Marissa and Eugene met in a bar in Hoboken where they both lived at the time. A few days after moving in together, Eugene set up a scavenger hunt in the house with love notes, roses and candles and got down on one knee to propose! They planned their Summer wedding to be held at the gorgeous Stone House at Stirling Ridge.
I had never been to this venue and have always wanted to shoot there so I was super excited! The bridal party got ready at a nearby hotel and then headed to the venue. Their first look was in the back lounge area, where the fence is lined with the cutest assorted hanging mirrors, a perfect backdrop for photos. Eugene was all smiles and couldn’t hug Marissa enough when he first saw her, which was no surprise since she looked breathtaking in her Madison James wedding dress!
We walked around the property and took lots of photos of the couple before the bridal party joined us. The bridesmaids looked stunning in their gold Sorella Vita sequin gowns! The bouquets were gorgeous (I was a bit obsessed), with peonies, roses, hydrangeas, lots of hanging eucalyptus, and were finished off with long satin ribbon (my fave!!!)
The ceremony was held on site in front of a really cool yellow wall, adorned with tons of tea light candles. Once they exchanged vows and rings, Eugene dipped his new bride for their first kiss. And the reception was so pretty! There were gold mercury votive candles, gorgeous floral centerpieces, gold chiavari chairs and a the sweetheart table had a cute Mr & Mrs banner hanging from it. The bridal party blasted the newlyweds with confetti during their grand entrance right before the couple shared their first dance to “From the Ground Up” by country duo Dan & Shay. The night ended with Marissa and Eugene outside by the fire pit for some sparkler exit photos with their friends. nd the new husband and wife headed off to their honeymoon in Barcelona and Italy #labuzinlove
Something Blue Wedding Photography | Photography
Stone House at Sterling Ridge | Ceremony + Reception Venue
Badgley Mischka | Bridal Shoes
Gems & Stems | Floral Design
Madison James | Wedding Dress
Montclair Studio | Videography
Nadri | Bridal Jewelry
Palermo's Bakery | Wedding Cake
Perfect Bridals by Christina | Makeup Artist
Sorella Vita | Bridesmaid Dresses
Sound Explosion Event Group | DJ