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December 4, 2018

Crystal Ballroom Wedding in Freehold, New Jersey

Desiree and Brian’s gorgeous Crystal Ballroom wedding in Thompson Park was the perfect way to spend a day. Their wedding was full of romance, sentimental touches, and tons of love. Desiree and Brain met in high school – and despite Desiree not being a fan of Brian at first, his persistence paid off! In 2011, the two began dating on Halloween (Brian even asked Desiree if she wanted to start dating a different day so it was “normal”, but she said it gave everything character!!). Although they weren’t technically dating at the time, they spent all of their free time together walking to the waterfall and spending time together.

College quickly came and went, while they two grew in their relationship with each other. Brian told me that he knew he was going to marry Desiree long before she knew she’d marry him, but either way, they’re so happy with how everything turned out. Choosing a November wedding date was an easy choice, as they both love fall and it wasn’t too far from their dating anniversary. Finding their venue in the Crystal Ballroom was just as easy – they said as soon as they walked in, they knew it was the venue for their dream day!

Desiree and Brian worked hard to create a wedding day that was romantic and full of personal touches. One of the special things the two incorporated into their day was using the same wording on Desiree’s parents’ wedding invitation on their own! How sweet is that? Her bouquet also had charms to remember their family members who are not longer here and able to enjoy their wedding day. Seriously the amount of love put into the details showed! Desiree told me she encourages other brides to slow down and enjoy every moment of wedding planning! It goes by fast (and I concur!!).

My favorite part of their beautiful day was their amazing choreographed first dance as husband and wife- it was so romantic!! It was definitely something very special to be a part of! Their dance instructor was even a guest at their wedding. What an incredible memory for these two.

Desiree and Brian, congratulations!! I hope you enjoyed your wedding day and honeymoon!! Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special time in your lives!

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Vendors

Venue | The Crystal Ballroom

Bride’s Dress | Matthew Christopher from Castle Couture

Bride’s Shoes | Kelly & Katie

Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Planner and Florist | Tania Costa – Caillyn Decor

Jewelry | Jared’s

Entertainment | Supreme Productionz & Romanza Music

Videographer | Flagship Studios

Bridesmaids’ Attire | David’s Bridal

Paper Goods | Vistaprint

Beauty | The Glam Team, Dreia Cosmetics, & Beauty Artist Group

Bakery | Chocolate Carousel

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meet ashley - your wedding day bff. 

New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Living on the shore with my hubby & golden Layla

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ashley

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