This is a wedding I had long been looking forward to shooting, Aileen and Philip! Aileen had contacted me over a year before her wedding raving about instant film and loving the Super 8 look for weddings so it was easy to be excited to shoot a wedding when the bride is so excited as well. You can watch their Super 8 wedding film below.
This wedding was a bit unique as well in that there were actually to be two weddings: a smaller family and bridal party wedding on Saturday (which is what I shot) and then a larger more traditional wedding on Sunday (shot by a friend and awesome photographer, Sophie Kwalek and featured on Style Me Pretty. Sophie and I both worked together on Patrick and Rachel's gorgeous Prospect Park Boathouse wedding). This was also unique in that I'd be the only photographer or cinematographer for the day, shooting everything on Instax and Super 8 film.
So we started the day at a beautiful cathedral in New Brunswick where the ceremony was held. A few guests and the families were the attendees for this more intimate ceremony. Aileen was wearing a stunning, fitted white dress and Philip was in a fantastic blue suit with red velvet accents. Very stylin’.
After the ceremony we strolled around the Rutgers campus where the couple met to take a few photos before headed over to the lunch held at one of their parent’s homes. There, they changed into outfits for a traditional tea ceremony held after weddings with close family. Then another quick outfit change into more comfy clothes for a veritable feast that awaited everyone in the backyard, cooked by the parents and included endless lobster, corn, meats, and veggies.
A really lovely and laid back wedding day for two really great people. I had a lot of fun shooting with them and really love how their wedding film came out.