Tabitha and Scott were seniors in high school when they first met. Tabitha was throwing a New Year's Eve party when Scott decided to make an (uninvited) appearance. The couple dated until college, having a mutual split as not to hold one another back. But they stayed in touch, and eventually both ended up having internships in New York City between their junior and senior years of college. They would commute together and spend their free time on the weekends together at the beach. After graduation, the two started jobs in New York and adopted their beloved dog, Simba. Living only minutes away from one another, Tabitha and Scott were finally able to enjoy life together after four years apart. A short while later, they moved in together, and the rest is history!
As the storm clouds started to roll in over the horizon, everyone crossed their fingers that the rain would hold off for Tabitha and Scott's September 6th wedding. The day began hot and humid as Tabitha and all of her bridesmaids got ready just a short distance from the church. Each bridesmaid chose her own peach dress, creating a uniquely delicate aesthetic. Erica Rennie did a beautiful job on all of the girls' makeup while Kyle Murray of Place Vendome completed their look with stunning updos. The girls then moved to a house just across the street from the location of the ceremony, where Tabitha got into her gorgeous Monique Lhuiller gown and Michael Kors heels.
By the time the ceremony was to begin, the heat had eased somewhat, but the wind was picking up. With help from their fantastic party planner, Colleen of Lovely Day Styling, the girls walked to the church, spectacular bouquets by Jaclyn Iris in hand. Tabitha and her father followed, arm-in-arm, and began their walk down the aisle outside of St. Simon by the Sea (allowing their guests who did not fit into the small church to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking bride).
The couple asked a friend to help officiate the wedding, making ceremony extra special. Afterward, guests moved down the street to the Mantoloking Yacht Club, where Tabitha and Scott made their grand entrance with their bridal party by boat. Mother Nature, understanding how special the day was, pushed the storm clouds north, giving guests a bit of a light show with some lightning, but keeping the rain at bay. The couple's amazing band, New Power Soul, kept the party on their feet the whole night, while videographer Marshall Miller captured every precious moment. The couple finished the evening, not with a cake, but with an ice cream truck and sweet treats - a perfect ending to a such a magical day.