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How they met…

Brittany & Ian met at a New Year’s Eve party. Ian’s best friend happened to be Brittany’s old neighbor. After Brittany’s neighbor moved away, his family continued to host a New Year’s Eve party every year that her family was always invited to. One year, Brittany didn’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve and decided to go. The rest is history!

Their proposal story…

Brittany’s aunt hosts a summer party for their family (all 30 of them!) every year, and Ian gives baseball lessons. On the day of the summer party, Ian told Brittany that he had a baseball lesson right when the party was supposed to begin. He told her that it couldn’t be rescheduled. When Ian came home, they drove over to her aunts house for the party. When they arrived, Brittany noticed only one of her aunts and her sister in the house. Brittany thought that was strange because everyone is usually gathered in the kitchen and helping each other out during the family parties.

Ian ran out to the backyard to “say hi” to everyone while Brittany’s aunt and sister talked to her for a few minutes. After they were done talking, they started to walk outside and she noticed her entire family staring at her with their phones recording. After a few seconds, Brittany saw Ian in the distance standing in the middle of a circle made of rocks with pose petals leading the way. Brittany’s sister handed her a bouquet and walked her towards Ian. Ian then got down on one knee and asked Brittany to marry him in front of her entire family!

Brittany later found out that Ian wanted to be late to the party so Brittany’s sisters could set up the rose petals and rocks. When they got there, Ian said he was going to “say hi” to everyone so he could get into position. Brittany’s aunt and sister pulled her aside to buy Ian extra time!

The wedding day…

I had been looking forward to Brittany and Ian’s wedding day ever since we had our engagement session at Cross Estate Gardens last summer! I remember them saying that they wanted their wedding to have a romantic, garden feel with lots of greenery. I couldn’t wait to see their vision come to life!

Every detail of Brittany and Ian’s wedding at Indian Trail Club was so beautifully and thoughtfully planned. A few of my favorite parts of their day included the live entertainment (The Nines are seriously amazing!), the elegant floral design, and (of course!) Brittany & Ian’s sunset portraits.

Brittany & Ian, it’s been such a joy working with you both. Congratulations, newlyweds!

If Brittany & Ian receive 30 comments on this blog post, I’ll send them a complimentary 8×10 print of their choice!

A huge thank you to all of the fabulous vendors involved:

Photographer | Tori Petrillo
Second Photographer | Monika de Myer
Bridal Gown | Hayley Paige purchased at Castle Couture
Bridal Shoes | Sam Edelmen
Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
DJ / Band | The Nines
Florist | Brandywine Floral Design
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A. Bank
Hair Stylist | Janet Hernandez of Boho Hair Salon
Invitations | Little Black Dress Paperie
Jewelry | Roman Jewelers
Makeup Artist | Tara Pinto of Underground Artistry
Officiant | Tory Arnesen
Transportation | Charter Bus Service
Venue | Indian Trail Club
Wedding Cake |David’s Custom Cakes

Weddings

Indian Trail Club | NJ Wedding Photographer | Brittany & Ian

July 10, 2019

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  1. Joanne Karch

    July 10th, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Tori…you did a fabulous job. You were accommodating, patient and willing to do whatever we needed on that hectic day. I highly recommend you. We do have Britt’s sisters so we shall remember you for when that time comes! Thank you for everything!

  2. Peppe

    July 10th, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Spectacular pics

  3. Marianne Stark

    July 10th, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    These pictures were absolutely stunning. They captured the essence of every moment of Britt and Ian’s day. Loved each and every picture!

  4. Trish Egan

    July 10th, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations.

  5. The Nines

    July 11th, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Gorgeous photos for a gorgeous couple!! Thank you so much for having us be a part of your special day. Hope to see you guys soon!

  6. Ashley

    July 11th, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Pics look amazing! Congrats!

  7. Laurie Glassman

    July 11th, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Beautiful wedding, couple, and photos! So glad I could be there to witness the memorable day!

  8. Carol Lamberti

    July 11th, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Absolutely georgous. Looks like a beautiful day for a beautiful bride and a beautiful family. Congratulations and best wishes for all the happiness and love life can bring. 🥂

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I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in New Jersey. When I'm not photographing the sweetest couples around, you can find me watching the latest episode of Fixer Upper, listening to country music, or going exploring with my love, Ryan. We're always up for a new adventure!

I'm TORI PETRILLO.

Hey!

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