Alyssa & Bob | Wedding Day Management
Alyssa’s mom called me late last summer while I was sitting on the beach enjoying one of those sweet end of the summer days. My daughter was playing in the surf. I was sitting under my umbrella. When my phone rang and Kelly and began talking I could tell we were going to work well together. I was so pleased when she shared with me that she had been following my blog and loved my work. Her daughter was getting married in early December and she wanted some help pulling final details together and ensuring that everything would run smoothly on the day of Alyssa and Bob’s wedding planned for December at Bonnet Island Estate, on of LBI’s dream venues. What a great way to end the summer! Last month I shared Alyssa and Bob’s wedding day inspiration, and a few weeks ago I shared some of the pictures I took on the day of their wedding, but today, I am so excited, because their pictures from Jessica Erb Photography are in. And it’s stunning. Super stunning. So with no further ado, here are a few of my favorites from Alyssa and Bob’s Bonnet Island Estate wedding.
The Bonnet Island Estate Salon
Alyssa’s day started in the Bonnet Island Salon getting ready. And they had so much fun. Alyssa and her girls (not to mention her mom, grandmother, and aunt) looked super adorbs and comfortable in their matching red plaid monogrammed shirts. And there may have been some holiday themed glasses with mimosa…. just sayin’. How cool is it that the Estate has its own salon space which is large, spacious, and perfect for lounging around while getting all beautified?! It’s got great light, too, which makes it a makeup artist and hair stylist’s dream. And the ladies from Tre Chic Salon in Forked River did an amazing job, and they were a blast to hang out with!
The Bridal Suite
After getting ready, it was bridal portrait time. The bridal suite at Bonnet Island Estate is spectacular. It has tons of window which make for great natural light and the views from those windows, of Barnegat Bay, are breath taking. It’s made the prefect back drop for Alyssa in her dress. And the perfect place for Jessica Erb to work her magic!
The Groom and His Men
Bob and his boys got dressed in a separate room in Bonnet Island Estate before going out to meet Alyssa for their first look.
Bonnet Island Estate First Look
Alyssa and Bob’s first look was a cold and windy one, but you would never know if from the end result. They just look so perfect together. And warm. But love has a way of doing that!
Alyssa and Bob left the Estate and traveled to St. Pius X Church in Forked River, NJ where they had a beautiful ceremony. With small details and beautiful florals by Every Bloomin’ Thing.
Bonnet Island Estate Reception Details
Alyssa and Bob returned to Bonnet Island Estate for their reception and there are two details which really stick out in my mind. First, the smell. They had the brilliant idea to use scented candles as part of their decor. And they chose seasonal scent of evergreen and mistletoe. I’ve never been able to say that a wedding reception smelled as good as it looked. But their’s was truly a treat for the senses. Second, their hand-lettered gold mirror seating chart created by Wanderlove Press. It was a total show stopper!
The reception was gorgeous and I love their table scape design! They used two different centerpiece designs. One was a DIY’d centerpiece. Tall with wood, pinecones, and antlers created by the bride’s aunt. The other was a low centerpice filled with gorgeous flowers set into a box of wood and bark. The table numbers were attached to the biggest pinecones I’ve ever seen and painted gold. The effect was totally gorgeous!
And They Lived Happily Ever After
It was such a pleasure to work with Alyssa and Bob and their family’s on such an amazing wedding! I had so much fun and the result was such a beautiful beginning to celebrate Alyssa and Bob’s wedding! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them but I know it is something special!
The Creative Team
Venue | BONNET ISLAND ESTATE
Wedding Planner | BOGATH WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Photographer | JESSICA ERB PHOTOGRAPHY
Videographer | FOCUS PRODUCTIONS
Ceremony Venue | ST. PIUS X CHURCH
Ceremony Musician | JOSEPH DALTON
Caterer | MERRI-MAKERS CATERING
DJ & Photo Booth | UNIVERSAL DJs
Florist | EVERY BLOOMIN’ THING
Cake | THE BAKE WORKS
Hair | SALON TRE CHIC
Makeup | POLISHU
Transportation | ARRIVE IN STYLE
Calligraphy & Signage | WANDERLOVE PRESS, INC.
Custom Dessert Forks | WOODEN HIVE
As always, Loving Love in Barnegat, Jeanne