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.


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.


Windows on the Water Sea Bright: Congratulations Jennifer and Jason! : Monmouth County Wedding Photographers


Congratulations to Jennifer Chong and Jason Larson for their Spring 2009 publication in NJ Life Magazine!  This elegant beach wedding had a beautiful and distinctive turquoise and silver color palette with red accents, a reflection of Jennifer's chinese heritage that she wanted to incorporate. The couple laughs now at the fact that they both resisted being set up by Jennifer's aunt on Valentines Day, but two years later Jason proposed!  




Held on the beach in Sea Bright the ceremony was elegant and airy, a burlap runner was a bold contrast to the silver floral vases and bundles of sea grass that accented the aisles.  Windows on the Water at the Surfrider Beach Club proved to be a perfect choice for the intimate beach wedding. The bride looked radiant in a stunning, layered strapless gown with a lace bodice by Paloma Blanca which she found at The Elegant Alternatives in Spring Lake. Jennifer's delicate shell and pearl jewelry and headpiece was crafted by local custom bridal artist Erika Vermilyea seen at the Weston Gallery in Manasquan, NJ.  The shoes were a favorite!  These stunning rhinestone encrusted sandals were a definite Stuart Weitzman creation and they couldn't have been more elegant.  



Kate Duffy Bernard of Katydid Florists in Red Bank worked closely with Jennifer to create bold, yet romantic arrangement working closely with her theme and color palette. The table markers where the names of the local beaches.  The invitations and menus were exactly what the bride envisioned with  red coral motifs and hints of ocean turquoise designed by Francesca Weber of What's the Occasion in Oceanport.  One of the most exquisite details had to have been the hand painted watercolor programs, each one a sea shell done individually by Douglas Larson the grooms father.