Cape May Summer Wedding

Melissa + Alli Wedding Story

After growing up going to Cape May in the summers, the beach became a meaningful spot in Melissa & Alli’s relationship and they knew right away that’s where they would want to get married. After 4 years together, Alli proposed to Melissa after coming home from work and putting an embroidered collar on their sweet pug that said those 4 special words “will you marry me?” I loved that they thought it was perfect for them that it happened on an ordinary rainy Wednesday night in together. <3

They had a small wedding with mostly their large families and close friends all in their favorite place together. The ceremony got moved indoors because of the rain, but it was such a sweet, emotional, and intimate ceremony where M&A shared their hand-written personal vows and not a single eye in the room stayed dry.  The room also filled with laughter as Melissa’s brother officiated the wedding with the best quotes from their favorite show- F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Melissa & Alli are two of the sweetest people and you could tell how much they had influenced the lives of everyone there. Even though the day was about them, they kept checking in on everyone to make sure everyone else was taken care of too. They have this sweet strength about them and it was obvious that when met with obstacles or struggles they would persevere and respond with kindness and warmth. I so loved capturing this intimate, meaningful celebration and am just better for having met these two. Here are a few favs from this rainy beach day… <3

Venue: Ocean Club Hotel 
Florist: Coventry Crossing
Donuts: Duck Donuts
DJ: Joe Vespe<
Videographer: Enchanted Celebrations
Hair & Make-up Artist: Val Clarke
Brides Shoes: TOMS, Blue by Betsy Johnson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Adrianna Papell

And big shout-out to my second-shooter Melissa who knocked it out of the park with some these photos too.