Jessica and Franklin are a sweet couple who met a few years ago and fell in love. They quickly discovered that they were meant to be together and hosted a gorgeous wedding day at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. Their ceremony was at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, New Jersey and their reception at the Madison Hotel in Morristown. I am excited to walk with you through their Madison Hotel wedding photos today.
Getting Ready & Details
Jessica prepared for her wedding day with her wedding party and family members at her and Franklin’s apartment. It was super cute to see her get ready in a place that is her home and somewhere she is so comfortable. I photographed her details while the makeup artists put the finalizing touches on Jessica and her wedding party.
Then, Jessica slipped into her down with the help of her mother and grandmother. She had a moment with her wedding party members to show off her dress and even a few photos with her favorite pup!
Groom Getting Ready & Details
While I was photographing Jessica getting ready for her Madison Hotel wedding day, my second shooter, Justin, joined Franklin and his wedding party at a local hotel as they prepared for the dayl. He photographed a few of Franklin’s details for their album and the groom getting ready with his loved ones.
The First Look
We all met up at the church to set up a quick first look for the couple before the ceremony began. I sent over a blog post that helps walk couples through making the decision to have a first look on their wedding or not to Jessica and Franklin to help them make the decision they felt most comfortable with for their day since they were a bit hesitant with the idea. After reading the blog post that I wrote, the couple decided that a first look would actually be the perfect fit for them. Jessica was hoping to calm her nerves before the ceremony and Franklin was excited that he would be able to have a moment with her before their traditional Catholic wedding ceremony.
After Jessica and Franklin’s First Look, she saw her dad for the first time on her wedding day. They shared a sweet moment, and the black and white frame of Jessica’s dad looking into the camera is one of my favorite daddy-daughter first look photos I’ve ever taken!
After their first look, the couple celebrated with their friends and family in a beautiful ceremony and were married.
The Bubble Exit
One of my favorite things about Jessica and Franklin‘s wedding was there bubble exit from the church after their ceremony! I absolutely loved that they wanted to have their exit photos out of the beautiful church they were married in midway through their wedding day instead of waiting for those type of photos for the end of the day. I am a sucker for bubbles, I’ll be honest with you. But these daytime bubble exit photos are now some of my favorites I’ve ever taken!
Wedding Party Photos & Portraits of the Couple
After their bubble exit, I photographed the couple with their wedding party and them together for a few formal portraits at the church. After those portraits, we all hopped in the party bus that the couple rented to head to the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey.
Madison Hotel Wedding Photos
Once we arrived at the Madison Hotel, we started to wrap up the rest of the portraits of both the wedding party with the couple and the couple alone. I could have photographed Jessica and Franklin on their wedding day in this beautiful New Jersey light for hours!! They were so simply stunning and totally in love. Truly a dream couple to work with as a New Jersey wedding photographer.
Their Madison Hotel Wedding Reception
After their portraits were complete, the reception began and the couple got to enjoy a bit of their cocktail hour with their guests. They share dances with their parents and enjoyed some heartfelt toast from family members. Jessica and Franklin ended their photography coverage with me by cutting their wedding cake and toasting to a new life together.
The Madison Hotel Wedding Photos
I hope you enjoyed Franklin and Jessica’s Madison Hotel wedding photos from their wedding earlier this year at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. It was such an honor for me to be this lovely couple’s New Jersey wedding photographer and travel from my home base in Columbia, South Carolina to serve them on their wedding day. If you love these images as much as I do, be sure to leave a comment below for the couple so they know just how beautiful their day was!!
To Jessica and Franklin, thank you so much for trusting me with traveling for your day and with your wedding experience. Getting to know you both virtually, and then in person, was truly an honor. My team and I loved photographing your wedding, and it’s one that I will never forget. I’m so thankful to have gained friends like you to throughout this experience and I wish you both many years of happiness together! All my love,
Venue: The Madison Hotel
Jessica’s Apparel: Designer Loft NYC – Rosa Clara Wedding Gown; Badgley Mishka
Franklin’s Apparel: The Black Tux
Wedding Party Members’ Attire: Demetrio’s Bridal & The Black Tux
Florist: International Florist
Ceremony Location: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
DJ for Reception: Absolute Celebrations
Makeup Artist: Ashley Barbosa
Hair Stylist: The Colour Room Salon
Paper Products: Minted.com