Cortney and George–Spring Lake, NJ

Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending a family wedding at the Jersey shore.  Though I demanded the aisle seat so I could take “some” photos, I tried to let the hired photographers do their thing.  In a measure to control myself, I limited my bag to one camera body, 2 short lenses, and NO flash (so once the reception started, I would put down my camera, right?  Well, maybe).  Hence, many of these were from my church pew or dinner table, but I thought I’d share some of the beautiful details.  Cortney is one of those people whose smile lights up of a room–and her wedding day only amplified this.  George can be a little more reserved but was beaming the entire day.  Bottom line–they met in middle school (!!) and remain completely adorable together.

The bold colors–oranges, pinks, and greens–reflected Cortney’s vivacious personality, while the bridesmaid’s navy blue dresses and nautical details were a great nod to our seaside locale.  The bride and groom both come from large, fun families (major plus in my book), so the dance floor was packed before the salads were served and remained hopping all night (also the sign of a good band). They ended the evening with cupcakes and…wait for it…a chocolate dipping bar.  Yup, melted chocolate with Oreos, pretzels, marshmallows, and strawberries to dip to your hearts content. What a great idea and a very sweet way to end the evening (pun intended).  Congrats C and G!