Seton Hall University wedding ceremony of Ashley & Sean | South Orange, New Jersey

What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
Ashley: As soon as we sat in front of the priest during the ceremony I immediately felt like it was just me, Sean, and Father Jack. I loved the intimate feeling and the ability to be fully present in one of the most crucial moments of our adult lives. People always warn you that your wedding day flies by and you have to remember to enjoy the moment, it felt like the universe paused for a second and allowed us to take it all in. It’s a feeling I’ll never forget.

Sean: We were a little nervous about not having a first look because of the time crunch. When Ashley walked into the church that day I immediately knew it was the right decision. It’s a once in a lifetime moment that I will never forget, a rush that I would recommend to everyone.

How does it feel different being married?
Ashley: Since it’s so recent I can’t say I speak from experience, but it does feel like we’re new at something. We’ve been together for 6 years, living together for a year and a half, so I felt like we were big fish in a small pond for a while. But something about being husband and wife feels like you’re starting again, but in a much bigger pond.

Sean: It feels like a journey, but with someone you know really well.

Thinking back to early in your relationship, when was the moment you knew you wanted to marry your spouse?
We got this question a lot during our engagement. We can’t really say there is one moment. It was more an accumulation of small adventures, compromises, and a ton of laughing that made the decision for us. We have always agreed that although it’s not one moment, it is a decision you have to be ready to make every day, even when it’s really hard.

Who proposed to who and how?
We rented a beautiful little home in Woodstock for a long weekend. After cooking dinner we sat in front of the fireplace with a couple of drinks. It was our anniversary so Sean went into the bedroom to grab my card. When he came out he handed me a card and asked me to be his wife. It was intimate, special, and the easiest decision I’ve ever been asked to make!

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Venue: The Liberty House Restaurant – Jersey City, New Jersey
Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal – New York, New York
Groom’s Attire: Indochino – New York, New York
Hair & Makeup: Up & Out – Hoboken, New Jersey
Flowers: Bridal Bouquets by Jill – South River, New Jersey
Wedding planner: Blush Events – Hoboken, New Jersey
Band/DJ: Pure Rhythm Entertainment – Queens, New York
Transportation: Romantique Double Diamond Limousines – Brooklyn, New York

New Jersey wedding photographer – Leslie Barbaro

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