Molly Pitcher Inn Wedding | Liz + Shane

 
Molly Pitcher Inn Wedding Photography

We arrived in the early afternoon at the Oyster Point’s beautiful bridal sweet where Liz and her ladies were finishing up with hair and makeup. My assistant and I collected all of Liz’s details and set everything up in the bedroom where there was not only a gorgeous view but the most perfect lighting! We captured her gorgeous, classic dress along with all of her other details including an AMAZING hashtag sign that you’ll see below! After capturing all the bridesmaids including the cutest little flower girl in their adorable robes, Liz slipped into her dress while everyone else got into theirs as well. And WOW! These ladies looked stunning from head to toe. Liz was officially first look ready and before you know it we were all headed to meet at Holmdel Park for just that! Shane arrived there first expectantly awaiting his bride. Their first look was simple and sweet and afterwards we started portraits. We all went on a little mini hike through the park to find some good spots for photos. Liz reminisced of her memories at this park and shared them with her groom who isn’t familiar with the area since he’s from Ireland! Their relationship and how they met is unique yet beautiful. While Shane was biking through his stomping grounds and Liz was studying abroad, they met one night at a pub in Galway that they weren’t even planning on going to! They had a great time together and stayed friends while Liz went back home to America. As time went on they both realized neither of them have felt this way about someone before and although they were long distance they were committed to making it work. Liz then decided to move to Ireland which is where they both reside. They will be having a wedding celebration there in July! Their ceremony here was held outdoors at the Molly Pitcher Inn overlooking the river. It was amazing weather for a May wedding! Cocktail hour was held right on the terrace where the ceremony was and everyone enjoyed the delicious food and drinks in the beautiful evening air. The reception was a BLAST with the Platinum Band keeping the guests moving all night long. One of my favorite parts of the night was hearing all of the touching speeches given by the bride & groom and their family members. You could tell how much this couple has impacted all of their family and friends with their kind and loving hearts! It was such a joy to capture Liz & Shane’s wedding day!

ENJOY THE PHOTOS!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Anne Molnar
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Wedding Atelier

 Ceremony/Reception Venue: Molly Pitcher Inn

Florist: Flowerful Events

Hair Designer: Top Knots by Aimee

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ: Platinum Band Music Group

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN

Invitations: The Papery

Cake: Ye Olde Pie Shoppe

Tipsy Scoop

Theme: Romantic/Summery

Blush, Sage Green, Peach, Ivory

 

McLoone's Pier House Wedding | Danielle + Matt

 
McLoone's Pier House Wedding Photography

Danielle and Matt’s wedding was incredible! We had the most GORGEOUS day of the year and their entire wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful. We started off the morning with the girls at the Sheraton in Eatontown which has some amazing window light coming in for detail photos. Danielle’s details were all so uniquely beautiful from her jewelry down to her shoes. Danielle’s dress was a stunning blush pink that really complemented her and the florals. Speaking of florals, Amber and Earth knocked it out of the park! Literally every floral from the bouquets to the center pieces, to the boutonnieres were absolutely gorgeous. So vibrant and summery! We did an adorable first look on the grand stair case and then hopped on the trolly for some bridal portraits at the Asbury Park Boardwalk. We had a blast finding different murals to use as a backdrop as well as the convention hall and the old casino there. Danielle incorporated her love for stars in almost every aspect of her wedding so it was totally meant to be when we found this huge lit up star on the boardwalk! We were all so excited! These two are just too stinkin’ cute together! They are so comfortable with each other and were just melting right into each pose. We then headed over to our final destination for the night, McLoone’s Pier House where we glided through bridal party and family photos. We had a good amount of time to spare before the ceremony. Danielle & Matt were able to enjoy cocktail hour with their friends and family while we captured the gorgeous details of the reception! The ceremony was simple and sweet and before you knew we were heading down to the beach for the sunset. Sneaking out for sunset photos is always one of my favorite things to do at Mcloones, even when it’s a little cloudy it’s always SO worth it! The rest of the night was filled with lots of smiles and dancing. Danielle and Matt are such a fun couple and their music choices fit them so perfectly. They brought it back with some 90’s music which is always the best. Everyone had an amazing time on the dance floor! I am SO excited for these two and it was such an honor to capture their most special day!

Thank you so much Danille & Matt!

Enjoy the photos!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Ashley MacAdam
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: A Little Something White Bridal Couture

Shoes: Irregular Choice

 Ceremony/Reception Venue: McLoone’s Pier House

Florist: Amber and Earth

Hair Designer: Kristen Trione Revolution Bridal

Makeup Artist: Jessica Borghi Pure Beauty LLC

DJ: Daniel Layton; Legacy Entertainment

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Warehouse

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company

Theme: Coral, Grey, Blush, Navy with touches of Fairytale/Disney

 

The Channel Club Wedding | Gina + Nick

The Channel Club Wedding Photography
 

When me and my assistant arrived at Gina’s parents home, the house was decorated so sweetly for the wedding. There were balloons, sashes, a beautiful brunch spread and of course mimosas! They really started the day off right!! While we began gathering the bride’s details together, Marissa was over at the Bungalow Hotel doing the same with Nick and the groomsmen! Gina’s parents home was absolutely beautiful which made for amazing detail photos and portraits of the bride!! For the best natural light I love to bring the bridal party outside, and though it was a chilly morning there was a tent behind the house that was heated!!! The girls were happy about that one! After the cutest robe photos everyone got into their dresses! Not only was Gina’s Castle Couture dress stunning on the hanger but EVEN MORE SO on her! Long sleeve wedding dresses are one of my favorites!! We were all blown away by how beautiful she looked! Her groom gifted her earrings that morning which went perfectly with her wedding day look. Their ceremony was at one of my FAVORITE churches Church of The Precious Blood. The emotions in the room were raw, and it was so sweet to see Nick so overjoyed to be marrying his bride. On the way to The Channel Club I jumped into the trolley with the bride, groom and bridal party to get some fun photos of everyone! We took the bridal party out on the deck overlooking the water. Although it was a windy day the view was still breathtaking. Once we got into the reception that’s when the party REALLY started and everyone was able to let loose. If you have never been to the channel club I highly recommend it! It is one of the most beautiful locations! During the special dances both sides of the family had something extra special planned! Gina’s Mom + musician, Jody Joseph sang a beautiful rendition of “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel while Gina + Nick danced with their grandparents- it was so sweet!! Nick + his mom’s special dance was by far one of my favorites because they broke out into an AWESOME choreographed dance!! It brought so much excitement in the room! The speeches ended JUST as the sun was going down which was perfect since Gina + Nick wanted sunset photos!! The wind was still strong but we all toughed it up, ran down the dock and it was SO worth it, as you can see in the photos!! With Supreme Productionz the party did not stop! Gina + Nick were tearing up the dance floor all night long. Nick’s excitement made for the most epic photos, especially on the dance floor!! These two are going to have a life full of love, fun and laughter!! What better combo!? Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Bellia!! #Belliainathingcalledlove

Enjoy the photos!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Marissa Nashel Lambert
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Castle Couture

 Ceremony Venue: Church of The Precious Blood

Reception Venue: The Channel Club

Florist: Foggia Florist

Hair Designer: Sweet Hair Peace

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ/Photo Booth: Supreme Productionz

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Invitations: Art Paper Scissor Design

Cake: The Channel Club

Theme: Nautical Romantic Anchor

 

The Park Savoy Estate Wedding | Vanessa + Kurt

 
The Park Savoy Wedding Photography

Vanessa & Kurt’s wedding was beyond incredible! This wedding is definitely up there as one of my all time favorites!!! All the details were insanely beautiful. I seriously can not get over them! It was my first time at The Park Savoy Estate and I already can’t wait to work with them again!!! Everything about this place is so gorgeous! We started off in their bridal suite with Vanessa and her girls. The sun was lighting up the room perfectly. We were definitely crunched for time but I still can’t believe how we pulled off every last detail in the nick of time! When Vanessa got into her Justin Alexander mermaid dress all of our jaws hit the floor. She looked absolutely stunning from head to toe. The bridesmaids looked incredible too!! Vanessa was so blown away by how gorgeous her girls looked, it was so sweet. Vanessa’s glam squad was ON POINT! I think my favorite part of the morning was the confetti photos with Vanessa and the bridesmaids in their robes. It was so much fun and we were all cracking up when the confetti hit the air! Kurt and the groomsmen looked so dapper in their tuxes as well! Both Vanessa & Kurt presented their moms with sweet embroidered handkerchiefs that morning as a memento of their big day. Seeing the joy and pride parents have for their children on their wedding day is one of my favorite things to witness. Time seemed to be moving in super speed that morning and before we knew it it was time to head to the church. It was an extremely COLD day and the wind did not help that fact! I do not know how these two stood outside for more than 2 minutes, but they definitely deserve and award for hanging in there! After portraits we were back at The Park Savoy! The reception was just amazing. I’m still swooning over the color palate of this wedding. The soft pinks, purples and whites mixed in with the dark grays were so elegant and romantic! Vanessa & Kurt put so much thought and detail into planning their dream wedding and it was SO worth it! The indoor sparklers and their first dance on the clouds really gave it that WOW factor. It truly was a fairytale wedding. I could go on and on about how much I loved this wedding but I’ll let the photos do the rest!

Congratulations Vanessa & Kurt! Thank you soooo much for choosing me and my team to capture your most special day!

ENJOY the photos!!!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Anne Molnar
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander

Veil: Castle Couture

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Jewelry and Headpiece: Bridal Style Boutique

 Ceremony Venue: Saint Teresa of Avila Church

Reception Venue: The Park Savoy Estate

Chair Rentals: Lily V Events

Florist: A Touch of Elegance

Hair Designer: Senada Ceka

Makeup Artist: Lauren D’Amelio

DJ/Photo Booth: JB Pro Live

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Portia and Scarlett

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Creationari Graphic Studio

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

Favors: Godiva

Colors: White, Stone, Purple/Grey

Theme: Classic, Traditional Elegance

 

McLoone's Pier House Wedding | Jamie + Dan | NJ Wedding Photography

 
McLoone's Pierhouse Wedding Photography

What a year it has been! I have had the honor of photographing 12 gorgeous couples and Jamie and Dan’s wedding was such a WONDERFUL way to end my wedding season. These two are so cute and I have been looking forward to this wedding all year! It was a cold and super windy day but that didn’t stop these two from fully enjoying their day AND taking photos outside on the beach! They were both such good sports about being out there and the photos make it all worth it! Jamie got ready with her mom and girls in an awesome Airbnb in Ocean Grove. It was just a 2 minute walk to the beach where Jamie and Dan shared their first look. After quickly snapping some photos on the beach and board walk we booked it back to the house to warm up. I loved taking some fun bridal party photos on the porch there! The party all headed over on the trolley to a little park in Asbury Park for more portraits. The trees and leaves on the ground were gorgeous and the colors of the girls dresses were perfect for this Fall/Beach wedding! One of my favorite photos of the day is everyone throwing leaves up into the air. When that many people throw leaves at the same time, it makes for an epic photo haha. I don’t know how these two were able to stay out in the cold for so long but I’m so thankful they did because it was such a pretty location! The ceremony at McLoone’s was performed by one of the groomsmen and it was so beautiful. The rest of the night seemed to fly by! Cocktail hour was amazing as always and there were a lot of laughs and a few tears shed during the speeches. Jeff from SCE Event Group did a fantastic job keeping the guests dancing all night long! Their Photo Booth was also a hit with guests popping in and out throughout the whole night. This wedding was so much fun and I loved working with this sweet couple so much! Thank you guys for being amazing and for choosing me and my team to capture your special day!

Congratulations Jamie + Dan

Enjoy the photos!!!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Kate Eckert
  Nikki McBride

Wedding dress: Allure Bridals

 Ceremony/Reception: McLoone’s Pierhouse

Florist: Flowers by Rhonda

Hair: Pinitup Bridal

Makeup Artist: MakeMeUpEva

DJ/Photo Booth: SCE Event Group

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Colors: Wine/Burgundy & Gold

Theme: Fall/Beach/Nautical