Anne and Rob got married in upstate New York in the winter of 2020 with only their closest family and friends in attendance. This past winter they celebrated with the rest of their family and friends and it was well worth the wait! Not only did they get married at one of my favorite Hoboken wedding venues – Kolo Klub – but they are two of the sweetest people I have ever met. Not only was I honored to capture their wedding reception at Kolo Klub, but I have also loved continuing to stay in touch and watching their love story unfold (the two of them just welcomed a precious baby to their family!).
If you have been looking for winter wedding inspiration in the Mile Square City, you are going to love this Hoboken wedding celebration on the blog today!
Hoboken Wedding Photographer Review
If you know me at all, you know how much I adore Hoboken. Every single review my couples leave feels incredibly special to me, but I just have to share this one from Anne and Rob! The fact that they trusted me to document their Hoboken wedding made me feel beyond honored to be a part of their love story.
We ended up using Devin for our two weddings (postponed the bigger one because of COVID), and am so happy we did. We love her style, and she was so efficient at getting the group photos done, which everyone appreciated when we were outside in November and December.
I also loved working with someone local to Hoboken – she knew the best spots to take our engagement photos and had photographed at the venue (Kolo Klub) and hotel (Sheraton Lincoln Harbor) and had backup plans in case of rain (which we ended up needing).
Also, when we ended up having to change plans because of COVID, she was really flexible and worked with us with regards to the location, timing and budget of what ended up being our family wedding.
Between two weddings, an engagement session and working with Devin to create the photo album following, we’ve gotten to know her fairly well and I would definitely recommend her – she knows what she’s doing, takes beautiful photos, knows how to wrangle large groups and stays calm when it starts hailing an hour before you’re supposed to take photos outside 🙂
Getting Ready Photos at Sheraton Lincoln Harbor
Anne and Rob planned an entire weekend with their guests, starting with welcome drinks at City Bistro on Friday night. From there, they hosted their wedding reception at Kolo Klub (with an after party at Pilsener Haus) and then a farewell breakfast back at the hotel. Sheraton Lincoln Harbor made for the ideal “home base”. Steps away from the iconic Hoboken waterfront, and central within the Mile Square City. When I met Anne and Rob for their getting ready photos at Sheraton Lincoln Harbor on Saturday afternoon, they were both just so excited to finally be able to celebrate with their family and friends (and pop some champagne to celebrate).
An Untraditional First Look
Anne and Rob had a first look before their micro wedding last year, so although they wanted to do photos before their wedding reception at Kolo Klub, they didn’t want another “shoulder tap” kind of first look. Although the original plan was to take all of their couple portraits on the waterfront, the weather had other plans. We started instead outside the restaurant at the hotel and took advantage of the awning to stay dry. I also came prepared with some clear umbrellas so we could make our way to the water when the timing was right!
When the sun came out, their wedding party met us at the water, steps away from the hotel, adorned in all black attire – stunning and elegant for a winter wedding. In lieu of more traditional bouquets, Anne opted for single stem florals instead! I loved the look! The groomsmen also showed up in dashing black suits. Despite uncertain weather, everyone was willing to do whatever it took to get the photos done (and have a GREAT time while doing it!).
After the wedding party portraits, Anne and Rob headed to their Hoboken wedding venues (Kolo Klub and Pilsener Haus!). Once we arrived, we shot some more photos of them and their venue before guests arrived. We didn’t have a lot of time, but Anne and Rob made the most of each minute feeling cozy and madly in love. These ended up being some of my favorite portraits from their entire gallery!
The Encore Wedding Reception at Kolo Klub
Anne and Rob’s Hoboken wedding was charm-filled, with handwritten and thoughtful touches welcoming guests as they arrived at Kolo Klub. They chose a dark and moody wedding color palette, perfect for winter weddings. However, one of my favorite details was the “Rob got Lucke” lotto ticket favors. Anne’s maiden name is Lucke and it was such a cute play on words!
Anne and Rob spent most of their reception mingling and enjoying the company of their guests. Every time I snapped a photo of the two of them, whether it be their first dance or just chatting with friends, they had the biggest smiles on their faces. When Anne and Rob originally inquired about their wedding reception at Kolo Klub, they wanted to take a more casual approach to their wedding. Their main focus was just to have a great time. They certainly pulled it off!
A Beautiful Hoboken Wedding
Although Anne and Rob recently moved away from Hoboken, this will always be one of my favorite Hoboken weddings. These two love our New Jersey city as much as I do. Their winter micro wedding was one of my favorites from 2020. This encore wedding was filled with just as much joy and celebration. I can’t wait to see what’s next for the two – now three! – of them! In the meantime, for more Hoboken love stories, make sure to follow me over on Instagram.
Hoboken Wedding Vendors
Mile Square Moments is a wedding photography company in New Jersey. For more information on our packages (including a Photo/Video package with Murphy Studio), you can head to our services page here. As you can tell, we love getting to know each couple personally. You might be a MSM couple if you love a night in binge-watching Netflix, but you also aren’t afraid of a little PDA in photos. Currently planning a wedding in Hoboken, NJ or beyond? Get in touch here to inquire about our photography packages. Prefer Instagram? We love sharing fun love stories on Instagram. For more stunning Hoboken wedding inspiration, check out this stunning Kolo Klub micro wedding.