The beautiful fall wedding of Katie and James at Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. Event planning by SociaLife Events and floral design by Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop.Read More
NJ Wedding Photography at Weddings of Distinction venue The Bonnet Island Estate. The bride wore an exquisite lace gown by Lazaro and chose Reynolds Flower Shop for her bouquets and decor. Catering by Merri-Makers Events.Read More
Our latest album for our bride and groom just arrived in the studio and we just had to share! Luxury buttery soft leather in beautiful cream tones went so well with this wedding at the beautiful Bonnet Island Estate. Printed on exceptional quality tintoretto paper the pages have a dreamy watercolor effect. The parent albums are smaller clones of the main album. Perfect for your beach wedding!Read More
For Erin and Vito it truly was love at first sight! They first caught a glance of each other at a CBA swim meet where Erin was cheering on her younger brother and Vito was his coach. Vito's breath was taken away by the gorgeous blonde and she couldn't stop thinking of the handsome coach! A whirlwind summer romance found this couple madly in love and two years later Vito found the most romantic way to pop the question! With their fun summers at the shore as inspiration Vito scoured every antique store for the perfect vintage bottle, a true romantic he wrote a sweet note with the big question and lovingly antiqued it to match the bottle. With friends and family he set out to make the dream proposal. On the bridge in Spring Lake, NJ he placed the bottle for Erin to find as they took a romantic stroll before dinner. As the sun started to set she found the bottle and started to read the note, Vito got on one knee and proposed! For the big day they kept the shore vibe and decided they would be tying the knot with a nautical theme's at Rumson Country Club's Riverhouse. We couldn't think of a better way!Read More
Quinlan and David met in high school. They were friends through all four years of high school and remained friends throughout college, working summers together at a local restaurant. They began dating after graduating from college in 2010. They moved to Chicago in 2011, where they have continued to live ever since with their dog Stella.
David proposed on August 11, 2012 while home in New Jersey visiting family. They were at Quinlan's childhood beach club, a place very dear to her and her whole family, when David got down on one knee and popped the question. The lifeguards on duty all clapped. The couple then went across the street to meet up with family and friends to celebrate.
On the day of their wedding, Quinlan got ready with her girls. Quinlan gave each of her bridesmaids a personalized shirt with their monograms and title (ie. bridesmaid, maid of honor, etc.) sewn in. Their hair and makeup was done by Christina Depascal of Depascal Atelier before getting into their beautiful dresses from The Barefoot Bride.
The Autumn wedding was to have a nautical theme, so it was only appropriate that the couple be married by the shore. The ceremony took place at the Elberon Memorial Church in Long Branch, New Jersey. From their, the celebration moved to McLoone's Pier House, also in Long Branch, with its amazing ocean views and the perfect space for a reception!
Florist Cindy Hubeny did an amazing job not just with the girls' bouquets, but with the centerpieces. Each centerpiece was made up of galvanized tins filled with hydrangeas, pink and white lisianthus, and soft pink English spray roses. The nautical accents of white and silver sprayed starfish, blue and white striped table runners, pearls nestled and scattered in sand, and nautical knots really made the celebration the perfect. Every special moment of the night was caught on film by videographer Caroline Doubek, while the couple's band, Brian Kirk and the Jirks, played the perfect soundtrack for the occasion. The night finished with cutting the awesome cake from Piece o' Cake in Shrewsbury, while favors from The Chocolate Shoppe in Red Bank were sent home with happy guests.
Our amazing couple first met in college at Washington and Lee University while Cameron was a senior and Alston was a junior. Their first date was in the Autumn of 2010, when they attended a local Halloween haunted house and corn maze event called HalloSCREAM. They've been together ever since.
When Cameron graduated in May 2011, she began working in New York City, before moving to Washington D.C. Alston, on the other hand, decided to go to Wake Forest for medical school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On September 6, 2013, Alston drove all the way to Washington D.C. to surprise Cameron. As Cameron explained, the story is a long one, but it involved Alston waiting on the roof of her building for two and a half hours, Cameron getting home late, and a wonderful proposal that stunned her. Cameron said yes and the couple are living in the same city again!
While the bride and her many bridesmaids joyfully got ready for the big day at her family's home in Mantoloking (a home that had been in her family for generations), the weather outside did not mirror their bright spirits. But the pouring rain, however, did not dampen anyone's excitement! The girls did their own hair and makeup and got into their blue Jenny Yoo gowns as Cameron recruited her sister to help her into her Sarah Janks gown. The delicate final touches were a gorgeous diamond pin that had been in Cameron's family for generations, and her grandmother's lace veil. With beautiful bouquets by Katydid in hand, the girls hopped in the car and drove a few houses down before reaching the church.
The couple said their vows at St. Simon-by-the-Sea before being whisked away in an antique firetruck from the early 1900s to their reception at the Mantoloking Yacht Club just down the road. The couple's radiant smiles were clearly visible even through all the rain. The Bachelor Boys' Band got the party rolling immediately upon arrival. Cameron, being extremely artistic, painted the table cards, while a few other special decorations were done by here sister, giving the night an extra loving touch. The couple had guests from two-thirds of the United States, which they proudly displayed through each state's flag hanging out on the dock. And, boy, did these guests know how to dance! Marshall Miller captured the night on video while Ann Hawley kept everything running smoothly, allowing the bride and groom to happily enjoy their day. When it came time to cut the cake from Mueller's Bakery in Bay Head, Cameron and Alston happily made a mess feeding their piece to one another. Dancing carried on late into the night before the couple made a magical exit through a line of sparklers and sailed off into their beautiful future together.
Beth is a city girl and Patrick loves the country but this couple didn't let living two hours away from each other keep them apart. They found a mutual love of the shore in the quaint town of Bay Head. Hurricane Sandy brought them closer as Patrick's rural NJ home lost power for three weeks and he made the trip to Beth's NYC apartment with his beautiful children, dog and guinea pig in toe. It was a chance to bond and let their love grow. When Patrick proposed they could think no other place than Bay Head to celebrate their big day. They chose local vendors as many of them have had a tough time recovering since the storm. Beth chose a Carol Hannah gown for her wedding day that caught the shore breezes with every turn and accented it with pearls and fabulous StaurtWeitzman heels with a nautical rope touch. Her girls wore J. Crew dresses in blue and the boys choose navy blazers and vineyard vine ties to match the boaters theme. Florist Wini Applegate played on this theme with bouquets in blue hydrangea and creme roses. The Bay Head Chapel with its classic cedar siding and warm feel was the perfect for the couples ceremony. After a stroll to the beach the couple headed to the Bay Head Yacht Club where Party planner Karen Levine had transformed the former boat house into a dream wedding venue with white lanterns and marine inspired accents. The couple arrived to their reception by boat and shared a romantic, sun drenched first dance. The Touch Band brought everyone to the dance floor and the boat houses unique architecture allowed all the sunset colors to be enjoyed by the guests as they ate and mingled. Mueller's Bakery, a much beloved local bakery, created the sweet ending for the night and even placed two beach chairs on top of the couples cake to remind them of all those wonderful shore memories. Truly a day to remember!
Jen and Andrew were both Boston College grads who meet through mutual friends and quickly fell in love. They decided that the shore with it's beauty and friends would be the perfect place for the wedding. On the big day Jen look just gorgeous in a Paloma Blanca gown with lace detailing and pearl accented belt. Adorable blue seersucker dresses from Lula Kate and Invitations by Vera Wang were just the thing for a shore wedding with a sailing theme. Andrew and his groomsmen were handsome in sport coats and khaki's with Vineyard Vine Ties. After the ceremony the bridal party headed to the beach for some quick photos. The Bay Head Yacht Club was the perfect venue for the couple and Petal Beach Floral Design Studio created hydrangea and rose arrangements in silver vases that were bathed in candlelight. Sailing knots tied by the groom held table numbers and mini beach badges told the guests where to sit. Mueller's Bakery of Bay Head even added an anchor cake topper. The bride and groom danced all night to the original Springsteen tribute band, The B Street Band, while Michael Simmons Productions captured the night on video. What a night!
We had a wonderful time this Sunday at the amazing Weddings of Distinction venue The Bonnet Island Estate. This beautiful private estate in Long Beach Island is a serene retreat for your wedding. Merri-Makers Catering with over 30 years of catering perfection offered a tasting for their brides to be. Chef McCann, winner of the national 2006 Chef of the Year by International Caterers Association, offered up a scintillating selections of appetizers, salads, entrees and deserts. Sweet favors by The Bake Works were handed out to guests. A selection of Weddings of Distinctions best vendors was also on hand to offer advice and show their products.
Katydid Signature FLoral & Event Design created a lush English romantic table with ivy details, mercury glass vases and silver candlesticks. The table paired beautifully with invitations by Stephanie Somodi of Designing the Most Inviting Day. Her classic nautical invites and new silk boxed invites are just stunning. For something different Katydid also created a modern ice blue table collection which we paired with Stephanie Somodi's gray raw silk boxed invitation with art deco mirror inserts.
Michele of the award winning MDS Floral Designs created open & airy table settings. Her first setting inspires romance with classic ocean pastels and elegant high orchid centerpieces. Another setting was a nod to rustic elegance with burlap table runners and blue antique bottles filled with sweet nosegays. Invitations by Stephanie Somodi completed the look with soft blue invites with beach details.
Magnolia Exquisite Florals & Event Design went for a rustic country feel with white washed lanterns and birch candles which paired wonderfully with Stephanie Somodi's formal invites in rust tones with tassel accents. For a different feel Magnolia also showcased a whimsical beach table with shell accents.
Patricia & Patrick could not have been more fun!! They meet at a Notre Dame Commencement Ball two days before graduating and years later they both recall knowing that very night they would spend the rest of there lives together.
This high-energy duet had us smiling all throughout their gorgeous sunny day at The Bonnet Island Estate. Patricia looked like a 1950's film star in her Oleg Cassini gown with her great blue shoes peaking out. A classic beach necklace of freshwater pearls and sea glass hair combs for her and the girls by her friend Kathy Bixby of Bay Head completed the look. The girls' deep marine blue dresses were crisp and classic paired with cheerful bouquets of yellow gerbera daisies by The Loft Florists. Patrick and his buddies from the Marine Corps looked dashing in their dress blues. His best man even gave ironing lessons to the ladies; apparently no one irons with more precision than a Marine!
The couple tied the knot at St. Catharine of Siena Church in Seaside Park before heading to The Bonnet Island Estate for a signature berry mojito and a stroll along the peaceful winding paths on the island. For the ceremony The Loft Florists of Toms River created simple and happy arrangements of yellow that were paired with graphic 1950's style place cards. The couple had two great cakes. One cake was simple & beautiful with blue ribbon and yellow rose accents. The other cake was an adorable manatee! For entertainment band Jersey Joe kept this couple singing to each other & dancing all night!