A Magical, Golden Hour Lakeside Wedding

Nathalie and Hugo’s lakeside Jewish wedding ceremony at the Cedar Lakes Estate took place by a gorgeous, shimmering lake on a serene, natural camping preserve which by the late afternoon of each summer day, transforms itself into truly a magical place. Nestled about an hour and a half from Manhattan along the border of New York and New Jersey, Cedar Lakes Estate is the perfect venue if you want your wedding to include sweeping, mountaintop views. We certainly took advantage of the grounds for portraits of Nathalie and Hugo, and a found a perfectly picturesque location for the signing of the ketubah.

Details From A Fairy Tale

The details and decor at Nathalie and Hugo’s wedding, from flower crowns to oversized balloons to a flower and string light garden feeling at dinner lended an elegant, dreamy feel to the whole day. Their wedding portraits by the lake, and atop the mountain right as the light turned perfectly golden, have a timeless, editorial feel.

When Love Stops Time

Nathalie and Hugo’s traditional Jewish ceremony was held at the golden hour on a summer day. The beauty of the moment and the location transfixed their friends and family for a few moments, and the rest of the world crept silently away. Their chuppah: asymmetrical with pinks, whites, a wrap of tulle, and plenty of green, matched perfectly with the natural summer palette. It was pure magic when they said, “I will. I do. With all my love,” and then the party began. And what a party it was! In the end, it doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you – isn’t it? So much joy at this wedding!

Vendor Love

Planner: Social Life Wedding and Event Planning  http://www.socialifenj.com
Florist: Faye and Renee http://www.fayeandrenee.com
Videographer: NY Film Works http://nyfilmworks.com/
Cake: Lucky Bird Bakery http://luckybirdbakes.com
Venue: Cedar Lakes Estate http://cedarlakesestate.com
Wedding Gown: Ines DiSanto http://inesdisanto.com
Music: Hank Lane http://www.hanklane.com
Stationery: Wide Eyes Paper Co http://www.wideeyespaperco.com

As Published on Style Me Pretty.

Wedding Gallery: Jewish Lakeside Sunset Ceremony

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Bonus Shot: it’s me, Karen, at work!

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