Katie and Frank’s Wedding at The Versailles Ballroom at the Ramada of Toms River in New Jersey was magical! This venue is so beautiful and was really fun to photograph at! They had all their Christmas decorations up, including a beautifully lit up Christmas tree!!! Everyone at the venue was so great to work with. It felt like yesterday when we photographed their engagement session
back in July 2017 and chatted about their big day plans. They love to host get togethers with one another and of course their wedding day would be the ultimate get together. At the time we chatted about how excited they are, what their color scheme would be… and they told us that they just can’t wait to eat, drink, and be merry with the people they love the most. Well, Katie and Frank your ultimate get together has finally arrived!
It was a beautiful day on the 1st of December. Although it was very chilly… Katie and Frank’s love kept us all warm. Getting ready, Katie and her seven lovely bridesmaids all shared warmth, laughs, and smiles among one another. Katie and her girls got ready at The Ramada of Toms River
. Everyone at bride prep was so friendly and ready to help Katie get all dolled up for her wedding day. The color scheme that Katie and Frank chose for their wedding day was beautiful burgundy and cream colors. Makeup By Gina
did a fantastic job at glamming her up and using the perfect
shade of lipstick that complemented Katie so well. All the girls looked amazing! They wore floor length burgundy dresses that were a unique style for each individual bridesmaid. Katie gifted her bridesmaids with plaid burgundy, gray, and cream blanket scarfs!! What a wonderful gift, especially for the weather outside. 😉 What a look!! The girls looked so pretty in their dresses with the scarves draped over their shoulders! When I say Katie’s bouquet was beautiful… I mean it was BEAUTIFUL!! Flowers by Melinda
did a phenomenal job with the florals for Katie and Frank’s wedding. They were absolutely gorgeous. The green leaves created a nice contrast between the burgundy and cream colored flowers. They were so fun to photograph along with her other lovely details!! Katie’s 7 inch heels are something to talk about… her velvet burgundy beautiful heels! (say that 3 times fast!) This created such a dynamic look and worked to complement the burgundy bridesmaids dresses and other fun details. Katie’s veil was placed over a beautiful diamond hair piece and her hair was pinned in a gorgeous updo with a few side pieces, which was perfect for this slightly windy day. Jessika Hutler of Sweet Hair Peace
really framed Katie’s face and styled her hair so lovely for the special day.
After a few candid and getting ready photographs it was time to get Katie into her MoriLee wedding dress. This dress was absolutely stunning and hugged Katie’s tiny waist so perfectly. She found this oh so perfect wedding dress at Seng Couture. She looked so gorgeous!!! She paired her gorgeous gown with a snow fur shaw that she placed over her shoulders. What a beauty, Katie looked stunning. She was all ready for her wedding day. Katie’s father walked in the room, blindfolded by one of the blanket scarves, it was his first time seeing his daughter in her wedding dress. One, two, three… Katie’s father took off the blindfold and turned around. Simply gorgeous. Katie and her father shared hugs, smiles, and happy tears as they shared this sweet moment with one another. It was so touching and beautiful – Katie’s mom and her bridesmaids watched alongside and cried with the two. This was an incredible moment for Katie and her dad.
Frank and his nine groomsmen got ready at the same location as the girls, The Ramada of Toms River
. Excited and nervous, Frank was ready to marry the love of his life. With the support of his groomsmen they got him all ready to go and looking sharp in his grey toned “Black Lapel”
tuxedo. The guys were joking around and just having a good time, we chatted about the day with them and how ready everyone was to start the celebration! The first look was important to the couple, they wanted that special moment with the two of them. So, we headed to Allaire State Park
for the first look! Allaire State Park
is a favorite spot of ours to photograph at and one of the best portrait locations. Ashley Meyer of Meyer Photo Video
set up her video camera to capture this moment in live view as we photographed. With Franks back turned, Katie walked up to him and tapped him on the shoulder. As Frank turned around, an aura of love and happiness just filled the atmosphere. Katie and Frank had the biggest smiles on their faces as they saw one another for the first time in their wedding day outfits. Frank looking handsome and Katie looking beautiful, the two embraced one another and could not let go. They shared smiles, laughs, and kisses. As the windy air breezed by, the two had their special moment and shared some loving words with one another. Following the first look, we photographed Katie and Frank as the sun hit them just right in between the trees. After a few portraits of the lovely couple, we photographed the bridal party and took some family formals in this gorgeous location.
It was time to head to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
where Pastor James Krombholz
was waiting to wed the couple. It was a beautiful ceremony, Katie and Frank’s loved ones filled the church and the vibes were full of happiness and love for the two. Laughs, cheers, and kisses… it was time to celebrate the marriage between Katie and Frank! After a quick fun bubble exit, we headed to The Versailles Ballroom to party and celebrate the newly weds. Tasty foods, beautiful decorations, and good music created such a spectacular night. Chris Marino of Limelight Entertainment pumped up the guests and got everyone moving on the dance floor to some awesome beats! Katie, Frank, and their guests had an awesome experience and a great time!! Guests were singing, people were swaying to the music, and friends gathered in the Limelight Entertainment photo booth. What a night to remember! Katie and Frank cut their Chocolate Carousel wedding cake and shared this delicious treat with one another. The party did not stop, as everyone danced, drank, and laughed the night away.
Congratulations Katie and Frank on your beautiful marriage!!! Hope you two have many more laughs, moments, and fun together. Keep on hosting these wonderful moments, we had a blast experiencing it with you and all your loved ones. Thank you for having Limelight Entertainment be a part of your special day.
Photographer: Amanda Ketcham
Photographer: Casey Lebiedziewicz
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