After my initial conversation with Jessica I knew that this wedding was going to be a match made in heaven! No, not just the bride and groom, I mean Joey and Jess was a match made in heaven with me, the photographer!
We instantly began sharing ideas and creative juices were flowing. We talked about the timeline of the wedding day and every detail imaginable. The ceremony was being held in one of the most beautiful churches in South Jersey and the reception was being held at Bogey's, a phenomenal venue located in Sewell, New Jersey! I couldn't have been more excited! There's something special as a photographer when the bride and groom are on the same page.
However, when wedding day arrived so did the storm clouds! It poured and poured and poured! At one point I think the rain slowed down just long enough for me to run into the sanctuary without all of my equipment getting soaked! Rain can be a mood changer! Everyone moves a little slower and the wetter it gets outside, the dryer the attitudes become. Travel is a little more challenging, and I'm sure the bridal party, who looked amazing, wasn't happy getting in and out of vehicles trying not to get wet.
But guess what? It didn't matter at all! None of those bad things happened! From the time I walked in to the parents of the bride's home I felt the love in the atmosphere all the way until the last song of the night at Bogey's! The weather didn't change anyone's attitude! Joey was ecstatic to receive his bride and Jess was elated to walk down the aisle and start a new life as Mrs Grieff! Their guests were their biggest support, partying even after the music stopped!
Congratulations to the couple, who made the best out of a situation that has in times past ruined the mood for some couples. It just goes to show that it's not about what transpires as much as it is about the attitudes that we bring to a given situation. This was Joey and Jessica's day and because of their willingness and commitment to having a wonderful day at all costs, that's exactly what they got! Love prevailed!
I was honored to have been a part of it and held the responsibility of documenting it! Shout out to Bogey's for putting on a beautiful event at their South Jersey beautiful property! Immaculate Conception Church in Bridgeton, New Jersey is absolutely gorgeous! I love shooting weddings there and working with Nori from Vito's Media Productions made it all the more fun! Last but not least , I would like to thank Jessica and Joey's family as well as the entire bridal party. They were super fun and super helpful throughout the entire day. Best wishes Mr and Mrs Grieff!