Vintage Traditional Wedding at Pantagis Renaissance, Scotts Plains, NJ | Melissa & Blake | May 21, 2016

Vintage Traditional Wedding at Pantagis Renaissance, Scotts Plains, NJ

You’ve never seen old-world glamour and true beauty like the wedding of this charming couple. It was such an incredible honor to share in Blake and Melissa’s special day, to capture the love and joy shared by their friends and family and to preserve these memories for years to come.

Melissa and Blake met at a time when neither of them were looking for relationships, but two years of occasional friendship enabled them to get to know one another in a much deeper way, developing a mutual and genuine respect. When they moved in together, it wasn’t long until Blake determined that the two of them were more than ‘shack up material’ – he wanted more. A Saturday morning proposal – pajamas and all – is what put these two on the path that brought them to the wedding seen here.

Melissa, known as Missy to her friends and family, looked glamorous in an enchanting Maggie Sottero wedding gown that featured an elegant jeweled bodice that enhanced her beauty and curves perfectly. Her natural beauty was accented by the work of Shataya Beauty Make Up Artist and Incognito Hair Salon, and a delicate birdcage veil brought the entire look together with style. She got ready with her family and bridesmaids; at times calm, excited, nervous, and emotional – but always totally in love. Blake looked truly handsome in a dark three-piece suit with accents that brought in the wedding colors in a dashing way.

Their deeply moving vows made sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the beautiful Pantagis Renaissance in Scotts Plains, New Jersey. With true love shining from their eyes, they sincerely promised to love and support each other, to be a strong and supportive partner, and to always choose each other, “every day.” After those and other vows, they cemented their union by tying together modern and traditional ceremonies: a sand-blending ceremony as well as “jumping the broom” to symbolize that they were two becoming one family.

Blake and Melissa, along with their friends and family, celebrated their marriage at a stunning reception where they danced their First Dance to the Kizomba remix of the Ed Sheeran song “Thinking Out Loud” which gave way to an epic dance party DJ’d by Pulse Sounds.

Melissa’s advice to other couples is to “Enjoy the moment. Everything goes by so fast it can all become a blur. Making time to take in every special moment will create memories that can’t be captured by picture or video.” Along with the memories of their special moments, the wedding was photographed by Weddingpix Photography, which, along with this video, will remind them of this amazing day forever.


Cinematographers: Yamean Studios Films
Photography: Weddingpix
Florals and Decor: Amore Weddings LLC
DJ: Pulse Sounds
Mua: Shataya Beauty @shatayabeauty
Hair: Incognito Hair Salon, Rahway NJ
Officiant: Weddings By Aretha
Stationary: Lepenn Designs – Couture Invitations & Stationery

Spiritual Romantic Wedding at the Sterling Ballroom in Asbury Park, NJ | Raven & Darryl | May 15, 2016

Spiritual Romantic Wedding at the Sterling Ballroom in Asbury Park, NJ | Raven & Darryl | May 15, 2016

On May 15, 2016, Daryl and Raven joined one another in holy matrimony and danced the night away at The Sterling Ballroom, Doubletree Hilton Tinton Falls, NJ. A romantic wedding, full of laughter, the radiant love Raven and Daryl share shined so very bright on their big day!

Facebook friends since 2009, this beautiful couple met at a church function. Darryl proposed to Raven on Easter of 2015 at Allaire State Park. A gorgeous Sunday evening, in Raven’s mind they were just taking nice pictures by nice old vintage barnyards. In Daryl’s mind it was the perfect location to pop the big question, so what originally was suppose to be Easter pictures – turned into their Engagement photo session.

With a vintage wedding style in mind, Raven and Daryl planned their perfect day – their vision of what the day meant for the two of them as they embarked on their new adventure in life as husband and wife. Nothing quite set the sentiment for how romantic their wedding day was like the tears of awe that streamed down Daryl’s face when he heard his beautiful bride singing herself down the aisle. To see him so vulnerable and emotional is a moment Raven will forever cherish.

Before their vows, the bridesmaids were living it up in the bridal suite with custom robes embossed with their nicknames and the year they met the Bride; as well as jewelry for the wedding, a hanky, and a clutch which they loved to hold all their important things throughout the wedding night. While the Groomsmen were prepping for their hilarious speeches filled with love for Raven and Daryl, they got pimped out in matching socks and ties.

Once the reception was underway, DJ Reem at TotalXperience TNT really got the party started – right after Raven and Daryl shared their first sweet dance as husband and wife to Shine by BJ the Chicago Kid. With Yamean Studios and Shannon Davis Photography catching all the glorious wedding moments on video and in photographs, the guests really had the time of their lives celebrating Raven and Daryl.

A joyous occasion filled with nothing but love, we would like to thank the happy couple for allowing us to be a part of their amazing celebration. Raven and Daryl, we truly hope your life together is just as amazing as the day you stood before God and said: “I do.” That you continue to “get one another” through it all!


Wedding Dress: Allure
Wedding Boutique: Cinderella Bridal, Matawan,NJ
Hair: HairbyKnani
Makeup: ReddMakeup
Videographer: Yamean Studios Films
Photographer: Shannon Davis Photography
Florist: Creative D’Zigns
Cake: Chocolate Carousel Belmar, NJ
Photobooth: A++ Photobooth
DJ: DJ Reem at TotalXperience TNT