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Wright's Mill Farm Wedding | Jackie + Brian

This rib loving couple had such a unique wedding at Wrights Mill Farm. I think my favorite part was how they used wrench’s for the seating chart. I’ve never seen something so unique for a wedding before. I remember when I first met Jackie and Brian and they told me what they were looking forward to on the wedding day most was in Jackie’s own words “I can’t wait to eat ribs in my wedding dress” and yes she sure did. It was the cutest thing ever when she opened a special present from her relative that had custom rib bibs for both Jackie and Brian to wear. I could not stop giggling because I just love these two. The day did not go as planned and we had rain but you know what they took it like champs. Bri moved the ceremony under the pavilion and everything went on rain or shine. You would never know because the smiles these two had when they saw each other for the first time. It lit up the pavilion like the fourth of July. We got super lucky when the rain clouds cleared in time for portraits and so we took the horse drawn carriage to the pond and barn and had some fun. I even threw a behind the scenes photo of me doing my thing holding the flower girl and wearing my rain boots to get the job done. I kinda love it after a rain storm because the greens are always so vibrant and beautiful in photos. Jackie and Brian knew exactly what to do form our engagement session because I mean hello they are naturals in front of the camera. It also helps when you marry your best friend. It hits home that they met online dating because it just clarifies that yes online dating really works. You can meet your sole mate online just like these two.

Once the party got started it was game on all night long. We got a quick little rain shower and yes they decided lets go dancing in the rain. It was so cute they just twirled and danced the night away. Mark had the dance floor hopping for the rest of the night. Even the staff at Wrights Mill gets up and shows off some dance moves for the wobble. We ended the night of fun and laughter with a photo that Brian and Jackie asked for and it turned out epic just like they are.

I am so honored to be their photographer and love watching their love story grow day by day.

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue & Catering: Wright’s Mill Farm

DJ: Upbeat Dj

Cake: Chocolate Rose Bake Shop

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Harkness Memorial Park Engagement Session | Colleen + Matt

This Harkness engagement sessions love story started at a friends bbq back in 2013. That would set the seen for Colleen and Matt to start dating and now they are building their life together a day at a time. When I asked about the proposal I kinda melted with pure excitement when I heard the story. Imagine your sitting in a nice restaurant in Dublin Ireland. Yes you read that correct they were on a trip to Dublin Ireland. This is so on my bucket list of places I want to visit in my lifetime. It was the very first night on their trip and Matt was treating Colleen to a super romantic fancy dinner at The Bank Restaurant. While eating dessert, they were talking about their future, and how excited they were for their move and and the future. That’s when Matt grabs the ring from his jacket pocket, gets down on 1 knee and proposes. I am a desert girl and I of course wanted to know what was for desert and hello what a romantic man Matt is. I don’t even think I would be able to eat my desert after that because I would be full of excitement so I hope he at least let Colleen eat a little before dropping to one knee. I can see it all over his face the way he looks at her that she is his everything. I can’t wait for their wedding to finally get here already. June seems so far away yet so close.

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Harkness Beach Photos | Gabrielle + Mike

Harkness Memorial park is always the perfect backdrop for any type of session weather it be for a romantic couples session or even when you wanna throw in the brides adorable son for a few family photos. I’m a big harry potter fan myself so I couldn’t resist letting little man keep his glasses on and his magic wand in hand. Mike is truly a great man and I am so happy for Gabrielle and little man to have him in their lives. He walked into Gabrielle’s life and loves her for everything she has to offer. Best thing ever is he gets and immediate family. Who couldn’t ask for more love than that? He gets two for the price of one…

Stop back by my blog soon to see their beautiful wedding from this past fall at the Gorgeous Burr Mansion!!

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Aria Rustic Garden Wedding | Kelsey + Joe

This rustic garden themed wedding at Aria was simply a stunner. Kelsey and Joe did a beautiful job planning everything down to the finest details. The cutest honey bee glass jars were placed at every seat in the house for their guests to take home. The flowers lets talk flowers for a minute. I mean they were stunning. Of course the Beauty Entourage did a fabulous job with hair and make up as always. I just love working with them. Kelsey and Joe decided to share a first look on their wedding day and to be honest I adore first looks because they can have a small quiet moment just the two of them before all the hassle and bustle of the day begins. It also helps us knock out all the portraits pre ceremony and leaves them to enjoy their cocktail hour. The time came for the ceremony in the back garden area and I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the light coming in over the trees. They really had someone looking over them on this day. Then came time to party and I mean duh I wouldn’t have expected any less than this epic choreographed first dance. I was in awwwww as I know the entire room was as well. With the twirls and dips I just loved every minute of it. I know these two were dancing the night away and into their honeymoon with the biggest smiles on their faces. Thanks Kelsey & Joe for choosing J.Parsons Photography to be part of your special day.

Awesome Vendors

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Aria

Grooms Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Entourage

Cake: Modern Pastry

Dj: AMS

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Engaged at WPI | Kimberly + Rupak

When I first met this sweet young couple I felt an instant connection with them. Their story about how they met in college when Rupak moved here all the way from Nepal. Who would think he would find the love of his life all the way across the world. The proposal was so sweet of course Kimberly being the intuitive woman she is kinda knew it was coming sooner rather than later. But the day approached and Rupak got Kimberly’s brother and sister-in-law in on the plan and they were supposed to be going to a corn maze together. Somehow, they ended up in Newport at the cliff walk instead and walked along for a while while. He stopped her, had a whole speech, got down on one knee… and well, you can figure out the rest.  Such a magical memory for them to cherish. So when it came time for the engagement session we knew exactly where to have it. No place was going to be more perfect than the college grounds they met and fell in love on. We secretly wanted snow and guess what we got our wish and got snow the day before their planned session. My photographer heart was full of excitement and joy to share my afternoon with this sweet couple at WPI.

Come back and see their wedding coming to the blog soon!!

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Summer Wedding at Shuttle Meadow Country Club | Sarah + James

Sarah and James' wedding was nothing short of perfection. No detail was left out from the invitations to the matching bridesmaids hangers all the way to ending the night with a custom popcorn bar. Lorissa from Shuttle Meadow Country Club really took Sarah's vision and ran with the setup. I have to give her and her team so much credit for keeping the wedding running smooth. The wood was out of this world delicious. When Sarah told me she was going to have a live band in stead of a Dj I got so excited. I love when my couples have a live band. They really know how to keep the party going. Their day started off with a few tears but tons of smiles. James was a little nervous but I mean what groom doesn't have nerves before they get to see their beautiful bride walking down the isle. I just adore the little church they said their vows and exchanged their rings in. Once they shared their first kiss it was off the party. Bridal party photos were fun and then it was off to the gulf carts we went. I will never forget watching Sarah holding her huge bouquet going up and down the hills of the trails. The beautiful scenery overlooking the greens just made my heart smile. Sarah and James are naturals in front of the camera as I learned during our engagement session last fall. It was just so effortless taking photos of them. I literally could photograph them all day and night long. Shuttle Meadow Country Club is the perfect setting for some romantic images. My favorite part about their venue was that Sarah's parents also got married and had their reception at the club. It really made for such a special wedding memory. We even had fun recreating her parents favorite photo at the front door of the club. Of course we made a few memories of our own along the way. 

I hope Sarah and James are enjoying their amazing honeymoon in the Mediterranean on a cruise. I can't wait to hear all about it when they return. Thank you again Sarah and James for allowing me and Elana to share in your gorgeous day! 

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Shuttle Meadow Country Club

Band: Do I Do

Cupcakes & Cake: Vida Doce

Flowers: Scott's

Bridal Hair & Makeup: The Gallery

Invitations: The Paper Station

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Rustic Wedding at The Webb Barn | Megan + Mike

I don't even know where to start with this gorgeous wedding for Megan and Mike at The Webb Barn. Megan and her family made so many of the details by hand and I was truly blown away at how gorgeous everything turned out. I just knew from our first meeting listening to the way Megan talked about her venue choice and everything she was planning that I was honored to be a part of their special day. I mean Megan had everything down to the littlest detail of her something blue sewn into her dress and she had a sweet message sewn into her dads tie. I melted when she flipped his tie over during their first look to show me. Mike and his guys all had fun American flag socks on under their suits. I just love when my groom and his guys all pick out fun socks. It really lets their personalities really come out. Now to talk about how amazing Megan's dress was... Holly gorgeous with the lace overlay. HEAVEN!!!! 

I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Victoria from Everlasting Affairs for the day of coordinator and I must say I wish ALL my brides would book with her. Victoria and her team were such a pleasure to work and made the day run smooth. 

So back to the gorgeous wedding day! We could not have asked for more beautiful weather. The sun was shinning and lots of smiles in the crowd when Megan began to walk down the long path to reach her groom waiting to say I DO. Mike was tearing up and you could just see it all over his face how much he loves Megan. It was magical. Her dad was beat red with nervousness but in the end was all smiles when he handed his daughter over to her new husband to be. The ceremony was filled with lots of laughing and a little bit of crying mixed in. My favorite reaction after they said their I DO's and shred their first kiss was when Mike screamed WOOOOO as he brought his new wife back down the isle. It was so great. The bridal party was not to disappoint either. They all had the most fun props to use during their grand entrances after the portraits. I mean we are talking basketball hoop with a confetti rocket launcher to a mini go-gart. Yup you read that correct... Everyone enjoyed themselves with a crowded dance floor all night long. Best night ever Megan and Mike you did an amazing job planning your wedding and I was so honored to be a able to spend the day with you creating memories for you and your families to cherish for years to come.

Vendors:

Photographer: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: The Webb Barn

Caterer & Rentals: Catering by Christine

Decor: MJ Decorations

Florist: Allison's Floral Designs

Videographer: VBitz Productions

Cake: Sweet Cupcasions

Wedding Planner: Everlasting Affairs

Hair & Makeup: Z Hair Studio / Color Bar

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The Barns at Wesleyan Hills | Becca & Marty Wedding

Where to begin with this stunning wedding? Becca and Marty chose the perfect rustic barn for their romantic spring wedding. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was decorated to perfection with every detail in its place. I was so honored to shoot this special wedding with my awesome friend Robyn from Robyn and Lou photography. We always have so much fun when shooting together. My day started with Marty and the guys and lets just say I knew form the moment I walked in that this was going to be a wedding filled with so much love. Marty was beaming with excitement and blushed every time someone mentioned his soon to be new wife. Poor Becca was sick on her wedding day but that didn't stop her from looking absolutely stunning in her gown. The Ct wedding group who hosts weddings for The Barns at Wesleyan hills did a fabulous job as always with their styling and day of coordinating. I am always happy to shoot a wedding at one of their venues, because lets face it they truly know how to put on an epic wedding. 

So my favorite part of the day was when Becca walked out to the end of the isle to meet her father. I didn't know Becca before that day but after talking with her in her bridal sweet before the ceremony I just knew that moment needed to be captured in time. And surely it was magic seeing the look on her fathers face as his beautiful daughter walked down the long driveway to him. They picked a beautiful spot on the property to have their ceremony right in front of the weeping willows that blew in the wind. Let's just say it was magic. You can tell by the photos it was the perfect romantic setting. Just like I thought Marty cried and cried when his bride walked down the isle and he continued to cry during most of the ceremony especially when he said his vows. Both sets of parents just gleamed with huge smiles knowing their children were finally tying the knot. This was such and emotional day and I'm so thankful to have been a part of it. The first dance was even more amazing as the ceremony. The barn was decorated to perfection. I can't wait to be able to come back to this beautiful venue for another amazing wedding. So if your looking for the perfect romantic rustic wedding then you can't go wrong with The barns at Wesleyan Hills.

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The Pavilion on Crystal Lake | Amanda + Nick

Hmmmmm where to start with the sweat couple. When I got the call from Brooke Allison Photography to photograph her life ling friends weddings I jumped at the opportunity. The day was gorgeous with the sun  and light being amazing. The day started off with a beautiful church ceremony with lots of tears and smiles. That moment when Amanda's dad gave her away and Nick's huge smile full of love at that very moment just made my heart melt. When we arrived at The Pavilion on Crystal Lake I literally squealed with excitement for the gorgeous lighting. The way the light shines through the trees at Crystal lake is just simply magical. We had our typical fun with the bridal party especially with the guys and their fun sucks. I love when the groom and his guys have every detail like the beautiful bride and bridesmaids do. This bridal party was the funniest and most hilarious group I've ever had. We had a blast. When it came time for Amanda and Nick's portraits I just knew we were creating MAGIC...

This wedding was so beautiful down to every single detail. Amanda did a fabulous job with the coordinators of CT Wedding Group to design the most romantic rustic wedding at The Pavilion on Crystal Lake.

Soon it was party time and they even had the DJ announce to have all the wedding guests join in the fun at the end of their first dance which I thought was sweet. You can see the love of this family as they watched the newlyweds take their first dance. I couldn't help but wipe some tears away during the speeches and even got a good laugh at times. I think one of my favorite parts of wedding is hearing the sweet stories form the made of honor and best man. The part of the day that takes the cake for me well it literally is CAKE cutting. I joke around with all my couples and say I shoot weddings for the cake or in some cases cupcakes. You will make this photographer very happy if you feed me cake on your special day!

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this beautiful and romantic wedding. This is why I do what I do...

Do what you love!

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Harkness Engagement Session | Sarah + Jim

After our first date was completely rained out I was so excited for the gorgeous light we had for Sarah and Jim's engagement session at Harkness Memorial State Park. I could not have asked for a better fall sunset filled with gorgeous colors and a beautiful couple. One thing I always love when my couples show up with a personal prop that mean so much to them. When Jim told me he brought his family guitar I jumped with excitement and knew just what I wanted to use for the ring shot. These two are naturals in front of the camera and it truly showed during their session. We had a blast together. This engagement session was filled with lots of laughter. Sarah & Jim are so in love and it really shows how much they care for each other. I can not wait to photograph their gorgeous fall wedding next September. If its any indication of how much they care for one another I can only imagine the day will be filled with so much laughter but also tears of joy.

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Charlestown Rhode Island wedding | Lynn + Steve

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to find the love of your life? Well Lynn & Steve found each other in a bar one night on a whim. If you sit with these two and their family for 5 minutes you will see how perfect they are for one another. I felt the love in that living room during their intimate ceremony at their house. I was so excited to learn that Lynn is a bee keeper and how they incorporated a honey tasting during the ceremony. I've never seen that done before and it was so great. The officiant was so wonderful and had such an elegant delivery during the ceremony. I think my favorite part was the maid of honor was a granddaughter of the couple. She was so adorable and did such a wonderful job holding those rings and keeping them safe for when the time came to give them to the bride and groom. I am so happy with the way this wedding turned out and hope to do more intimate weddings in the future. Thank you again Lynn & Steve for allowing me to share in such a beautiful and intimate ceremony to start the rest of your lives together. I know you both have a bright future ahead especially now that you will share it with your true love.

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Country Outdoor Wedding with a pond | Katie & David

Katie and David chose to have a beautiful rustic wedding at The Retreat at Bradley Pond in Tallahassee Florida. This place was gorgeous! Seriously an amazing venue. The Retreat at Bradley Pond, nestled beneath majestic canopy of oak trees and Spanish moss, and is one of Tallahassee's favorite venues for a wedding. There is so much history there its incredible. There is an unlimited opportunity to take some amazing pictures between the beautiful pond with a small intimate dock to the old country store and Grist Mill that has graced the area since the 1920's. I had a ton of fun getting to know Katie and David. They sure know how to work hard and you can tell they put a lot of work into planning their perfect day. Katie even made every guest their own personalized mason jar to take home. Oh and I can't forget how amazing both their rings look. I am obsessed with them. The couple even took some time out of their day to take a stroll to the country store and ride on the hand made swing. Over all their day was pretty epic. I would highly recommend having a rustic wedding at The Retreat at Bradley Pond! Thanks again to my awesome second shooter Andrea for being there with me. You rocked it girl and I hope we get to shoot another wedding together in the future when I come back to Tallahassee for another wedding.

 

Come view another beautiful wedding we photographed at a gorgeous wine Vineyard below!

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Valenzano Winery Wedding | Jenna & Brian

This Winery wedding was so stunning from the vineyards to the barrel room. I would say its perfect for a rustic shabby chic bride with all it has to offer with a touch of elegance and beauty at every turn.

 I couldn't stop taking photos of this beautiful bride and her new husband in the grape vines. Jenna and Brian were so adorable snuggling and showing off how much they love each other. This do it yourself bride had amazing decorations with a simple yet elegant touch to them.

Did you see that bouquet... Yes it was absolutely amazing and I could have taken photos of it all night long.

The bridal party was so much fun and entertaining to say the least they even tried throwing the groom in the dumpster. I've never laughed so hard in my life at a wedding. They partied hard and got down on the dance floor for hours.

I loved being part of this beautiful couples wedding day and couldn't thank them enough for having me shoot this wedding for them. It was like we've known each other forever by the time I left that night!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful photo of Jenna & Brian's special day as I did taking them. Please follow my blog to see more of my work when posted.

" Venue : Valenzano Winery in Shamong NJ "

 

We would love you to see this gorgeous backyard wedding including horses below!

 

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