Matt and Kerry's wedding was nothing short of beautiful, romantic, whimsical, and fun! Everything from the getting ready in Toms River, NJ to their first look and portraits at Divine Park in Spring Lake and their wedding venue, Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant is quickly becoming one of our favorites to photograph!
Matt and Kerry met at a block party in Manasquan called 'Around the World'. Their first date was at the Patio Bar in Point Pleasant and have now been together for 6 years! Matt proposed at a wine festival where he made Kerry guess how many hershey kisses were in a jar to win a bottle of wine that was engraved with "will you marry me?". Great job, Matt! Kerry hoped for a romantic, whimsical vibe for their wedding and they totally nailed it!
Kerry had such gorgeous details! She worked with one of our favorite florists, Narcissus Florals, and rocked a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for her wedding. Her stationary was from Minted with rose gold accents. She also had a fabulous hair and makeup team, Anna's Bridal Creations. Kerry bought confetti pops for photos of her and her bridesmaids in their floral print robes, what a fun idea! The whole squad helped Kerry get in her dress from I Do I Do in Morristown, NJ. The guys got ready at The Ramada Inn in Toms River and saved some time for a round of basketball before heading out to the first look!
First Look and Portraits at Divine Park in Spring Lake, NJ
Matt and Kerry shared their first look with friends and family standing on the side lines. It was such a romantic moment! They chose Spring Lake for the variety since it offered greenery while Clarks Landing was offered the gorgeous skies and water views. The guys wore gray which was a great choice to go with the girls in blush and champagne colors. They had such a fun bridal party! Not one complaint about the heat and everyone looked at the camera... that's really hard to come by, you know! We ended the Spring Lake session with a kiss on the trolley with their bridal party and immediate family.
Wedding Photos at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, NJ
Oh what beautiful weather we had! Sunny skies and warm weather :) As soon as we got to Clarks Landing we hustled into a few more bridal party photos on the dock with the water in the background. Kerry was smart. She padded in extra time every step of the way, so when we ran a little behind during the getting ready portion of the day, we still had time to get everything she wanted without feeling rushed! It was perfect!
Wedding Ceremony at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, NJ
Matt and Kerry scheduled their wedding ceremony at the perfect time of day to get gorgeous natural light portraits close to sunset. The ceremony was beautiful!
Fun Wedding Reception at Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant, NJ
Oh. My. Word. This wedding reception was WILD! SCE Event Group did a great job keeping everyone on the dance floor, and they played all the great sing alongs everyone knows, and everyone sure did know every. single. word! Thunder Road was a big one. A tribute to Kerry's dad and the entire wedding formed a circle on the dance floor and sang their hearts out. It was amazing! Everyone danced and sang the night away without missing a beat. I'm so sad this wedding is over, I would relive this day over and over again!