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Crystal Plaza Wedding : Kristen & Cory : Livingston, NJ

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Crystal Plaza Wedding : Kristen & Cory

Livingston, NJ

A Wedding at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ


Kristen & Cory were married on a gorgeous summer afternoon at the Crystal Plaza, a distinctive venue in suburban NJ which just underwent major renovations. This was my first time in the building since it was updated and I was shocked to see the new ceremony space which is literally like standing inside a crystal. Running the length of the room along the ceiling is essentially an inverted runway which bathes the room in light. What used to be the ceremony space is now the largest bridal getting ready suite I’ve perhaps ever witnessed. There’s no better place for a large bridal party to get ready.

One of the quintessential ingredients of a NJ or Long Island venue is the manicured outdoor garden space for photos and I’d say Crystal Plaza pulls this off in the least “marble columns” type of way. It’s elegant and has many nooks and crannies that give photographers the ability to shoot it creatively in different ways. Sometimes you show up at these places and they’re just the one option and angle – but that’s absolutely not the case here.

Alongside my longtime videography colleagues “15 Minutes of Frame”, we photographed Kristen in the glorious bridal suite as she put on her Justin Alexander gown and then met Cory for a first look. Before long, Chevy Chevis Entertainment was warming up the room with music and guests started to stream in.

Photos: Brian Hatton Photography
Venue: Crystal Plaza
Florist: Dalsimer Spitz & Peck
Hair: Marissa Molnar
Makeup: Jenielle Jensen
Video: 15 Minutes of Frame
Wedding Gown: Justin Alexander
Band: Chevy Chevis Entertainment