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Van Vorst Park Jersey City Elopement

Jersey City, New Jersey


It was such a pleasure capturing Emily and Shane’s special day! These two were originally supposed to get married on May 2nd in Philadelphia, but in true 2020 fashion they unfortunately had to postpone until September of 2021. They decided to tie the knot this year elopement-style with their 15 closest family members and friends at Van Vorst Park in Jersey City.

Emily Shane first met in college over seven years ago, and got engaged in Florence, Italy in a park overlooking the city. Now, these two live in Jersey City, AND happened to close on a new apartment the night before their elopement — so they had SO much to celebrate!

The week leading up to their wedding, it rained every. Single. Day. I kept an eye on the weather, praying that their (entirely outdoor) elopement wouldn’t need to get postponed as well. But luck was on their side this time, and we had a cloudy but otherwise perfect morning for these two to get married!

After a sweet ceremony officiated by a friend, Emily, Shane, and their guests headed to one of their favorite brunch spots, Buddy’s JC, where they celebrated their marriage with drinks and brunch!

Congratulations, Emily and Shane! I am so happy to have gotten to be a part of such a special day!

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