Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer


Mike Wake

New Jersey Wedding at Macaluso’s

Dana and Craig’s wedding day started out in Hoboken, New Jersey. They were getting ready just a few blocks away from each other. My 2nd-photographer for the day, Kim, started out with Craig and his buddies at a hotel by the water. They had some drinks and exchanged gifts before getting on a bus to go to the church.

I went straight to Dana and Craig’s apartment where Dana and her friends were all getting ready. When I got there Dana was in the make up chair. They were all having fun taking polaroids of each other and drinking mimosas. After Dana was dressed we had a first-look moment with her bridesmaids before her parents got there, and then we did another one with her father.

The bus looped back to pick the ladies up and I met them at the church while all of the guests were pouring in. They had a traditional Catholic ceremony and when Craig saw Dana for the first time as she was walking down the aisle, his face lit right up.

After their ceremony we did some family photos inside the church and then we went to the Hoboken waterfront where we had a sick view of the NYC skyline! We did a few photos with their wedding party and then some portraits, but it was a cold and windy October day so we didn’t last very long😂

Kim left after portraits and I went right to Macaluso’s for the cocktail hour and reception. During cocktail hour we had to finish some extra group photos!

Their reception was SO fun and they were a true party crowd. I had an absolute blast with Dana, Craig, and all of their friends and family. We danced and jumping around to the live band, who also absolutely killed it!

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Photographer: Mike Wake Photos
2nd Photographer: Kimberly Norrod
Reception Venue: Macaluso’s