[Wedding] Jessica & Shawn – The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Jessica and Shawn’s wedding at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights marked the midpoint of our Fall wedding season, just in time for their beautiful outdoor ceremony. As I was planning the logistics for the wedding day, I noticed we were in close proximity to the beach. Imagine that :). Their day started in the company of their closest family and friends. When we’d first met a few months, I was amazed at how easy they made wedding planning seem. In just a few short months, they had accomplished what most folks take 12-18 months to do! But apparently, they had figured out something that most folks don’t figure out till long after the wedding’s said and done: cut out all the extra stuff, keep it simple and make it a celebration of love with your closest friends and family. Because in the end, being surrounded by all your loved ones on such a special day is really what it’s all about. Rings for Jessica and Shawn's wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Invitation for Jessica and Shawn's wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride looks into the mirror as she gets ready for her wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride's shoes for a wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride gets ready on the morning of her wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Father of the bride carries flowers for a wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom gets ready for his wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom gets ready for his wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom on the way to his wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Portraits on the morning of Jessica and Shawn's wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Groom on the way to his wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

First look for a wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.First look for a wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.First look for a wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride walks down a path on the morning of her wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Bride and groom pose for portraits on the morning of their wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Portraits on the morning of Jessica and Shawn's wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Wedding cake at a wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Jessica and Shawn's wedding reception at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Beach portraits on the morning of Jessica and Shawn's wedding at The Mill in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. Captured by northern NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

I told you there was a beach :).

  Reception: The Mill at Spring Lake Heights Gown: Sottero & Midgley Shoes: Caparros Rings/Jewelry: Ocean of Diamonds Hair: Ryan Macaro – Lambs & Wolves Den of Beauty Make-Up: Melissa Badrick Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang Cake: Chocolate Carousel Floral: Designs by Dara Favors: My M&Ms / DIY Stationary: Citrus Press Co. / DIY Secondary Photography: MJ Park Jessica and Shawn (and Peyton!), thank you so much for sharing your day with us. We wish you three the very best. By the time you guys read this, we will be shooting our last wedding of the year. A mid-week wedding? What in tarnations? For the uninitiated, it is going to be the last time (for 80+ years anyway) that folks can get married on dates where all the numbers match :). 12/12/12 for the win! See you guys on the flip side, Ben & Karis

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