So, it was the perfect local LOVE story: two Red Bank Regional teachers meet, fall in love and marry! … but there is a bit more to tell than that, of course. Jennamarie DeVito & Michael Canning had a perfect Wedding Day! And it wasn’t just that the weather was absolutely perfect, it was just … EVERYTHING!
For Liz and I it was a perfectly “long” day as well. I don’t think that any couple in the last 20 years has taken us around to more locations for pictures… to all the places that they have loved… together. It was really a lot of fun for us. After a very cool “first look” in the atrium of the beautiful Oyster Point Hotel, we rode with them in the trolley, the whole long way, making a beeline for Asbury Park for photos at the Casino, the Carousel, The Stone Pony, the Boardwalk, Convention Hall, and The Wonder Bar (did I miss anything?). Oh yeah… somewhere in-between all of this, there was a WEDDING!… and then we shot more photos on Broad Street in Red Bank (an Abbey Road shot, a stroll through town and then under the Reusille’s clock), then it was back on the trolley for photos at The Broadway Diner (now a piece of Red Bank history) and the lawn of the Red Bank Library on the Navesink River. All of that wasn’t even tiring for Liz and I… it was invigorating because this couple really loved these places and their love was infectious! Like I said, it was all just perfect and offered us lots of great opportunities for fun pictures!
Then it was off to The Oyster Point. What can I say about wedding receptions at the Oyster Point Hotel that I haven’t said before. It is such a stunning and unique location with one of the most beautiful views in the entire state; the perfect venue for Mike and Jennamarie, who are just so stylish and detail oriented. Their guests were just floored by the beauty and casual elegance of it all, just as we always are every time we go there. Just in case the stunning views and thoughtful details weren’t enough excitement for everybody, Mike & Jennamarie threw one helluva party to boot, which came to a crescendo when the Groom guest DJ-ed with the always ready-to-party Sounds to Go DJs.
Well, if you were there, you know why we’re so excited about this wedding (which, as we mentioned briefly before, actually did happen at St. James Church, somewhere in between all of this fun and partying). We think that Michael and Jennamarie are just perfect together and we are so happy to have been selected to be a part of their big day. Congratulations and thanks so much for everything! We hope that you enjoy looking at your photos as much as we enjoyed taking them…
Ceremony – St James, Red Bank
Reception – The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank
Flowers – Brennan’s, Florist and Fine Gifts
Wedding Invitation – Anna Soiree
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
Ceremony Music – Diane Testa
Reception Entertainment – Sounds To Go DJ’s
Wedding Dress – Casablanca, The Barfoot Bride, Red Bank
Bride’s Shoes – Mia
Groom’s Wear – Calvin Klein X-fit suit
Bow Tie – Just Madras Bow Ties
Shoes – Cole Haan
Transportation – Long Branch Trolley