Megan & Jeff’s wedding celebration took me to the New Jersey shore – Avon-by-the-Sea to be exact – and their gorgeous beach front venue, The Columns. The beautiful bride, Megan, is my cousin. Her family is incredibly important to me, and I have been photographing she and her sister since they were little. So when the opportunity to photograph Megan & Jeff’s wedding came up, I jumped at the chance to be part of their special day. Jeff grew up in coastal New Jersey, and it is where the couple now make their home. They both love to go see live music, and The Columns is a place where they have shared many great nights with friends. It turns out it is a fantastic wedding venue too, with a building that sits on the sands of the beach which was perfect for their ceremony, and the larger, historic building across the street for the reception. After the couple exchanged their vows, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers overlooking the ocean. As the sun set along the coast, we took portraits by the ocean, which was so beautiful it looked straight out of a tourism postcard for New Jersey! Megan & Jeff then joined family and friends inside for their first dance, dinner and a night of non-stop dancing and celebrating. The entire event so perfectly reflected who they are as a couple and the happiness they share. I couldn’t be happier for my sweet cousin and her wonderful new husband as they begin the adventure of marriage together.
Megan and Jeff chose to hold their first look at the gazebo where Jeff proposed to Megan a year earlier. Their sweet dog, Goose, joined them for a few images before we headed elsewhere along the shoreline for portraits of the soon-to-be newlyweds!
Additional Wedding Vendors: CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: The Columns New Jersey HAIR: Unveiled by Anna MAKEUP: Make Me Up Eva FLOWERS: Katydid Floral Studio DREAMCATCHER DECOR: Gypsea Waves SHOES: Bagdley Mishka BRIDAL HEADPIECE: Lulufrost GROOM’S WEDDING RING: Poorcat Designs MACRAME BOUQUET WRAPS: Wild Oleander