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Angelyn and Patrick were married in a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at The Park Savoy in Florham Park, N.J. on October 27. The bride wore a strapless sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruched bodice and tulle skirt, accessorized with her hair in an updo, floor-length veil, faux fur bolero, and a pair of jeweled Badgley Mischka peep-toe high heels, while the groom wore a three-piece black tuxedo, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long black chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, calla lilies, lisianthus, and bupleurums, but flower girls carried pomanders. The surprise gifts? Customized tumblers with their monograms. Only close family and friends sat in wooden pews to witness the exchanging of vows. Once it was sealed with a kiss, it was official! “The weather was perfect and sunglight was gorgeous for some Park Savoy wedding photos with incredible fall colors,” Vanessa Adams of Vanessa Joy Photography wrote on her blog. Meanwhile cocktail hour began on the veranda overlooking scenic views of the gardens. The reception took place inside the grand ballroom, featuring vaulted ceilings hung with crystal chandeliers, a marble fireplace, and French doors. Tables were decorated with white linens, ivory napkins, tall centerpieces filled with marbles, candleabras, and boxes of Ghirardelli chocolates, which served double-duty as favors, at each place setting, surrounded by handcrafted, upholstered chairs. After dinner, a four-tiered fondant cake was cut and served for dessert. Dancing took place on the floor with the band taking center stage. At the end of the night, the newlyweds jetted off to their honeymoon.

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Photography: Vanessa Joy Photography | Reception Venue: The Park Savoy | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Hair Stylist: Katie Belafamine | Makeup Artist: Julie Haddad | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo World of Wykcoff | Invitations: Avenue Printing | Floral Designer: Floral Gallery & Events on Main | Band: The Benjamins

5 Creative Engagement Session Locations

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 10, 2013

The most popular reason to take engagement photos is for your save-the-dates. But, it’s also a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera with your wedding photographer and see how your photographer operates. (Think of it as a test run.) Trust your photographer to bring out you and your fiances’ personalities in a creative way. So, when it comes time to introduce yourselves to your guests, why not choose one of these 5 unique engagement session locations:

1. Carnival 

Still little kids at heart? Relive your childhood by spending an afternoon at a carnival. Play games, ride the carousel, eat cotton candy and maybe win a prize or two!

Photo: Indigo Photography

2. NFL Football Stadium

Die hard football fans? Score a touchdown on your favorite NFL football stadium.

Photo: Vanessa Joy Photography

3. Ski & Snowboard Resort

Adventurous? If you love colder weather and hitting the slopes, trek down the mountain together.

Photo: Jason + Gina Photography

4. On the River

Down to earth? Float down the river in a little canoe. Nothing’s more romantic than reenacting “The Notebook.”

Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

5. Pumpkin Patch

Is your favorite season fall? What better way to celebrate Halloween by heading over to your local pumpkin patch.

Photo: Alexandra Hunt Photography

For more creative engagement session locations, consider a flea market, coffee shop, train station, or even revisit your high school or college if you first started dating there. And remember, don’t forget to smile for the camera!

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