The beautiful wedding of Stephanie Somodi of Designing the Most Inviting day and Rob Barone at The Mallard Island Yacht club. Published in NJ Bride’s Fall 2018 Magazine. Photography by Therese & Julia Wagner of Therese Marie Wagner Photography, floral design by MDS Floral, Taste Catering, a Weddings of Distinction venue.Read More
It is always a treat to visit one of our favorite Weddings of Distinction venues The Bonnet Island Estate. Even in the winter there is something so deeply tranquil about the location with its bay views abundant wildlife and gentle breezes. To make things even more blissful we were joined by some of the most talented vendors as they created a feast of inspiration for the bride and grooms to be. Merri-Makers Catering offered up exquisite food & service. Stephanie Somodi owner of Designing the Most Inviting Day showcased a beautiful variety of invitations from rustic seaside bliss to black tie elegance. The truly talented floral team at MDS Floral Designs created an amazing range of tabletops from French Country to crystal & blue beach chic. The Cake Studio of Ocean City impressed us with his detail and imagination. Kate Duffy of Signature Floral & Event Design by Katydid outdid herself once again with tables of modern romantic elegance and rustic country charm. Thank you to the exceptional staff of The Bonnet Island Estate for creating another memorable experience.
We were so honored to attend the first tasting at Mallard Island Yacht Club, the new sister estate to our beloved Bonnet Island Estate! Right on the water on Barnegat Bay this stunning 18,000 square foot yacht club is just divine. A charming boathouse with a stacked stone fireplace stands at the end of the pier, a perfect place for a romantic ceremony. Every detail, like the boathouse's wavy pane glass windows and pumpkin-pine flooring that were taken from a 1600's farmhouse, is absolutely exquisite.
In the main ballroom the dramatic Tiffany blue ceiling creates old-fashioned romantic atmosphere. Katydid Florist the arrangements for this table very clean and modern in design, with a strong black white and green theme in vintage silver vases.
We just loved the Groom's Shack which has a 'colorful' history as an army barracks and clam shack. With its rustic leather and tartan chairs and nautical theme it is just the place for a boys club. Below, MDS Floral Designs provided a Mackenzie-Childs inspired tabletop with sunflowers, yellow roses, and purple accents.
With showcases from some of our favorite vendors like MDS Floral Designs and Katydid Florist and exquisite food by the nationally renowned Merri-Makers we are just so excited to shoot there this summer!