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Christina and Jason {Anthony’s Ocean View Wedding}

Christina and Jason had their wedding at the gorgeous Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, CT.  I love Anthony’s wedding ceremonies and receptions because it’s like we’re celebrating a wedding at a beautiful tropical destination!

Christina and Jason’s summer beach wedding was the complete opposite of our “fall” (with some surprise snow!) engagement session!  You can see that HERE.

Getting back to their beautiful wedding.  We started their day getting pictures of the bride and groom and their family and best friends getting ready at a nearby hotel.  How fun are these robes, right?!  I love the close relationship these ladies have.
bride getting readybride getting readybride getting readyAnd this gown?  Oh, the pearl and sparkle details were gorgeous.  And the way they sparkled on the beach?  Just wait until you see those!  Absolutely breathtaking!gownshoesJason, his father and his groomsmen all got ready in a room on another floor.  Jason and his father have such a beautiful relationship.  I love that he was the best man and the officiant.  You’ll see in the ceremony pictures.  So sweet.groom getting readygroom getting readytieAnd then it was time to go get married!  The ceremony site at Anthony’s Ocean View is stunning!  The boats and the sunset.  Swoon.
ceremony siteceremony siteHow awesome are these shots?  Brian caught some anxious and excited bridal party members who just couldn’t wait for the ceremony to start!!wedding
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parentsbridal partybridal partybridal partyAnd then, here comes the bride!wedding ceremonywedding ceremonyIt is always so meaningful when a family member marries a couple.  It was so special was it that Jason’s father was not only the best man, but also the officiant.wedding ceremonyChristina and I spent a lot of time watching the weather and checking sunset times.  I’m 100% sure our timing worked out perfectly.  The sun was just starting to set as Christina and Jason said their vows by the ocean.wedding ceremony
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Christina and Jason decided to do a sand ceremony so they could always keep a special memory on display in their home.sand ceremonysand ceremonywedding ceremonyringsThe most romantic first kiss in front of their most important people and the most amazing sunset…kissaisle sunset
We did portraits next, but you’ll see those images posted at the end!  🙂  Just a little tease for you all!!

I am so in love with this ring set.  And on the gorgeous red flowers, the diamonds just pop!  Gorgeous.
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I loved these epic entrances!  The little ones entered to Baby Shark!  If you have young children at home, there is no way you have lived through the past year without hearing this song…  and more than once, for sure!entrancesentrancesbouquetSoooo romantic.  I always love first dances, and the way these two looked at and held each other was incredible.  So much love.first dancefirst danceJason and his daughter danced to a special song dedicated to Jason’s mother.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the whole room, including the photographers’ eyes. parent dancesfirst danceWhen Christina and her father danced, the tears continued.  Looking at her father, you can just see him reliving all of his memories of his daughter over the past years.parent dancesparent dancesAs I mentioned earlier, I love Anthony’s Ocean View weddings for so many reasons.  Christina and Jason did an amazing job decorating and adding their own touch to their wedding reception details.
detailsdetailsreceptionreceptionThese toasts were hilarious!  Christina’s best friend and maid of honor spoke about their special relationship and some of their funny memories.  Jason’s father’s toast was sentimental and also had us all laughing.  toaststoastsThe color scheme continued onto the cake.  Everything just flowed perfectly.  And I also love how the details on the cake compliment Christina’s gown.  How gorgeous is this topper, too?wedding cakePersonalized cake cutting serving sets are my favorite!wedding cake serverswedding cakeAnd then it was time to put their dancing shoes on!  I loved this basket!!
dancing shoesAs I mentioned earlier, Christina and Jason got the most amazing sunset.  The sun started to set during the ceremony and then it turned the sky some of the most amazing colors as it continued setting.

We started with some family portraits.  Christina and Jason’s parents were so happy that day.  You could see the love in their eyes throughout the evening and they were so happy for their children.

family portraitsThe sky was on fire for these bridal party pictures!bridal partybridal partybridal partyThis couple.  Absolutely stunning.bridegroomportraitsportraitsportraitsportraitsportraitsChristina and Jason, thank you for trusting us with your wedding photography.  You had a perfect evening and it was an honor to be a part of your story.

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Photography: Melanie and Brian, mbm weddings
Venue: Anthony’s Ocean View
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: K and P Flowers
DJ: DJ Richy Steele
Make-up: Divine Elegance Beauty Boutique
Hair: Hair by Design

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  • ChristinaDecember 1, 2019 - 4:59 pm

    I am so in love with every single captured moment and memory on our special day! These pictures are gorgeous! ReplyCancel

    • MelanieDecember 2, 2019 - 7:39 pm

      Christina, it was our honor to be the ones you chose! xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Jess BarnardDecember 2, 2019 - 6:32 pm

    Love love love these beautiful pictures what a gorgeous wedding you had!! Congrats to the new mr and mrs Saunders ReplyCancel

  • Melanie NavarroDecember 2, 2019 - 7:58 pm

    Omg these came out so beautiful! The wedding was gorgeous and you looked so pretty Christina!ReplyCancel

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