Gina & I started our day with the bride at her childhood home. When we arrived there, Melissa and her girls were just about done with hair and makeup. Before Melissa changed into her wedding dress I was able to capture her reading a card from her groom which basically put us all in tears. Once it was time for Melissa to slip into her dress I took some portraits of her in the room she grew up in which was very special. After that it was time to head to the church! It was a beautiful ceremony and we stuck around afterwards to round up Melissa & Justinn’s immediate family for some family portraits. In the midst of the family photos the power went out in the church!! But good thing for flashes, am I right?! The English Manor was the next stop! We captured some seriously awesome photos of the bridal party out front. It is such a beautiful location especially in the peak of fall foliage! The bridesmaids dresses really popped with the contrast of the leaves. I loved that the bridesmaids & groomsmen had some of their own photo ideas- it made it really fun! It was a windy day but the sun was out which made it extremely beautiful! It made me think back to Melissa & Justinn’s engagement session in Red Bank which was also really windy!! I can’t believe their wedding day has come & gone so quick! While capturing absolutely gorgeous portraits of the two, my team & I gushed to them about how beautifully natural they are in front of the camera! We felt like we could take photos of them all day- haha! Once we were done with portraits, it was time to party!! The reception was so much fun! The photo booth was a huge hit all night long. Justinn had a little outfit change at one point and changed into a sparkly jacket! I absolutely loved that. It was so sweet to see Melissa & Justinn surrounded by all of their loved ones on their special day. These two are so awesome and their love for each other radiates.
Congratulations Melissa & Justinn!
Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
Gina Del Russo
Ceremony: Holy Family Church
Reception: The English Manor
Florist: Designs by Dara
Hair: Hair by Lyss
DJ/Photo Booth: Sounds to Go
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Nicole’s Boutique
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Quail’s Mensware
Colors: Slate Blue & Mauve with Navy and Gold accents
Theme: Classic Romantic