Olde Mill Inn Fall Wedding Photos • Erin + Chris

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

This wedding is SO special to that I feel extra grateful I’m able to relieve Erin and Chris’s Olde Mill Inn day through their spectacular photos. It was a beautiful fall weekend filled with the colors of the season and Erin’s carefully selected autumn-inspired color palette. From her special moments with her grandmother (starting with her heirloom engagement ring) to her heart-warming first look with Chris, to their tearful vows and getting down on the dance floor, I’m pretty sure everyone had an amazing time and partied their asses off until the very last piece of cake was eaten and last cigar-bar-match had been struck. Gold and white invitation photo with pomegranate by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridal gown photo at Olde Mill Inn New Jersey by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. The bride wore glitter Keds sneakers.

Erin’s definitely a trendsetter. Those glitter Keds are in this Fall 2015 issue of The Knot! And of course her gorgeous beaded sweetheart gown looking all fabulous at their venue, on a hanger the bride made and offers in her Etsy shop, Grande Strands! If you notice (especially in later photos) her gown’s skirt has a pink tone to it because of an underlay under its tulle layers. I love a surprise color in a wedding gown! Bridesmaids gowns photo in burgundy, blush and grey by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Wedding at The Olde Mill Inn in New Jersey.

Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridal party silk monogram robes for getting ready.Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with a diamond bracelet for the bride and Grimm's book for the groom.
Bridal gown photo at Olde Mill Inn New Jersey by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer.

Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridal party silk monogram robes for getting ready.Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Groom flask.

To start a family tradition, Erin gave Chris a Grimm’s Fairy Tales book as a wedding gift, knowing they’ll one day read it to their children. She also gifted her father special cufflinks with a photo of her as a child and “I’ll always be your little girl” written on the other one. She carried important photos of relatives who have passed on around her bouquet stems.Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with custom cufflinks for the father of the bride and bouquet charms. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Ring photo with a teardrop pear shape diamond ring that was a family heirloom.

Isn’t Erin’s ring amazing? I was lucky enough to capture it during their engagement session too but I love being reminded of how special it is – the pear-shaped center stone was passed down to Chris by Erin’s grandmother (pictured later in this post) to propose to Erin with.

I love seeing different cufflinks and Chris’s were definitely something I hadn’t seen before, with a wrap-around chain link that connected the two ends of the sleeve. He’s ready to go for a first-look with his bride! Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Groom cufflinks and portrait. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with boutonniere by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds.

I feel like every one of these photos is just too-good-to-be-true. But BETTER because it actually happened. Erin loves Disney (perhaps as much as I do) and I just feel like they all ooze “fairy tale”. And that makes me SO happy for them. Because she deserved to feel like a princess with her prince on her wedding day and I whole-heartedly believe that’s exactly what transpired.Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds.

I die over Erin’s eye. They’re drop-dead gorgeous.Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds.

Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds.Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bride and groom fall photos first look with flowers by The Arrangement and gown from Kleinfelds. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridal wedding party fall photos with burgundy, grey and dusty rose gowns. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Groomsmen with laces to match the bridesmaids. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Groomsmen with laces to match the bridesmaids.

Erin and Chris came up with the coolest idea! Each groomsman’s shoe laces paired to match the color of the gown the bridesmaid they were walking down the aisle had on! Naturally, I asked the men to take off their shoes for a super-cool bridesmaid photo. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Groomsmen with laces to match the bridesmaids. Bridesmaids gowns photo with matching groomsmen shoe laces in burgundy, blush and grey by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Wedding at The Olde Mill Inn in New Jersey. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridesmaids with rose bouquets and diamond pear shaped engagement ring. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridal wedding party fall photos with burgundy, grey and dusty rose gowns. Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Bridal wedding party fall photos grey gowns and a grandma photo!

There’s grandma, getting a smooch from her granddaughter!

And just because it was chilly and a fun idea, the bridesmaids wore the groomsmen jackets for a finishing wedding party photo. :-)

 

Olde Mill Inn New Jersey wedding by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Creative bridal wedding party fall photos with burgundy, grey and dusty rose gowns. Gold and white invitation photo with pomegranate by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement.

I love Erin holding her dad’s end so securely, walking down the aisle for the last time together as a single gal. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with a custom monogram aisle runner.

I thought it was great that their officiant mentioned the way Chris proposed in the ceremony, which is one of the first things Erin excitedly told me when she initially contacted me. Chris took her to see a Christmas tree and walk around one night during the holiday season and ask her to scroll through the back of his camera after snapping some images. He asked “Will you marry me?” in the photos on the display of the camera. SO COOL! So here they were….months later, being pronounced Mr. and Mrs. and Chris Celletti – and on to party at the reception!

How pretty is that focal piece by The Arrangement? I love how the gold escort cards look underneath it. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with gold escort cards. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with Disney inspired Happily Ever After cocktail napkins.

There’s another Disney touch for the Disney-loving bride! Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with a pine cone tiered Happily Ever After script wood cake topper. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement.

The cake fit in perfectly with the season, adorned with a gold script “Happily Ever After” cake topper and buttercream pine cones. I LOVED how there were pomegranates in the centerpieces! It simple added an extra vibrancy and uniqueness to what Tom and Nicole, of The Arrangement, created for Erin and Chris.Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Flowers by The Arrangement with Instagram sign and hashtag by the bride. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Father daughter dance with custom photo cufflinks gift.

There’s Erin’s dad’s special cufflinks again, which of course he took for a spin on the dance floor with his daughter!Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer.

Pause for a special love note to these THREE brides of mine who I couldn’t adore more. Christine (and Jake), Erin (and Chris), and Pam (with Sean over there in the background!): I couldn’t be more grateful you three beautiful best friends are in my lives and I got to capture your day. I need to print this photo and frame it. I digress…back to the wedding!

Chris’s father sang a little Frank Sinatra that evening! Everyone was anxiously listening as he serenaded the bride and groom. This photo of him hugging his son just makes me smile!

Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Cake cutting and custom matchbooks and cigar bar. Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Special cake donuts for a sweet end to the evening for guest to-go favors.

Soon after it was time to cut the cake, enjoy the outdoor cigar bar (with custom matchbooks!), kiss goodnight under the fun outside courtyard lights and grab a special cake donut for the road for a “Sweet ending to a new beginning” for this newlywed pair!Olde Mill Inn wedding ceremony by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC and Raleigh wedding photographer. Night time bride and groom kiss image.

I KNOW we’ll be friends for years to come (Erin and I are way too addicted to Bravo television and texting each other not to be) and I can’t wait to see their relationship continue to blossom and flourish. I love you both!

Venue: Olde Mill Inn / Instagram sign, table numbers, hangers: Grande Strands and Grande Gifts, Etsy / Floral design: The Arrangement / Wedding dress: Kleinfeld, designer Daniella Caprese / Veil: Kleinfeld, designer Blossom / Headpiece: Kleinfeld, designer MariaElena Headpieces / Makeup: Melissa D’aloia / Hair: Nikki, Up & Out Beauty Bar / Officiant: Celia Milton / Robes: Sweet Southern Company, Etsy / Groom’s suit: custom Indochino / Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse / Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN / Bride’s earrings and bracelet: Nadri / Aisle runner: Starry Night Design Studio, Etsy / Napkins: Uniquely Printed, Etsy / Rings: heirloom diamond, designed by Norman Landsberg, NYC / Flasks: Marcella’s Engravables, Etsy / Cake: Palermo’s Bakery / Cake topper: Better Off Wed, Etsy / Invitations: Drolet Paperie / Band: Elegant Ensembles /

Happy Thursday!

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