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Jennifer & Matthew’s Jasna Polana Wedding | Princeton, NJ

Jan 18, 2024

We loved every minute of Jennifer and Matthew’s Jasna Polana wedding this past November. Jasna Polana has quickly become one of our very favorite venues, and we were thrilled to be back for this very special day with one of our amazing couples.

Jennifer and Matthew’s Jasna Polana Wedding

Every detail from this day overflowed with intention, joy, and attention to detail. The couple chose a super classic and elegant approach with fun modern details woven throughout.

They were also one of the sweetest couples ever! They were both so excited about their wedding day each time we spoke before their wedding. Our whole team knew just how special this day would be long before it arrived.

Jennifer and Matthew’s First Look In The Garden

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know how much we love it when clients opt for a first look on their timeline. While we will never try to pressure you or shift your views on how you’d like your wedding day to flow, sometimes, a first look is the most ideal with scheduling.

Of course, we will always be more than thrilled for you; no matter when you choose to see each other on your big day, we’ve noticed a handful of benefits to opting for the first look. One is getting to spend much more of your wedding day with your favorite person. It also means ensuring you have plenty of time in your day for portraits, even with unexpected moments.

We chose to do Jennifer and Matthew’s first look in one of the lovely gardens on site at Jasna Polana. Even in the winter, this venue is filled with beauty and was perfect for this special moment.

We can’t wait for so many more wedding days spent at this stunning venue with our fabulous HHP couples.

The Creative Team

Photographer: @hopehelmuthweddings | Venue & Wedding Cake: @tpcjasnapolanaweddings | Wedding Planner: @alicia_margaret_events | Florals, Signage, & Rentals: @viburnumdesignsevents | Bridal Salon: @lelitebridal Bridal | Shoes: @badgleymischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: @azazieofficial | Cocktail Hour Musician: @onlywithesq | DJ & Photobooth: @sceeventgroup @thechrisatwood | Favors & Seating Chart: @craftedbycambridge @callawaygolf | Guest Hotel Accommodations: @nassau_inn | Hair & Makeup: @beautyiconnyc | Invitations: @mintedweddings | Late Night Food: @the_bagel_nook @thecookiemonstahboston | Men’s Attire: @ralphlauren | Officiant: @devanmccarie | Rings: @hartsjlrs | Transportation: TRU Limousine

Hope Helmuth is a Luxury Destination wedding photographer based in Bucks County, PA & NYC. Hope specializes in timeless, candid, and romantic wedding imagery, serving modern couples across the East Coast and internationally. For more information about the experience or to book your destination wedding, you can find more information here.



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