The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ is one of the most well known music venues in NJ, served as a launch pad for many great music legends including Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, and one of the most unique wedding venues we have seen. We were curious as to how this same sex couple even found out it was available for weddings and they told us that they simply cold called them one day and asked. We began this non-traditional gay wedding with a short portrait session on the Asbury Boardwalk by the old Casino and the forever changing art covering the walls around it and followed with the family photos. A very quick ceremony took place on the stage with many colored spotlights and famous Stone Pony logo behind the couple in front of a huge crowd. A cocktail hour and reception filled with music, dancing, and an awesome cupcake cake rounded out the evening. This was easily the darkest venue we ever photographed at with black walls, floor, and ceiling that required some careful lighting set up. We took great care to ensure we placed our flashes to really keep the look and atmosphere of the venue in all the photos and think we really nailed it.