When I tell you this wedding was one for the books, I’m not exaggerating! Lorena and Brian’s Summer Bonnet Island Estate wedding on Long Beach Island was a true dream day. They had everything from high energy friends and family who came to party to romantic sunset portraits that had our hearts melting. Their details were next level with the most stunning invitations, Bila (their furbaby) inspired decor, and incredible handmade table numbers with all the New Jersey beaches on them! Trust me, you’ll have to scroll to see all this goodness!!
Lorena and Brian waited a long time for their big day, and although their tied the knot with a romantic backyard wedding last year, that took nothing away from celebrating with all of their loved ones! Getting to this wedding day felt even more special knowing how much they had to pivot and change their plans! Lorena and Brian handled every twist and turn of planning a wedding during a pandemic with ease and kindness. They were always so positive and happy regardless of the plan. I can’t wait for you to see the magic they created alongside the incredible Copper and Chloe team!
Thankfully, both L & B’s friends knew these two would hit it off, so they made sure they met at a house party! Brian texted Lorena a few days later, and she was patiently and anxiously waiting for that text! The following week, they went on a date to Casa Mona and a comedy show in Manhattan. They totally clicked and have been together ever since! Going to a comedy show has been a fun date night ever since to remember that first date!
Bila, their Shiba Inu, is truly their life! They love planning activities that she can be included in! “We love taking her for walks, going to the beach, going on road trips to different parts of the country, etc. We love trying new activities! That being said, we are an active couple but also LOVE our downtime at home. We love watching movies, spending time with our families, cooking at home.” Bila is such an easy-going pup that I’m sure she loves everything from family road trips to cuddling at home!
Bila made a special appearance at their wedding, and she was truly the star of the show! She joined in on the wedding party photos, bride and groom portraits, and walked down the aisle as their flower girl for the ceremony!
It’s been such a dream getting to celebrate your love from engagement session to minimony to your summer Bonnet Island wedding day! Thank you both for being so much fun, up for anything, and such a joy to photograph! I’m always so honored when I can see so many milestones for my couples, and it’s been really special seeing your love grow over the years! Thank you for choosing me to document it all! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness – you deserve it all! Love you bunches xoxo
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Second Photographer | Jennifer Larsen Photography
Photography Assistance | Lauren Carly Photo
Venue | Bonnet Island Estate
Wedding Planner | copper + chloe
Entertainment | JB Pro Live
Entertainment | EBE Talent
Videography | Tone Media Studio
Florals | Twisted Willow Flowers
Rentals + Decor | Rustic Drift
Rentals + Decor | Magnolia Event Rentals
Hair | Boho Hair Salon
Makeup | Make Me Up Eva
Invitations | Whimsy B. Paperie
Day of Stationery | Studio Sarah Co.
Dress | Angel Rivera
Transportation | Mike’s Shuttle
Enhancements | Relax Concierge