Bay Head Yacht Club: A Heartfelt Shore Wedding: New Jersey Wedding Photographers

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!  

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Bay Head Sailing Bliss: Bay Head Yacht Club: New Jersey Wedding Photographers

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! Jen_01Jen_02Jen_03Jen_04Jen_05Jen_06Jen_07Jen_08Jen_09Jen_10Jen_11Jen_12Jen_13Jen_14Jen_15Jen_16Jen_17Jen_18Jen_19Jen_20Jen_21Jen_22Jen_23Jen_24Jen_25Jen_26Jen_27Jen_28Jen_29Jen_30Jen_31Jen_32

Bonnet Island Estate 2013 Tasting: Bonnet Island Estate Weddings

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. Bonnet_01Bonnet_02Bonnet_03Bonnet_04

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Bonnet Island Estate: A Wedding in Marine Blue: Bonnet Island Wedding Photographers

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!

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