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Elegant Wedding at Skylands Manor New Jersey Botanical Garden by Michael Ash Imagery

September 21, 2012 | christy

Dominika and Conor’s wedding was the perfect balance of elegance and outrageous fun! Michael Ash Imagery was there to capture everything from classic portraits in the Skylands Manor botanical gardens, to wild candid shots on the dance floor! I am positive these timeless photos will be treasured for years to come.

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The Couple: Dominika and Conor

The Wedding: 6.23.2012 – Skylands Manor, Ringwood, NJ

The Photographers: Michael Ash Imagery

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?

Dominika and Conor: Elegant, fun, memorable.

 

Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?

Dominika and Conor: We knew we wanted a wedding that would be elegant but at the same time a lot of fun, which I think is reflective of our personalities. We knew Skylands Manor was the place for us. The venue and its surrounding botanical gardens definitely helped to guide the decor and wedding style. I chose bright colors for the girls dresses and flowers that would pop against all the greenery surrounding the manor. Since we did not want to go the traditional flower route we decided to decorate the tables for our cocktail hour and reception with lots of candles and lanterns to give it a romantic summery garden feel. The up-lighting definitely helped set the mood.

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elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?

Dominika and Conor: We tried to never lose sight that the day was about our love and I think that came through in all aspects of the ceremony and reception. We were both so relaxed the entire day and just excited to be getting married. In turn, I think that allowed our guests to have an amazing time and just enjoy the love that was everywhere that day. One of my favorite memories was right at the beginning of the reception after we were introduced, the DJ played a couple of fun upbeat songs, and EVERYONE was on the dance floor! Seeing the entire dance floor full of people of all ages before dinner, I knew it was going to be an amazing party which it absolutely ended up turning out to be.

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elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

Junebug: What specifically drew you to Michael Ash and his imagery?

Dominika and Conor: When I initially looked at Michael’s blog, not only did I find his work to be amazing, but what drew me to him was that none of the weddings he had photographed looked the same, which happens so often with wedding photographers. You could tell that he allows the wedding and the people to inspire him, not the other way around. I also really loved his style of photography. It helped that we connected right away during our first call, which you really want when that person is documenting one of the best days of your life.

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

 

elegant and classic wedding photos at Skylands Manor in New Jersey by top wedding photographer Michael Ash Imagery | via junebugweddings.com

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Michael Ash Imagery
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Skylands Manor
Videographer/Film Maker: The Pros
Officiant: Celia Milton
Invitation Designer: Magnet Street
Catering & Wedding Cake: Skylands Manor 
Florist: Ringwood Florist
Wedding Dress: Martina Liana
Bridal Accessories: Hair flowers from Etsy, Earrings from Nordstrom
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: White by Vera Wang
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Mens Wearhouse
Hair: Shear Dimensions Salon
Makeup: Glamorous Looks by Joanna
DJ: Dr Andzej Kopacz
Wedding Favors: Photobooth magnets
Rings: Roman Malakov, NYC

Thanks Dominika and Conor for sharing your special day with us! To see more of Michael Ash Imagery’s work, visit his website, blog and Junebug brochure.

 

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  1. Gorgeous wedding! Love her dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Looks like it was a great celebration!

  2. The bride and groom make a great couple. She is stunning, you captured elegance and beauty in your photographs. Congrats to the newly weds!!

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