Ethan & Ali's The Asbury Hotel Wedding Photography: Asbury Park, NJ

Ali & Ethan enjoyed a rainy, but modern and relaxed wedding weekend celebration down the shore in Asbury NJ. They said their vows the night before the reception at Porta, Asbury Park in a intimate ceremony surrounded by immediate family. The two kicked off their wedding reception at The Asbury Hotel, where they got ready, had their first look, and danced the night away. They began the day getting ready with close friends and family (including their doggies!) and met each other downstairs for their first look. Ali even surprised Ethan with a stunning custom Lakum Collection bridal jumpsuit. He thought she was going to be wearing a dress! The two decided to forgo traditional reception activities and dinner and surprised their guests with rotating stations every hour. The evening ended with a rainbow sprinkle mini cake and dancing into the evening.

The Proposal:

His Version:

Our proposal was appropriate for our personalities and involved our pets. Ali is a big dog lover and does not love being the center of attention, so it was a private proposal involving our dogs.

Her Version:

Our proposal was kind of funny in that I had just come home from my parents house and Ethan asked me to leave the house and pick him up some ginger ale as a favor. I was annoyed with him for not asking before I got home, so when I arrived back at the house with the ginger ale he "needed" for his upset stomach, the dogs and Ethan were ready to propose; very funny.


Venue: The Asbury Hotel

Wedding Planner: Castiglione Events

Florist: Vintage and Noueau

Catering & Cake: Cardinal Provisions

Wedding Band: Play Something Good

Invitations: Paperless Post

Bridal Gown Designer: Lakum Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Christian Loubiton

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: The Hair Room JC

Honeymoon: St. Barth for a post wedding mini-moon