All Along the Way // Taylor + Brian

Updated: Sep 11


Taylor and Brian met while in high school during the summer of their junior year, and the two have been together ever since then!


As it turns out, Brian chose a very memorable day to propose to Taylor!  He surprised Taylor with a fall pumpkin picking trip, letting her know that her family would meet them there as well.  But on that November day, it actually snowed and the farm shut down due to the inclement weather!  Brian scrambled together another plan, taking Taylor to a hill overlooking the pumpkin patch and orchards instead.  And there in the picturesque setting, he asked Taylor to share his life as his wife.  And she said ‘yes’!  Brian also surprised Taylor that day with a special celebratory brunch with her family and a party that evening in the city.


On the morning of their official wedding (their second wedding day), Taylor got ready with her bridal party at her parents’ home at the shore. She dressed into her Dear Heart gown, which featured delicate spaghetti straps and exquisite floral embroidery.  It had both a deep V-neckline and V-back detail and a lovely full skirt.  Her hair was styled beautifully by JC Hair Design in a sleek updo with a romantic braid, her makeup professionally applied by Beauty on Location.  


And Taylor carried a generous, lush white bouquet with their initials stitched onto the fabric wrapped handle.  She was such a striking bride, just gorgeous.


Meanwhile, Brian got ready along with his groomsmen at a private residence near their venue.  Brian dressed into a navy blue tux, looking so handsome on this special day!  Taylor’s bridesmaids all wore mismatched long navy blue dresses that coordinated beautifully with the groom, and Brian’s party were all in classic black.


Both Taylor and Brian took some time away from the hustle and bustle to read love notes that they wrote for each other, to always remember the way they felt on this special day.  Then, it was time to finally see each other!


Taylor and Brian met up on the ground level of their venue, Bay Head Yacht Club, for a sweet first look.  It was fantastic to see their excitement and hear them compliment each other over and over!  As they said, it definitely was well worth the wait.


Then, the couple traveled via Porsche to the beach for a fantastic photo shoot!  Taylor and Brian strolled hand in hand on the beach in a wonderful quiet moment, just the two alone on this very busy day.  Their photo shoot continued back at Bay Head Yacht Club with their wedding party and family all joining in as Paul Francis Photography photographed the joy!  We can’t say enough how much we love working with Paul and his team and getting to see some of those amazing photos afterwards.


Taylor and Brian’s ceremony was held right around the corner at Bay Head Yacht Club’s Dale House, also known as the Boat House.  We loved that Brian’s brother was the officiant for their very personalized ceremony.  Taylor and Brian each stood at the podium and recited their personal vows to each other and were pronounced as ‘man and wife’ again!


The couple arrived in style by boat to their reception back at the clubhouse at Bay Head Yacht Club, celebrating with champagne on the way.  This fantastic nautical venue overlooks the water of the Bay Head Harbor in Barnegat Bay, its ballroom filled with burgees and navy blue trophy flags.  Hanging circular greenery installations and pretty white string lights highlighted the vaulted ceiling.  Jardiniere Fine Flowers filled the room with gorgeous white floral centerpieces, the long table draped with a full garland overflowing with greenery and white blooms. And check out the fun, fresh lemon place cards!


After romantic sunset photos, Taylor and Brian entered the ballroom and danced their first sweet dance together.


We heard such beautiful toasts from Taylor’s father, her sister and maid of honor and from Brian’s best man, his brother.  Then Taylor shared a fun dance with her father before the dance floor was opened up to everyone.  And Hank Lane Music supplied the energetic band that kept that dance floor completely packed all evening!  They were awesome, and it was such a fun night!  Kudos to Stacey at Peony Events for helping to plan such a perfect day!


It was so fantastic to be a part of capturing Taylor and Brian’s wedding event on film, and so wonderful to work with such a sweet couple.  We wish them a lifetime of love, success and happiness!


Photographer: Paul Francis Photography – Morristown, NJ

Floral Design: Jardiniere Fine Flowers – Bedminster, NJ 

Hair Stylist: JC Hair Design – Wayne, NJ 

Makeup Artist: Beauty on Location – Morristown, NJ 

Wedding Dress:  Dear HeartDawson

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Entertainment: Hank Lane Music – Livingston, NJ 

Cake: Country Bakery – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 

Wedding Planner: Peony Events – Stacey Sainato – Morristown, NJ

Venue: Bay Head Yacht Club – Bay Head, NJ 

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