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Melissa and Steve's Beach Wedding at The Breakers Hotel

What better to bring some warmth into this winter than by reliving Melissa and Steven’s beautiful wedding day at The Breaker’s on The Ocean in Spring Lake, NJ! If I had to choose one word to describe their day it would be: joy. These two had a day as bright as their personalities. The details were palm springs inspired (hello pink flamingos and palm leaves) which I couldn’t possibly love more! Even better than that, there were so many sentimental pieces to this couples day, from carrying her Great Grandma’s change purse with her down the aisle, to so many details created by Melissa’s mom, to the newlyweds first dance. What an honor to capture it all!

Everything felt beachy and bright walking in to a room full of giggles as Melissa and her girls were getting ready for the day. It was so sweet to capture Melissa with her sister and mom, especially, you can just tell how dear those relationships are. Before we knew it it was time. Melissa stepped in to her stunning gown and had the sweetest first look with her father. Soon enough the girls were gathering up their beautiful bouquets (which were created by Wildflowers) and we were all on a trolley heading to the chapel! Not long before, Steve and his guys were nearby putting on their floral ties and white vans. A wonderful ceremony with so many beautiful and silly moments (note this bride winking at her groom mid-ceremony) and these two walked out of Saint Elizabeth’s Church, as husband and wife, into a sky filled with bubbles! Another trolley ride, fantastic beach portraits, and cocktail hour on the deck of The Breaker’s moved these guests into the evening. Inside, the reception room was decked out in pineapples, flamingos, and summer galore! The cake toppers are my personal favorite; how incredible are those guys??

This is a wedding day that I will always look back on with a big smile. It’s hard to believe these two have been married more than half a year already! Enjoy viewing and reliving their wedding day <3

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: The Breakers on the Ocean
Ceremony: St. Elizabeth’s Church, Spring Lake 
Hair and Makeup: Christen Papasso at Grow Organic Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sorella Vita
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire: Express
Groom’s Shoes: Vans
Florist: Wildflowers
Catering: The Breakers on the Ocean
Cake/Desserts: Chocolate Carousel
Music: Jay Thomson (Elite Entertainment)

Michelle and Daniel's Winter Wedding at The Manor | Northern New Jersey Wedding Photography

What a picture perfect February day Michelle and Daniel had for their wedding at The Manor in New Jersey just a few short weeks ago. A beautiful sunny afternoon with snow on the ground! What more could you ask for??

A gorgeous getting ready space for the bride and groom, stunning details (hello tea length dress and dancing keds), and so much joy! Michelle and Daniel are one of the most fun couples I've had the pleasure of working with. From our first meeting via skype I knew they would just be a blast to be around (and their engagement session proved that to be true). The first look these two had was just perfect and their golden hour portraits out by the fountains and large window were to die for! A friend and coworker made a blanket for these newlyweds which we of course included in photos (so cozy and romantic, don't you think?) 

We moved inside to the wine cellar where the Ketubah was signed and everyone took their places for the ceremony! One of Michelle's favorite spots in The Manor was the wine cellar - and I can't at all blame her, that space is incredible! Pictures below to prove it! We just had to sneak a few in before Daniel moved into place and Michelle walked down the aisle to meet her groom. It's always one of my favorite things when a couple writes there own vows, and these two just hit the nail on the head with theirs.

Not long after everyone made their way upstairs to enjoy a some delicious hors devours at cocktail hour. Okay, so something about Michelle and Daniel - they love music and love to dance, admirable amount. It was so fitting that their grand entrance was a traditional New Orleans second line! My first second line ever and I hope for so many more (though I've got to be honest it's going to be tough to top this one). The music all night was phenomenal, thanks to none other than The Love Revival Orchestra. From the toasts, to the cake cutting and ALL of the dancing, this night was definitely one for the books. Congratulations again Michelle and Daniel! Thank you so much for having me there to capture your incredible day! 

Wonderful vendors
Venue: The Manor
Day-of Planner: Deborah Chen
Videographer: We Cinema Films
Hair and Makeup: Pink Comb
Brides Dress: Park Avenue Bridals
Florist: Judy Billotti, Designs by Wildthings
Catering: The Manor
Cake/Desserts: The Manor
Music: The Love Revival Orchestra