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Classic Winter Wedding at The Mill Lakeside Manor

Spring Lake, New Jersey


An absolutely beautiful winter wedding for Casey and Tim at The Mill Lakeside Manor! As far as January goes, these two had an amazing day — what started off as a few showers ended with a perfectly cloudy sky and 45° temperatures, making it possible to comfortably shoot outside (with a few faux furs for the ladies, of course!).

These two first met in 2013 at York College of Pennsylvania where Casey was studying nursing and Tim was studying criminal justice — and their paths crossed in quite the serendipitous way! Tim was on the club baseball team, and Casey was on the club softball team. During a dodgeball fundraiser for the teams, Casey was the dodgeball referee and (her words, not mine!) Tim was “very bad” at dodgeball, so he spent a lot of time on the sidelines talking with her. 

As Casey tells it, “We connected on Facebook after the fundraiser, and then over Christmas break Tim asked me to go out for lunch with him when we returned to school the following semester. Our first date was at Panera and we were both so nervous we barely touched our food! After that we started spending more time together, and then officially dating on 4/24/14.” After college, they did long distance for awhile — Casey in Philadelphia, and Tim in the Maryland/DC area. Fast-forward a few years, and Casey eventually decided to move down to Maryland with him!

Tim popped the question in April 2021, under the guise that they were going to a local winery to meet up with some friends. With both of their families present, Tim asked Casey to marry him. They celebrated with custom wine bottles, a wine tasting, and a picnic. Casey’s ring is an absolutely beautiful oval-cut diamond with a diamond studded gold band. “I had given Tim a few hints as to what kind of ring I wanted, but ultimately he picked it out all by himself — and he did an amazing job!”

When Casey and Tim first started planning their wedding, they knew right away what they were looking for — a classy, elegant, winter wedding. “We wanted a venue that would be able to hold all of our guests inside comfortably! The Mill was recommended to us by a friend and when we toured the venue we fell in love. Aside from the beautiful layout of The Mill, the food, the staff, and all of the “little details” that they included and thought of really sold us!”

From start to finish, these two had an absolutely perfect wedding day. I couldn’t be happier for them to start this next chapter of their lives together — congratulations Casey and Tim!



Photography: Jill Sahner Photography
Venue: The Mill Lakeside Manor
Florals: Magnificent Floral Event
Hair & makeup: Lauren Berlingeri Makeup
DJ/Entertainment: This Is It Entertainment
Cake: Chocolate Carousel
Bridal gown: Love and Lace Bridal Boutique
Flower wall: Blooming Flower Walls

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