Mansion at Natirar Wedding Peapack, NJ

May 6, 2021

Bride holds florals with Eucalyptus while next to Groom before a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJ

I helped my friend Mekina Saylor photograph this Mansion at Natirar wedding in Peapack, NJ before Covid happened. Looking back now I catch myself thinking, “Why aren’t those people inside wearing masks?” hahaha I guess it’s just one way Covid has reprogramed me.

The Mansion at Natirar is an estate that’s actually a historic landmark. I love all the brick and think it’s absolutely stunning with it’s architecture. I did a bit of research on Natirar’s website to find out the history of the estate.

Did you know this Tudor mansion built during the Gilded Age was originally a “country home”? I love to learn about architecture and the history ofย  buildings and this mansion has quite the history! It was never used to host fancy parties to flaunt money, unlike most estates in the Gilded Age (Which is ironic since it now hosts luxury weddings and other events.), instead it one point it became a refuge to women recovering from illness and it was even purchased by The King of Morocco for a period of time.

The tudor estate built during the Gilded Age overlooks Somerset County and Raritan River for the Mansion at Natirar Wedding

Inside the mansion there are so many architecture details, like this amazing mantle and fireplace, that were perfect to show off the Bride’s dress.

The bride's dress hanging on the dark wood and marble detailed fireplace mantle for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack

There are also some areas, especially in the ballroom, that have been updated and modernized a bit.

The bride's dress hanging on floating shelves in the ballroom with candles for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack
Since I was the second photographer I met up with the Groom to get pictures of him getting ready at the Ninety Acres restaurant. It’s just over the hill from the Natirar mansion. The Groom had quite the style with a navy tux, black velvet shoes, striped socks, and anchor cufflinks.

Groom putting on his striped socks and black velvet shoes at Ninety Acres while he got ready for a Mansion at Natirar WeddingGroom's navy tux hanging on a mantle at Ninety Acres while he got ready for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack
Black and White of Groom tying black bowtie at Ninety Acres while he got ready for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack

The Groom said the anchor cufflinks were a joke gift from the Bride because she said now she was going to be his anchor so he could never get away. hahaha I still liked them, but I also really like anchors. ๐Ÿ™‚

Groom putting on gold anchor cufflinks at Ninety Acres while he got ready for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack

Mekina was with the Bride as she got ready and into her dress. I got the Groom into position so he wouldn’t see her while she walked out the door for their first look.

Black and White of bride walking out the front door for a first look for her Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJBlack and White of bride getting groom's attention during a first look at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJGroom turning to see his bride for the first dime during their first look at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJClassic bride and groom portraits outside the landmark estate at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJWe did some classic portraits of just the two of them before we brought in the whole bridal party.

Bride and Groom individual portraits in front of the historic estate at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJ They had what I would call the perfect size bridal party: 6 on each side. I always say 6 or less on each side make for a perfect size bridal party. Any more and you’re always trying to find someone and there’s always one groomsman that likes to disappear.

Bridal Party in front of the historic, tudor architecture, estate at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJNavy Bridesmaid dresses with cap sleeves for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJI loved the Groom’s navy tux mixed with the gray groomsmen suits. It made for the perfect contrast. I like when the Groom wears something slightly or completely different than the groomsmen. If the bride stands out from her bridesmaids, why shouldn’t the groom stand out as well?Navy tux for Groom and gray groomsmen suits for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peakpack, NJ

Oh my gosh this picture of the Groom picking up his grandma just shows the tip of his personality. He was so nice, outgoing, and there to make everyone else laugh and have a fun time.

Oh I loved these navy bridesmaid dresses! The cap sleeves and and the back of the dress were so unique!

The Mansion at Natirar sits on top of a hilltop and looks out over the Natirar Park, Somerset County, and the Raritan River. (Note: Another piece of history, Natirar was named what it was because it’s an anagram of Raritan, the river at the edge of the park.)

Bride and Groom kiss in grass overlooking a view of the Raritan River and Somerset County for a Mansion at Natirar Wedding

Such a “wife” thing to do, make sure the bowtie is straight. lol

I love this picture! Genuine smiles on beautiful people, overlooking a stunning view.

I love me some wrought iron gates and these ones are pretty epic!Bride and Groom walk in front of a big wrought iron gate during a summer Mansion at Natirar WeddingClassic bridal portrait in front of a white arch window during a summer Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJ

I think this is my favorite picture from the day!Black and white picture of a Bride and Groom snuggling in front of a wrought iron gate during a Mansion at Natirar Wedding

Such a beautiful bride and I love the detail on the back of her dress.

The Mansion at Natirar Wedding was at the beginning of the summer and there was a chance of a rain shower so they had the wedding ceremony inside just in case.Black and White of Groom walking down white paneled hall to indoor ceremony at Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJFather walks Bride down a white paneled hall to an indoor ceremony at Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJ

The room for the indoor ceremony is all glass on two of the sides and looks out over the beautiful views.

Married!Bride and Groom kiss at the end of an indoor ceremony at Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJ

At the reception is where I feel like the Bride and Groom’s personalities really came out. They were there to have a good time! ๐Ÿ™‚Bride and Groom enter their reception and have their first dance at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJ

Do you see the plant wall behind the Bride? They are all real, living plants! It’s another “modern” feature added to the ballroom that makes Natirar mansion unique.Bride and Groom dance at their reception with a plant wall in the background at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJBride and Groom cut their cake during their reception at a Mansion at Natirar Wedding in Peapack, NJ

And here are a couple shots of Mekina working throughout the day! She’s always so helpful and makes sure everyone is looking at her even when the paparazzi is around her! Hopefully with weddings slowly getting back to normal, Mekina and I will be able to work together again soon!

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