It’s funny how small the world can be sometimes. When Amy first contacted me about being her wedding photographer I sent over some sample galleries for her to take a look at. And what do you know? She went to school with the sister of one of my former brides! Many famous quotes incorporate the saying “there are no accidents” and I suspect this is just one more case in support of that.
Amy and Tony were such a dream to work with, they were focused on the important elements of the wedding – enjoying time with family and friends, incorporating family and cultural traditions, and finding fun ways to sneak in dinosaurs into the wedding. Perhaps I should explain…
Amy and Tony wanted something a little different and unique for their wedding. They found the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ and knew it would be the perfect spot! At the Morris Museum they have a permanent exhibit with dinosaurs and the bride and groom, having a good sense of humor, wanted to play off the dino’s theme in a few small (but totally noticed!) ways. 🙂
Amy mentioned that she was making her own wedding dress. She seemed completely confident and cool about it so I couldn’t wait to see how this was even possible – I can barely hem my jeans! She claimed it “wasn’t that hard.” I think she’s being far too humble, and I still don’t believe her for how beautiful and elegant it was!
A nod to her Chinese roots, you can see her Qipao (pronounced CHEE-pow) hanging in the background. Amy changed during the reception to honor both traditions.
This is the best part… putting the finishing touches on becoming a bride!!
I told you there were dinos. 😉
I felt like this moment spoke to Amy’s generous personality. Even on her wedding day, when the attention is largely on the bride, she’s ready to jump in to assist grandpa with getting ready.
Tiny but mighty. This bridal party is a wonderful mix of both sides of the newly created family.
One of my (many) favorite elements of the Morris Museum as a venue for weddings in New Jersey…plenty of interesting and unique locations for portraits!!
Amy’s brother played the piano as she walked down the aisle. I love a personalized ceremony!
The table centerpieces were the names of featured cities that are significant to the past (and future) of the bride and groom.
Yes, we had to have a little fun with the dinos! I promise, no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this photo.
Despite the threat of rain all day, we were pleasantly surprised when we were gifted a window of time with a little sunset in the sky to snag a wedding silhouette!
A little vendor shout out, which is admittedly on the slim side since bride Amy is so crafty she did a lot of things herself:
Wedding Venue // Morris Museum in Morristown NJ
Wedding Flowers // Debbie Fonseca
Wedding Cinematography // 5801 Wedding Cinema
Ceremony Officiate // Reverend Paul Roberts
Cake and Catering // Culinary Creations in Hillsborough NJ
Music and Entertainment // DJ Tara Feeley in Neptune NJ
Wedding Dress, Invitations, and Rings made by the Bride! (she only had a little help with the rings thanks to AG Ambroult)