It was a stunning spring day as Bailey and Michael gathered their closest friends and family for their intimate wedding in South New Jersey at The Estate at Eagle Lake. Bailey and Michael’s love story blossomed during the height of the pandemic when they discovered each other on Tinder.
Their intimate wedding at The Estate at Eagle Lake was far from the first chapter in Bailey and Michael’s story! Over the course of two years, Bailey and Michael’s bond deepened, strengthened by their shared experiences and unwavering devotion. In addition to the love they share for each other and for their close knit families, their lives are filled with the joyful chaos brought by their three energetic dogs. These furry companions are an integral part of their journey, bringing laughter and unconditional support to the couple every step of the way.
During the holiday season, Michael decided to surprise Bailey with an early Christmas gift that would change their lives forever. With excitement in his voice, he presented her with a box. Little did Bailey know that within that simple box awaited a profound question.
As she opened it, her eyes widened to find a mug that read “Will you marry me?” The overwhelming joy and love in that moment were accompanied by tears of happiness shed by Michael, forever etching the memory of their proposal in their hearts.
Bailey & Michael knew that the challenges posed by the pandemic meant potential delays to their wedding vows, so they decided to make things official in a beautiful, intimate courthouse ceremony in January 2022! However, they couldn’t wait to share their love with their closest family and friends as soon as they could! Which led to their plans for this beautiful intimate wedding at The Estate at Eagle Lake!
Bailey and Michael’s ceremony in June 2023 was not only a culmination of their love for each other, but a beautiful expression of their joy at finally being able to share this momentous occasion with their families and friends! These are emotions I’ve been fortunate enough to document for so many couples over the past several years – especially those of you who had to change and adapt your plans!
After their beautiful, heartfelt ceremony the couple, their wedding party and family gathered in the beautiful Estate at Eagle Lake gardens for portraits, then headed to cocktail hour to spend time with their guests.
Nestled in the heart of South Jersey, The Estate at Eagle Lake is a stunning and unique, rustic outdoor wedding venue. With its picturesque landscapes, breathtaking views, and meticulous attention to detail, this venue provides an idyllic backdrop for weddings filled with romance and intimacy.
One of the many reasons it’s a favorite venue for my couples is the light and airy reception tent, where Bailey & Michael retired to with their guests to dance and celebrate the night away! But first, the couple and I snuck away for a few private moments to explore the grounds, and capture some beautiful portraits of the two of them together.
Your story is unique, just like Bailey and Michael’s. If you are planning your wedding, no matter how big or small, let me be your guide in capturing the essence of your love and preserving your cherished memories for a lifetime. Let’s connect and together, we’ll create a narrative that reflects the magic of your story.
Gen Palmer is a Premier South Jersey wedding photographer who documents authentic photography for real couples. Gen documents Intimate Weddings at The Estate at Eagle Lake, and weddings around South Jersey and Philadelphia.
Gen Palmer is a Premier South Jersey wedding photographer who documents authentic photography for real couples.
Gen loves working with couples who cherish relationships over things, and who value printed photographs to display and enjoy their memories every day.
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