The day began at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City. It is the most perfect, breezy summer day. There are seagulls in the sky, a car show happening on the boardwalk, and a joyous, happy calm in the air! Caitlin is in the makeup chair getting pampered by Taffeta Design, while she is surrounded by the women who mean the most to her! Meanwhile, Andrew is at his parents condo, hanging out with his best guy friends waiting for the festivities to begin.
This ninth day of September could not have been a more ideal day for Caitlin and Andrew to get married at St. Augustine Church in Ocean City. They had a beautiful Catholic ceremony and tears were definitely shed. The moment Caitlin & Andrew said their I Do’s, you could feel that the celebration was just beginning.
We ventured to the beach at 14th Street Pier in Ocean City. While capturing their bridal party, a butterfly decided to join in, and we were able to capture probably one of my favorite ring shots ever. The butterfly reminded Caitlin of her grandfather, and made her feel that he was there with them on this happy day!
The boardwalk was full of fun, families and a car show, but that didn’t stop us from capturing some fun photos of this bride and groom! They rode the swings, the carousel and Andrew, although scared of heights, braved the ferris wheel for his new wife!
The remainder of the night consisted of so much love as all of their friends and family danced the night away with them!
Getting Ready & Reception : The Flanders Hotel / Hair & Makeup : Taffeta Design / Dress Designer : Sophia Tolli / Dress Retailer : Simplicity Boutique / Bridesmaids Designer : Vera Wang / Groom & Groomsmen Attire : Calvin Klein / Florist : Rosebud Floral Art / DJ : Above & Beyond DJ Entertainment / Transportation : AC Jitney / Church : Saint Augustine
May 13th, 2017. Such a special day! Not only was it Michelle & Chris’s wedding day, but it is also our 6th wedding anniversary! We were SO lucky to get to share such a wonderful date with an even more amazing couple!
Getting Ready : Private Residence(s) / Hair & Makeup : Anthony J Hair Studio / Dress Designer : Pronovias / Dress Retailer : Dress 2 Impress Bridal / Bridesmaids Designer : Morilee / Groom & Groomsmen Attire : Formal Expressions Tuxedos / Florist : Leigh Florist / Wedding Venue : Clarks Landing Yacht Club / DJ & PhotoBooth : Center Stage Entertainment / Invitations : Made of Paper / Video : Mondo Video / Transportation : A Kings Limo / Wedding Cake : DiBartolo Bakery / Church : Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Michelle borrowed all of her jewelry from her mom. Every piece was so beautiful. Chris surprised Michelle with gorgeous diamond earrings! Michelle’s dad, looking outside, checking on the weather. The tulle underneath Michelle’s dress was lined in hot pink! I loved this so much! Especially since one of our wedding colors was hot pink too! There were so many happy tears throughout the day! The cutest and most emotional ring bearer! We loved how Michelle and Chris were up for anything! LOVE nighttime rain shots! It was the perfect way to end the day together!
The island of Brigantine, right outside of Atlantic City, means the world to Alison and Jim. Their relationship started to blossom while spending summer nights at Alisons family’s beach house there. Jim popped “the question” there. And on June 17th, 2017, they said their I Do’s and officially became husband and wife at St. Thomas Church in Brigantine. The day that Jim proposed to Alison, he said “You make me so happy, I want to be this happy forever.” Well, forever began on this day.
The day began as we arrived at the Atlantic City Country Club for getting ready photos. I was greeted by the ever so sweet Bridal Attendant Ana! When it came to taking care of Alison and Jim throughout the day, she was absolutely amazing!
Alison and Jim decided to have a quick first look on 6th Street, where they normally go to the beach. Jim’s reaction to seeing Alison was priceless! And who could blame him? She was stunning!
Their ceremony was at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, only two streets away. Father Michael Davis made their ceremony so personal to them. He even got their parents involved – both of which have been married for 33 years!
After they said their I Do’s, we hopped onto the AC Jitney and had so much time for some amazing photos around the Atlantic City County Club. The golf course is so beautiful and you can see Atlantic City so clearly when the sky was blue and the sun was shining! It was the perfect place to celebrate such a special day with all of their family & Friends!
Hair & Makeup : Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design // Girls Getting Ready & Reception : Atlantic City Country Club // Guys getting ready : Alison’s Family’s House // Dress Designer : Casablanca // Groom & Groomsmen Attire : Jos A Bank // Florals : Betina’s at Parkview // DJ : FMM Productions // Jewelry : Block Jewelers // Invitations : Magnet Street // Transportation : AC Jitney // Cupcakes : Simply Sweet Cupcakes Hailey & Peyton were the cutest members of the Petal Patrol! Meet Finley – Alison & Jim’s fur-son! Do these two look familiar?! We captured Megan & Keith’s wedding back in 2014!
You might remember Shannon and John from their sunrise Old City Philadelphia engagement session we captured last fall! We wandered all around the area where they live, including the Merchants Exchange Building. So, of course, we were excited when Shannon mentioned that she wanted to return to that same area for their wedding photos!
Our day started at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill where Duette Hair and Makeup pampered all the ladies getting them ready for the day! Meanwhile, down the hall, the guys were hanging out, having a pretty chill morning! then we headed to the beautiful St. Charles Borromeo Church in Sicklerville where Shannon & John said their I do’s in front of all of their friends and family!
Their timeline then allowed for a significant amount of time for photos! So, we headed into Philadelphia over to Old City and the Merchants Exchange Building where we were able to capture the bridal party and some of my favorite photos of Shannon & John!
We then headed back into New Jersey to the beautiful Valleybrook Country Club where Shannon & John celebrated with everyone close to them! The day couldn’t have gone more perfectly and we couldn’t be more excited for the two of them! <3
Getting Ready :: Crowne Plaza Hotel // Ceremony :: St. Charles Borromeo Church // Photo Location :: Merchants Exchange Building & Old City Philadelphia // Reception Venue :: Valleybrook Country Club // Hair & Makeup :: Duette Hair & Makeup // Dress Shop :: Elizabeth Johns // Dress Designer :: Pronovias // Bridesmaids Dresses :: Bridal Garden // Groom & Groomsmen Attire :: Men’s Wearhouse // Florist :: Leigh Florist // Invitations :: Wedding Paper Divas // Cake :: Isgros
As you pull up to the gates of the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens, you are greeted with a grand cobblestone entrance way, pristine gardens and a venue fit for royalty! This day may have started like a few of our recent weddings, with rain. But as the ceremony time got closer, the sky cleared and the sun shined down on John and Corley and the love they share!
Ryan and I are both lucky enough to know the groom, but its funny, because he knew both Ryan and I separately before we even ever met! I went to school with John and Ryan played hockey with him! On the morning of their wedding, we had the privilege of meeting Corley for the very first time, and it was like meeting an old friend. Corley was super sweet and you could just see the love that she has for John!
Hope you enjoy a little peek into their amazing day!
Venue :: Park Chateau Estate & Gardens // Hair & Makeup :: From This Day Forward Hair & Makeup // Bridal Makeup :: Michelle Mayfield // Brides Dress :: Stella York // Dress Shop :: L.A. Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses :: Christina Wu Celebration // Florist :: Allure Floral Design // DJ :: Eclipse Events // Ukulele Player :: Josh Kekoa // Wedding Cake :: Palermo’s Bakery // Officiant :: Harris Bloom // Leis :: Hawaii Flower Lei
The day started with the ladies getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite! The room is huge and perfectly set up for large bridal parties to get ready! Especially the salon area for hair and makeup! Corley’s dress was so beautiful, luxurious and elegant! I am in love with the blush and rose gold bridesmaids dresses from Christina Wu Celebration! The bride checking out the current weather situation… praying for those blue skies to appear! (Spoiler – they did!!!!) Corley’s grandmother zipping up her dress! Checking out how beautiful her daughter Bella looks with her flower crown! While the ladies were getting ready, the boys hung out in the grooms suite, drinking beer and eating bacon that was made especially for them! Since Corley is Hawaiian, she had lei’s flown in from Hawaii and her grandmother presented each of the groomsmen and John with a lei for the wedding, which symbolizes love and respect. John dressing their son Noah 🙂 I was so excited that Corley and John decided to do a first look! It gave us SO much time for photos!
As we approached the staircase, the tears started to build up in Corley’s eyes… it was a good thing that bridal attendant Ashley had tissues ready for her! (Spoiler alert – Corley needed lots of Ashley’s tissues throughout the day! haha!) Corley looks so elegant walking down the gorgeous staircase… John was SO excited to see Corley!! The library was AMAZING to shoot in as the rain started to ease up outside! These two… Swoon! About an hour before the ceremony was due to begin, the rain stopped, so we took advantage and went outside! Corley! You are beyond gorgeous my dear! John, you’re not so bad yourself! John making vows to Corley’s daughter Bella, promising to be the best dad possible for her! YAY!! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Feldman!! The laughter this day was absolutely contagious! John and Corley, the way they look at one another… there really isn’t anything quite like it. It’s inspiring. Such an elegant ballroom! Palermo’s Bakery did an amazing job on the wedding cake!
To photograph a wedding in Cape May, New Jersey is like a dream. It is such a cute town with so much history behind it. From the beautiful beaches, to the cute shops and great dining, it is not only the perfect getaway spot, but also the perfect wedding location!
We’d LOVE to capture more weddings in Cape May! So, we were talking to Krystina, the Director of Events at Congress Hall, and dreamed up this styled shoot. Since we haven’t captured a wedding at Congress Hall in a few years, we wanted to show brides and grooms how we would capture a wedding at this gorgeous location. There is romance just oozing from every corner! So, we put together the BEST group of vendors that we’ve worked with!
Photography :: Tami & Ryan Photography // Cinematography :: Be Films // Venue :: Congress Hall, Cape May, NJ // Florist :: A Garden Party // Hair & Makeup :: Your Day Your Way // Paper Suite :: Narola Design & Letterpress // Calligraphy :: Charlie Whiskey Design // Dress Shop :: Free Love Bridal // Dress Designer :: Allure Romance // Jewelry :: Harry Merrill & Sons
Emily from Narola Design + Letterpress knocked it out of the park with her Paper Suite and Design! And the Calligraphy from Charlie Whiskey Design was SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely fell in love with this escort card display! We wanted to stay local, so we visited the beautiful bridal shop, Free Love Bridal, located right in Cape May! The owner Betsy was an absolute joy to work with and helped to find the perfect dress! This dress from Allure Romance just screams Classic Romance, am I right?! The jewelry borrowed from Harry Merrill & Sons was so exquisite! This estate floral diamond ring was absolutely stunning. Steve helping his beautiful wife Carly get ready 🙂 Blush clutch to match the dress from Free Love Bridal. Thank you to Jess from Your Day Your Way for doing Carly’s hair and makeup. You helped Carlys’ beauty shine even brighter than normal! This floral circular arch is a new addition to A Garden Party, and I am in love! Carly and Steve renewing their vows under the arch! We could not have been more thankful that Carly and Steve were available to model for us! Their chemistry, their love, the laughter between them that is so contagious – they are the epitome of Classic Romance, and a couple that is truly in love with one another for all the right reasons. We love the both of you so much and can not thank you enough! The bicentennial china at Congress Hall was absolutely gorgeous. Right outside the main doors, we set up a donut wall, instead of having a normal wedding cake! A Garden Party never disappoints! These flowers, the bouquet, and all the little details were perfect!
And the perfect ending… a beautiful video by the absolutely AMAZING Be Films!!!!