December 10, 2012

New Jersey Shore Wedding Photographer | Abbie Holmes Estate | Courtney + Sean

Wedding

I have never seen so many high fives at a wedding. Nor so much rocking out during the reception. Courtney and Sean’s wedding was beautiful and playful and fun. The whole day seemed to fit their laid back, happy personalities and it pulled in bits and pieces of their relationship to really make it theirs. I caught a glimpse of it during their engagement session and this was even better.

They had a great day for it in Clermont, NJ at Abbie Holmes Estate.

Courtney, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, designed and created the gorgeous invitations herself. The heart is a plantable seed packet.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

They had such unique rings.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

It was beautiful and sunny for the entire day. The ceremony was wonderful. Courtney’s mother walked her down the aisle and her sister officiated, including a plant watering to pay homage to their great love of nature and the beginning of something so very special.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

We had some great daylight to play around for the formals and pictures of Courtney and Sean.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

And because they’re amazing… Blue Steel.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

The reception room looked fantastic. Burlap, blue, and small containers of succulents were everywhere. It all looked so good together.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

The beginning of the day was just a delicious appetizer to the reception.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

The couple danced (and co-sang) their first dance to “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson. I LOVE this song!

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

Courtney and her mom shared a parent dance to Dylan’s “Forever Young”.

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

After the speeches, it was go time. I have never seen such a shindig. This group danced and partied like it was their job!

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ
Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

What a day! And what a night! Congratulations, Courtney and Sean!

Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding photographer in Ocean View, NJ

I’d buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair
Sew on patches to all you tear
‘Cause I love you more than I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am
You take me the way I am, you take me the way I am
~ Ingrid Michaelson, “The Way I Am”

Wedding Ceremony: Abbie Holmes Estate, Clermont, NJ
Wedding Reception: Abbie Holmes Estate, Clermont, NJ
Wedding Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Dress Designer: Casablanca
Dress Shop: Jay West Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan
Makeup: Alexis Dillish
Hair: Lindsy James Salon
Florist: bride
Band: The Usual Suspects
Catering: Xenia Catering
Cake: Irene’s Cakes
Rings: Wise Jewelers
Invitations: bride

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