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Dan & Kate Say I Do in Avalon, NJ

This winter wedding down the shore is full of beach vibes and has us feeling warm and fuzzy. Dan and Kate tied the knot at the Icona Golden Inn in Avalon, NJ. This seaside venue has a modern rustic vibe and offers couples ocean views and beach front ceremonies in the sand.  With so many sweet details and personal touches, it’s hard to choose a favorite! We hope you enjoy a little taste of the Jersey Shore! 



Photographer: Joe C. 


DJ:  Jason H.


Venue: Icona Golden Inn, Avalon, NJ 08202

Pets At Weddings

Considering having your pooch at your big day? Will Rover be a part of the ceremony? Walk down the aisle? Party all night long? Here are some things to consider before you say I do to bringing your doggie to your wedding!



1. First, find out if your venue allow pets. Typically B&B’s, Farm Type Venues and Outdoor Estates will say ok to your four legged friend being on the property.

2. If your venue is on board, consider how easy it will be to keep your pooch contained, out of trouble and have easy access to grassy areas for potty breaks.

3. Even though this is your big day, you have to take your guests into consideration. Does anyone have a severe pet allergy or aversion to dogs? This can be a deal breaker for some people.

4. Since you and your significant other will be a bit busy, have a designated doggie sitter to take the reins. You’ll need someone to make sure your best bud gets food, water and taken out.

5. Is your dog a veteran family member that knows how to chill? Having a dog jumping all over you and your guests, barking and attacking the buffet may not be appropriate for this setting.

6. If you’re on the fence about your fur baby being at the wedding, consider these options. Have someone at the ceremony to oversee the dogs care and promptly following your I do’s return them to the room. It’s helpful if you’re staying on the property where the wedding is taking place. If you decide to leave your dog home for the I do’s, consider doing your engagement shoot with your pet to relieve the added stress of having them at the actual wedding.

Photographer: Ben D.

All-In-One Venues

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is the biggest decision you will have to make when planning your big day. There are so many factors to consider, it can be overwhelming. If you are looking for a stress free day and want to save some money, choosing an all in one venue that can offer you lodging, a bridal prep suite, picturesque grounds and a ceremony and reception space is always a good idea. Here’s why.



1. Having your ceremony and reception at the same venue is often less expensive then paying for a separate ceremony location.

2. You can get ready at the same place you will be walking down the aisle without the hassle of hauling all your stuff in and out of vehicles and wrinkling your gown.

3. Eliminate the need for limos and guest transportation. By choosing a venue that has lodging, you wont need to shuttle your bridal party and guests to and from the reception.

4. You can save time and money by staying at one place for your prep, pictures, ceremony and reception. Traveling to multiple locations often means extended hours for your vendors.

5. Enjoy a stress free day knowing you can relax and don’t have to rush around, jump in and out of limos and worry about weather.


Photographer: Janis J.

Venue: Trois Estate At Enchanted Rock

Britney & Dustin: Awestruck in Atlanta

We love seeing couples truly in love, and these two Georgia peaches are just the sweetest! From their bright and airy ceremony at the Pristine Chapel Lakeside through the absolutely jaw-dropping night images, one thing is for certain- we were witnesses to true love and a whole lot of fun on their special day.

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