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February 16, 2012
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A Florentine Gardens Wedding Day, Perfect!

Mike and Kim’s Florentine Gardens Wedding Day finally arrives! A December to remember… beautiful couple set on the backdrop of the The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ. The last time we had seen Mike and Kim, it was 85 degrees and sunny, as we shot their engagement session at their beach house.  Well, it was not quite as warm this time around! With the help of a willing bride & groom and a extremely elegant venue we were able to make some hot images!  The day started in Pompton Lakes NJ at Kim’s house where she got ready and into her dress by Maggie Sottero. The ceremony took place around the corner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

An Elegant Florentine Gardens Wedding Reception

With the sun down, we headed off to The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey.  Upon arriving the staff gave us free run of the venue to get the images we needed.  I have seen some really, really nice rooms in the last 7 years, but by far, this was one of the most elegant wedding receptions I have ever seen.  It’s all about the light! Not only true in photography, but the lighting in this room was phenomenal! Up lights, pin lights, candles, hanging sconces, trees wrapped with Christmas lights visible thru the 25” foot windows behind the head table. Creating all this light and room decor was the super talented NYC Floral and Event Designer, Diana Gould. Friends and family kept the dance floor full as the band, Dave Clark and the Renegades provided non-stop energy playing everything from the classics to just released hits.  With the reception ending, the old saying “you don’t have to go home, but you cant stay here” was not quite true!  In a room around the corner the after party was just getting started!  Again with cool light and even cooler furniture brought in by Diana Gould just for this party, the DJ pumped smoke and super high energy music into the crowd which raged until almost 3am.  What an event!  We also had the opportunity to work with a extremely talented videographer Damon Dietz of Absolute Media Productions.

Congratulations to Mike and Kim. we had a wonderful time and wish you nothing but the best!

We hope you enjoy the following gallery of highlights of this very special wedding!

bride sitting on stairs looking at wedding dress

bride putting on Badgley Mischka wedding shoes

bridesmaids helping bride get into dress

bride tying fathers bow tie

groom seated prior to wedding at florentine gardens

groom and best man getting ready

bridesmaids helping bride get in dress

bride and mother getting ready

bride and sister

bride under trees outside of house prior to wedding

groomsmen standing with groom as he shows his socks

bride looking at flowers at home prior to wedding

bride and groom standing in front of Rolls Royce

Reception Florentine Gardens Wedding

Dancing at Florentine Gardens Wedding

Florentine Gardens Wedding Table Setting

florentine gardens wedding

florentine gardens wedding banquet picture

bride dancing at florentine gardens

groomsmen smokes cigar at wedding venue

florentine gardens wedding bride and groom lean on wall in hall way

florentine gardens wedding picture

guest jumping over bridesmaids scarfs florentine gardens

florentine gardens wedding bride and groom standing in front of stairs

florentine gardens wedding after party

bride and groom on couch in bridal suite at florentine gardens wedding

bride and groom outside of florentine gardens wedding

Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Lorusso Studios, Contact 609-845-7799

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