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Ryland Inn NJ Wedding | Shannon & Chandler

Their Wedding Day: Ryland Inn NJ Wedding

Shannon and Chandler’s Ryland Inn NJ wedding was one of those AMAZING wedding days where I didn’t even want to leave when the night was over. I had so much fun all day and if I could just keep reliving this day over and over I totally would! When I first connected with Shannon and Chandler, Shannon described their vision for the day, “While we are planning for the wedding to be black tie it is really important to us to keep it feeling approachable, intimate and most of all FUN. We are excited to have all the people closest to us in one place and celebrate us starting our life together.” And it was EXACTLY that. It was truly one of the most fun wedding days! The details were incredible. We got to take so many portraits – I’m obsessed. The florals were out of this WORLD stunning. And the band, Metropolitan Players (always one of my faves), had the reception dance floor PACKED all night with amazing energy! It was perfect.

I have way too many favorite images to share, so get ready for a whole lotta gorgeous! But first…their love story!

 Their Love Story

When I asked these two to share with me one thing they love about each other, they gave such good answers. Shannon said, “I love how dedicated chandler is. When he sets his mind on anything he puts his whole heart into it. It inspires me everyday.” Chandler said he loves, “how Shannon sees the positive in every situation.”

Shannon & Chandler have one of the best stories of how they met! I love this story, and thoroughly enjoyed hearing it retold during their wedding ceremony. 🙂 I’ll let Shannon’s words fill you in. She told me, “Chandler and I went to Syracuse University. As part of their abroad program you do a 1 week pre-program where you travel to many different cities through Europe. Chandler and I met the first day of that program. Our relationship started out, as many do, very casually but our friendship grew stronger over the 5 months we spent traveling together. I would say our relationship is built on friendship first and everything else followed that naturally. By the time we returned to New York we were inseparable and have been since.” 

The Proposal

You’ve got to hear how Chandler popped the question! Shannon told me, “Chandler and I start most of our Saturday mornings with coffee and a long walk, so when we left that morning nothing seemed that different. Along our walk we ended up in Liberty State Park where Chandler proposed with the New York City skyscape behind us. We got engaged the day before we left to see our families which was the most perfect part. We got to spend the day just with each other and enjoying the moment, then we got to travel to see and celebrate with each of our families.” How sweet is that?!

To the Newlyweds

Shannon & Chandler, you two are such a joy! From the first time I chatted with you guys, to your Stone Harbor engagement session, and your unbelievably perfect wedding day…you guys have been an absolute joy to become friends with! I adore you both, and feel so honored to have been able to capture so many memories for you guys in this special season. I can’t wait for all the excitement that lies ahead for you two in this next chapter! 🙂 Love you guys! Sending the biggest hug! xoxo


2nd Photographer – Ryan Hardin
Photo Assistant – Alaina Elizabeth Photo
Venue – The Ryland Inn
Hair – Hair Styled by K
MUA – Mary Belford Makeup
Florist & Rentals – Peonies to Paint Chips
Band – Metropolitan Players
Invitation Suite – Percolator Letterpress, Alyssa Pauker
Dress Designer – Leah Da Gloria
Dress Boutique – Bridal Reflections
Shoes – Stuart Weitzman
Earrings – Mikimoto
Hairpiece – Boutique de Voile
Perfume – Miss Dior
Engagement Ring – Gemist Co
Wedding Bands – Eliza Page Jewelry
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses – Azazie
Transportation – RDS Transportation
Spray Tan – Glow Naked NJ

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