donna + brian: married!

a {jersey} shore thing.

donna + brian are married! WOO!

this spectacular shore wedding was an all-out, 3-day celebration of love + elation with the most fun, energetic and amazing families i have ever met! i had the absolute best time documenting all of the excitement and emotion that surrounded this couple’s much anticipated nuptials!

i knew from the start that this wedding was going to be awesome – simply put, donna + brian are fantastic people who are totally in love with life and each other. we had an absolute blast at their marathon engagement session last year in philly, and i’ve been looking forward to their big day ever since!

the festivities kicked off with a spirited rehearsal, dinner & tiki bar deck party on friday, and continued throughout the day saturday in preparation for the late afternoon wedding. everything was held at the sea shell resort on long beach island in beach haven, NJ. the ceremony was short + sweet, on their private beach, followed by super fun portraits by the ocean, a lavish cocktail hour, and a beautiful golden sunset.

not surprisingly, the reception was completely off the chain. the slippery band rocked it out, and donna took to the stage – a true rockstar bride! – and delighted her guests by singing! in fact her entire family has talent – her brother + sister-in-law both sang, her dad rocked out some lyrics and everyone else sang along from the crowd. there was no shortage of serious action on the dance floor all night long, a wildly entertaining mix of wedding reception/rock concert/dance off – LOVED it!

i really can’t say enough wonderful things about donna + brian, and am simply thrilled that the images totally ooze the incredible amount of happiness that filled the weekend! i am so grateful to have been a part of this celebration – what an honor to feel so elated, so enthused, and so blissfully happy for two great people who make a perfect couple!

congrats to donna + brian, who although currently honeymooning in hawaii, are *totally* reading this via their blackberries at this very moment! reason #437 why i LOVE them *SO* much!!

ENJOY!

fist pumping tributes to the jersey shore…

we stole away to catch sunset on the dunes…

…and got right back to the party!

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8 responses to “donna + brian: married!

  1. Donna

    Jaime, you were right I was reading this on my bb in Hawaii! I LOVE them all!! Thanks so much, you rock!

  2. David Lima

    The pics are awesome!! You caught Katie and I perfectly kicking the crap out of the beat. Great job Jaime!!!

  3. Gail DiBlasio

    “Wow” Jaime you rock. The pics are awesome, and you made our day. What a beautiful wedding. Brian and Donna are a beautiful couple and they really do love life. We are proud of who they are. Thank you again!

  4. Jaimee Hughes

    Jaime!
    Pictures look amazing!! You really did such a good job!! Remember to send me some and I will post on our website!!

    Shellweddings@comcast.net

    Jaimee

  5. Sharon

    These pictures actually made me teary eyed!!! what a beautiful bride and and fantastic day…Donna and Brian…congrats!!!! You look so happy…and that all anyone could ever ask!!!!

  6. Donna

    I also love how the seagulls were so cooperative that day and just happen to show up in the pics in the right spot!

  7. Joe Mekler

    Jamie,
    Your eye for a picture coupled the creative knowledge you have to use your camera equipment is spectacular ! The B/W’s the angles, use of lenses, lighting, are amazing. The candid shots are awesome and the stills are beautiful. Complete pro. I know most of these people in this photo collection and feel as though I was at the wedding after viewing your pix.

    Donna/Brian CONGRATS on what was a PERFECT Day !!!

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