Ornate architecture, lush green gardens, romantic footbridges with pathways leading to a playful fountain - are we in Spain or New Jersey?? Thanks to Erin and Evan we didn't have to leave the country, or even the state to enjoy a wedding with the flavor, romance and magic of Spain.
Our day began as Erin and Evan each got ready, Erin at her family’s beach house in Ocean Gate, New Jersey, and Evan at the Courtyard by Marriott in Wall Township, with his Dad and brothers. Both bride and groom were incredibly cool, calm and collected as they put on their finishing touches, bursting with excitement in anticipation of finally getting to see each other for the first time that day. After some fun shots of the guys in the hotel courtyard and the girls and Erin looking like a fairytale princess at the beach house, it was time to prepare for the first look! We staged it on the home's balcony overlooking the bay, and it could not have been more perfect. The fresh summer sea breeze, boats sailing by, and a couple in love! Their reaction to seeing each other for the first time that day was so completely genuine and adorable. They admired one another and whispered sweetly amongst themselves as we snapped away - they made our job so easy as they posed lovingly without even needing any direction.
After a few portraits on the beach boardwalk by the house, it was time to head to the church for their wedding ceremony. St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Berkeley Township was beautiful and filled with excited friends and family to witness these two tie the knot! Watching Erin and Evan say their "I do's" on the altar as they shared this deeply connected moment in time, made it clear they were more than ready to start their forever together. The wedding reception was held at Brigalias in Sicklerville, NJ and was the absolute perfect venue to provide that Spanish fairytale feel that Erin and Evan were looking for. The couple met in 2014 while studying abroad in Seville, Spain and wanted their wedding to pay homage to a place that was so important to their relationship. The venue grounds were gorgeous, beautifully landscaped with greenery, water features and sculptures. It was the ideal spot for us to capture all of our family and bridal portraits. Once it was time to move inside, their reception was a continuous party! The energy level was through the roof as they danced the night away with their closest friends and family.
We loved getting to celebrate with Erin and Evan, their upbeat personalities were infectious, and thanks to them the entire day was filled with fun and happy vibes that were surely felt by all in attendance! Congrats to you both, may you enjoy a long, healthy and happily ever after to your fairytale!
Photographer: Etched in Oak Photography
Videographer: Etched in Oak Photography
Make up + Hair: Lisa Thomas Salon
Dress Shop: Aleana's Bridal
Dress Designer: Rebecca Ingram
Shoes: Nina Shoes NYC
Bridesmaids: Dear Cleo
Ceremony Venue: St. Barnabas Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Brigalias
Cake: Country Sweet's Bake Shoppe
Entertainment: DJ'S Available Sound and Light