The breeze floated gently through delicate layers of chiffon and late blooming floral bushes at The Bonnet Island Estate. Stephanie looked fresh, modern & elegant in a stunning Mikaella gown with just the right touch of sweet ruffling in the back. Jeweled Badgley Miscka shoes, dramatic drop earrings and a single rhinestone starfish hair pin underneath her sparkling veil completed her take on a modern beach bride. The make up by Lara DiPeitro was soft, natural and refined which emphasized Stephanie's gorgeous big brown eyes. Pete and his groomsmen looked dashing in their Jean Yves Tuxes in a classic grey a true compliment to Pete's red hair. The couple chose St. Thomas of Aquinas Church just steps away from the family beach home in Beach Haven. These Siena College grads meet freshman year and were fast friends all through school. Senior year they began dating and the magic began. Pete is a true romantic at heart and proposed under a full moon at the Hoboken Riverfront were they now live. They walked hand in hand to a nearby restaurant were both families were waiting to celebrate.
Avenue Flowers brought a crisp and clean romantic feel to the bridesmaids flowers with white hydrangea, lavender roses and just a touch of green all tied together with periwinkle ribbon. Smith Letterpress carried on the elegant modern theme with beautiful invitations with a surprise touch of deep purple inside the envelopes and botanical accent sketches on letterpress paper.
Avenue Flowers greeted guests with a bright, airy and eclectic mix of green & white floral arrangements and fresh green apples in varying silver vases. As the night drew on crystal balls & chandelier trails caught the setting sun creating a magical modern day story tale effect.
Stephanie's dad fondly remembered the frantic streak of red as he met his ever energetic future son in law for the first time. Pete quickly found a place in their family & Stephanie found her place in his.The Christopher Michaels Band had such fun entertaining this daredevil crowd of dancers with a wonderful selection of horns, talented signers and hand drums. Pete got the dancing award!
As the night drew on, dusk set over the ever peaceful waterfront estate while the sweet couple stole a tender moment.