Ryland Inn Wedding: Brianna and Michael - Laura Lee Photography

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Oh man you guys, Brianna and Mike’s wedding this weekend at the Ryland Inn in Readington NJ was incredible. Despite the 112 degree heat index, everyone managed to survive without fainting (it was a close one though!) and everything was beautiful- the bride, the bridesmaids, the flowers, the reception room.

Brianna and Mike both went to Fairfield University and Bree became good friends with his friends, and met Mike that way! Their first date was a double date to see Where the Wild Things Are. (I still haven’t see that movie!) and the rest was history. He proposed in their apartment (which Bree barely remembers at all because of shock!) and have since become best friends. To see more of their story and view their engagement session click here!

As a couple, they’re complimentary.  Mike is more reserved and Bree is totally outgoing. They keep each other in balance and their personalities have definitely rubbed off on each other!  I love that their pictures show Bree laughing hysterically while Mike looks at her with admiration, it’s so fitting to them!

The day was HOT. Hotter than hot. They both got ready at the Bridgewater Marriot and while the girls had a dance party the guys enjoyed their whiskey.  We left for the ceremony at the cutest chapel and things got even hotter. Despite this, the ceremony was beautiful, and Mike and Bree left a bouquet of flowers in honor of Mike’s mother, Joan, at the altar.

We went straight to the Ryland Inn for portraits afterwards and went as quickly as we could to beat the heat! No matter how much water any of us drank we could barely keep up! Luckily, we all pulled through for them and then the party started up in the main ballroom. The band was INCREDIBLE and had the dance floor jam packed all night! I definitely got my dancing shoes on for Uptown Funk! 😉  Jen and I were sad to see the night end but I’m so glad we got to spend the day celebrating with these two!

I seriously can’t get over these details!Ryland Inn Wedding Ryland Inn Wedding Ryland Inn Wedding

And this is where my crying began for the day….

Love these Vera Wang tuxes!!

They didn’t do a first look so this was Mike’s first time seeing her! bree wore a tulle detachable skirt over her gown for the ceremony and she was just STUNNING!

Such a special moment. They left this bouquet in honor of Mike’s mother, Joan. Such a touching part of the ceremony. <3

THEY”RE MARRIED!!

Love these bridesmaids mismatched dresses! So beautiful!Ryland Inn Wedding

Always smiling <3

I feel like this photo totally defines them.

Love this laughter!

Haha!! Ryland Inn Wedding

How gorgeous is this space?!?! 

Twisted Willow and Palermo’s bakery did such a killer job on this naked cake! My favorite kind of cake!

Here come the Bride and Groom!!

Fairfield University! Ryland Inn Wedding

Bree and Mike, thank you for having me be the one to capture this most special day. I’m unbelievably happy and excited for you both to begin this new adventure! Enjoy Hawaii!

Thank you to these incredible vendors who made the day possible and my amazing second shooter Jen!!

VENUE: The Ryland Inn
CEREMONY VENUE: Our Lady of the Mount Roman Catholic Church
VIDEOGRAPHER: Authentic Photo
FLORIST: Twisted Willow Flowers
CAKE ARTIST: Palermo’s Bakery
BAND: Hank Lane Music- Frank Simmons Band
MAKE-UP ARTIST: House of Luciano
HAIR ARTIST: Gillian Moritz Beauty
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Jenny Yoo
TUXES: Vera Wang
BRIDAL GOWN DESIGNER: Theia
BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Lovely Bride, NYC
STATIONERY: Shine Wedding Invitations
CALLIGRAPHY: Maxine Townsend

 

Ryland Inn Wedding: Brianna and Michael

August 17, 2016

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