A ROMANTIC WINTER WEDDING BY LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Colleen and John met the summer of 2008 while working as camp counselors for Odyssey Adventures. “I always say we fell in love around the campfire, since our camp took campers on outdoor adventures and camping trips,” Colleen shared. The two kept in touch throughout the year, and when they returned to work the following summer of 2009, they officially began dating. The rest was history, and what better way to bring their story full circle than by bringing Colleen back to the location where they first met for the surprise of a lifetime. It was in front of the lake at Thompson Park–where they spent a few summers canoeing and enjoying the outdoors–that John proposed with a rose-gold oval-cut diamond ring. Not only did John have a photographer nearby capturing the engagement on camera, but he also surprised Colleen with having both their families waiting at her parents’ house to celebrate after. Fast forward to their winter wedding. White florals with lush greenery, gold accents, and sweeping views of the frozen lake gave this duo’s January soiree a modern, yet romantic look. Take a peek at the gallery captured through the lens of Limelight Photography.
Limelight Photography was recommended to Colleen from The Mill, and as soon as she spoke with Jackie Marino, Colleen felt an instant connection. “I knew she was the perfect fit. Jackie was incredible. She made the day flawless and helped establish my timeline for everything! She was so upbeat and made my day stress-free and fun,” the bride raved.
“I tried my gown on and knew INSTANTLY [it was the one],” Colleen recalled of finding her gown at Castle Couture. The bride initially thought she wanted a gown with sleeves, but after trying on every sleeve dress, her bridal consultant recommended a Madison James number with a form-fitted silhouette, beaded spaghetti straps, and a sweetheart neckline. “It fit me like a glove!” Colleen accessorized her wedding day look with a faux fur shawl (borrowed from her good friend) for photos outside, cluster earrings, a sparkling headpiece from Sunshine Daydream, and emerald-green shoes.
A color palette of deep and natural greens with pops of white and gold accents defined the January 18, 2020 winter wedding. Pillar candles with greenery and white roses adorned the reception tables, while the arch doubled as the sweetheart table backdrop.
At the end of the reception, guests were sent home with everlasting memories, as well as late-night treats to enjoy before they departed. There was also a furry friend station for guests to take dog treats home for their pets.
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Mill Lakeside Manor / Officiant: Robert Ford / Photographer & Entertainment: Limelight Photography / Cake Designer: Chocolate Carousel / Floral Designer: Designs by Dara / Limousine Service: Shore Luxury Limos / Wedding Gown Designer: Madison James / Veil: Castle Couture / Headpiece: Sunshine Daydream / Shoes: Nine West / Formal Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Invitations: Etsy / Favors: Coozies / Hair Stylist: Pin It Up Bridal / Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva / Jeweler: Earth Treasures / Mini-Moon Location: Cape May, NJ