The Smithville Inn // Kelly & Kyle // Married

Kelly and Kyle’s love story began in June of 2012 and they just celebrated becoming husband and wife last weekend!! These two met at Hooks Bar in Seaside Heights during a friend’s birthday party where Kelly made Kyle dance with her and the rest was history! Their first official date started with tacos and ended with a sunset cruise, which is so romantic, so it was no surprise when they wound up getting engaged!! These two have celebrated many adventures together in including trapeze lessons, beer tastings on the Clipper in NYC, a Bruce Springsteen concert at Met Life Stadium… the list goes on and on, but their adventures are always together!

They settled on a September wedding date for their intimate, family-filled wedding day at the Smithville Inn! It was stunning. Kelly told me she loved their venue because of how homey and cozy the fireplaces made it feel - plus those gorgeous windows! Smithville is a beautiful little town and even managed to fulfill one of Kelly’s childhood dreams of having a carousel at her wedding. I mean, seriously?! How much fun is that?! Kelly and Kyle decided on a purple and green color scheme for their wedding, aiming to keep rustic touches throughout the day to compliment their romantic venue. I love that her bridesmaids gowns and florals were all a little different arrangements of lavender, eucalyptus and seasonal wildflowers. (just wait until you see the pictures below!). It was seriously my favorite part of their wedding day at Smithville Inn! And we have to talk about Kelly’s wedding dress! Kelly worked with Anomalie to help her design and create her own vision for her wedding dress resulting in a one of a kind full lace custom gown and vial.

When I asked Kelly what she would tell other engaged couples, she told me: “One piece of advice we can give other couples is that there is no rush to plan everything the second you are engaged. Take time to enjoy your engagement period. Also, Pinterest is your best friend for inspiration but remember you can not always recreate everything that you see so don't be afraid to put your own personal style on it. Something will go wrong on your wedding day but you have to just roll with it because no one else will notice except you. The day isn't about the cake or the dress; it is about the love you have for each other and celebrating that love for everyone to see.

Enjoy the sneak peek from this stunning, rustic wedding day at Smithville Inn. Kelly and Kyle, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day!

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Vendors

Venue | The Smithville Inn

Getting Ready Venue | The Colonial Inn

Dress | Anomalie

Bride’s Shoes | Adrianna Papell

Jewelry | Lord and Taylor, Kent Jewelers of Woodbridge, & family pieces

Florist | Rose Garden Florist

Entertainment | Off the Chart Entertainment

Videographer | Flag Ship Studios

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | The Dessy Group

Paper Goods | Minted

Beauty | Sublime Hair Boutique

Bakery | The Bake Works

Favors | Rescue Flats

Mansion at Timberpoint // Married // Liz & Fred

I can't believe August is almost over! Since the wedding, things have really flown by for us!! I can't believe I was able to be a part of Liz and Fred's wedding just three days after I got back from my own honeymoon! I love being a wedding photographer and loved it before I got married, but there's something extra special about it now that I'm married, too! 

Liz and Fred met their sophomore year at SUNY New Paltz during the Yankee playoffs - Fred couldn't believe how much of a true Yankees fan Liz was (and still is!) when they first met! As Liz said, after he bought her a pitcher of Bud Light to watch the playoffs that night... the rest was history! Both teachers, they have a passion for working with children, spending their free time on the beach and at breweries. 9 years later, in a day filled to the brim with family and the sweetest love you can imagine, they've tied the knot!! 

They planned a beautiful navy, white and peach summer wedding throughout their engagement. Liz actually did much of the decor herself, which is incredible! One of the most beautiful parts about their day is that despite having lost both of their grandfathers recently, they found sweet ways to incorporate their memory into the wedding. In fact, while Liz’s grandfather was in the hospital a couple years ago Liz became friendly with one of his nurses who was also engaged and they frequently talked about planning their weddings. Kristen, the nurse, mentioned how much she loved her photographer and that is how Liz found me to be her photographer. I literally almost cried when she first told me this story on our initial phone call and felt so blessed when she reached out to me. I was able to meet Liz's grandmother during the wedding which made everything more bittersweet, without a doubt. 

When I asked Liz and Fred if they had any advice for other brides and grooms planning their own weddings, Liz told me "This will pass. Don't let your thoughts become negative because the only thing that matters is that you are marrying the love of your life and it will be amazing. Anxiety needs something to attach to so a wedding is the perfect culprit. Remember that every thought in your head is not a fact. Take some me time and focus on self-care so you can be the best version of yourself for your wedding day!" What amazing advice and as a recent bride myself, I totally agree!! 

My favorite (and most memorable part) of this gorgeous wedding was when Liz looked over her shoulder at her grandma and smiled and they both started to tear up. Of course I started crying too! I am crying writing this right now -- but happy tears of course!!  It was such an emotional day for everyone... especially Liz & Fred who were filled with happy tears all day long! 

 

 

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Vendors

Ceremony Venue |  St. Patricks Church

Reception Venue | Mansion at Timberpoint

Bride's Attire | Allure from Village Bridal in Babylon & Badgley Mischka

Florist | Elegant Designs 

Jewelry | Jewelers on 5th & Macy's

Entertainment | Absolute Entertainment

Bridesmaids' Attire | Weddington Way

Paper Goods | Minted

Beauty | Beauty Mark Spa

Bakery | Aestheticakes