Ben and Violet's Wedding was nothing short of amazing! We started off at Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, NJ for getting ready, and this is also where they did their first look before heading down to Asbury for bridal party portraits around town! We then head back over to Long Branch to Le Club Avenue where they had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at sunset. I also have to say a big thank you to our assistant, Omar. We did quite a bit of running around and he was such a huge help! So thanks!
Getting Ready at Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, NJ
It's not everyday you get such fun colored walls to use as backgrounds! From her shoes to her bridal portraits, I think this blue complimented their wedding colors really well. Her bridal suite was a bit crowed so I went and found the guys and kicked them out of their room to hang the dress in there for a quick shot...thanks guys! Haha! I loved the light coming through the window. The side lighting in the makeup photo makes it one of my favorite getting ready photos from the day. Althoughhhhh her bridal portraits are pretty amazing! She sure knows how to work that camera! I love how candid and relaxed the guys are on the couch, too. May be one of my favorites there. :)
Ben's first time seeing Violet was really sweet. That photo where he kisses her on the cheek?! So genuine and sweet, and loving! That's a moment we can't direct to convey that kind of emotion. 10 points for Ben! And doesn't he look so dapper in his gray suit? Love it!
That STUNNING bouquet is from Narcissus Florist in Toms River, NJ. I haven't seen one like this before! So unique!
Bridal Party and Wedding Portraits in Asbury Park, NJ
One of the main benefits of doing a first look is having more time for portraits. More time to relax, not feel rushed, have fun, and start your day a little earlier so you can enjoy more of it! This bridal party was so much fun, if I were to include all the fun photos from the day, you'd be here scrolling for days... haha! I love the color of the bridesmaids dresses. The color in the florals went perfectly! Ben and Violet wanted to make sure we hit all the iconic locations in Asbury; the old casino (or Cracula as they called it?), the murals, the mosaic wall, Wonder Bar, and the blue bleachers at the Asbury Hotel. Having enough time (aka a realistic amount of time) was really key into making this a stress free part of their day and they got everything they wanted!
Wedding Ceremony at Le Club Avenue in Long Branch, NJ
This venue was such a cool place for a wedding with a very laid back vibe. A great place for your close friends and family to gather with a beautiful view of the ocean!
Wedding Reception at Avenue Le Club in Long Branch, NJ
We started off the reception with a Polish tradition of the breaking of the bread by the brides mother. I always love when weddings add in a little tradition, no matter how big or small of an event! The entire bar area had uplighting which made for a great backdrop for the first dances, as well as the string lights outside. Everything was so pretty! Then the party got wild, I don't even remember Violet bending back so far that she looks like she's going to fall backwards! Haha! It was such a good time! And of course they went out with a bang and ended their exciting day with a sparkler exit! One of my favorite sparkler exits to date!
A huge congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!