I love the ability of sunflowers to convey a bright, cheerful atmosphere. Captured by Daniel J Photography, Lauren and Chris were married last March in a church ceremony in Morristown, New Jersey. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to a gorgeous conservatory room at a nearby hotel for dinner and dancing. Bright yellow sunflowers were used throughout the details, adding a cheery touch. They yellow was contrasted by a few pops of red, seen in Lauren’s shoes and the reception centerpieces. I especially adore the headpiece Lauren made for herself; so gorgeous!
On their relationship:
We both have had an awful dating history. Our past relationships were nothing short of disastrous. When we got together it was flawless and the way a relationship should be, something neither one of us thought was possible. Our wedding is special because it is us.
After developing a relationship (at first through Words With Friends), Chris and Lauren would pass back and forth a notebook about their relationship where they would take turns writing about their first impressions, their dates, how they felt about each other, etc. Until one day, after a nice dinner at Lauren’s favorite restaurant, Chris gave her the notebook as usual but told her to give him a call when she finished reading. In it, Chris talked about how happy and fortunate he is to have met someone as amazing as her and how deeply he loves her. At the end of the notebook, he wrote “So Lauren. I’m ready to take the next step…” Of course she called to ask what he meant, to which he replied, “go downstairs to the front door, because I left something for you.” Downstairs she finds that the “something” was Chris, on one knee, with the ring in hand.
Photographer: Daniel J Photography
Videographer: Bride’s Father
Ceremony Venue: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Reception Venue + Catering: The Madison Hotel
Bridal Gown Designer: Ulla Maija
Bridal Gown Store: The Bridal Garden
Bridal Shoes: Alfani
Bridal Headpiece: Bride
Jewelry Designer: Eliot Danori
Bridesmaid Dress Store: David’s Bridal
Tuxedo & Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake Designer: The Madison Hotel + Flowerful Events
Floral Designer: Flowerful Events
Makeup Artist: Alex Karamouzis
Hair Stylist: Alley Olsen
Save the Date, Invitation, Place Card, and Thank You card Designer: Bride
Printing: Cox Printers
Wedding Planner: Bride
DJ: DJ Triple B