christie & brian | berkeley oceanfront hotel | wedding

while i did not get to meet boston residents, christie and brian, until the day of their berkeley oceanfront hotel wedding in asbury park, new jersey, i knew it would be a fun-filled day! i love late fall weddings before the chill of winter sets in and the gatherings for the holidays begin. i also love shooting in asbury park. in my 11 years in new jersey, i’ve watched asbury park make a comeback and become a popular place to wed. it’s great to see the town doing so well. although brian grew up in massachusetts, christie is a new jersey native and so they decided to have their wedding in new jersey… and you can’t get more iconic new jersey than asbury park.

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not a typical detail for a wedding day. i received a phone call on my way to christie and brian’s wedding from the maid of honor letting me know that the engagement ring had been lost on the beach. a little heads-up so i didn’t ask for the ring to photograph. by the time i got there, one of the bridal party members had managed to arranged to meet up with someone from craigslist to buy a metal detector and the ring had been found!  asbury park new jersey wedding

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such a great time with christie, brian and their friends and family on a beautiful day in asbury park! thanks to kelsey davis for assisting me.

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