I knew when I first met Willemijn and Kurt that their wedding was going to be something special, and spending time with them at their sweetly romantic engagement session back in March only confirmed that for me.  But I was still blown away by how very love-filled and sweetly sentimental their wedding day was.  There were so many moments that brought tears to my eyes, and so many wonderful opportunities to create beautiful photos capturing their day.  It was such an honor to be the photographer for such a lovely wedding!

The couple started out their day getting ready with their closest friends and family, with so many fun moments of laughter as they all prepared for the big day.  Willemijn and Kurt had chosen to do a brief "first look" in the bridal suite before heading over to the church, and it was so cute watching them see each other for the first time on their wedding day!

Bridal shoes, gown, and bouquet while getting ready | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride getting ready with sisters and bridesmaids with birdcage veil | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride's mother and sisters buttoning gown | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride with father and groom with parents getting ready | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
First look and bride with bouquet | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer

We then headed over to Trinity Presbyterian Church, where the ceremony was to be held.  The bride and groom had invited their families to join them prior to the ceremony for some group photos, so we took advantage of the church's lovely grounds and architecture for bridal party and family formals!

Bride and groom formals in wooded area | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bridal party formal portraits in wooded area | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Family and group portraits in front of Trinity Presbyterian Church | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride with sisters and groom with brother | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer

Trinity Presbyterian is just as beautiful inside as it is out, and provided a gorgeous setting for Willemijn and Kurt's wedding ceremony!  There were so many emotional moments throughout the ceremony -- but perhaps my favorite was when Willemijn's family surprised them with a series of beautiful musical performances.  Or maybe when both Willemijn and Kurt teared up during the charge.  Or probably the congregational benediction to the couple at the end.  Or...  :)

Wedding ring pillow and candles in sanctuary | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Mothers lighting candles and flower girl and ring bearer | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride processing into sanctuary with father | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Wedding ceremony inside Trinity Presbyterian Church | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride, groom, and bridal party during ceremony | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Exchanging vows and rings | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Bride's sisters and family singing during ceremony | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Lighting unity candle during ceremony | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
First kiss! | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Happy tears and bridal recessional | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer
Group photo of all wedding guests in front of church | Christina Keddie Photography | Cherry Hill NJ wedding photographer

Then it was off to Lakeside Manor for the reception!  While the guests meandered into the cocktail hour, Willemijn and Kurt, accompanied by their bridal party, explored the gorgeous lakeside grounds for more formal portraits.

Bride, groom, and bridal party formal portraits beside lake | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Bride and groom portraits in lakeside forest | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer

We then sneaked into the cocktail hour, just in time for the parents and bridal party to be announced, and for Willemijn and Kurt's first dance as husband and wife!

Cocktail hour in tent | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Announcing parents and bride and groom, and first dance | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer

Then another one of my favorite parts of the wedding day: Willemijn specifically requested some outdoor sunset portraits of the two of them.  We'd been watching the weather the entire week leading up to the big day, and there had been rain off and on in the forecast, so I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to pull this off.  But our hopes were answered -- what little rain there was all happened during the hour of the wedding ceremony, while we were all safely inside, and left behind just enough clouds to make for a glorious sunset sky!

Sunset portraits of bride and groom beside lake | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Evening portraits of bride and groom with sunset glow | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer

Then it was back into the reception for a truly lovely evening of toasts, dinner, dancing, cake, and so much fun with so many loved ones surrounding the happy couple!

Wedding reception toasts and hugs | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Gift to bride and groom from family | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Groom and mother dance, and bride and groom dance | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Reception group photos and dancing | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Cake cutting and laughter | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Reception dancing and custom-brewed beer favors | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Reception dancing and fun | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Reception dancing photos | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Personalized sweetheart table | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer
Bride and groom dancing at reception | Christina Keddie Photography | Voorhees NJ wedding photographer

Congratulations again, Willemijn and Kurt!  May you be blessed with a marriage even more wonderfully joyous and hospitable than your wedding day!

*****

Many thanks to the amazing vendors who helped make Willemijn and Kurt's day such a beautiful success!

Special shout-out to my awesome second shooter, Audrey Ditzler!!

Ceremony venue: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Reception venue: Lakeside Manor
Wedding coordinator (and hair and makeup artist): Kirsten Morken
Videographer: Christopher McDonald
DJ: Wesley Skold
Florist: Jacqueline's Flowers & Gifts
Limo/transportation: First Class Luxury Limos
Caterer: McFadden Catering
Cake: Diane's Patisserie

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