We first met Amanda & Marc at their Sassafras River Engagement Session, and it was like we’ve known them forever. They made our job easy and fun! So, of course, that made us look forward to their One Atlantic Events Wedding so so so much!! I could not have asked for a more perfect day for them! Big shout out to my bestie Caitlin for not only being an amazing 3rd shooter, but also the best bride attendant/snack getter/make me drink water when she knows I haven’t/ear to listen/etc. <3
Bride Getting Ready at Caesar’s Atlantic City
Amanda had 16 bridesmaids. Needless to say, they all couldn’t get ready in a small hotel room! So, they were able to use one of Caesar’s Hospitality Suites to get pampered by Bella Angel Hair & Makeup! Her mom and MOH helped her to get dressed, and she did a first look with her Dad and then her Bridesmaids!
While we were taking photos… we spotted Ryan taking Marc to the beach to get ready for their First Look!
Groom Getting Ready at Bally’s Atlantic City
Meanwhile, Marc was getting ready with his family over at Bally’s. It’s convenient, since its right next door to Caesars, but far enough away that we didnt have to worry about him and Amanda crossing paths throughout the morning!
The Story of Amanda and Marc
Over a decade ago, Amanda met Marc at a party being thrown by her cousins friend. Should have Amanda been at this party? Probably not, since she was grounded! However, for some reason, her parents allowed her to go, since she was going with her cousin. Had they of said no, I may not be writing this blog post right now! That evening, these two met, fell in love, and the rest, they say, is history!
The Proposal – July 3rd, 2016
It was just like any other typical Fourth of July weekend getaway, or so Amanda thought! After finding coverage for work, Marc and Amanda met up with her sorority sisters and headed down to her parent’s vacation home along the Sassafras River. The first few days consisted of typical holiday festivities – boating eating, jet skiing, drinking. On Saturday, July 2nd, while splashing around on huge inflatable floats, Amanda said to Marc “This would be the perfect weekend for you to propose to me!” This was nothing out of the ordinary for Amanda to say. But before Marc could say anything, her mom jumped in and said to stop pressuring him or it will never happen! Amanda laughed it off and floated away with her sorority sisters. Little did she know everyone started panicking that she knew what was going to happen the next day!
On July 3rd, Amanda’s parents informed her that her Aunt wanted them all to come over to her private beach that night to watch the sunset. Again, this was nothing out of the ordinary, because watching the sunset on her beach was a routine activity in her community! After a few instances that left them rushing to get to her aunts house before sunset, they were finally there! Marc kept saying “I don’t know if we’re going to get to see a sunset tonight because of how cloudy it is.” Amanda said “Who cares, we are here with everyone, have a beer and have fun!” She could not figure out what was causing him to be uptight and aggravated about the sunset.
After a little while of standing and mingling, Marc asked her to come down onto the beach to take a photo with him. So, each one of her family and friends stood in a line as her and Marc struck a pose for a photo. Little did she know, each of their phones were about to record a moment that would change their lives forever. Marc turned to face Amanda and said “While I have you here…” and got down on one knee. Marc told her she was his everything, and without hesitation, Amanda said “Put it on!” haha! Amanda’s aunt was able to capture this picture perfect moment with the pinks and oranges of a beautiful sunset behind them!
First Look & Bride and Groom Portraits on the Beach
First looks give us ALL the heart eyes! Just check out Marc’s reaction to seeing Amanda for the first time! Swoon!
Bridal Party Portraits on the Beach in Atlantic City
Have you ever wondered what a 36 person bridal party looked like?! Well, folks, here is it! We loved every moment capturing them!!
A Beautiful Ceremony at One Atlantic Events
Wedding ceremonies during sunset at One Atlantic are always so epic! Seeing the blue skies fade to orange as the couple says their vows is just so damn romantic!
A Fun One Atlantic Events Wedding Reception
To say that Amanda and Marc’s wedding reception was fun would be an understatement! We absolutely LOVE working with Center Stage Entertainment! They are our favorite DJ’s for a reason! They keep the night moving and have everyone on the dance floor all night!!
One Atlantic Events Wedding Professionals
- Photography : Tami & Ryan Photography
- Hair & Makeup : Bella Angel Hair & Makeup
- Gown Designer : Essence of Australia
- Bridesmaids Attire : Christina Wu
- Groom & Groomsmen Attire : Jos. A Bank
- Florist : South Jersey Florist
- DJ : Center Stage Entertainment