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Jennifer and David were married at the historic Greenville Country Club. The Clubhouse of Greenville Country Club was American businessman, Eugène du Ponts original residence and centerpiece of his 220-acre estate. The historic wedding estate is located in Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington is nested at one of the highest points of Delaware. The estate overlooks Wilmington’s gorgeous […]
November 18, 2021
Kara and Michael met through mutual friends just a few years prior to their wedding. Michael is passionate about his family, friends, his adorable dog, Remi, traveling and hunting. Kara is also passionate about traveling, sharing time with her family, friends, her community volunteer travel missions, and she is passionate about soccer!
Head over heals in love, Michael proposed in a romantic setting and one of Kara’s favorite places: the ocean. Overlooking the Atlantic, Michael got down at one knee at West Point Light in Seattle, Washington and asked to share the rest of his life with the one he loves most.
Fast-forward to 2019 and this couple reached out to me in regards to photographing their wedding and of course, I said yes! I was absolutely thrilled and honored to photograph a wedding for a dear friend and so thrilled for their next journey in life together. We immediately began planning their engagement session and I knew the absolutely perfect venue that would accent their personalities and upcoming wedding venue for their Save the Date card!
Their wedding was set at the Coach House at the Ryland Inn on a beautiful July day. Kara and Michael designed a warm, relaxing wedding for their family and friends to rekindle, relax, and enjoy after a difficult year of separation.
“We have waited a long time for this moment. I think what excites us the most is finally being able to say we are husband and wife as well as finally being able to have a big celebration with our families.”
The couple’s aesthetic included a romantic, organic, and natural feeling. The couple’s color palette included colors were of navy blue, cornflower blue, white, green, and gold.
Kara and Michael fell in love with the Ryland Inn’s Coach House.
While walking onto the property, they adored the elegant country setting of rolling grass, colorful gardens, and the hall set in a historic, restored barn. The beautiful stonework, cathedral ceilings, and gorgeous lighting truly swept this couple off their feet. They said yes to this venue as soon as they walked into the Coach House.
A few highlights captured include Kara’s beautiful bridals and the couple’s first look.
Bridal prep took place at the hayloft cottage on site just a few steps from the ceremony and reception. Kara stepped into her absolutely breathtaking and detailed Martina Liana of Essense of Australia bridal gown from Seng Couture.
In love with how beautiful the Amelia by Bella Belle Shoes accents the Swarovski Crystal Lace on her bridal gown. Absolutely gorgeous!
Kara is absolutely glowing. Moments prior to seeing the love of her life on their wedding day we photographed a few bridals.
My favorite part of their wedding was their first look. What a heartfelt, genuine first look. Tears shed, a few laughs, and pure wedding bliss.
Moments after the couple’s first look the wedding party portraits were captured.
Gentleman adorned in Jos A. Bank, accessories with their floral bout’ contrasting so beautifully.
Ladies in Morilee with beautiful bridal bouquets by Roberta Gaudioso.
Ladies of the wedding party dressed in soft, cornflower blue gowns by Morilee.
The bouquets contrast so beautifully with their bridesmaids gowns!
Guests arrive as the couple, family, and friends relax in the bridal suite in hiding.
Ceremony site details and decor beautifully decorated for Kara and Michael.
Ceremony site arbor handcrafted and gifted to the couple by Michael’s talented father. Now installed in their backyard.
The couple exchanging an emotional vows. There was not a dry eye in the house!
Signed, sealed, delivered. The couple made their way to cocktail hour. Next, party time!
One of my favorite details of Kara and Michael’s special day was the abundance of candlelight. This added to the romantic ambience of their reception and the Coach Houses’ space is truly absolutely breathtaking.
Every detail is absolutely breathtaking and the light in the space made for a beautiful sunset lit first dance. How romantic!
Michael asked Kara to share a first dance together as husband and wife.
These are just a few of my favorite moments captured of their first dance together as the sun set in the background and with family and friends by their side the entire step of the way.
This couple enjoyed an evening of dancing and entertainment by SCE Music Group’s MC Christian LaGrotteria, a delicious three course meal by Landmark Caterers, and an absolutely scrumptious and creative dessert by La Bon Bakery.
MC Christian closed the evening with Michael’s favorite, Country Roads!
What an honor to watch a great friend, Kara marry the love of her life. To be chosen to capture these moments for life for her, well, that’s priceless! What an honor! I am thrilled for this couple and their future!
Congrats Kara and Michael!
Check out their romantic Fall Engagement Session hosted at the Waterloo Village by NJ Proposal & Engagement Photographer Michelle Behre!
Photography: Michelle Behre Photography | Ceremony Venue: The Coach House at the Ryland Inn | Reception Venue: The Coach House at the Ryland Inn | Event Planning: The Coach House at the Ryland Inn | Videography: Blue Moon Video Production | Donut Wall: La Bon Bake Shoppes | Hair: Studio DiNapoli | Makeup: House of Luciano | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | DJ: SCE Event Group, MC Christian LaGrotteria | Bridal Salon: Seng Couture | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana of Essense of Australia | Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Bank | Bridesmaid Dresses: Morilee | Backdrops: Heirloom Bindery | Invitation Suite: Zola
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The couple are fun-loving, joyful, and energetic. They love sharing time together with their best friends, their families, and enjoying athletics, and the outdoors.
Lillian and Andrew began dating in elementary school and the groom asked for Lillian’s hand in marriage two years prior to their wedding. Andrew designed an absolutely beautiful custom heirloom engagement ring. To make his proposal extra special, he incorporated their family and friends, the people that they love the most to celebrate by their side!
Their wedding day was set on a beautiful, early summer day in August. Their day included the people that they love most, a day of fun with their family, and best friends celebrating their very special love.
The couple’s color palette included bright, sunny mustard yellows, contrasting with baby pinks, tropical oranges, an abundance of textures of lush greenery. Their gorgeous color palette was designed and coordinated surrounding Andrew’s custom burgundy suit designed at Indochino, Short Hills.
A few highlights captured include Lillian’s bridals and the couple’s first look. Her florals by the Crossed Keys Designs team accented the textures and the jewels of the Justin Alexander gown from Bridal Suite Boutique. Her makeup is done to absolute “natural” bridal perfection by Makeup and Lashes by Joyce and her hair design, so so elegant and soft by Kelly & Co.
Bridal details organized so beautifully captured by Crossed Keys Estate NJ Wedding Photographer.
Bridesmaids gather to assist the bride in her finishing touches moments prior to her first look!
Andrew’s Burgundy suit contrasted so perfectly with his details and florals designed by Crossed Keys Designs.
Andrew’s custom boutonnière designed beautifully by Crossed Keys Designs. Finishing touches on his outfit incorporated shoes by Steve Madden, a colorful and vibrant tie by Dazi Usa, and the customized, dapper maroon suit by Indochino at Short Hills Mall, Short Hills, New Jersey.
Andrew is absolutely ecstatic and is totally pumped to see his bride for the first time on their special day.
Moments prior to their first look I captured a few beautiful bridals of Lillian on film. This one in particular is a favorite. This bride is so ecstatic to marry the love of her life and to see her groom. She is glowing.
This couple hosted their first look and their bride and groom portraits at the gorgeous gardens beside their ceremony space at the Crossed Keys Estate.
Following their first look, we captured beautiful portraits of their wedding party and family formals! Gentleman adorned in Indochino and Dazi Usa accessories with their floral bout’ contrasting so beautifully.
Ladies of the wedding party dressed in vibrant, glistening velvet, mustard yellow gowns by Lulus.
That gorgeous extra pop of color from their bouquets by Crossed Keys Designs contrasts so beautifully with their maroon dahlias against the groomsmen suits!
There’s nothing better than a perfect day with the love of your life and your bests by your side.
Their ceremony space was was ready with beautiful signage, gorgeous floral decor, petals to toss, and fresh beverages for guests to enjoy!
Their color palette was carried throughout so beautifully. Check out this absolutely stunning ceremony arbor crafted so beautifully by the talented team at Crossed Keys Designs, isn’t this amazing?!
The wedding ceremony was set at the beautiful gardens at the Crossed Keys Estate in Andover, New Jersey beside the tent. This gorgeous arbor was designed by the talented, Crossed Keys Designs.
A few emotive moments captured on Lillian and Andrew’s wedding day captured that I love most were from their ceremony. Lillian’s father walks his baby girl down the aisle. An emotive moment for all parties, the bride, groom, the bride’s family and the entire crowd. There was not a dry eye in the house.
Many hugs and kisses as Lillian is now starting a family of her own.
The couple’s wedding day favors included shot glasses of tequila and lime sat reside beside their tent. They were ready to get their party started upon entrance to their tent!
They also had a tropical pineapple beverage, yum and in their color palette!
Check out the gorgeous twinkle-lights overhead, setting a romantic ambiance, the lush greenery, beautiful table-top bouquets, and velvet runners! Wow!
A few more of my favorite moments captured from their day includes their very exciting grand entrance, bouquet toss, and sunset photos on the swing captured on film. These moments truly encapsulate their fun-loving personalities and energy.
This energy is so much fun to capture!
Beautiful candid sunset moments on the swing together.
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Photography: Michelle Behre Photography | Ceremony Venue: Crossed Keys Estate | Reception Venue: Crossed Keys Estate | Floral: Crossed Keys Designs | Event Planning: Crossed Keys Designs | Videography: Brandon Matisak | Wedding Cake: Crossed Keys Designs | Linens: Inspired Living by Andrea Martha | Hair: Kelly and Company Hair Design | Makeup: Makeup and Lashes by Joyce | Shoes: Steve Madden | Favors: AllGiftsShop | Handmade Items: Inspired Living by Andrea Martha | Wedding Ring: jordan jack | DJ: Griffon, Pure Event Group | Bridal Salon: Bridal Suite Boutique | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Venue: Crossed Keys Inn | Gifts: HappyManor | Groom’s Attire: Indochino | Groom’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Groom’s Attire: DAZI USA | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus | Calligraphy: Crossed Keys Designs | Catering: Crossed Keys Estate | Bakery: Crossed Keys Estate | Backdrops: Heirloom Bindery | Film Lab: Photovision Prints
Check out their romantic Summer Engagement Session hosted at the Verona Park by NJ Proposal & Engagement Photographer Michelle Behre!
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Samantha and Daniel’s wedding day hosted at the Waterloo Village located in Byram, New Jersey celebrated their nuptials, family, and their best friends coming together. This elegant fall wedding collection is romantic, chic, and playful. Their wedding photographs include pops of color such as navy blue, ivory, and lush greens. This couple infused their personalities into their wedding day with elegant black-tie fashion and a playful second outfit for the dance floor, and romantic florals.
A few of my favorite details from this day that Samantha and Daniel chose include the items of Samantha’s bridal look. Samantha incorporated color and texture perfectly. Samantha incorporated the timeless Eddy K Vincent Bridal Cape, Theia Blake Gown by BHLDN, and her beautiful accessories such as her custom Brightstone Bevel Double Mrs. Box to hold her custom engagement ring, heirloom wedding band, and groom’s wedding band, white leather Clarita heals by Alexandre Birman, navy Keds by Kate Spade accenting the colors of her custom Mrs. Box that contrasted perfectly with bridesmaid dresses, Madison dress by BHLDN in navy, and beautiful florals designed by the team at Robyn Rohsler’s Floral Designs. I am in love with Samantha’s elegant bridals against this backdrop at the JAM Catering at Waterloo Village. Additionally, I am in love with the talented beauty team, make up artist, Georgi Sandev, crafted such a beautiful bridal glow on Samantha and hair artist, Danielle Carpenter created such a breathtaking curl for Samantha. Incredible talent!
The groom, Daniel wore a formal tux from The Black Tux, a white shirt underneath his tux, white pocket square, black patterned tie, and black leather vintage Salvatore Ferragamo leather shoes. The groom’s look was finalized with Star Wars cuff links, and finishing touch of an elegant white calla lily boutonnière, designed by the team at Robyn Rohsler’s Floral Designs.
Their ceremony took place indoors, beside a handcrafted stone fireplace, adorned with two elegant hanging bouquets. These bouquets were included beautiful white roses, white ranunculus, white lisianthus, and a touch of blue. The ceremony space was lit beautifully by candle light and the talented artists at The Music Dept, invited guests in with their harmonious violin services.
Following their ceremony, the reception opened. The bride stepped into her second outfit, a breathtaking off-white jumpsuit and her dancing shoes. The reception was kicked off with their romantic first dance, parent dances, and compassionate toasts.
Samantha and Daniel closed their evening with pizza and s’mores at the fire pit. What a romantic evening to cozy up by the fire and enjoy some munchies!
Congratulations, Samantha and Daniel!
NJ Engagement & Wedding Photographer: Michelle Behre Photography
Venue, Wedding Planning & Catering: JAM Catering at Waterloo Village, Stanhope, New Jersey
This venue is managed by JAM Catering and if you’re looking for a unique, rustic, in the heart of a historic town, I would highly recommend this New Jersey wedding venue! Want to learn more about our engagement and wedding photography services? I’d love to photograph you, your love, and the beginning of your story! Contact me here and we’ll set something up!
Floral Design: Robyn Rohsler’s Floral Designs
DJ/Entertainment Services: The Music Dept
Hair Artist: Danielle Carpenter
Make Up Artist: Georgi Sandev
New Jersey Fine Art Wedding Photographer: Michelle Behre Photography
Mrs. Clutch: Lulu’s
Wedding Dress: Theia Blake Gown by BHLDN
Bridal Cape: Eddy K Vincent Cape
Bridesmaid dresses: Madison dress by BHLDN in navy
Rings: vintage wedding band
Ring Box: Brightstone Bevel Double Mrs. Box
Invitations and Calligraphy: Minted
Shoes, heals: white leather Clarita heals by Alexandre Birman
Shoes, sneaker: navy Keds by Kate Spade
Styling Accessories: Heirloom Bindery
Groom & groomsmen attire: The Black Tux
Groom’s shoes: vintage Salvatore Ferragamo
Videography: Well Spun Weddings
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The Inn at Millrace Pond is a beautiful venue located in Hope, New Jersey. Hope is a historic small town of agriculture, beautiful landscapes, rich history, and culture. Mary and Ken hosted their intimate fall wedding in mid October accompanied with closest family and friends. View a few favorite images from their intimate wedding photographed at the Inn at Millrace Pond featured in Bajan Wed and captured by the Inn at Millrace Pond Wedding Photographer, Michelle Behre!
The grounds of the Inn at Millrace Pond have hints of red, baby blues, and yellows in it’s architectural design. Mary and Ken designed such a beautiful day one-on-one with their team of vendors. The foliage, sights, and just the minimal decor was breathtaking. The bride worked with a team of such talented vendors to craft an elegant wedding day for her and Ken. This venue is managed by Frungillo Caterers and if you’re looking for a unique, rustic colonial inn in the heart of the mountains, I would highly recommend this New Jersey venue!
Just a few of my favorite and unique details from this day that Mary and Ken chose, were Ken’s burgundy tux, Mary’s gown plus details, and the incredible color combination. Ken wore a burgundy tux, black classic shirt underneath his tux, burgundy pocket square, burgundy plus patterned bowtie, and brown leather dress shoes to accent this bow tie. See black dress shirt (pictured below).
The unique textures in fabric and alternating style of bridesmaid gowns moved the viewers eye throughout the canvas photographed by Inn at Millrace Pond Wedding Photographer.
Peggy Patton of The Flower Mill created handcrafted bridal, bridesmaids bouquets, unique groom and groomsmen boutonnières. Peggy’s floral decor accented the venue and its beautiful grounds. Their aroma was exquisite. The deep hues of reds and magentas of the floras contrasted beautifully against this beautiful backdrop of foliage. The orange ranunculus, burgundy dahlias, greenery, and rose pink florals were all handpicked, placed precisely, and hand crafted with artistry by Peggy and her devoted team.
The foliage was rich on their special day, accented their florals so precisely accented the beautiful grounds of their wedding at the Inn at Millrace Pond at Frungillo Caterers captured by Inn at Millrace Pond wedding photographer, Michelle Behre.
I am truly still in awe of the colors of this collection and their day was so special. Thank you so much for having me to photograph your special day. What an honor!
Congratulations, Mary and Ken!
Want to learn more about our New Jersey engagement and New Jersey wedding photography services? I’d love to photograph you, your love, and the beginning of your story! Contact me here and we’ll set something up!
Floral Design: Peggy Patton, The Flower Mill, Hope, NJ
Hair and Makeup Artist: Kathleen Marie Benjamin
New Jersey Fine Art Wedding Photographer: Michelle Behre Photography
Filmmaker: Tom Schelling
Wedding Dress: Jay West Bridal
Jeweler: Robbins Delaware Diamonds
Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridal
Styling Accessories: Heirloom Bindery
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This day was heartfelt. I am so thankful to have serve such a kind and loving family.
Corinne and Adam are such a kind and loving couple and are now beginning a family tradition, they were wed at the The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, New Jersey, the same church that Corinne’s parents were wed! This couple and their parents celebrated their portraits in the small park beside the church. In addition, they also recreated a few of their parents recreated on film, as did their parents. What a wonderful tradition to carry into their own family and for the next generation to recreate!
Following their ceremony, began the reception. From there we departed to the breathtaking venue, the Stone House at Stirling Ridge, in Warren, New Jersey. The cocktail hour was just beginning as the guests were so excited to see the new married, Corinne and Adam.
The Stone House at Stirling Ridge is a beautiful venue sat up on a mountainside. As I drove up to the driveway, the light truly caught my eye and of course, the incredible architecture, and beautifully manicured grounds!
Congratulations Corinne and Adam!
First Photography, Philly Wedding Photographer: Haley Richter Photo
Second Photography, NJ Wedding Photography: Michelle Behre Photography
NJ Wedding Venue, Planning, & Catering: Stone House at Stirling Ridge
DJ/Entertainment Group: The Storytellers
Bridal Gown: EddyK purchased at Seng Couture in Fanwood, NJ
Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside
Groom and Groomsmen Fashion: Bonobos
Jewelry: Fink’s Jewelers
Florals: Blue Jasmine Floral Design
Beauty: Makeup by Samantha Linn
Hair Artist: Styles on Location
Invitation Suites: Shine Wedding Invitations
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Cecily and Anthony have inspired me greatly and are truly one of the most creative couples whom have commissioned me to photograph their New Jersey wedding.
With family coming from New York, they decided to tie the knot at the breathtaking Conservatory at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. The Conservatory is a luxurious space with stunning crystal and gold antique Baccarat chandeliers, flooded with natural light, blush greenery, and beautiful views of the sweeping sunset and stars.
This New Jersey wedding scheduled their special day on their tenth anniversary, so romantic! Their special day was full of so many incredible details and special memories that showcased their love and personalities. It is so exciting for me to capture their special day as they celebrate beside their best friends and family!
The Madison Hotel is a picture-perfect venue for their family traveling from outside of the state to celebrate with the wedding couple and is such a gem located in the heart of Morristown!
Congratulations Cecily and Anthony!
NJ Wedding Photography: Michelle Behre Photography
NJ Wedding Venue, Planning, & Catering: The Madison Hotel
DJ/Entertainment Group: Elegant Music Group
Bridal Gown: Amélie by Sottero and Midgley by Maggie Sottero Designs purchased at Vesa Brides
Fitting and Alterations: Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom & Groomsmen Fashion: Suitsupply
Jewelry: B&B Jewelers
Florals: Urban Flower Market
Beauty: Brunella Artistry
Hair Artist: Johnny Gaita
Invitation Suites: Minted
Published: Red Oak Weddings
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MICHELLE BEHRE, THE PHOTOGRAPHER
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With cheerful energy, a contagious smile, and an intentional eye, award-winning New Jersey fine art wedding and portrait photographer, Michelle Behre, captures love stories to stand the test of time.
She uses her refined fine art photography skills to expertly capture the wedding day. From the excitement as the champagne pours to the picture-perfect bridal details, Michelle expertly blends fine art editorial and documentary photography.
She confidently empowers each client who steps in front of her lens. During your time together, she illuminates your personalities, genuine compassion, and captures the joy that you and your families bring to one another in an unobtrusive fashion.