A Rustic Fall Military Icona Avalon Wedding  | Gianna & Glenn

A Rustic Fall Military Icona Avalon Wedding | Gianna & Glenn

There was sun shining, and it was a beautiful October day down the Jersey Shore! Ryan and I had been waiting for this day for what seemed like forever! After a few hiccups and a postponement, we were finally here – at the Icona Avalon Wedding of Gianna & Glenn!

Classic, Rustic Details for a Fun, Modern Bride

Rose gold for days!  I’ve always loved rose gold, but this year, it became an obsession!  So, imagine my excitement when I saw Gianna & Glenn’s rings and her jewelry! AH!  Absolutely gorgeous! And those sparking Converse sneakers? The icing on the cake!

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Getting Ready with the Bride & her girls at Icona Avalon

Walking into a room full of laughter and love is one of my absolute favorite things to do on a wedding day! Gianna was surrounded by all of the women that mean the most to her! Each bridesmaid made sure their bride was happy and calm and that the morning was running on schedule!

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Getting Ready with the Groom at Icona Avalon

Meanwhile, Glenn was hanging out with his guys, getting ready for the first look!  So much anticipation was building for the first time he’d see Gianna in her wedding dress!

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The Story of Gianna & Glenn

Gianna and Glenn meet when Glenn was home on leave.  Gianna was a bartender at Schileens Pub and Glenn happened to come in to grab some food and beer with a mutual friend.  Funny story, Glenn did not want to even go to Schileens that day. All he wanted to do was stay home and get wings from Dominics Tavern.  Our mutual friend had to force him and said, “My friend Gianna is working and I promised to stop in and see her today, so lets stop there first then we can go to Doms”.

If you know Gianna, she is not the type of girl who is shy.  Well, when she saw Glenn, for some reason she was! She asked her friend to serve them because she felt like she just couldn’t talk to him.  After a little while, the ice was broken and they did talk.  Later that night Glenn told Gianna to meet him and some friends at a local bar for some drinks, and after work she did.  They had so much fun that night, that they did not want the night to end. So, Glenn invited Gianna and her friends to the local firehouse bar (Glenn volunteered there and it was almost a second home to Gianna).  That night, they had their first kiss and Gianna told her friend “this is the guy I am going to marry!”

Their relationship was built on trust and long distance.  Airports and a lot of traveling to see each other as often as they could.

From Gianna ::

“Glenn and I have always been in one another lives. We went to the same grade school, Glenn use to cut my grandmothers lawn (the house I grew up in, which we are currently in the process of buying), lived in the same town, a street and a block over, hung out with the same friend group.  We just never knew each other.  Faith definitely brought us together at the right time.

Glenn was stationed in Minot, North Dakota when we meet.  After about a year, he got orders and got stationed in MT.  It was such a disappointment because he really believed and hoped to get closer to home.  Instead, he was moved further away.  We did not let that stop us, we made it work and eventually we decided – why let distance stop us from starting our lives?!  So Glenn popped the question!  He took me to Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, and proposed to me on one of the most beautiful places, on the frozen lake.  The mountains were covered with snow in the background and it looked like a scene out of a movie!!”

A Beautiful First Look and Couples Portraits on the Beach in Avalon

Oh, first looks! You get me every time! While we never force a couple to have a first look, because we definitely respect everyone’s opinions on what they want to do, we still love a good private moment with the couple before the ceremony! That moment when Glenn turned around and saw Gianna was the sweetest! As he was wiping the tears from his face, you could see the love that he felt for his beautiful wife!  These two made our job easy and just had to be themselves for our portrait time together!

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Bridal Party Portraits at Icona Avalon

What a fun group of people!  You could tell how much each of these individuals meant to both the bride and groom!

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A Sunny, Sentimental Ceremony on the Avalon Beach

Gianna and Glenn had one of their friends officiate their wedding ceremony. We love when ceremonies are filled with personal anecdotes and beautiful words about just how much the bride and groom mean to each other.  My favorite part? The red, white and blue beach balls thrown in celebration as these two walked back down the aisle!

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A Fun Icona Avalon Wedding Reception with all of the Couples Friends & Family

Icona Avalon truly is a destination wedding dream location!  Whether you’re just traveling there from an hour away or from another part of the country, you feel like you are at a beautiful destination wedding! From the location, to the staff, to the food – you really get the best of the best!  It’s one of our favorite venues to work at!

So, in 10 years of capturing weddings, we’ve never had a bride and groom ICE their bridal party! While the bridal party was doing their entrances, the bride and groom were hiding behind the bar with bottles of Smirnoff Ice! Once Gianna & Glenn were announced, and didn’t come through the doors, they popped up with the bottles for each member of their bridal party to chug on the spot!

The rest of the evening was a blast, with the Stellar Mojo Band rocking the night away!!  We even got to take the couple out by the pool for a few romantic nighttime portraits before we left for the night!  It truly was a perfect day!

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A Misty, Magical Updike Farmstead of Princeton Wedding | Katie & Drew

A Misty, Magical Updike Farmstead of Princeton Wedding | Katie & Drew

To say we were excited for Katie and Drew’s wedding at the Updike Farmstead of Princeton, would be an understatement!  Ryan and I may not have had the pleasure of meeting these two before their wedding day, however, when we arrived, they immediately felt like family! Katie & Drew welcomed us with open arms and joy! Ryan and I could not have asked for a more perfect day for them!  Well, we could have asked for some sun, but that didn’t get these two down! There was a magical, rainy mist that occurred on and off throughout the day, but everything still went as planned! Outdoor portraits, outdoor ceremony and a beautiful, fun outdoor cocktail hour!

Chic, Elegant Rustic Wedding Details for a Modern Bride

When we arrived at the Updike Farmstead of Princeton and saw these large farm doors, we immediately knew that her dress had to be hung there! I was so excited about her Mikaella dress that she found at Kleinfeld Bridal, because that was the same dress designer that I had for my own wedding dress! Boy, it did not disappoint!  Plus, her beautiful earrings, golden belt and Stuart Weitzman shoes were the topping on the cake! Most importantly, she had some awesome customized Converse shoes for later, so she could easily dance the night away!

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The Bride and her Attendants, Getting Ready at the Farmhouse at Updike Farmstead

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Katie at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where she was getting her hair and makeup done.  Afterwards, we headed over to the Farmhouse on the property at Updike Farmstead for her to get dressed.  On the second floor, in the bridal suite, her mom helped her into her dress, and you could see the butterflies start to develop as we were getting closer to her first look with Drew!

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The Groom and his Attendants, Getting Ready at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Princeton, NJ

Ryan arrived to a room full of fun and jokes as he hung out with Drew, and helped get him ready for the day! Afterwards, they drove over to the Updike Farmstead of Princeton to hang out a little while before the all important first look was to take place!

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A First Look and Bride & Groom Portraits on the Farm at Updike Farmstead

As the magical mist filled the air, so did the excitement of Katie and Drew seeing one another for the very first time! There was so much joy and love and laughter!  Ryan and I had the best time walking around the property and capturing these two lovebirds in all of their soon to be wedded bliss!! In just a short period of time, we feel like we got to know them so well! Above all, we hope to continue our friendship well past their wedding day!

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Updike Farmstead Bridal Party Portraits

Katie & Drew’s bridal party was so much fun! I particularly love that Katie had her brother as one of HER attendants!  More recently, I am loving that our couples are not afraid to mix things up and have guys and girls as attendants on each side of the bridal party!

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A Meaningful Ceremony, Officiated by the Uncle of the Bride

Goodness, the ceremony location at the Updike Farmstead of Princeton is right out of a rustic brides dream wedding Pinterest board! From the distressed white building to the old farm windmill and white chairs, it is absolute perfection! Plus, we always get excited when a family member is going to officiate the wedding – It means that it is just that much more meaningful and personal for the couple!  Also, we absolutely adored their reading during the ceremony – How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog, by Taylor Mali! So cute!

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A Fun and Dance filled Reception in the tent at Updike Farmstead of Princeton

The barn at Updike Farmstead of Princeton is so beautiful! The barn is filled with natural light flowing in and beautiful twinkle lights!  Not a detail was missed!  Speaking of the overall details of the day, I can’t forget to mention Alana from Bella Donna Weddings!  Alana and her team did an amazing job making sure the day went according to plan!  It was such a pleasure working with her!  Having a wedding planner is the best decision a couple can do for themselves on their special day! Therefore, removing all of the stresses and letting someone else take the reins, is such a weight lifted off your shoulders and you’re free to thoroughly enjoy your day!

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A Bear Creek Mountain Resort Wedding | Sarah & Eric

A Bear Creek Mountain Resort Wedding | Sarah & Eric

September 1st was a lovely summer day, that almost had the crispness of fall in the air. As we pulled up to Bear Creek Mountain Resort, we could see why Sarah & Eric fell in love with it!  Bear Creek Mountain Resort was the perfect destination wedding location (without having to fly)! From the beautiful rooms, to the beautiful mountain views to the perfect ballroom to celebrate… it was an absolute dream wedding venue!

We have been looking forward to this day for what seemed like forever! We first met Sarah back in 2014, when she was a bridesmaid at Concetta & Shamus’ Wedding. (If you head over to the blog, there is even a photo of Sarah & Eric dancing together at the wedding!) We were friends on Facebook, and we were super excited when we saw that Sarah & Eric got engaged!  We were totally honored and thrilled when they asked us to capture their wedding day!!

Classic, Romantic Details for a Chic, Modern Bride

My jaw dropped when I saw Sarah’s Hayley Paige Wedding gown!  It was absolutely gorgeous and I knew that it would fit her perfectly! Her Badgley Mischka shoes were beautiful, along with the most perfect belt for her dress!  There wasn’t a detail that was missed!

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Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Once of my very favorite parts of the wedding day, is when the bride is hanging out with her bridesmaids before she gets in her dress. Sarah was so excited, yet calm!  It was such a special moment watching her mom help her into her dress. Then the best moment, normally an unspoken one, is when you can see almost a slight change – the moment of “Oh. My. Heart. I’m about to get married!” I could definitely see that moment happen after Sarah got her dress on!

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Groom Getting Ready at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

While the ladies were getting their hair and makeup done, the guys were right down the hall, just hanging out, playing with a custom Cornhole board that Sarah had made for Eric.  His brother and dad both helped him to get ready.

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A First Look with the Bride and her Dad

You could see the anticipation on Sarah’s dad’s face.  He knew he was going to be emotional. And when he turned around to see his stunning daughter for the first time in her dress, goodness, I think we all shed a tear. It was such a special moment shared between a father and his little girl.

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Bridal Party Photos at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Sarah and Eric chose not to see one another before the ceremony, but wanted to try to get a lot of photos done beforehand, that we could!  So, we took Sarah and her bridesmaids outside first (making sure the blinds were closed in the guys room!) and then, once she was safely hidden, we brought the guys out to take photos in the same locations as we did the ladies! (This way it looks nice in their album!)

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A Beautiful Ceremony at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

When a couple tells us that their officiant is going to be a family member, we always get so excited.  The ceremonies seem to have a lot of sentimental anecdotes and stories about the couple. Sarah and Eric’s ceremony was no different!  It was absolutely perfect for the both of them!  Even after her dad gave Eric a bit of a punch on his arm as he handed his daughter to her new husband!

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Bride & Groom Portraits at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

There is no shortness of gorgeous landscapes at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort!  Everywhere you look, you can place a bride and groom there, and it will look stunning!  Especially with Eric and Sarah – they were so comfortable together and just so easily fell into each others arms. We could have photographed them all day long!

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A Reception with their Family & Friends in the Mountain Ballroom

The Mountain Ballroom was the prefect spot for Sarah & Eric’s wedding reception! From the tall ceilings to the open beams to the awesome staff and delicious food – we wouldn’t mind coming back to this resort time and time again! They started off the evening with a beautiful first dance to H.O.L.Y. by Florida Georgia Line, and continued right into the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances.  After a few meaningful toasts, the dancing began and didn’t stop for the rest of the evening!

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It was at this moment that Eric realized he was holding an Eagles garter in his hands… and then he hears… E-A-G-L-E-S … EAGLES!!!

He couldnt throw it away quick enough! Ha!

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Congratulations Sarah & Eric!  We have loved getting to know these two lovebirds and wish them nothing but so much love, happiness and laughter in their future!  To an amazing happily ever after! Lots of love! xo

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A Beautiful Jersey Shore Wedding at Icona Avalon | Lisa & Jason

A Beautiful Jersey Shore Wedding at Icona Avalon | Lisa & Jason

Lisa and Jason’s summer wedding at Icona Avalon was absolutely lovely, filled with so much love, laughter, and even a bit of squealing (on the brides part – haha!). Ryan and I first met Lisa at a bridal show at Icona Avalon, and just knew when we first met that her and Jason would be our ideal couple to capture!  So, when we met up again for their engagement session at Valley Forge National Park, it was no wonder that we would all get along so well!  We’ve looked forward to capturing their wedding ever since!  The couple’s unforgettable wedding day was classic, sentimental and perfect, just like the bride and groom!

Classic Bridal Details for a Lovely, Modern Bride

Lisa’s Essense of Australia dress, from All Things Bridal in Quakertown, PA, was absolutely stunning! It had just the right amount of bling, and the off-the-shoulder straps were the perfect touch! Her earrings from Francesca’s were beautiful, and matched her cupcake charm necklace perfectly. (Lisa’s mom calls her Cuppycake)

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Getting Ready with the Bride and her Bridesmaids & Bridesman at Icona Avalon

Lisa, her bridesmaids and bridesman, had such a great time getting ready at the Icona Avalon.  The room was beautiful and bright! I loved walking in and seeing Alex from Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design doing Lisa’s hair! Alex and her team are some of my absolute favorite Hair & Makeup artists to work with! While everyone was being pampered and getting ready, you could truly tell how excited and important this day was for Lisa – and how much everyone that she loved supported her and Jason!

I think I was the most excited when I saw Kristin and Meredith from Bel Momento Weddings!  It is so important to hire a Wedding Planner! Even if they don’t help you from the start, hiring a day-of coordinator is such a great decision!  They will take the burden of all the last minute details and deal with all of the moving parts of the day!  This way, you get to enjoy every moment and not have to worry about anything!

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Getting Ready with the Groom and his Groomsmen & Groomsmaid at a Private Residence

Meanwhile, Jason was hanging out and getting ready with his Groomsmen and Groomsmaid at a shore house in Avalon. After getting dressed, Jason read a beautiful card and opened his gift from Lisa 🙂  Then everyone headed to the beach to get some groom and his party photos done before the first look!

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The Story of Lisa and Jason

Lisa and Jason met in 2006 at the University of Central Florida, where they both joined the marching band and a co-ed music fraternity. They didn’t start dating, however, until July of 2013, after they had both graduated and were moving on in their chosen career paths.

What started out as two old friends catching up at a piano bar on International Drive in Orlando, slowly developed into a very strong relationship.  So strong, that when Jason’s career moved him to Phoenixville, PA, Lisa followed a few months later! Their relationship grew as they experiences seasons for the first time together as adults and things have never been better!

In January of 2015, they welcomed their fur-baby, Thor, to their happy little family. Then, a year later, for Christmas of 2016, Jason surprised Lisa with the best gift ever – he proposed – and Lisa was left speechless for the first time in her life!

The Perfect First Look for the Bride and Groom & Portraits on the Beach

Lisa and Jason were SO excited to see one another! They chose a perfect location, along the beach path right next to Icona Avalon!  The look on Jason’s face says it all!  I even teared up a bit while capturing these precious moments between Lisa and Jason!  After all of the “I love you’s” and hugs and kisses, we captured some beautiful portraits of Lisa & Jason!

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Beach Portraits with the Bridal Party

On the beach in Avalon, after the first look, we took advantage of all the time we had before the ceremony, and captured their bridal party portraits, and Lisa’s party portraits!  To say this group of people, that Lisa and Jason loved most, were amazing, would be an understatement! We had so much fun with them all!

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Saying, “I Do!” at Maris Stella Catholic Church

Having their ceremony at Maris Stella Church meant a lot to Lisa and Jason, because it is the church that is one street away from her grandparents house, and her grandfather still ushers there! They had such a meaningful ceremony, surrounded by everyone that was important to them!  Including Lisa’s father!! She was unsure if he would make it to the ceremony, as he had emergency surgery the week prior.  However, he greeted us as we pulled up to the church, and after her uncle and grandfather walked her half way down the aisle, her father took over the rest of the way!  It was so exciting that he was there!

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Bride & Groom Portraits along their Beach Path at Lois Lane

Lisa and Jason are husband and wife! Yay!  So, of course we need some more photos now that they are officially married!  After the ceremony, we walked across the street to the beach path that Lisa grew up walking down, to get to the beach in Avalon!  We spent a little bit of time there, before heading back to Icona Avalon and enjoying cocktail hour!

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A Reception with all their Family & Friends at Icona Avalon

The Icona Avalon is an award winning New Jersey Shore Luxury Resort. This beachfront resort stretches across an entire oceanfront block giving its guests access to some of the most coveted beach views in New Jersey. Having a wedding at Icona Avalon is like having a destination wedding – wether you’re from NJ, close-by in PA, or from across the country – it is a dream destination wedding venue!

The ballroom was full of silver, purple and sparkled, just as Lisa dreamt it would!  There was no detail untouched!  Lisa even got to do her father-daughter dance with her dad, while everyone was still enjoying cocktail hour, before he left to go back to the hospital!  It was so heartwarming!  Their reception was so much fun – a beautiful first dance, funny and loving speeches, and all of their family and friends dancing the afternoon away!!!

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The Perfect Ending to Lisa and Jason’s Wedding – Ice Cream at Sundae Best

Lisa grew up coming to Sundae Best in Avalon.  So, what else would be the perfect ending to their wedding day?!  Ice Cream Sundae’s!!  Lisa, of course, got Mint Chocolate Chip, or, as she called it growing up, Beach House Ice Cream!  Sundae Best even set up their own ice cream cart for them outside for their family and friends!  It s the perfect ending to the most perfect day!  We didn’t want it to end!  Congratulations to such a wonderful couple!

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A Sentimental Wedding at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia | Andria & Paul

A Sentimental Wedding at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia | Andria & Paul

Andria and Paul had a perfect June wedding! The forecast may have called for rain, but we got very lucky, and the rain didn’t arrive until after our First Look and Portraits outside! We absolutely loved capturing every detail for such a special bride and groom!  After all, the Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Monaco is the location where they first met, so it was only meant to be for them to plan a Wedding at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia.

Details for a Classic, Modern Bride

The moment I saw Andria’s Alma Novia bridal gown, I fell in love! It was so Classic and Elegant. The best part about it, however, was the removable train! Her Nina shoes and gorgeous diamond earrings and bracelet were the perfect touch of accessories.

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Getting Ready with the Bride and her Ladies at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco

When I arrived to the room, the Philly Hair & Makeup Company was just putting on the finishing touches of hair and makeup for Andria.  Then, her mom and her maid of honor helped her get into her gorgeous dress.  We had a bit of time, as Ryan was setting up Paul for the first look, so we took some individual portraits of Andria in the hotel room.  I have to say, the hotel rooms at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco are some of my very favorites to shoot getting ready photos in!

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Getting Ready with the Groom and his Men at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Meanwhile, the guys were over in their hotel room getting ready. Paul’s best man was helping him with his details, and then Paul helped his son get dressed!  It was the cutest!

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The Story of Andria & Paul

Andria and Paul met how many of our couples have met – online dating!  They met for the very first time in the lobby at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco and had their first date at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge!  They had a very long date that they never wanted to end – they talked about everything! From how they would get engaged in a couple weeks to where they would honeymoon!  Well, the engagement came more than a few weeks later – it happened in April 2017 while on a cruise around New York City!  Paul proposed right as they passed the Statue of Liberty!

First Look and Portraits at the Second Bank of the United States

We were so excited when Andria & Paul mentioned getting their photos and their bridal party photos taken at the Second Bank of the United States! We absolutely love shooting anywhere within Independence Park! Andria and Paul secured the permit for the area a few weeks prior, so that we would have unrestricted access to the area for an hour!  We took advantage of every minute!

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A Sentimental Ceremony in the Lafayette Ballroom South at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco

The equisitite, elegant Lafayette Ballroom was the perfect setting for Andria & Paul to say their I do’s and officially become husband and wife. We LOVE when couples write their own vows, and Andria and Paul’s were no exception! They were full of love, commitment, laughter and tears!  We could not be happier for a more perfect couple!  You could tell how much they were meant for one another!

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A Fun Reception with Family and Friends in the Lafayette Ballroom South at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Andria and Paul danced and twirled the night away with all of their closest family and friends!  With an entrance that would make Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell from Night at the Roxbury proud, to a special slideshow during dinner, not a detail was missed!  Especially their gorgeous cake from Bredenbeck’s Bakery!  They are one of our favorites!!

Congratulations Andria & Paul!

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A Grounds for Sculpture Celestial Themed Wedding | Lauren & Sean

A Grounds for Sculpture Celestial Themed Wedding | Lauren & Sean

Lauren & Sean’s June wedding at Grounds for Sculpture was truly one-of-a-kind with a celestial theme that incorporated unique and stylish details along the way. We already knew they their day would be amazing, since we captured Lauren’s brothers wedding almost 6 years ago! We loved getting to know Sean, and all of their friends and family throughout the wedding day. The couple’s unforgettable wedding day was stylish, unique, sentimental, and gorgeous, just like the bride and groom!

Unique, Celestial Details for a Modern Bride

Lauren’s Ysa Makino bridal gown from Kleinfeld Bridal was the perfect mix of Modern, Class and Unique. It was the perfect dress for the perfect bride!  Her Worthington heels with just the right amount of rose gold glitter was the perfect accessory for her feet! Lauren was also wearing her grandmothers ring from Cuba, which is also Seans birthstone! I was in love with all of the pink, purple and gold details that filled the day!

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Getting Ready with the Ladies at her Parent’s House

Lauren and her bridesmaids had a great time getting ready at her parents house. They were pampered all morning by VC Salon, making sure that they looked perfect and not a hair was out of place! You could tell how important this day was for Lauren and her friends and family. They were all so attentive to such a sweet bride.

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Getting Ready with the Guys at the Hyatt Place Hotel – Princeton, NJ

Sean was so stylish in his custom suit by Dr. Bespoke.  We loved the bicycle details on the inside of his jacket and the back of his vest. Each of his details were unique and modern, which just added to his style.

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The Story of Lauren & Sean

Lauren and Sean met at work. They became friends through movies, cartoons, and video games. Lauren left that job and Sean invited her to the company holiday party a month later. She got there late, and so, as fate may have it, Sean and her got their own table. Their first date was seeing the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, and they fell in love instantly. He Proposed at Grounds for Sculpture at the highest point, on a secluded bridge, when no one was around. He asked Lauren to be his best friend forever. Swoon!

A First Look where Sean Proposed at Grounds for Sculpture

The moment that Lauren and Sean laid eyes on each other for the first time on their wedding day was so sweet and perfect.  Right in the spot that Sean proposed, he caught the first glimpse of his soon to be bride.  There were smiles, laughter and a few tears and they enjoyed such a special moment together.

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Bride and Groom & Bridal Party Portraits at Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture is such a spectacular and picturesque location for wedding photos! So, with the time that we had, we walked around the park and captured the love shared between Lauren and Sean, as well as fun with their Bridal Party and Family!

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Saying “I Do!” in a Sentimental Ceremony at The Nine Muses at Grounds for Sculpture

The Nine Muses is a multi-component grouping carved from Vermont granite. The number of figures holds significance in that there were nine “muses” in classical mythology, all daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who presided over the arts and sciences.

Kris Bruno officiated Lauren & Sean’s wedding, adding in touches of love and sentiment. Lauren and Sean wrote their own meaningful vows, and his sister performed a reading and “tying of the knot” ceremony as well.  Every moment was beautiful and true to who they are.

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A Fun Reception at the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts at Grounds for Sculpture

“It’s easy sometimes to forget the simple things that give us pleasure. If we open our eyes, life is marvelous. The human spirit triumphs, if only for moments in a day.” -Seward Johnson

The gallery at the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts was the perfect spot for Lauren and Sean to celebrate with their friends and family! It was a modern ballroom filled with love and light!  The band, EBE Milan 77, made sure that all of their guests had a great time and did not leave the dance floor all evening! Lauren and Sean chose an amazing wedding venue and planned an absolutely unforgettable day for all of their family and friends!

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