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English Garden Wedding at The Hamilton Manor

Hamilton, New Jersey


We had the best time celebrating Gianna and Ethan at the Hamilton Manor! These two got a beautiful, warm, early-June day full of smiles, love, and laughter from start to finish. Both Gianna and Ethan are the sweetest souls, and I feel like I connected with them instantly — from our first call, to their Princeton engagement session last year, to all the laughs we shared on their wedding day, I absolutely adore these two.

Gianna and Ethan are probably one of my only “middle-school-sweetheart” couples! Amazingly, these two met when they were 12 and 13 years old at a mutual friend’s bat mitzvah. As Gianna tells it, “We started dating three months later and have been together ever since. We are approaching 12 years together! We quickly formed a friendship, and Ethan made the first move.”

Fast forward to 2021 when Ethan officially popped the question! “Ethan brought me to the beach for a dinner in Long Branch, and said he wanted to look at the water before dinner. So he walked me onto the beach and in the distance I saw a proposal set up, and I knew immediately that it was for me. I think I blacked out after that moment! Then after the proposal he had a surprise engagement party set up with all of our friends and family. It was the greatest day.”

Together Gianna and Ethan love to travel when they can, go on walks, play with any and all dogs they can find — especially their recent foster-fail, Seamus — binge shows, and eat good food.

This sweet couple was surrounded by so much love and support from their families, and everyone agreed this special day was a long time coming. Their long-time Rabbi officiated their ceremony, and it was so meaningful to see the official joining of their families (although I think everyone can agree they’ve all felt like family to each other for so many years now). The Hamilton Manor was the perfect setting for these two to celebrate their love, and I couldn’t be more honored that they trusted me to document every moment. Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs. Saul!



Photography: Jill Sahner Photography
Venue: The Hamilton Manor
Videography: Cinematic Love Stories
Hair: Hair by Corinne
Makeup: By Alyssaa
Florals: The Flower Bar 198
DJ: Posh DJs
Invitations: Art Paper Scissors
Cake: Cocos Cakery
Gown: Castle Couture Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Welcome Sign: MyHappyMomentsCo
Neon Sign: House of Rounds

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