Our girl, New Jersey-based Lily Szabo, has already stolen our hearts as an Offbeat Bride herself, a supremely talented photographer, and a cheerleader of all the variety and wild adventures offbeat couples love to bring her way.
She’s a world traveler, a proponent of getting-to-know-you engagement shoots (you know we love those), and an offbeat couple’s best friend. She’s affordable (that two-hour engagement session is included in her packages!), a bad-ass ninja at getting just the right shots, and is totally going to rock your wedding photos.
Let’s take a peek at some of her favorite weddings and engagements from 2015, read what Lily loved about each in her own words, and dream about what she’ll say about your amazing shots — because you know they’re going to be rad if you book Lily for your wedding.
Two years ago Kevin, a professional fighter, came home to his girlfriend of eight years Elyse, a nurse, with terrible leg pain. Knowing about his previous leg injuries, Elyse rolled up his pants leg to find “Will you marry me?” tattooed on his shin. Their wedding was full of love, star wars sneakers, temporary tattoos, and their adorable dogs Mia and Ziggy.
Leg tattoo proposal?! Yessss.
An Australian guy and a Jersey girl meet in Los Angeles and fell in love, traveling the world together. Doesn’t it sound just like a movie? Jenny and Nick share a love so strong that several of their family members stopped me during their reception to tell me how happy they are for these amazing newlyweds.
A few things I loved about Jenny and Nick’s wedding:
• Nick chose to wear a kilt in honor of his grandfather
• Jenny’s talented friends did her hair and makeup
• During his speech, Brian read messages from friends around the world who were unable to attend
• They incorporated so many special touches that represented both of their cultures from their hotel welcome bags to the flags surrounding them during the ceremony
• Their entrance song was “Living in America!”
Amanda and Mike met online and after some back and forth settled on a first date of BINGO. If the conversation went poorly, they figured they could at least play a few games. They didn’t get a single card that night, chatting with one another into the night. They tied the knot just down the road from that first date at The Watermark on the Asbury Park boardwalk on an overcast November Saturday.
Too smitten to play BINGO, too adorable not to feature here.
Nina and DJ planned their wedding with a few simple things in mind. They wanted to be surrounded by only their closest friends and family. They wanted it to be meaningful. What they ended up with was an ocean-front ceremony with 50 guests followed by an intimate and delicious dinner on Long Beach Island. I love how they even included their dogs in the day, with their Yorkie Coco featured on their RSVPs and a gift to Nina from DJ for the dog they will be rescuing next week, a sea-themed collar.
This sunset shot, though. Heart eyes. Yorkie RSVP card incoming:
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Ready for your wedding photography to look this radiant? Lily will deliver the goods in New Jersey and beyond. She books up fast, so get in touch today to make sure your date is free.