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!


Bonnet Island Escape: Bonnet Island Estate Wedding Photographers

Jessica & Michael met on holiday in the Bahamas.  She lived in New York; he lived in New Hampshire.  Despite geographical differences they both knew it was love at first sight and two weeks later they had their first date.  It was fitting that the two choose The Bonnet Island Estate on LBI to wed.  The private island escape was such a peaceful backdrop with its lush grasses and wild birds it was as if the couple was still on holiday.


Foire_Jessica_Layout_02Michelle Santanello of MDS Floral Designs made elegant & airy bouquets wrapped in blush silk and sequins.  Hand painted signs led the way to the ceremony.

Foire_Jessica_Layout_03The pre-wedding outfits were just way to cute!

Foire_Jessica_Layout_04Stephanie Somodi of Designs by Stephanie incorporated Jessica's blue & green theme in an elegant design for the invitations, programs, and menues.  Jessica's hairpiece was antique silver with pearl.

Foire_Jessica_Layout_05The bridal gown by Michelle Roth available at Kleinfeld Bridal caught the light so beautifully at every turn.







Foire_Jessica_Layout_12Bubbles added a touch of whimsy & joy after the ceremony.





Foire_Jessica_Layout_17We fell in love with the twobirds bridesmaids dresses, one dress can be worn 15 different ways!  Each girl wore her dress in a different style to complement their shape and they look so so comfortable.  The flower girls were twirling all day long!


Foire_Jessica_Layout_19Jessica's mother & stepfather gaze at the newlyweds.



Foire_Jessica_Layout_22Michelle of MDS Floral Designs used crisp pinks and greens to create a warm & welcoming atmosphere complemented by candlelight and hand painted signs with sweet phrases.   The bride's mother Charlene helped to plan every perfect detail aided by the fabulous Day of Coordinator Heather Furgeson. Merri-Makers Catering provided exquisite food and service as always!


Foire_Jessica_Layout_24Who else but french luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin could have made the bride's ravishing red heeled stilettos?




Foire_Jessica_Layout_28The bride and her mother danced a mother daughter dance while watching a video montage of Jessica's father, a firefighter that passed away in 9.11.01.  Jessica's engagement ring holds the diamond that her father gave to her mother.

Foire_Jessica_Layout_29Premier Event Rentals set up a fun photo booth complete with great costumes for the guests to enjoy.

Foire_Jessica_Layout_30A romantic sunset stroll on the reed covered banks of Bonnet Island completed the day!