Congratulations, Rachel and Bobby! They tied the knot in an elegant fall wedding at The Mill Lakeside Manor (one of my favorite venues!). The newlyweds always knew they wanted their day to feel elegant and classic, a tie between “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Cinderella”. With seasonal flowers, blush pink and white elements, and lot of black in their wedding party, they pulled that elegant feeling off perfectly! When they were planning, Rachel and Bobby fell in love with The Mill Lakeside Manor pretty quickly. It’s a perfect balance of formality and approachability. They both love this beautiful venue and the gorgeous lake and gardens surrounding it. Us, too!
The Mill Lakeside Manor Wedding
On the day of the wedding, Rachel got ready in their apartment clubhouse. It was a great idea because of how spacious the room was. It had tons of natural light, which we loved, and plenty of room for her and her wedding party. Bobby got ready at this grandmother’s house, which was so sweet! I love that they tied in their family from the start of their day. Rachel and Bobby opted to not do a first look together, so instead, we used the time before the ceremony for portraits with their respective wedding parties. Rachel decided to do a first look with her dad and younger brother, too. Both were so fun. I loved seeing her little brother’s reaction! Afterwards, it was time for their ceremony in the gardens of The Mill Lakeside Manor. It’s such a beautiful part of this venue!
Following the ceremony, Rachel and Bobby took their portraits together. They did an hour and a half cocktail hour so they could do photos and still attend some of their cocktail hour with their guests! I LOVE this new trend. I think it’s a great way to get the best of both worlds for our couples. Their reception was a blast. Everyone had a great time dancing, listening to the speeches, and celebrating the newlyweds. Rachel and Bobby used a cake cutter handed down from her grandmother, that’s been used for 2 generations of weddings. That tiny detail was so special to both of them and their families. Congratulations again, Rachel and Bobby! thank you for asking us to capture your beautiful fall wedding at the Mill Lakeside Manor!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Venue | The Mill Lakeside Manor
Photography | Idalia Photography
Band | Around Town Entertainment
Bridesmaid Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Cake | Chocolate Carousel
Cinema | Lorenzo Media Productions
Hair + Makeup | The Bridal Artistry Co.
Invitations | Suite Scape Design
Florals | Narcissus Florals
Transportation | Epic Xperiences
Wedding Dress | Miss Hayley Paige and Kleinfeld Bridal
Photo Booth | Idalia Photography
About the Photographers
Idalia Photography is based out of Central NJ and specializes in romantic, timeless, and classic weddings. Our photography style can be described as a perfect blend of classic, romantic portraiture and authentic, candid moments. Are you planning a wedding? We serve