ANDY AND JENN TIED THE KNOT IN STYLE WITH THEIR CLASSIC WEDDING AT EAGLE OAKS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN WALL, NJ. THEIR COLOR PALETTE ADDED TO THE ELEGANCE WITH A BEAUTIFUL NAVY BLUE AND ACCENTS OF GOLD FOR JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SPARKLE! CLASSY DONE RIGHT!
We started off the day at Jenn's parents' house in Manasquan. When we arrived the mood was light and the girls were all smiles... and dressed in the prettiest floral robes! Happily Ever After was tending to Jenn's hair, and the girls from Make Me Up Eva were prepping the maids. You may remember Jenn and Andy's New York City engagement session (it was pretty epic) so we were of course super excited for their wedding! A couple of other things added to that excitement... It was the first time that we were getting to work with Jonnaysa of Planned Perfection, and Mike of Michael Simons Wedding Films . We have been dying to work with both of them, and they definitely didn't disappoint! Totally worth the wait! You'd think it would be common, but you have no idea how awesome (and infrequent) it is to work with other vendors and all be on the same page, all willing to do whatever each other needs to collectively do the best job for the bride and groom. It was amazing, and refreshing! After the hair and make up was done, Jenn got into her gown with the help of her mom and sister while all her girls looked on. She read a sweet letter from Andy, opened her gift (a pretty set of pearl earrings), and we headed off to their first look!
We met the guys at Eagle Oaks and together with Mike we found the perfect spot in a winding path to do the big reveal. The clouds and rain had disappeared in the nick of time! Andy's reaction was of course adorable, and Jenn looked stunning, like a page from a bridal magazine! It was such a pretty spot that we stuck around for a few minutes after they got a good look at each other (and stole a few kisses!), and snagged a few portraits of the two of them... and since we couldn't put our cameras down... grabbed some more while they were walking back to board the party bus. Lucky for us these 2 were always 'on'! Once everyone was on board we moved over to Divine Park in Spring Lake for photos with family and bridal party. Jenn really loved the old wooden bridges there so we hit a few spots and then packed it up one last time to head to Eagle Oaks. We finished up near the golf course in some of the most amazing light of the day!
The big moment had finally arrived... the wedding ceremony! Outdoor ceremonies are so awesome in the way that we really get to move around without being obtrusive. It was wonderful to be able to capture all of the emotion these two had while reciting their vows, it was clear that they truly are a perfect match! After some extended family photos we took the golf carts (they even let us drive!) to capture some sunset photos of the newlyweds on a little grassy hill on the golf course, some of our favorites of the day!
Party time! Andy and Jenn entered their reception in dramatic fashion with champagne sparklers and all the love of family and friends surrounding them. Grandpa played piano for their first dance as husband and wife which made it very personal and touching. From then on everyone danced the night away and Band of Gold really got the party jumping! Everyone was having a blast, especially Jenn's dad, you'll definitely see some of his killer moves in there! It was just a lovely evening spent with an amazing couple who are totally, completely, head-over-heels in love with each other and it was a joy to be a part of their big day :)