JIMMY AND KAIT'S WEDDING AT THE CHAPEL AT ALLAIRE STATE PARK WAS SIMPLY GORGEOUS, AND THE RECEPTION THAT FOLLOWED AT OYSTER POINT HOTEL IN REDBANK, NJ WAS OFF THE CHAIN!  WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME WITH THESE GUYS FROM THE MOMENT WE MET RIGHT UP UNTIL THE LAST DANCE!

We clicked with Kait and Jimmy right away, and were so excited to photograph their wedding!  They were so smitten and adorable with each other at their engagement session in Seaside Park last summer, so much so that a bride-to-be actually shouted down from the balcony at her family beach house to bring her a business card because she was so excited watching their session that she wanted one too! {We did end up shooting that engagement as well, so thanks for the advertising guys,lol!}  Kait really sealed the deal with just how awesome they were when she invited us to see Jimmy's band, 3rd Crown Underground, perform at Porta in Asbury Park.  It was wildly fun, and we got a sneak preview of Kait's super happy, bubbly dance moves, and at that point, couldn't get any more pumped to shoot their wedding!

We started with some prep at The Oyster Point Hotel.  Her girls were all sweet and calm and the whole atmosphere was relaxed... pretty rare for bride prep!  We met Steven from Color Room Films who was so gracious and easy to work with.  Shelby Hadfield and Taylor Gomez handled the hair, while Kathleen Guzman worked her make-up magic.  You'll see that both still look fantastic while she's dancing her butt off at the end of the night, so it's pretty clear that they did a fantastic job!  She also had such unique, personalized men's dress shirts from Savvi Stitches on Etsy for her girls to wear while getting ready.  It was a nice departure from the robes, and worked so well with the photo she wanted of all the girls on the bed, perfection!  There was champagne popping, gift giving, and an emotional reading of a letter from her hubby-to-be (he also wrote a note on the bottom of her shoes... how freaking good is he?!), and gorgeous rings from our faves for bling, Corinne Jewelers!

Time to get married!  The ceremony was at the chapel at Allaire State Park, one of our absolute FAVORITE ceremony sites.  Lovely light everywhere!  We were able to get the coveted photo of them having their first kiss with all of their guests in the background, they kept tradition with the ringing of the church bells, and Kait had this cool idea for a shot after everyone had left... it turned out amazing!  You'll see he threw her over his shoulder and ran her outta there, haha!

We did their portrait session close to the chapel at Allaire, and then headed back to Oyster Point for the party!  We were lucky enough to gain access to the dock at the best time of the day lighting wise and made a few more bride and groom photos with the Navasink in the background.  The reception room was beautiful, covered in florals from Flowers By Melinda, and featuring a cake by the Cake Boss at Carlo's Bakery!  JB Pro Live kept everyone dancing the night away which we know made Kait super happy!  

We were so lucky to be a party of Jimmy & Kait's love story!  Have a look at some of our favorite photos from this fun, laid-back wedding at Allaire State Park, and The Oyster Point Hotel!  Don't forget to leave some love in the comments section!

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