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 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 😉
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! 😉
// 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