Wedding Caldwell NJ
Saint Aloysius Church – Caldwell, NJ
Gabi & Mike’s Wedding Caldwell NJ was beautiful and quaint and all-around a great time. Due to COVID-19, Mike and Gabi decided to postpone their big wedding day until August of next year. However, they wanted to get still married and celebrate this September with their closest family and friends.
Their day began at Saint Aloysius Church in Caldwell, NJ. Their ceremony was a full mass, and several of Mike’s groomsmen and sisters lead the mass in songs. I truly enjoyed that Mike and Gabi included some of their bridal party members involved in their ceremony. Wedding Caldwell NJ
Mike was anticipating his wife-to-be, to walk down the aisle and meet him at the altar. Gabi walked down the aisle to Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, better known as Pachelbel’s Canon. Although Gabi was nervous walking down the aisle, she told me that she kept her focus on Mike and tried to hold in her tears as she met him at the alter.
We followed up their ceremony with family and bridal party portraits at Grover Cleaveland Park in Caldwell, NJ. Their family was so much fun, and Mike’s Dad has us laughing the entire time. We took some really cool drone shots for the bridal party and their bridal portraits. Mike and Gabi said that they didn’t anticipate how long the photos were going to last, but they said it was all worth it in the end. I always try to make my wedding portrait sessions fun, memorable, but not too long.
Mike said he was nervous about the day coming together, but “I trusted in the people we had surrounding us and with many peoples help the day went phenomenally.” That is something that most people are stressing about this year; because of COVID-19, they have to put together two separate days in two different years, which can get stressful.
Mike and Gabi love Star Wars. Their wedding inspiration was Geek Chic with a focus on Star Wars. They had blow-up lightsabers, and their wedding cake had the quote from Star Wars; I love you, I know, as their cake topper. They drank Whiskey and Schofferhoffer Beer, which, if I say so myself is very delicious. I discovered the beer as I was in EPCOT in Walt Disney World at the Germany Pavilion.
They danced to North by Sleeping at Last as their first dance as husband and wife. Gabi said that due to COVID-19, they didn’t do any parent dances but that they were saving those until next year at their big wedding reception. Wedding Caldwell NJ
I asked Mike and Gabi to give any lasting words of advice to couples who are getting married or planning a wedding during COVID-19. Gabi said that “The only thing that matters on your wedding day is that you get married to the love of your life, everything else is secondary.” I asked Mike the same question, and he said to not procrastinate the wedding planning…” just get it done so you have the last few weeks leading up to the wedding just to relax.” Wedding Caldwell NJ
Mike and Gabi were elated and exhausted by the end of the day but were just extremely happy to be married and starting their life together as husband and wife. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Alworth. Wedding Caldwell NJ
I want to thank you both so much for allowing me and Brittany to capture the first half of your special day! We are very excited for the big day next August. I am honored to call you friends and even more humbled that you chose me to be your photographer and trust me to deliver on your wedding images.
Mike and Gabi will celebrate their reception at Eastlyn Golf Course in Vineland, NJ. Wedding Caldwell NJ