"Not everyone is lucky enough to marry their best friend. But I am." These were some of Troy's first words to me on the day he married Brittany. Brittany and Troy met in the 5th grade, taking the idea of childhood sweethearts to a whole new level. As a sophomore in high school, Troy decided he wanted to be more than friends, so he asked Brittany out on a date. Seven years later, Brittany and Troy pledged to spend their lives loving and caring for each other, in good times and bad, all the days of their lives.
I recently had the pleasure of working with OffBeet Productions to capture Brittany and Troy's elegant beach side wedding in Sea Bright, NJ. Come with me on a journey through their beautiful day.
|The day started out with the guys! Troy and six of his best friends got ready together at an apartment close to the church.|
|Yes, you are seeing double! Troy's twin brother Christopher was his best man.|
|We arrived to the church early. This gave us time to capture a few fun pictures outside the church before the ceremony.|
|Brittany and Troy were married at St Michael's Church in Long Branch, NJ.|
|The ceremony was very emotional for Brittany's younger sister Kaitlyn.|
|The love between Brittany and Troy could be felt by everyone in the room.|
|After the ceremony we headed up to Sea Bright for some alone time with the bride and groom...and their fun wedding party.|
|Brittany, you are STUNNING!!!|
|Straight out of a fairy tale, just like this couple's love story.|
|I love it when the bride and groom are up for a little fun! Since Brittany is a teacher, we couldn't resist taking a few photos in this nearby classroom.|
|A fun, modern translation of "runaway bride".|
|Brittany and Troy, you two are perfect together.|
|After pictures, we headed to the Sea Gulls Nest for a beach side reception.|
|Don't you just LOVE these place cards. If you look closely, you can see they are tied to tiny sand dollars.|
|White tables decorated with pink and orange roses were scattered around the room. Thank you to Oakhurst Flower Shoppe for setting the elegant beach vibe.|
|You couldn't help but get a little emotional during this very touching Father/Daughter dance.|
|Brittany and Troy kicked off the dance party in style...leading a choreographed dance with the entire wedding party!|
|The next few hours the dance floor was PACKED as this couple celebrated with all of their family and friends!|
Brittany and Troy, you guys are SO MUCH FUN! Your elegant beach side wedding is one that will be remembered for years to come. Best of luck as you set off on this new journey together. Make sure to enjoy the sweet ride of love.