I was so excited when this wedding, which was photographed by Jenna Walcott, landed in my inbox. Why? Because Jeanine and Cory decided to tie the knot right across the river from Philly at The Westin Mount Laurel on New Year’s Eve, and they threw one rockin’ reception with just enough glam to boot!
As evidenced by the photos and Jenna description below, even though the energy was definitely high throughout the night, so many sweet moments were captured between the bride and her mother, the bride and groom, and the couple and their guests. I love the sparkle in Jeanine’s mother’s eyes right after she has placed her daughter’s veil on her head, as well as Cory’s pure happiness while watching Jeanine walk down the aisle. Then there are the shots from the reception where Jeanine cannot help but laugh as Cory twirls her around the dance floor, in addition to moments of breaking out in song between Jeanine and her guests. These moments combined with the details of this wedding (it’s complete with the necessary NYE hats and horns too) are what make these nuptials truly stand out.
Take a look at the photos and Jenna’s note below – I think you will have to agree that if this wedding doesn’t seem like one fun and meaningful time, I’m not sure which bash will.
From Photographer, Jenna Walcott: Jeanine and Cory, a truly and genuinely kind and lovely couple, got married on New Year’s Eve at the fabulous and newly renovated Westin in Mount Laurel, NJ. The day started off unseasonably sunny and mild for December and when we began the coverage we caught the last of some beautiful window light falling on us while Jeanine, her mom and her matrons of honor gathered in the bridal suite to put on the finishing touches. Once the sun was down, the party began! With an elegant ballroom ceremony and a guest list of 200+ who were ready to celebrate, this occasion was one of the more exciting ones I’ve had the pleasure of capturing! The dance floor was packed from beginning to end and guests of all ages were on their feet – a truly electric energy pulsed through every minute leading up to the turn of the new year and beyond. Yet, amidst all the bustle and wild spirit, I saw countless moments of tenderness and calm between Jeanine and Cory that gave me goosebumps – the kind of love that you know can stop time and make us all believe in “happily ever after”. Once the clock struck midnight, it was as if the party got it’s second wind and the crowd started all over again – bursting with energy and proving that the New Year really is all about New Beginnings.
Make sure to point out your favorite moments in the comments, and head on over to Jenna’s blog to see even more photos of Jeanine and Cory’s high-energy NYE wedding.