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
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
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Invitations: The Papery
Cake: Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
Blush, Sage Green, Peach, Ivory