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5th Street Pavillion Wedding Photographer| Beach Haven, New Jersey

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For anyone that lives in New Jersey, "The Shore" is 141 miles long beginning in Perth Amboy and ending at Cape May Point (or beginning at Cape May Point and ending in Perth Amboy-depending on how you look at it.

It's the least uncommon to come across a beach wedding here in our state. But, with something uncommon, comes something spectacularly unique in each couple that says "I do" in front of an ocean scape.

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Alyssa and Gustavo were married on a beautiful October day, underneath a gazebo in Beach Haven, New Jersey. Both families merged as one as everyone sat among one another with the sweet salt air gently blowing through. Alyssa and Gustavo are the sweetest of couples with friends and family beautifully matching both of their lovely personalities. The wedding scheme and style was all things that encompassed beach wedding, Autumn wedding. With romantic shades of blue and hints of deep oranges and pinks; each color enveloped the bridal party and soon-to-be husband and wife perfectly.

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The reception was held at Antoinetta's Restaurant where everyone dined and danced, laughed and embraced, celebrated and made new memories. I absolutely loved photographing everyone and watching two families join together-it's a most beautiful feeling. A feeling that I have the honor of experiencing with every wedding I photograph. I loved the attention to detail especially with their wedding cake and the cake topper that said "Fall in Love". So sweet!

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I will never get tired of capturing weddings along "The Shore"-it's a piece of my life that will always be apart of me. Born and raised along a strip of an island with the sounds of seagulls, the smell of salt water and the feeling of sand between my toes will forever keep me in love. Now, just add an insanely happy and in love couple to that mix and I literally have the best job ever. 

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I couldn't have been happier that Alyssa and Gustavo chose me as their wedding photographer. They are truly a special couple that adores one another in such a way, you can't help but feel light and elated to be around them.

Here's to forever, Alyssa & Gustavo-

Meghan Leigh

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{venue & vendor information below}

Ceremony| 5th Street Pavilion

Cake| A Sweet Memory www.asweetmemory.net

Flowers| Flowers by Addalia www.flowersbyaddalia.com

Videographer| Bahr Cinematography www.bahrcinematograhy.com

DJ| Chris Matthews www.djyourwaywithchris.com

Bride's Dress/Bridesmaid's Dresses| Alfred Angelo - no need to link, he went out of business lol

Suits| Men's Wearhouse www.menswearhouse.com

Hair & Make Up| Lavish Salon www.lavishlbi.com

Reception| Antoinettas Restaurant www.antoinettas.com

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