I am so excited to share Anne and Rob’s wedding with you today. This winter wedding in upstate New York was the perfect way to finish up the 2020 wedding season. By this time, micro weddings were no longer new, and couples were truly embracing their intimate guest lists.
Anne and Rob got married with only 7 family members on their original wedding date. I thought it was so sweet how many couples chose to keep their original date on a smaller scale. I know how much couples were looking forward to their original plans, so choosing to have a legal wedding on the same date is a great way to keep the date sentimental.
To make things even more personal, Anne and Rob chose to host their micro wedding in Anne’s hometown of Hudson, New York. They moved their larger wedding to November 2021 and kept their original venue in Hoboken (Kolo Klub!). It’s the best of both worlds really, and I can’t wait to photograph their big reception this year as well. An intimate day to exchange your vows, and a party to celebrate later. Your first year of marriage can really be like the world’s longest cocktail hour.
Hoboken Engagement Photography
I love a couple that isn’t afraid to keep things casual. Here at Mile Square Moments, we always say our dream couples are one’s who enjoy a night out with friends, but also enjoy a night in drinking wine and watching Netflix. If that sounds like you, make sure to get in touch here about 2021 and 2022 wedding availability.
One of the first things I love to do when couples inquire about engagement or wedding photography, is get to know them as a couple. I believe in order to do my job well, I want to capture chemistry that already exists between couples, instead of trying to manufacture it through posing prompts. This is one of the reasons engagement photos are such a great investment as well! Not only did I get to know Anne and Rob better as we wandered the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey, they also had a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera with me!
When I spoke with Anne and Rob about what they enjoy doing together, they told me that they loved to go out and see friends, but also enjoy nights in cooking together and throwing on a movie. I knew instantly we would be a great fit. If the idea of a public proposal makes you sweat, you’ll love how Rob asked Anne. They were relaxing at home (in sweatpants, of course) and had just ordered pizza. All of a sudden, Rob turned off the TV and got down on one knee!
Winter Wedding Details
As far as winter weddings go, it’s hard to imagine a dreamier hotel to get ready in than The Wick. The white brick was the perfect winter wedding backdrop for photos! Anne and Rob kept the color palette simple and elegant, with tones of white, black, and red. I love when brides decide to choose bright colored shoes as a fun touch! Although blue is always popular (as something blue), Anne’s red heels were both stunning and unique!
I had the chance to photograph the beautiful details (face masks, rings, invitations) while Anne and her wedding party celebrated with mimosas during their getting ready photos. Another benefit of a smaller wedding is you can truly spend the whole day with your closest people. Getting ready together might just end up being one of your favorite parts! I can usually take the detailed photos without any help from you or your wedding party, but make sure to get together the items you want to be photographed first. At the very least, I love to see rings, your dress, invitations, and any jewelry.
Winter Wedding First Look Photos
As I mentioned, the white brick walls were the perfect outdoor winter backdrop. In case you need proof, Anne and Rob’s first look photos will definitely convince you. If you want to spend cocktail hour WITH your guests, I highly recommend considering a first look. As a wedding photographer, I also love to capture solo shots of the bride and groom individually at the same time. I love taking photos of my couples don’t get me wrong, but there is something really special about taking photos where you are the sole focus.
Hometown Wedding Photos
Getting married in Anne’s hometown, allowed us to explore and bring a touch of nostalgia to the bride and groom wedding portraits. I love taking photos around a new city. Never underestimate the magic that can be created simply from you and your significant other walking down the street either! Oftentimes, couples are stressed trying to find the perfect location to take their wedding photos but in reality, we can make any space look beautiful. After all, you are the focus! It will be incredible.
Upstate New York Ceremony
Although I love a traditional ceremony arch, don’t feel as though that is the only focal point option for your ceremony. Instead, Anne and Rob opted for candles and greenery as their ceremony backdrop. When you have a smaller guest list, some traditional pieces (like an arch) can look out of place or steal more focus than intended. Instead of trying to create the same “big day” experience, I love when couples embrace the intimacy that a smaller guest list provides.
Micro Wedding Reception
When you are planning your micro wedding reception, consider keeping everyone at one table. Anne and Rob’s guest list of 7 worked perfectly, but I love when guest lists of even 10 or 20 stick to one long table. It has a “we are all family here” kind of feeling that I really appreciate. When Anne and Rob originally booked me as their wedding photographer, they mentioned they wanted to take a more casual approach to our wedding, They really just want to have a big, fun party with their friends and family. Even though they had to downsize their guest list, by keeping everyone at one table, they had a chance to mingle and connect with all of their guests throughout the entire evening.
Overall, this winter wedding was the perfect way to finish 2020 here at Mile Square Moments. There was definitely both love and laughter in the air so if you are considering a micro wedding, make sure you get in touch here. I would love to be a fly on the wall capturing all of your memories with your family and friends!
Mile Square Moments is a wedding photography company based in Hoboken, New Jersey. If you are new around here, you should know that we love getting to know each couple personally. Wondering if we would be the right fit? You might be a MSM couple if you aren’t afraid of getting a little up close and personal in photos. We love natural chemistry and a little PDA around here! BUT, also enjoy a night in binge-watching Netflix. Are you planning a wedding in New Jersey? If you are, Contact us here to find out about our photography/videography packages. We also love sharing love stories on Instagram. If you want more micro wedding inspiration, check out this Micro Wedding in New York. Enjoy!