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The Hedges Inn Wedding Photographer| East Hampton, New York

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Erinn and Sam's Spring East Hampton wedding was an affair to remember. I had one of the best times capturing the memories of their day and to be quite honest, I didn't want to leave. I loved photographing their laughs, their pristine sense of style, but most importantly their love and the love their families and friends, had for them, on that day.

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The wedding perfected the style of a wedding magazine worthy event-from the dresses, to the tuxedos, to the venue and all the details throughout. Erinn and Sam made sure to have every bit of sweet romanticism showcased splashed with eccentricity in both their ceremony and reception.

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I adored the venue they chose-it encompassed what I feel a  Hampton wedding should be: classic, laid back, whimsical, artistic and voguish. The Hedges Inn encased Erinn and Sam's vision of rustic, unconventionalism across its grounds to execute their inventiveness beautifully. Even the wedding cake had individuality and flare showcased-funfetti naked cake, anyone? 

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I truly had a lovely experience being a fixture in Erinn and Sam's wedding day. Every wedding I photograph has its own unique artistry that shows beautifully within the photos and Erinn and Sam's were no exception. I love when a couple presents their singularity within the design and tone of their wedding; it makes you understand and feel the sincerity of their union and their love for fun.

Here's to forever, Erinn & Sam-

Meghan Leigh

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{venue and vendor information below!}

Venue| The Hedges Inn www.thehedgesinn.com

Wedding Planner| AWE Planning www.aweplanning.com

Cake| Momofuku Milk Bar www.milkbarstore.com

Florist| Little Louise NYC Events

DJ| New York Party Productions www.newyorkpartyproductions.com

Bridesmaids Dresses|  www.fameandpartners.com

Bride's Dress| Oscar De La Renta Vintage www.oscardelarenta.com

Bride's Shoe Designer| Dolce & Gabanna www.dolcegabbana.com

Rings| Ascot Diamonds www.ascotdiamonds.com

Hair & Make Up| Blow Bar www.blowhampton.com

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club Wedding Photographer| Galloway, New Jersey

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What can I say about Angelli and Chris that I haven't said already? In February of 2017, I had one of the best shooting days while capturing the newly engaged couple, at Longwood Gardens (Read about their shoot, here!) and on a beautiful day in October, I had the honor of capturing their wedding day.

All three of us have become extremely close, so forgive me for being a bit bias, but their weddings had to be one of my favorites. From beginning to end, it was lighthearted and fun and elegant. Everything Angelli and Chris are.

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Their ceremony and reception were held at the Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Galloway, NJ and every bit of detail that a wedding could have, was showcased to perfection. Between Angelli and her bridesmaids and Chris with his groomsmen; everyone looked their absolute best and their energy beamed throughout the entire day.

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The one thing that kept standing out to me, was the sunset. I know, I know-you're probably thinking "Out of the ENTIRE wedding day, why the sunset?", but it played a significant role in Angelli and Chris' day. Their wedding was warm, inviting, loving and pure-it was the same feelings that were brought to my attention while I photographed them during the later part of the afternoon. I kept saying to myself 'How perfect is this?" and it was.

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Angelli and Chris' reception was a beautifully curated rustic theme with drops of classic romanticism throughout. I absolutely adored their cake (links to venue and vendors, below!), I love traditional wedding cakes, but their cake was unique and had so much character, it was hard NOT to compliment it.

The evening was filled with laughs and happy tears, dancing and great food. It truly was a day that needed nothing more and I was so elated for them and their family and friends. Angelli and Chris are a timeless couple, I guess even "#relationshipgoals"? Their deep love and respect for one another makes me know for certain, that their love, is a love that will last. Through good times and in bad, for as long as they both shall live. 

Here's to forever, Angelli + Chris-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Venue: Blue Heron Pines Golf Club| www.blueheronpines.com

Cake: Simply Sweet| www.simplysweetcupakesnj.com

Bride's Dress: Allure Bridals/Castle Couture| www.castlecouture.com

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff| www.billlevkoff.com

Groom/Groomsmen: Jos. A Bank| www.josabank.com

Make Up: Perfect Bridals by Christina| www.perfectbridalsbychristina.com

Flowers: The Blue Chrysanthemum| www.thebluechrysanthemum.com

DJ: Centerstage Entertainment| www.mycenterstageevent.com

Sterling Ballroom Wedding Photographer| Tinton Falls, New Jersey

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On a cold day in January of 2017, I had the pleasure of photographing Scott and Kristin's engagement shoot, so it say that I was excited to photograph their wedding 7 months later, is a total understatement.

Scott and Kristin were married at the Sterling Ballroom in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in front a wonderful group of friends and family. I love working with the Sterling Ballroom because they really know how to host and organize a gorgeous wedding- they also work well with wedding photographer and other vendors-very accommodating.

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Kristin and Scott's wedding was your beautifully themed romantic day-every detail and piece was romantic and vintage in nature-clean style and simple tones. Everyone looked stunning and dapper. Kristin and Scott are another one of my favorite couples because of their sense of humor and how well they compliment each other. Plain and simple, they are by far the cutest of couples. And their friends and family are just as amazing--funny, great senses of humor, loving.

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I love, love, love when a couple makes the decision to do "first looks"-it's a chance for the soon-to-be husband and wife to have a private moment with no distractions. They get to take a moment to look at each other, take it all in, sneak a kiss, shed a tear, say something meaningful and funny. So when Kristin and Scott had their first look, the intimacy of the moment is what makes my job so worth it.

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Kristin and Scott's reception was lovely. The lighting was beautiful, their floral arrangements and place settings weren't overwhelming, which I like. It's nice to be able to appreciate the wedding details throughout the reception when there isn't too much going on. It's always best to select your favorite wedding inspirations and make it your own-and that's exactly what Kristin and Scott did.

It was definitely a magical day for both Scott and Kristin, their family and their friends and I couldn't be happier to be a part of it.

Here's to forever, Kristin and Scott-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor information}

Venue: Sterling Ballroom - www.sterlingballroomevents.com

Cake: Chocolate Carousel - www.chocolatecarousel.com

Florist: Purple Iris - www.purpleirisflower.com

DJ: Off the Chart Entertainment - www.offthechartentertainment.com

Bride's Dress: Curvy Bride/Allure - www.curvybrides.com

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Vera Wang - www.verawang.com

Groom/Groomsmen's Tux: Menguin - www.menguin.com

Bride's Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka - www.badgleymischka.com

Hair Stylist: Tori Kaps of Danielle Victoria Salon - www.daniellevictoriasalon.com

Make Up Artist: Katie Murrison

The Stone House at Stirling Ridge Wedding Photographer| Warren, NJ

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I had an engagement session with Christina and Johnny back in January while Christina was home to celebrate the holiday's with her family and fiance. She was living in Ohio while she was doing her residency all while wedding planning and her and I became really good friends. Christina and Johnny even brought their fur baby, Stella, along for the engagement shoot as well and she was such a peach!

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Christina and Johnny's wedding was a perfectly constructed romantic Summer wedding. Every detail screamed a June wedding and I loved it! Christina's dress has got to be one of the sweetest dresses I've seen in a long time and I absolutely loved the pop of color blue shoe! The tone of blue hues and sunflowers completed the tone from the groomsmen's ties, to the table settings at the reception.

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Their ceremony at the church was elegant and romantic and when we arrived at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, I caught the feels. Everything flowed so sweetly together. AND just for the record, any wedding that has The Motones playing at their reception, is a guaranteed good time. The Motones are probably the best wedding bands EVER and I was so excited I got to see them live and in action at Christina and Johnny's wedding. They were mind blowing.

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The night ended with a 'smores bonfire AND a pork roll sandwich truck for a hot breakfast "sammie" when you left. NEW JERSEY STYLE. It was by far one of the sweetest weddings I've attended. I'm so blessed to have Christina as such a good friend and I look forward to it blossoming in the years to come!

Here's to forever, Christina & Johnny-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Venue: The Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Cake: Rudy's

Florist: The Bride!

Band: The Motones

Bride's Dress & Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A Bank

Engagement Ring: Verragio

Hair: DJ's Hair Studio -

Oyster Point Hotel Wedding Photographer| Red Bank, New Jersey

For most engaged couples, the idea of planning an entire wedding in just a month, is unheard of. In fact, the thought of it can make certain bride's-to-be experience anxiety! But, for Amber and Anthony, they pulled it off. Not only did they pull it off, there were absolutely no flaws.

Amber and Anthony live in California and while they were visiting their friends and family, in New Jersey, their original plan was to have their bridal shower. The more they thought about it, the more the idea of just having their wedding seemed totally doable! And that's exactly what they did. They held an intimate and romantic ceremony and reception in Red Bank, New Jersey. Every detail was classic romanticism and I loved every moment I captured.

What made me smirk was the fact that Amber and Anthony live on the West Coast-a warm, sunny and beachy atmosphere in which Amber swore she would never have a Winter wedding. And yet, here we all were, on the 30th of December; saying "I do's" and making toasts. For a bride who didn't want a winter wedding, Amber played the part beautifully, with Anthony by her side.

Amber and Anthony's reception was held at The Oyster Point Hotel, right on the river. It's an absolutely gorgeous venue and the waterfront view is absolutely breathtaking. Their reception included every person that meant something to both Amber and Anthony and the simplistic detail throughout the reception was beyond sweet.

I absolutely loved capturing Amber and Anthony's day. I was incredibly impressed with how everything came together in such a short amount of time and look to them for inspiration for any couple looking to tie the knot, but stressing out about timing. Honestly, Amber and Anthony did it and so can you!

Here's to forever, Amber & Anthony-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for for venue + vendor info}

Venue: The Oyster Point Hotel www.theoysterpointhotel.com

Florist: Forked River Florist www.forkedriverflorist.com

 

 

 

Lobster Shanty Wedding Photographer | Point Pleasant, NJ

I have to say, Jessyca and Tom were one of the funnest couples I've shot in awhile! The weekend of the 30th not only brought eternal love for Jessyca and Tom, but also...a tropical storm. Something a lot of photographers dread and panic over, but with Jessyca and Tom; it bothered them not one bit. No gust of wind, lightening striking or torrential rain was going to stop this couple from having the time of their life!

I absolutely loved Jessyca and Tom's bridal party. High energy, hysterical and ready for anything. You could tell they were surrounded by amazing people and the amazingness would only grow by these two families uniting.

Jessyca and Tom were married in a beautiful church, Saint Peter's in Point Pleasant Beach and their reception was held at The Lobster Shanty-which is a lovely location to photograph. The church was breathtaking and the ceremony was beautifully presented. 

When it was time to celebrate, not one person held back. Once the party started, it felt like it was never going to end...and I LOVED it. Jessyca, Tom, their friend and families definitely know how to have a good time. Some people dance at weddings, but they all took it to a whole other level! Definitely one for the books.

Jessyca and Tom are a timeless couple. A couple who are connected by not only love, but fun and energy. You can tell that they're best friends, not just husband and wife. I had one of the best times photographing their wedding. I will definitely not ever forget these two!

Here's to forever, Jessyca & Tom-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue & vendor info)

Venue: Lobster Shanty http://www.pointpleasantlobstershanty.com/

Dress: Davids Bridal www.davidsbridal.com

Cake: Mueller's Bakery www.muellersbakery.com/

Make Up: Make Me Up Evawww.makemeupeva.com/

Flowers: Tye the Knot with Flowers https://www.tyetheknotwithflowers.com/

Crystal Point Yacht Club Wedding Photographer | Point Pleasant, NJ

Jackie and Jim are one of the coolest couples I've worked with. They both have an intense love for music. Jim is in a band and even DJs for a handful of weddings a year! Every little detail of their ceremony had aspects of music woven in.

September 10th was a scorcher of a day, but Jackie and Jim didn't let the rays get to them. Their outdoor ceremony, held at the Crystal Point Yacht Club, was absolutely beautiful with the water as their background.

When it came time to celebrate Jackie and Jim's special day, every element of their reception tied into music-which I absolutely loved!

Each table, in place of numbers, was a band name for each concert they've ever been to.

Each guest's seating card looked exactly like a ticket to a concert. For their guestbook they had records for guests to sign.

They certainly didn't skimp out on their DJ - This Is It really was amazing. They kept every guest dancing all night long. The energy never slowed down or stopped.

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At the end of the night, a bunch of their guests surprised them by coming out with trumpets, pots and pans with drum sticks, you name it! It was an amazing end to a musical evening.

The day came together perfectly and I was so happy for them. I cannot wait to get their album and canvas to them so they can display their wedding photos for everywhere to enjoy!

Here's to forever, Jackie & Jim-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue & vendor information}

Venue: Crystal Point Yacht Club - www.thecrystalpoint.com

Flowers: Jersey Shore Florist - www.jerseyshoreflorist.com

Videographer: Above & Beyond Studios - www.abweddingstudio.com

DJ: This Is It - www.thisisitentertainment.com