How They Met

"We met at a dog park in Dallas, TX about 2 years ago. I had just moved to Dallas from NYC and one of the first things I did was to get a dog (Rosie). On one of my first days at the park, I started chatting up a group of regulars, of which Justin was one, and it took very little time before we became friends (as did our dogs) and then eventually started dating...

The cherry on top was that he was also from New Jersey. Everyone always jokes that I had to go all the way to Texas to find a Jersey boy. We moved back to NJ with our three dogs this past March and bought our first home, 20 minutes away from both of our families."

Photos by: Lily Szabo Photography


Sam's Favorite Part of the Day

" [was] Seeing Justin for the first time during our 'first look' before the ceremony. It's the first time everything felt real, and it was so overwhelming in the most perfect way. Seeing the joy on our families faces right after the ceremony was a close second. We had initially planned to elope, but I'm so happy that we didn't." For all the brides out here: "Have the kind of wedding that you want to have and don't feel pressured to meet anyone's expectations but yours and your fiance's. It will be special and perfect no matter how big, small, elaborate, or simple. Oh, and get a good photographer!

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