There’s something to be said about a small, intimate wedding in Asbury Park. While it’s not for everybody, they tend to be some of my favorite weddings to shoot. This was certainly the case with Ginny and Charles and their wedding at the Asbury Ocean Club in Asbury Park, NJ.
Granted, I had a bit of a vested interest considering I’ve been getting my nails done by Ginny for a while now, but that doesn’t negate the fact that this was beautifully planned, gorgeously simple and heartbreakingly adorable.
For the most part, I’m not one to get too emotional during weddings (mostly because professionalism can be a bit of a dichotomy sometimes) but I don’t think I’ve heard such truthful and emotional vows. I also learned during the vows that they had known each other for 30 years. And all that time knowing each other, truly came through in their vows. They’ve been together for 8 years and finally tied the knot in this small, intimate ceremony. All of this is to say, that between the two of them and their incredibly personal vows, I needed to stop shooting for a second to wipe tears away. It’s always amazing to hear true love. It’s also equally amazing to see it, which is what I think I captured in these photos.
Both Ginny and Charles were all smiles all day. Ginny looked stunning in her custom dress and Charles was the true definition of suave. Even when he was doing his best Heisenberg impression.
If you can’t tell from the photos, it was a day of constant smiles and laughter and (perhaps) a few cocktails. I honestly could write so much more about how much fun Ginny and Charles were/are, how amazing they both looked and how you could clearly tell from their interactions that the love they shared extended beyond just simply getting married. It was an odd kinetic force. I was unable to withstand being as jovial as they were the entire day and I personally believe these photos capture what is to be in a loving relationship. Silliness, laughter, compassion and affection. And truthfully, that ability to capture that eternally is what makes my job more than worth it.