Classic Details for a Chic, Modern Bride
Kensi’s bridal gown was purchased at the famous New York City bridal shop Kleinfeld’s. It was a beautiful, lace trumpet dress with a simple, classic belt along the waistline. Kensit looked absolutely gorgeous, and the dress fit her like a glove. The bridesmaids dresses were from the Vera Wang White Collection, and the color purple she chose looked fabulous on each girl. The finishing touch for each lady was the gorgeous floral bouquets designed by Michelle at Primrose and Company. Michelle is so creative, and never disappoints!
Getting Ready with the Bride & Bridesmaids at the Reeds at Shelter Haven
Kensi and her bridesmaids got ready in one of the Superior Suites at The Reeds. There was so much room for everyone to be able to spread out, relax and get pampered with professional hair and makeup. All of the ladies were by Kensi’s side all morning, assuring her that the day would be perfection. (Spoiler alert – it totally was!) Kensi’s sister Mariya helped her to get in her dress, and make sure everything looked beautiful before seeing her Dad and Peter!
A First Look with the Bride and her Dad
I absolutely adore that Bride’s are now doing First Look’s with their Dad’s! For the most part, the brides mom gets to be a part of a lot of the planning and dress shopping. So, why not have a special moment with your dad, where he gets to see you for the very first time, before you officially become a wife. Kensi and her dad had an emotional first look. The look on his face says it all!
Getting Ready with the Groom & Groomsmen at a Private Shore House
Peter and his groomsmen were hanging out, relaxing at a nearby Private Shore House. Before Peter left to see Kensi for the first time, he read a beautiful letter that she wrote to him. It made him just that much more excited to see his future wife!
How He Proposed
Kensi and Peter met while both attending Villanova University! They met through mutual friends and have been dating since their sophomore year! She had moved to NYC to be with Peter after finishing grad school, and the two moved to Hoboken together last year! They got engaged on June 13th after hiking to the top of Mohonk Mountain! Peter knew that this location was special to her and her family, so what better of a place to pop the question?!
We absolutely loved getting to know these two during their engagement session where it all began – Villanova University!
A Sentimental First Look on The Roof Garden
The Roof Garden was the perfect spot for Peter to see Kensi for the first time. It provided some shade from the sun, as well as some privacy for such a special moment between the bride and groom! Peter was in absolute awe as her turned around to see his bride for the first time.
Bride & Groom and Bridal Party Portraits at the Reeds and on the Beach in Stone Harbor
When a couple chooses to get married at the Jersey Shore, there is never a shortage of photo opportunities. Especially at a beautiful venue like The Reeds. Even if it was raining outside, we’d have more than enough options inside the beautiful lobby, on the Roof Garden or our on the front porch. Lucky for us, it was a sunny day, and The Reeds took us all on golf carts down to the beach in Stone Harbor for some additional photos!
Saying their I do’s on the Veranda
With the sun slowly setting behind them as they say their I do’s, Kensi and Peter looked into each others eyes and promised one another forever. They truly had an intimate ceremony, performed by the Stone Harbor Mayor herself, on the beautiful outdoor Veranda.
A Reception with the Bride and Groom’s Closest Family & Friends in the Sweet Grass Ballroom
According to The Reeds website, The Reeds was designed by a team of wedding professionals to create the most exclusive seaside experience. Offering intimate and unique setting with the simple elegance of a coastal chic design, this venue is the most desirable wedding destination at the southern New Jersey shore.
Kensi and Peter had a fun evening planned for their guests! From meaningful toasts, to celebrating Villanova’s NCAA Championship win, to dancing the night away with all of their closest friends and family. Kensi and Peter truly had a wedding day that would not soon be forgotten by anyone who attended.
The Best Jersey Shore Wedding Vendors:
Hair Stylist : Carmelina
Makeup Artist : Jim DeMarco
Dress Retailer : Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Attire : Vera Wang White Collection for David’s Bridal
Groom Attire : JOE custom suit
Florist : Primrose & Company
Cinematographer : Ashe Productions
Invitation Suite : Hudson Paperie
Officiant : Suzanne Walters – Mayor of Stone Harbor
Violinist : Jersey Gina Entertainment