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Parker’s Garage LBI Wedding | Megan & Andy

Their Wedding Day: Parker’s Garage LBI Wedding

Meg & Andy’s Parker’s Garage LBI Wedding was an absolutely incredible day! We had the most beautiful early fall day, with gorgeous weather for their beach ceremony! Meg & Andy truly made their wedding day very THEM. And I loved every thoughtful choice they made to do so! First and foremost, their pup Murphy was there for every part of the wedding. He is the most well-behaved, sweetest pup, and it made me so happy to see him get to be part of the whole day. From getting ready, to being the ring bearer in the ceremony, all the way to the reception, Murphy got to be a part of it all. At the reception they even had a dog bed for him to lay on at the foot of the sweetheart table. 🙂

I also loved that Meg and Andy chose to take a small boat ride as their entrance into cocktail hour! After taking portraits on the beach, the newlyweds got to enjoy a few minutes to themselves (with Murphy in tow of course), and arrive at Parker’s Garage via boat! They even decorated the boat with some just married cans hanging off the back – so cute!

In addition to all those fun details, their reception was an absolute BLAST, with a lively dance floor all night long! I can’t wait to share all my favorite pics, but first, their love story!

Their Love Story

When I asked Meg and Andy to share one thing they love about each other, they gave the most beautiful answers! Meg said she loves, “His enduring patience through some of the most difficult years of my life mean more to me than I could ever put into words.” And Andy said, “I love that Meg doesn’t take herself to seriously and embraces my goofiness.”

How They Met

I loved hearing about how Meg & Andy first met. Meg told me the whole story, “My cousin, Rachel, picked me up and brought me over to her now husband/then boyfriend, Frank’s house to hang out. Which turned into us heading to meet up with some of their friends at one of the local bars. When we got there, Andy was the first person Rachel introduced me to. She went on to tell me how he was Frank’s very first friend, before quickly moving down the line to introduce me to the rest of the guys.”

“After taking some time to find out if I was there with anyone (too much time if you’re asking me!), Andy got up from his corner spot at the bar and found his way over to me. The conversation was easy and we were cracking up all night, but I noticed it was starting to get late and he hadn’t made any attempts to get my number.”

“I knew my ride was getting ready to leave, when I was overcome by some out of character, surge of confidence. I caught his eyes with mine and matter-of-factly stuck my hand out towards him. He was clearly confused, so I prompted, “do you want my number or not?” It suddenly clicked, and he began fumbling to hand over his phone. It has been 5 years since that night. He continues to make me brave just as I continue to leave him confused. :)”

“Our pup is a black lab pit mix named Murphy. I have had him since he was 6 weeks old and he actually turns seven this Sunday! Andy quickly adapted to the crazy dog owner life, and now the two of them are inseparable!”

The Proposal

Their proposal story is even sweeter! Meg gave me the inside scoop! She told me, “Andy and I spend a lot of time down the shore, both in Waretown and LBI, and a lot of time out on the water in his 16 ‘ Carolina skiff. We love to fish, crab, clam, float, and go out on our own ‘sunset cruises’ as much as we can! No matter what the adventure, you can be assured that our amazing four-legged furchild is always by our side! This is why our engagement, last November, could not have been more perfect!”

“I had no clue an engagement was happening. One of his good friends had actually just proposed the week prior. I was teasing him about how long he was taking to propose. Little did I know he had this all planned for the following weekend and was trying not to spill the beans. He told me he wanted to do something nice for me because I had been so overwhelmed with school, so he was taking me down the shore to go to one of our favorite restaurants and let Murphy run around on the beach since it was off season.”

“Andrew took me out on one of these ‘sunset cruises’ I know and love– it was just us and our pup, Murphy, out on Barnegat Bay when he pulled out the ring and turned our short cloudy boat ride into my most cherished memory! Having our wedding down the shore was a no-brainer for either of us and getting married in front of the lighthouse, right on the coast of our engagement spot felt perfect!”

To the Newlyweds

Meg & Andy, thank you so much for having me as a part of your wedding day! It was an absolutely incredible day, and I’m so honored to have been able to capture these memories for you guys! I am so grateful for you two, and so excited for all that the future holds for you both (and Murphy too, of course!) Sending you both a huge hug and all my love! Congrats newlyweds! xoxo


2nd Photographer – Ryan Hardin
Photo Assistant – Tori Kelner
Ceremony Venue – Pearl Street Pavilion
Reception Venue – Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon
Planner – Bogath Weddings & Events
Hair & Makeup – Kiss the Bride
Florist – A Garden Party
Decor – Ocean Tents
Band – The Way Outs
Videographer – Digital Memories
Invitations – Minted
Bride’s Dress Designer – Pronovias
Dress Boutique – Simplicity Bridal
Earrings – Pearlland88
Rings – McGarry’s Jewelers
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – The Modern Groom
Groom Tie – Knotty Tie
Cake – Diane’s Patisserie
Bridesmaid Dress Designer – Dear Cleo (Cream)
Bridesmaid Gifts – Petal and Paperie
Mother’s Gifts – Meshka Design
FOB Gift – Caitlyn Minimalist
Officiant – Rev Michael Whalen
Favors – Country Kettle Fudge
Transportation – The Good Life Transportation

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