Long Branch wedding portraits of Corey & Tim |Long Branch, NJ

The final blog post from Corey & Tim’s wedding! Nothing like having gorgeous light (and of course a gorgeous couple) under the boardwalk for portraits.

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How did you meet?
Tim and I lived in the same building and got to know each other as friends and neighbors. He got the flu and I took care of him. We quickly found that we had a similar sense of humor and we really had fun together. We both challenge each other and do not take the other for granted. We knew very quickly that we wanted to not be without the other.

When was the moment you knew you wanted to marry your spouse?
It is difficult to identify a “moment”. I think we both knew very early on that this person was what we were looking for and needed. There was no misconception of fairy tales, just an absolute and pure belief in “us”.

Who proposed and how?
Tim proposed on Christmas, in front of my family. Before he did, he presented me with a card listing all the reasons he wanted to marry me. He did this because I had told him that if he ever asked me to marry him he would have to tell me why he wanted to marry me. Being a medical professional, I wanted the documented data behind the emotional request. 😉

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That is Corey’s fingerprint inside Tim’s wedding band. How cool is that?!avneue-long-branch-wedding-c2015t_04avneue-long-branch-wedding-c2015t_05avenue-long-branch-nj-wedding-photographer-2015avneue-long-branch-wedding-c2015t_06avneue-long-branch-wedding-c2015t_07

Corey & Tim, it was an honor and a pleasure working with you! Best of luck with all your future endeavors!

Hair: Ten Hair & Make Up – Essex County, NJ
Dress: Nicole Miller – NYC
Suit: Hug Boss
Venue: Avenue – Long Branch, NJ
Venue coordinator: Nancy Mascara
Band: Vision Entertainment & Event Planning – NYC
Signage / calligraphy – Honeybee Paper Co. 

Jersey Shore Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro

 

 

Avenue wedding reception of Corey & Tim |Long Branch, NJ

The rooftop at Le Club Avenue in Long Branch was ideal for Corey & Tim’s vision of a casual, elegant wedding celebration. Loved the outdoor first dance…

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Amazing desserts, a gorgeous view and cannoli instead of cake…

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Fun during sunset…

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Lots and lots and lots of dancing together…

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Corey & Tim prioritized getting to their cocktail hour and now I know why…

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Calligraphy by Megan at Honeybee Paper Co

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And more dancing…

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Tomorrow, the portraits!

Hair: Ten Hair & Make Up – Essex County, NJ
Dress: Nicole Miller – NYC
Suit: Hug Boss
Venue: Avenue – Long Branch, NJ
Venue coordinator: Nancy Mascara
Band: Vision Entertainment & Event Planning – NYC
Signage / calligraphy – Honeybee Paper Co. 

Jersey Shore Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro

Avenue wedding ceremony of Corey & Tim |Long Branch, NJ

Corey & Tim envisioned their wedding as a casual and intimate affair and wanted it to feel like more of a party than a wedding. It was the perfect combination of fun and elegance. Enjoy a few images from their ceremony below. Gorgeous portraits and some super fun reception photos to come!

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About the couple…
Corey is a Nurse Practitioner, working primarily with heart failure patients. Tim is a PE and health teacher and a coach for boy’s basketball and girl’s lacrosse in northern New Jersey. Coaching is his true passion and he also en entrepreneur with a technology business that is being utilized by schools to help children track their fitness and fight childhood obesity.

And the planning…

What was your favorite part of planning your wedding and why?
Anything we did together made it really feel like a team effort. Even though it was stressful, working together helped us stay on the same page and focused.

What was the most challenging part of planning your wedding and why?
Planning everything in a short period of time. But I do not want to delay marrying this man.:)

Now that you’re married, and you’ve been through planning a wedding together, what advice would you give to other couples who are just starting the process?
Tim: Say yes and do whatever she wants.
Corey: Focus on what is most important. Make it yours and try to relax because it all works out!

How and why did you choose Avenue as your venue?
We were looking for a non-traditional venue with beautiful views and a casual atmosphere. Avenue fit everything we were looking for – rooftop, beach, classy, fun, casual.

What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
Seeing each other for the first time.  I never expected to be so nervous and seeing Tim calmed me down immediately.

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What were you most stressed about before the wedding and how did it turn out?
Probably the weather, given that the wedding was outside. It was the most beautiful day with perfect weather!

How does it feel different being married?
It feels the same. Now the world knows we belong to each other, instead of just us.

What’s next for the two of you?
A lifetime of bliss and mayyyybe some babies!

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Hair: Ten Hair & Make Up – Essex County, NJ
Dress: Nicole Miller – NYC
Suit: Hug Boss
Venue: Avenue – Long Branch, NJ
Venue coordinator: Nancy Mascara
Band: Vision Entertainment & Event Planning – NYC

Jersey Shore Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro

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