What a gorgeous Spring day we had for Caitlin & Mark's Brant Beach Yacht Club Wedding in Long Beach Island! It was the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and there was NO traffic. If you've ever traveled Parkway South to the beach you can understand why this is so shocking, haha! These two are so adorable and easy to work with and it definitely shows in their photos. Read on to check out how the day unfolded! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs....enjoy!
Caitlin and Mark prepped for their wedding day in style, each in their own beach house in Beach Haven, NJ. Caitlin's house had this amazing sun porch with windows everywhere. For a second there I thought I might be dreaming! Their invitations were hand-made by Mark's sister who did a fabulous job. Caitlin also did a first look with dad. It was so emotional, these are easily becoming one of our favorite things to photograph! Meanwhile, the guys were having some fun (and maybe a getting into a little mischief) of their own. My favorite part was when Mark read the book that Caitlin gave him, his reactions are priceless!
FIRST LOOK & PORTRAITS ON THE BEACH IN LONG BEACH ISLAND & AT BRANT BEACH YACHT CLUB IN BEACH HAVEN, NJ
If there was ever a good day for mid-day photos at the beach, this was it! Soft pretty diffused sunlight...exactly what we ordered, haha! Mark was so excited to see his bride and you can tell he is beaming when he finally gets his first look. We did a few couples photos on the beach before it was a little too chilly and Caitlin was ready to move on, and then we conned her in to one more, of course! From there we headed 2 blocks west to Brant Beach Yacht Club where we photographed families, bridal party, and a couple more of the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. They were great fun to work with, and you can tell the guys were especially outgoing! With pretty much all of their portrait session complete it was time to take a well deserved break and relax until all the guests arrived for the ceremony.
CEREMONY & RECEPTION AT BRANT BEACH YACHT CLUB IN BEACH HAVEN, NJ
We have been dying to photograph a wedding at Brant Beach Yacht club and we finally got our chance! This couldn't be a more perfect setting for a beachy & nautical wedding. We even found great 'window light' during their outdoor ceremony! Caitlin and Mark selected stylish mix of signs, lanterns, personal photos, and even beach badge escort cards with all the Jersey Shore beaches to adorn both their outdoor ceremony space as well as the reception room. They even had a passed hors d'oeuvres that were shots of Jack&Coke with a mini corndog...now that is something we've never seen before! You have to take a look! After the formalities were over (including another emotional moment with dad, so sweet), the newlyweds along with their family and friends partied the night away. They were a super fun and welcoming crowd, exactly what we'd expect from the group that Caitlin & Mark surround themselves with. I can't believe it's over, but this is definitely one for the books! Congrats again to the new Mr. & Mrs!!!