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Tori + Brian // Atrium Country Club, New Jersey Wedding // Destination Wedding Photographers

So…Tori doesn’t know this…but I’m starting this post on my plane ride. The plane ride TO New Jersey…

Why you ask?

Well, because ย this is the hardest part about posting weddings. And well this one…is very special to me.

Just 9 years ago, Tori + I were started college at The University of Bridgeport. I’ll never forget our days in Seeley Hall. We were lucky enough to live about 2 doors down and over our 4 years there became good friends. Being a collegiate athlete is something no one understands unless they’ve done it. It’s hard work, dedication…sweat, tears. But its also family. And even tho she was a gymnast and I a volleyball player, we shared a bond that not many understand. Not to mention we were both loud, crazy and liked to party ๐Ÿ˜‰

I remember graduation day like the back of my hand. I, for one, was ready to get the hell out of there. It was a great experience, but hey, I belong HERE. In Chicago. Well, the suburbs. Not on the East Coast.

I remember my phone ringing the morning of graduation.

“Hey gurl, HEEEEEEEEEY. Where are you? Are you here yet? Make sure you find me before we walk. We gotta get a PICTUREEEEEE.” Yes, she was as obsessed with photos as I was. Little did I know that 5 years later I would be where I am, and she would ask me to shoot her wedding.

As we start our decent in NJ, I have one question on my mind. What will Brian be like?

Fast forward to right now. Its 1:00 am, a Sunday night, on a holiday weekend, and I am dying to finish this blog post for her. While I started writing the post just over a month ago, Tori has questioned me on a weekly basis to find out when her story would be ready. As much as it pained me to tell her “just be patient; wait a little longer” I knew I had to. I wanted this post to be perfect. No, no, PERFECT.

Oh, and what’s Brian like? AMAZING. Sweet. Caring. Handsome. SO IN LOVE WITH TORI. <3

And with that, I introduce Mr. + Mrs. Zuber! Their day was filled with so much love, laughter and LOTS of color.

I feel blessed, to say the very least, that we were able to travel out to New Jersey to capture this special day.

Tori, I LOVE YOU GIRL! <3 And Brian? Take care of her…or I’ll come find you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

// The Vendors //

Getting Ready // Hilton Parsippany

Ceremony // St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Hair + Makeup // Jen Hartzman

Florist // Linda Curto

Bridal Gown // Allure Couture

Reception Venue // The Atrium Country Club

Cake // Palermo’s Bakery

DJ // POSH Entertainment

Kearstin myers - Jess you did an amazing job . Everything looks amazing. Tor you of course look amazingly beautiful love you girl

Jessica Morrison - What a beautiful wedding and beautiful photos!! I love the end of the night shot with the elevator! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tori Zuber - Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy finally! jk–you do amazing work–can’t rush that!! I am soooo glad you were able to shoot my wedding! It’s going to be really hard choosing pictures for the books! ahhh! I knew I was going to book you when you first started your company–just had to find Brian ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love love love the pics and love love love you!! (and julie is pretty cool too!) FABULOUSSSSS

Laureen Andre - J&J another beautifully shot wedding! You girls get more and more amazing every day! I just love your work!
Laureen Andre

Hailee - As usual AMAZZZZZINNNGGGGG!

Karri Mupo - Wonderful job on the photography, beautiful newlyweds and a fabulous wedding. Also,I absolutely love the photos of my 2 year old!

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