Four and a half years ago, we had the honor of capturing Courtney & Adam’s Destination Wedding. During our time there, leading up to the wedding, we were able to hang out with, and get to know a ton of their guests and their bridal party. We were lucky enough to meet Alex & Alyssa (and her family! They are so much fun!) Throughout the years following, we were on the edge of our seats waiting for Alex to propose – because we knew he would! Just getting to know them and get a small glimpse of their love for each other, even back then, it was inevitable that these two would some day make it official! We had the BEST time capturing their engagement session at Corson’s Inlet, right near where he anchored their boat and asked her to be his wife! And now, here we are, on a gorgeous September day, getting the HONOR to capture their Yacht Club of Sea Isle City Wedding! <3
Alyssa Getting Ready at Her Parents Shore House
As I walked in to the finishing touches of hair and makeup, you could feel the excitement in the air! Alyssa chose so many beautiful details, and her dress was just flawless! As I was taking photos, I noticed two framed photos that her mom had on her dresser. One frame had a photo from her moms wedding, of her grandmther fixing her veil. The other frame was of her grandmothers wedding, when her great-grandmother was fixing her veil. So, of course, we had to continue the tradition!
I love that Alyssa chose to do a first look with her dad! It was the sweetest moment!!
Alex Getting Ready at a Sea Isle City Shore House
Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready at a shore rental right next to the venue! How convenient! It had such great light inside, and the coolest bar to take photos around!
First Look and Portraits on the Beach in Sea Isle City
With hundreds of beach-goers watching, Alyssa slowly walked up to Alex. You could hear the beach go silent, and a collective gasp as Alex turned around!
We were so excited that Alex & Alyssa’s fur-baby LuLu was able to make an appearance for a few photos!
Bridal Party Photos on the Beach in Sea Isle City
While combatting the wind, we tried to get as many photos done as we could! We were so lucky that Alex & Alyssa chose such an awesome bridal party!
A Beautiful Ceremony at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City
Alyssa & Alex stood on the dock, with all of their family & friends watching from the seats and the balconies. It was in these precious moments that they vowed forever to each other and finally became husband and wife!!
Post “I Do!” Bride & Groom Portraits
After they kissed and walked back down the aisle, we had a few minutes to capture some “We’re Married!” photos before they joined into cocktail hour! We love this time with our couples, so full of excitement and the rush of saying I DO!
A Fun Yacht Club of Sea Isle City Wedding Reception
What an enjoyable evening just filled with excitement and celebration! We love how big and bright the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City is, as well as being able to use the little window up top to capture the fun overhead shots!
Sadly, the sun set during toasts, but that didn’t stop us from capturing some awesome post-sunset photos! We were just going to do them on the balcony at the yacht club, but since their boat was only next door, Alyssa made the call to head over there! I’m so glad we did!!!
Since Alex is part Jewish, they had to do the Hora! 🙂 Love it!