Carriage House Wedding | Galloway, NJ | Ashley & Tom

Last weekend, I photographed Ashley and Tom’s Carriage House wedding in Galloway, NJ. Ashley and Tom had an elegant wedding with a traditional ceremony at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City followed by beautiful portraits, gorgeous details where no detail was missed with a color palette of white and pink and a lively wedding reception!

Ashley and Tom graduated high school together but didn’t talk or know each other then. They eventually began running into each other and through mutual friends they began hanging out together. The first time they officially hung out together was at a WMMR concert where they shared their first kiss while tailgating. They can’t recall their first date with just the two of them but after the WMMR concert, Tom texted her to see if she wanted to pick up her chairs that he brought back to his house from the concert. When she arrived at his house, Tom, his brother and his girlfriend were waiting for her to come over that day so they could play games and have her stay to hang out since Tom was very interested in her! Then the four of of them went to hibachi that night for dinner and never stopped hanging out!

Ashley says she always knew Tom was the one, but there was one time she passed out when she went to kiss him goodbye on her front steps. She tried to tell him she was about to faint but before she could get the words out she collapsed in his arms. When she woke up and saw how concerned he was even after she was fully recovered showed her that he was the one. Tom says he knew Ashley was the one when she held his newborn nephew and saw how natural she was. He always wanted someone who valued having a family as a priority and someone he could have a family with one day.

Engaged on 12/24/2020, the proposal from Ashley: “Tom made sure to have both of our moms, my grandmom, uncle, and my brother home from Florida together with us and after church he proposed to me in front of the tree on Christmas Eve. I thought we were taking a picture but he tricked me!” And last Summer, I photographed their Atlantic City engagement session.

Ashley and Tom’s advice for couple’s currently planning their wedding is to make a spreadsheet for everything! And when you are feeling overwhelmed from choosing which photographer to choose, when payments are due, or for collecting guest’s information – just make a spreadsheet and be as organized as possible. Ashley says that the best advice she has received is to keep reminding yourself that no one will notice what isn’t perfect so just breath and enjoy the process of planning!

Ashley was most looking forward to seeing Tom shake as she walked down the aisle as she shook while walking down to him. She was also looking forward to the memories that they will share with each other as well as with their family and friends! Tom was most looking forward to making it official that he will be spending the rest of his life with Ashley.

Now that they are married and have finished planning their Carriage House wedding, Ashley’s dream is for them to have a life together that is full of laughter, happiness, forgiveness, compassion, and to continually work together to achieve their dreams. She hopes to have a beautiful house with kids to raise together and she looks forward to traveling to new and adventurous destinations as they grow old together. And Tom’s dreams include being successful together and strive for bigger and better no matter what. His dream is for all of their hard work to pay off and to really enjoy their lives together as they grow as a family. He would like to have a family with Ashley and to experience what life is like raising a family and seeing all of the milestones together.

Ashley and Tom are currently on their honeymoon, thank you for choosing me to photograph your Carriage House wedding!

Contributing Vendors:

Photography: Susan Hennessey Photography

Venue: The Carriage House

Church: St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Atlantic City, NJ

Event Coordinator: All The Best Weddings

Wedding Dress: Morilee

Bride’s Veil: Bridal Garden

Wedding Bands: Custom from Gabriel and Co.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie, Keila in Candy Pink

menswear: Lifestyles tuxedos

Invitations: Truly Engaging

Hair & Makeup: Glamour Me Bridal

Florist: Pocket Full of Posies

Cake: Luscious and sweet gourmet bakery

Videographer: Monark Weddings

DJ, Lighting & Photo Booth: Gemini DJ’s

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