Cafe Madison is a hidden gem in South Jersey. The venue is also a restaurant but has a gorgeous neutral toned ballroom that photographs wonderfully. They also have a courtyard with a fireplace and the most perfect string lights that are lit in the evening. The wine cellar provides additional space for indoor ceremonies and can also be used for bridal prep although there is a specific room for the bride to get ready. This photo of the bride and groom is beautiful in its simplicity. During a wedding day I photograph a lot of candid moments and moments that are created for the bride and groom. I also make sure to get photos of the happy couple in a more traditional sense just like this one. This wedding day in particular was overcast with spotty showers. Luckily we made the parking lot area behind Cafe Madison work for us. We were able to photograph the bridal party along the brick walls and then took the bride and groom around the parking lot for more photos. We were able to photograph the couple with the historical clock tower in the background right from the parking lot. Having this space was convenient so if it started raining again we could easily just walk back inside.
Location: 33 Lafayette St, Riverside, NJ 08075.