Getting Ready Location:
Colors: Natural earthy tones (tans, whites, greens)
Favors: S'mores & Moonshine
Oh my goodness where do I begin? Ashton and Jay’s wedding was a dream! Every single detail was just as gorgeous as this couple! I could gush over this wedding all night :). The beauty of this day was matched only by the pure joy and emotions of the bride and groom. The day started at the beautiful
in Atlantic Highlands, a little gem of an Inn! The girls got ready listening to music and drinking mimosas, which is always the best way to do it ;)
I am totally in love with the beautiful florals created by
and all of the incredible details and colors in this wedding.
Ashton's dress and the bridesmaids dresses were perfect, and she looked absolutely stunning! Once everyone was ready we all met up at one of my favorite parks in Monmouth County,
, for a beautiful and emotional first look. (If you are ever on the fence about doing a first look I will refer to this wedding as to why they are the best!). Photographing the bridal party, family and couple in this park was amazing and so much fun! The light was gorgeous, perfect for photos, and despite the heat Ashton and Jay were up for walking all over Claypit to find the best spots. These two are such a beautiful couple and the way they would look at each other and just thoroughly enjoyed being together was a special thing to witness.
The outdoor ceremony at one of my favorite venues,
, was so sweet! Out of all the memorable moments in this wedding I'd have to say my favorite was certainly the parent dances. I always tear up at parent dances but these ones got me. Tears actually fell! They had an incredible sunset that night and we were able to sneak out just in time to get a little silhouette shot on the dock. This crowd was SO much fun and enjoyed both the dance floor and getting to relax outside by the river with the warm summer breeze. Seriously perfect! I think I said perfect three times in this post...that's how you know it's good ;)
I am so happy for these two and so honored they chose me to capture their special day!
Congratulations Ashton & Jay!
Enjoy the photos :)