The Reeds at Shelter Haven Wedding Reception of Kara + Boo

It was my first time at The Reeds and it was such a lovely location for a Jersey Shore wedding. Kara and Boo carried through their theme of a “white wedding” at the reception, in fact Boo even changed into a white dinner jacket. So chic! I loved the personalized pillows made by the brides mother. They will always have a reminder of their day at home. A perfect ending to their wedding day was a vibrant sunset. The Reeds provided the a dock for some portraits!Reception Venue: The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, NJ
Ceremony Venue: Maris Stella Chapel, Avalon, NJ
Wedding Planner: Beka Rendell of The Styled Bride
Florist: Karin Parker of Blooms, Cape May, NJ
Hair: Elements Salon
Makeup: Beke Beau
Gown: Oscar de la Renta from Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC
Veil: Handmade by mother of the bride
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaid’s gowns: Club Monaco
Grooms Tux: Martin Greenfields Heritage, Brooklyn, NY
White Dinner Jacket: J. Hillburn
Save the Dates, Map Envelope liner: Rachel Rogers Design
Invitations: Scott McClelland of Paper Meets Press
Menu and Ceremony Programs: Mainline Printing
Custom Pillows: Handmade by mother of the bride
Ceremony music: Children Song of New Jersey
Band: Sid Miller Band
Videographer: Birdhouse Productions

    

Beach Wedding Portraits of Kara + Boo

On our way to Kara and Boo’s wedding reception at The Reeds at Shelter Haven we had to stop off at the beach for some portraits. And what a perfect beach day it was! Blue skies and a gentle breeze. Kara said she choose her gown because the back reminded her of the wave on the ocean. I think I agree!Reception Venue: The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, NJ
Ceremony Venue: Maris Stella Chapel, Avalon, NJ
Wedding Planner: Beka Rendell of The Styled Bride
Florist: Karin Parker of Blooms, Cape May, NJ
Hair: Elements Salon
Makeup: Beke Beau
Gown: Oscar de la Renta from Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC
Veil: Handmade by mother of the bride
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaid’s gowns: Club Monaco
Grooms Tux: Martin Greenfields Heritage, Brooklyn, NY
White Dinner Jacket: J. Hillburn
Save the Dates, Map Envelope liner: Rachel Rogers Design
Invitations: Scott McClelland of Paper Meets Press
Menu and Ceremony Programs: Mainline Printing
Custom Pillows: Handmade by mother of the bride
Ceremony music: Children Song of New Jersey
Band: Sid Miller Band
Videographer: Birdhouse Productions

    

Avalon Wedding Ceremony of Kara + Boo

Kara and Boo found the most charming wedding chapel at the Jersey Shore. The Maris Stella Chapel, Avalon, NJ. It was adorably rustic and charming. Kara and her dad arrived at the chapel all full of happiness and giggles! And the couple could not have been happier departing in the grooms own convertible Porsche, complete with cans attached! And we are off to the beach!Reception Venue: The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, NJ
Ceremony Venue: Maris Stella Chapel, Avalon, NJ
Wedding Planner: Beka Rendell of The Styled Bride
Florist: Karin Parker of Blooms, Cape May, NJ
Hair: Elements Salon
Makeup: Beke Beau
Gown: Oscar de la Renta from Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC
Veil: Handmade by mother of the bride
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaid’s gowns: Club Monaco
Grooms Tux: Martin Greenfields Heritage, Brooklyn, NY
White Dinner Jacket: J. Hillburn
Save the Dates, Map Envelope liner: Rachel Rogers Design
Invitations: Scott McClelland of Paper Meets Press
Menu and Ceremony Programs: Mainline Printing
Custom Pillows: Handmade by mother of the bride
Ceremony music: Children Song of New Jersey
Band: Sid Miller Band
Videographer: Birdhouse Productions

    

Jersey Shore Wedding Preparations of Kara + Boo

What a perfect day for a beach wedding! I was so excited to be down in Cape May County for my first beach wedding of the year. Making is ever so special was the reunion of so many of my past and future brides. Many of Kara’s friends and family have commissioned me to photograph their wedding day. So honored and happy to see everyone. Even Kara’s wedding planner Beka Rendell of the Styled Bride was one of my brides many moons ago! And Beka’s sister, event planner Rachel Nave Hobgood, maid of honor at Beka’s wedding was assisting at the wedding. Like I said it was old home week and what fun it was!  Kara prepared for her wedding at her families beach house and Boo prepared at the Reeds, where their reception would later be held. Will be posting more of their special day later this week.Reception Venue: The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, NJ
Ceremony Venue: Maris Stella Chapel, Avalon, NJ
Wedding Planner: Beka Rendell of The Styled Bride
Florist: Karin Parker of Blooms, Cape May, NJ
Hair: Elements Salon
Makeup: Beke Beau
Gown: Oscar de la Renta from Saks Fifth Avenue, NYC
Veil: Handmade by mother of the bride
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bridesmaid’s gowns: Club Monaco
Grooms Tux: Martin Greenfields Heritage, Brooklyn, NY
White Dinner Jacket: J. Hillburn
Save the Dates, Map Envelope liner: Rachel Rogers Design
Invitations: Scott McClelland of Paper Meets Press
Menu and Ceremony Programs: Mainline Printing
Custom Pillows: Handmade by mother of the bride
Ceremony music: Children Song of New Jersey
Band: Sid Miller Band
Videographer: Birdhouse Productions

    

Wedding Editorial at the New Liberty Distillery

Rustic charm right in the middle of Philadelphia; Stephen Starr Events newest venue, The New Liberty Distillery. It had all the charm of a country barn and it’s actually a working distillery. Just beautiful. Thanks to all the talent for making this an awesome editorial.Venue: The New Liberty Distillery by Stephen Starr Events
Event Planner: Y Knot Now
Floral Designer: Kristin Rockhill Floral & Event Design
Gown: Pronovias from LaBelle Mariee Bridal Salon
Makeup: Beke Beau
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Invitations: April Lynn Design
Cake: The CakeateriaSketch: Megan Hamilton Weddings

    

The Knot Features Stefanie + Larry’s Pomme Wedding

Congratulations to Stefanie and Larry on their wedding feature in the latest issue of The Knot Pennsylvania! And what a special wedding it was!!! How could I forget that red Vera Wang gown, and that amazing ceremony in the meadow at beautiful Pomme, shared with their children. So many amazing Philadelphia vendors made this stunning wedding happen (see below). Thanks to everyone, especially Stefanie and Larry for including me in this beautiful day!Wedding Planner: Gina Sole
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pomme
Videographer: Cinemacake
Flowers and design: Table Art
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Caterer: Peachtree & Ward
Wedding Cake: Violet Sky Bakery
Entertainment: Dreamtime
Hair Stylist: Rosa Martinez
Makeup Artist: Cheekadee Makeup
Stationary: La Petite Fleur

    

Crystal Plaza Wedding Reception of Jessica + Michael

Wedding Planner: Donna DeFrancesco of Majestic Moments Event Planning
Wedding Preparations: Short Hills Hilton
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange, NJ
Reception Venue: Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ
Flowers and Décor: Doylestown Floribunda
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca from Kleinfelds NYC
Band: New York Swing

    

Crystal Plaza Wedding Portraits of Jessica + Michael

Its been many years since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. I used to work there all the time, but then I got so busy photographing Philadelphia weddings that I was never available when a couple called. I was so thrilled to be available for Jessica and Michael’s wedding. The grounds of the Crystal are of so perfect for portraits, and every bit as beautiful as I remember. Thanks you Jessica and Michael for getting me back there!Wedding Planner: Donna DeFrancesco of Majestic Moments Event Planning
Wedding Preparations: Short Hills Hilton
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange, NJ
Reception Venue: Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ
Flowers and Décor: Doylestown Floribunda
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca from Kleinfelds NYC
Band: New York Swing