Oh beachy summer days, I just can’t quit you. This wedding shot by Lindsay Taryn Photography took place in Asbury Park, New Jersey and is full of sweet details and whimsy. Maeve and Nate met through match.com, and read their profiles as part of their ceremony vows! I will let Maeve take it from here: We couldn’t decide if we should get married in NJ (near my family) or MN (near Nate’s family). So I made a trend board for each scenario, then we sent it out to both our families and had them vote anonymously. NJ won the vote.
We knew that if we got married by the ocean we didn’t want to do a typical nautical theme. I grew up on the Jersey shore – which may not have the best reputation (*cough*cough* thanks, MTV *cough*) but as a local, the area evokes nostalgia that is much different from the show – I was inspired by vintage boardwalk imagery like confectionery shops, parasols, carousels, seashells, antique arcade games, and postcards. I tried to imagine what the area would have looked like at the turn of the century (19th/20th).
Maeve and Nate had me at ‘non-traditional, fun, and quirky’ – words they used to describe themselves and their wedding. Oh, and the Jersey Shore. They had a whimsical beach wedding on the boardwalk at Asbury Park, where during their ceremony they recited their match.com profiles as vows, had guests play an interactive ‘get to know you’ game, and enjoyed tunes from a barbershop quartet. They also held a hula hooping contest at the reception and devoted two full hours to portraits during their wedding day. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this wedding celebration!
Wedding Vendors and Venue (Asbury Park, New Jersey):
Cocktail Hour: Aqua / Reception: The Berkeley Hotel / Photography: Lindsay Taryn Photography / Dress: Sarah Seven / Florist: Flowers by Colleen / Stationary/Invitations: DIY by bride / Caterer: Falco’s Catering / Coordinator: Stephanie Fazzolari / Veil and Hair Accessories: Pishposhes, Eeekdesigns / Barbershop Quartet: Hit Parade