Kayla & Brandon are one of those couples that makes you fall in love, with love! Perfect for each other doesn’t even begin to describe the two of them and their relationship! After meeting them last year, when they volunteered for a Styled Wedding Rehearsal Dinner shoot we did at Hill Creek Farms, I hoped that we would get to also capture their wedding! When they asked, we were more than honored to capture their Reeds at Shelter Haven Wedding! We hope you enjoy a little sneak peek into their picture perfect day! xo
Kayla and her Ladies Getting Ready at the Salt Spa at The Reeds
Giggles and laughter greeted us as we walked into The Salt Spa at The Reeds where Kayla and her girls were getting pampered. Glamour Me Bridal did their hair & makeup, and all of the bridesmaids and moms looked beautiful! Speaking of beautiful, Kayla’s Martina Liana dress that she purchased from Bridal Garden was breathtaking! My favorite part of the morning though, was when Kayla’s dad saw her for the first time! So sweet!
Brandon and his Guys Getting Ready at The Reeds
Ryan walked into a hotel room filled with 16 groomsmen, 2 dads and a groom! Yes, sixteen groomsmen is a lot, but the day ran so smoothly! You could tell that every single one loved Brandon and were truly there for him and Kayla! They really made our job easy!
A Beautiful Ceremony at Maris Stella Church in Avalon
Maris Stella is such a big, pretty church filled with so much light! However, no light shined brighter than when Kayla walked down the aisle towards Brandon! The way they glanced at each other during the ceremony and how excited they were to become husband and wife – this is the stuff that makes you believe in true love!
Bridal Party Portraits at The Wetlands Institute
While Kayla and Brandon may have been getting married down the shore, they were hoping for a location for portraits that did not include any sand (haha). The Wetlands Institute right outside of Stone Harbor was the perfect location! There was greenery everywhere, but it still felt like you were at the shore! It was beautiful!
The Story of Kayla & Brandon
Kayla & Brandon met the way that a lot of our couples meet – online! Hinge was the app they used. I love that Hinge is unique – it requires that your potential matches have friends in common through Facebook. Little did they know, Brandon’s sister and Kayla’s brother connected them, because they went to Villanova together! They went on one date, and that was all is took, they were hooked! A little over 2 years later, Brandon proposed at their brand new house! And, what Kayla thought was a birthday party Brandon was throwing for himself, ended up being an engagement party celebration! <3
As a side note, I do truly believe that these two knew each other was the one – especially Brandon! His wedding day gift to Kayla contained a note book – with a note to her every.single.month – starting with their very first month anniversary all the way up to their wedding day! I get goosebumps just thinking about it! <3
Bride & Groom Portraits at The Wetlands Institute
Kayla & Brandon are so easy to work with and really made our job easy!
A Surprise Arrival to The Reeds by Boat
A few days before the wedding, I get an email from Brandon asking if it was possible for us to capture them arriving to cocktail hour on a boat! We loved the idea and of course said YES! So, I road on the boat with them, while Ryan waited at The Reeds for their arrival!
A Fun Wedding Reception at The Reeds at Shelter Haven
Details, details, details! This is what you get when you hire one of the very best floral design companies!! A Garden Party Florists really went over and beyond with Kayla’s idea of 50 Shades of Green! As you looked around the reception room, it was just full of beauty and little details! One of our favorite parts of the reception was working with Center Stage Entertainment! When you want your guests on the dance floor all night, you NEED to hire them!! They are absolutely amazing! Another company I don’t want to leave out is Laura Ashley Events! While Laura herself was a bridesmaid, Sarah helped run the show and help in any way that anyone might need!! She was a lifesaver, and the backbone of the day, and we can’t thank her enough! Ok, enjoy the photos and fun…
The Reeds at Shelter Haven Wedding Professionals Included:
- Photography : Tami & Ryan Photography
- Wedding Planning : Laura Ashley Events
- Hair & Makeup : Glamour Me Bridal
- Gown Designer : Martina Liana
- Gown Retailer : Bridal Garden
- Groom & Groomsmen Attire : The Black Tux
- Florals : A Garden Party
- DJ : Center Stage Entertainment
- Invitation Suite : Minted
- Transportation : Geiger’s Limousine
- Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music : Jersey Gina Entertainment