What better way to kick off the first day of spring than with Andrew and Sarah’s wedding! This is one of my FAVORITE weddings from the 2022 season with one of the kindest couples ever. I couldn’t contain my excitement for this beautiful spring wedding day in Asbury Park. April is always a hit or miss when it comes to weather, so the fact that they had a sunny day blew my mind. Andrew + Sarah’s dream Asbury Hotel wedding came to life in the most beautiful way and I’m so dang happy for then.
Andrew and Sarah began their wedding day getting ready at the Asbury Hotel in separate areas. Everyone was in high spirits and SO excited to help make their day the best day ever! I knew this was going to be a fun and emotional wedding. Andrew and Sarah have supported each other through thick and thin, and they couldn’t wait to become Mr. + Mrs. Oliva. Asbury Park holds a special place in their hearts and relationship, so it was a no brainer for them to get married here.
The Asbury Hotel is one of my new favorite wedding venues in New Jersey! There’s so much character within the space and I LOVE it! It’s quirky, fun, and in the heart of Asbury Park. I also think it’s so dang cool how you get a marquee board on your wedding day! It’s truly one of the best Asbury Park wedding venues for those looking for a fun and eclectic venue to get married in.
One of the coolest features of the Asbury Hotel is the Baronet Rooftop! A lot fo couples getting married here choose this space as their ceremony space. You get sweeping views of the convention hall and the ocean, and it really is as dreamy as it sounds. Andrew and Sarah met on the Baronet for their first look and it was SO. DANG. SWEET! My heart couldn’t love their reactions more!! They’re truly a perfect match and really soaked in this time with one another. My favorite part was when they showed off their shoes and socks!
From there, their wedding party and family came up to meet them and take some photos, and then we ventured off onto the boardwalk for some fun portraits!
From there, they headed into a hidden spot while they waitied for all their guests to arrive! We grabbed a few detail shots of their ceremony and reception space and I’ll neeeeeeever get over how stunning it was. Three Girls Garden made their space a true spring dream with all the beautiful daffodils! It’s one of the most unique floral set ups I’ve seen at a wedding and I’m in loveeeee!
And from there it was PARTY TIME! Everyone was on the dance floor thanks to Don’t Know Jack, one of the best bands I’ve seen at a wedding! Even Andrew, a drummer for his own band, hopped onto the drums to play for a bit. It was the BEST time and I loved soaking up every second of their reception. This is truly a wedding I’ll never forget and can’t believe I got to be a part of it. Andrew and Sarah, you are amazing and I loved sharing your day with you!!! This Asbury Hotel wedding will forever be a favorite of mine and very close to my heart!
Venue // Asbury Hotel, Planner // Matt Bassant with Asbury Hotel, Florist // Three Girls Garden, Pies // Cardinal Provisions, Band // Don’t Know Jack, HMUA // Lock & Shade, Make Me Up Eva, Catering // Cardinal Provisions, Gown + Bridesmaids Dresses // David’s Bridal, Suits // Generation Tux, Videography // Matt Raspani and Danny Boulos,
Rebecca Renner Photography is a New Jersey based wedding photographer for quirky, best friends in love who love their pets, a good drink, and all things artsy. She captures joyful moments with unposed prompts with a moody, true-to-life flair. Rebecca Renner Photography also offers destination and elopement photography for those ready to ditch traditional wedding plans. Sound like a plan? Let’s do this! Get in touch here! She photographs a limited number of Asbury Park weddings per year. Want to see more weddings by Rebecca? Check out the galleries + past blog posts!
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As a wedding and elopement photographer based in New Jersey, I specialize in capturing enchanting moments that tell the unique love stories of my clients. I am dedicated to providing LGBTQIA+ friendly services and take pride in embracing and celebrating the diversity of all couples.