Laura + Dane | Stone Harbor, NJ
Where do we begin with the story of Laura and Dane? Well, there’s a lot of reasons we love them. First, they met over a bottle of Malibu at a fraternity mixer at Penn State, and then had us photograph their engagement session in said basement where they met. Second, we met Laura because she was standing in line for ice cream at the 2018 Philly Bridal Expo. And Third, Dane “lets us” call him Dean for fun. Sorry Dean! I mean Dane!
In all seriousness, this wedding is a long time in the making, for these two beautiful souls that met in college, got engaged in 2017 and finally said their I do’s at the shore a couple weeks back. Laura did a lot - and I mean a lot - of DIY for this wedding. Which made it both beautiful and personal. The ceremony overlooked the beach, which was simply amazing, and every detail screamed Laura and Dane. After getting ready at the family beach house, Laura and Dane met on the beach for a first look before dipping their toes in the sand for a few beachy pics. After the ceremony, the DJ fired up the party that was filled with tons of surprises. Both sets of speeches did not disappoint, as Dane’s lifelong friends told his story through visuals and Laura’s sister surprised us all with a “Nittany Lion”, which afterwards all the PSU folks shotgunned Natty Light. Ah, college memories. After all the “formalities” the crew danced into the night beachside, while we shared a celebratory shot with Laura.
Laura and Dane have stolen our hearts - we love when clients put their soul into their wedding and better yet, just be unapologetically themselves. We love you both!