I was so excited to head back to the beautiful Coach House at The Ryland Inn for Diana and Brian’s wedding day! They had such a beautiful and amazing day regardless of the weather! It may have rained all day, but these loves were such troopers and were down to do any and everything to still get all of the stunning photos they were dreaming of! My kind of couple! 😉 They worked so hard on planning their day, and it truly showed through every gorgeous detail like their water color invitations with the most perfect gold wax seal, to the bridesmaids’ dress colors in multiple gorgeous shades, and the wild lush florals. It all came together so perfectly to create a beautiful spring palette.
A few months back, Diana and Brian heartbreakingly and unexpectedly lost their sweet pup, Chance, and they found so many ways to honor his sweet memory on their big day. Diana’s bouquet had a photo of Chance, their signature drink represented their fur baby, and they had a special reading in his memory during the ceremony. I loved how they kept his sweet, lovable spirit alive throughout their day!
These two and their entire crew know how to party! They tore up the dance floor all night long, especially, when some of Diana’s favorites like NSYNC and Backstreet Boys came on! Alongside all of their joyful, excited guests, they partied the night away. This couple knows the way to my heart – they ended the night with a donut wall and a sparkler send off, heck yes! I don’t think it gets any better than sweets and sparkles to conclude a wedding! Their wedding day was incredible and so so special. I was so honored to be a part of it!
Diana and Brian met back in early 2014 on a snowy January day! When Brian was ready to pop the question, he planned the perfect surprise! They had gone to Ocean City, NJ for the weekend and Diana had an idea that he was going to pop the question at dinner over the weekend or maybe even on the beach or the boardwalk! BUT, nope, it didn’t happen then! Then, on Sunday morning, she was feeling a little upset that he didn’t ask her, but then he played them their song, which happens to be Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing!” Their running joke since they met was all about JT, because Brian always told her that he thought that he looked just like him, which she totally disagreed on, haha! While he was playing their song, Brian asked Diana to marry him and spend their lives together! She said that it totally caught her off guard – such a great surprise! He later told her that he didn’t ask her on Saturday because he was worried he was going to lose the ring on the boardwalk or on their walk to dinner! It’s so special that he chose such an intimate and romantic way to ask!! Want to see more of these cuties?! Check out their Cranford Park and Coffee Shop engagement session!
Diana and Brian, you two are a dream – from the moment we met, I’ve been so thankful and honored to know you both. Thank you for lighting up the room together and for sharing your love story with me. Your hearts are gold and I am so happy that you found your way to one another. You’re perfect together! Here’s to many years of love, laughter, and lots of 90s jams! Love you two so much!!! Xoxo
Second Photographer | Jackie Averill
Photography Assistance | Jessah Rose Aufiero
Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Ryland Inn
Dress Designer | Casablanca, Madison James
Dress Boutique | Seng Couture
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair & Makeup Artist | Melissa D’Aloia & Co.
Rings | Adler’s Jewelry, Macy’s
DJ | Paul Anthony
Florist | Whisper and Brook Flower Co.
Cake | Palermo’s Bakery
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Jenny Yoo, Bella Bridesmaids
Groom Attire | Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Sisel & Sisters
Officiant | Richard Cash
Favors | Nicole’s Baking Creations
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