A Princeton University Wedding!! There is something sacred about holding your wedding at Princeton University-the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. And if that failed to impress, then perhaps the fact that this University has produced numerous Nobel laureates- 43 to be precise, 2 US presidents, 12 U.S. Supreme Court Justices (three of whom currently serve on the court) and numerous living billionaires and foreign heads of state is sure to impress even the least gullible amongst us . And that hallowed grounds is where this story begins that of two young people who met on its grounds while studying in its sacred halls and decided to spend their lives together.
We first met Ariana and Drew across the Princeton university campus at a nearby coffee shop and within minutes they were describing their lives when they were students there. They had done their research of Princeton wedding photographers and wanted somebody local to cover their special day. The Prospect House Rose garden, the undiscovered fragrant, colorful flowers, verdant stretches of lawn and lush, leafy trees tucked away in lesser-traveled areas of the campus where the foliage is blossoming and the benches often are empty formed a part of their campus love story and they wanted us to incorporate all these elements in their engagement and wedding shoot. With them, we truly explored the campus and all its secret passageways that have played a pivotal role in many a love stories like theirs.
The wedding was held in the Princeton Tower Club. Ariana and Drew pointed to us proudly their names on the walls, forever etched in the university’s memories. Ariana got ready at the nearby Nassau Inn and her bridesmaids and family made for quite the raucous group enjoying the celebrations well before it began. The night before we had covered the engagement party/rehearsal dinner at the Prospect House – a historic landmark on the campus – again a place filled with memories for the couple. Prospect House is where Woodrow Wilson stayed before he became governor of NJ and President of the United States. The university provided us with some spectacular architecture that spun their distinct love story in pictures that they were sure to treasure.