle knew exactly how they wanted their wedding day to feel so we made their dreams come true!

At the venue we started by capturing some exciting photos of the bridesmaids, followed by photos of the groomsmen in preparation for the ceremony. These two couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day if they tied a bow on it!

bridal details
groom details
bridesmaid photos
groomsmen photos
bridesmaid photos
wedding day family photos
wedding day family photos


Their ceremony was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing! Not only did it take place just as the sun started to set, allowing for the creamiest of golden hour glows, but their exchange of vows had me tearing up behind my camera!

Not to mention, Lauren and Kyle’s families were so sweet! It’s so beautiful to witness two families becoming one!

ceremony space
walking down the aisle
bridesmaid flower bouquets
exchanging rings and vows
bride and groom first kiss
husband and wife first kiss
outdoor wedding ceremony
outdoor wedding ceremony

Sunset Photos

Following their sweet “I Do,” we snuck Lauren and Kyle away to soak in the rest of the gorgeous sunset! The colors were so beautiful and we were able to sneak in some stunning photos of the two of them together before we lost the sunlight! It was just as they envisioned and I’m so honored to be able to capture their beautiful day for them!

sunset photos
bride and groom portraits
husband and wife
bride and groom portraits
bridal party
bridal party
bridal party


For as long as I’m a wedding photographer, I don’t think I’ll ever forget Lauren and Kyle’s first dance song. It was one of my favorite songs before their special day but I’d never heard of a couple use it for their wedding and I’m so glad they did! It’s called “The One” by Kodaline and the words are so sweet. After spending all day with this sweet couple, I knew that this song fit them perfectly.

They wrapped up their wedding day by celebrating with their families, eating some tasty cake and donuts and toasting the night away! It was such an honor capturing this sweet new jersey wedding for Lauren and Kyle!

Now, Lauren and Kyle are expecting their first little bundle of joy and I couldn’t be more excited for them!! Congratulations, you two! You’re going to make the best parents!

reception details
husband and wife first dance
husband and wife first dance
father daughter dance
father and daughter dance
mother and son dance at wedding
husband and wife toasting on their wedding day
wedding cake cutting
wedding cake cutting

Sweet Vendors

Venue: Ballyowen Golf Club

Hair Stylist: Hair Styled by K

Make Up: Smash Brush

Florist: Vows Creative

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