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Oceanfront New Jersey Wedding

Sep 20, 2022

I know there are many times I come on here and talk about the love and support from my couples’ families and friends. It’s because that is one of my biggest commonalities when it comes to HMP Couples.

They are very close to the people they love!

However, Jt and Rory’s oceanfront New Jersey wedding may have just topped it all. Throughout their entire day, new groups of people were showing up with endless support for these two! It was something extra special to watch. The day started at Jt’s mom and stepdad’s house. Let me just pause for a second to tell you just how stunning their house is!

Straight out of a magazine!

The relationship between Jt and her mom is equivalent to a best friend. She wanted her mom to be a part of pretty much every moment, and it was so special to watch. Her mom and grandparents even came to say hi during their engagement session. It was so fun to get to know them ahead of time. Plus, they are my kind of people because we ran into each other after the session while getting some ice cream at one of the local shops!

They know the best way to end an evening!

In addition to her mom, the girls that she had as her bridesmaids were the best hype girls! And all stunningly gorgeous might I add! They made the morning so much fun, and Jt was truly able to just enjoy herself as she got ready with the ones she loves! The same thing went for the guys! Rory’s groomsmen sure know how to get a party started! They were the first on the dance floor and the last to leave it!

A perfect combo for a bridal party!

At the ceremony, Jt had another special group of people there to support her. One I have never seen before, but it was the absolute sweetest thing! She had invited all of her students that she taught to come and join in the celebration of their marriage. It was the most special thing to see her recess down the aisle after they said “I do” and be bombarded by all of her students with the biggest hugs!

They love her so much!!

The final extra special guest to be a part of their day happened next. Trebek, their absolutely adorable pup made an appearance at the wedding, too. He made other appearances throughout the day on their bar napkins and on several signs, but he had a special photo session with the two of them before they headed to the reception. He was so well-behaved and so stinking excited to see them and give them kisses!

He truly was the special guest of the day!

Throughout all of the endless love they received from their family and friends, Jt and Rory always made sure I was taken care of and included, as well. During our trolley ride to the venue, Jt showed me all of the special places throughout their town. It was so fun walking down memory lane with her and learning more about the two of them. Plus, she came over during the reception to make absolutely sure that my second shooter and I had been able to eat!

It’s those little things that let me know I have the best couples!

Jt and Rory, thank you! You have welcomed me in with open arms from day one! You two have become more than just one of my couples – I consider both of you friends! Don’t worry, the next time I’m in New Jersey, I’ll be stopping by to say hi and to get some Hoffman’s ice cream! You two had an absolutely beautiful day! So happy for you both!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

gorgeous diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding ring resting inside groom's silver wedding band atop turquoise background in new jersey
bride surrounded by her seven bridesmaids all in light blue robes with hands on hips by front porch in new jersey
bride in white sleeveless gown surrounded by bridesmaids in different shades of blue dresses with glasses of champagne in new jersey
groom in blue suit with hands in pockets smiling at camera with ocean in background in Avon by the Sea New Jersey
bride and groom sharing their first kiss before their wedding ceremony with white veil blowing behind bride in new jersey
bride and groom standing close as bride looks up at her tall groom by gray building in Avon by the Sea
groom resting his forehead atop bride's head as they both look down holding hands by gray building in new jersey
bride and groom surrounded by their large bridal party all wearing shades of blue by gray building in avon by the sea new jersey
bride and groom kissing as their bridal party surrounds them cheering with arms raised in new jersey
bride with her bridesmaids leaning in towards her smiling holding bouquets in Avon by the Sea
bride surrounded by her seven bridesmaids standing in various directions by gray building in new jersey
groom surrounded by his six groomsmen all in dark blue suits with hands folded in front in new jersey
groom holding edges of his blue suit coat and looking to the right by gray building in Avon by the Sea
bridal party all on second story balcony of white beach house in new jersey
couple holding hands and sharing their wedding vows with guests watching in Avon by the Sea
black and white photo of bride and groom smiling and holding onto each other as they leave their wedding ceremony in new jersey
groom twirling his bride under his left hand as she flares out her dress train on the beach in new jersey
couple walking close together along the shoreline on sunny evening in Avon by the Sea New Jersey
couple sharing their first dance at indoor reception at The Columns in New Jersey
bride hugging her dad tightly as he cries during their daddy-daughter dance during reception at the columns
groom dancing with his mom and holding her hand as guests watch at The Columns

The Amazing Vendor Team:

Wedding Dress | Bridal Garden

Wedding Dress Designer | Allure Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dress | Bella Bridesmaids

Groom’s Attire | Tuxedo Junction

Groomsmen’s Attire | Tuxedo Junction

Florist | Cocco Buds

DJ | Pat Roddy Band

Hair Stylist | Ashley Wagner Hair

Makeup Artist | Make Me Up Eva

Invitations | Truly Engaging by Magnet Street

Caterer | The Columns

Wedding Cake | Kayde’s Kreations

Wedding Desserts | Dune Donuts and The Macaroon Shop

Venue | The Columns

More HMP Summer Weddings:

Lancaster Marriott Hotel Wedding

The Manor at Mountain View Summer Wedding


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Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania