Ocean City Flanders Hotel

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Dorian and Samantha

Dorian was living in Arkansas, Samantha in New Jersey. While browsing through fitness hashtags on Instagram, Samantha came across a photo of a man in a Phillies hat, leading her to believe he was local... little did she know the man she would fall in love with was many miles away. They would begin a long distance relationship with countless phone calls, plane tickets and lots of planning to be with each other as often as possible. Finally, their long distance relationship became much easier when Dorian moved to New Jersey. They planned a gorgeous wedding at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. The day started with thunderstorms but the weather cleared and I was SO glad so we could get some portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Terry on the beach and boardwalk. It's been such a joy planning with Samantha, when I left the night of the wedding I told her I was going to miss her, and then she reminded me we live five minutes from each other. It was an honor to witness two families coming together and celebrating such an amazing couple starting their lives together. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Terry! This is just the beginning of an amazing chapter!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: David's Bridal

Flowers: Willingboro Florist

Hair and Makeup: Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry

Cake: The Cake Boutique

DJ: Tommy Bertolini, Steve and Company

We headed to Playland's Castaway Cove on the boardwalk in Ocean City for a pop of color!

We headed to Playland's Castaway Cove on the boardwalk in Ocean City for a pop of color!

Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry provided the finishing touches for Amanda's hair and makeup.

Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry provided the finishing touches for Amanda's hair and makeup.

Samantha and Dorian and their First Look in the Hall of Mirrors and the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. I love the elegance!

Samantha and Dorian and their First Look in the Hall of Mirrors and the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. I love the elegance!

Samantha is stunning, and she was so laid back. Rain on the wedding day? No worries. All she cared about was marrying the love of her life!

Samantha is stunning, and she was so laid back. Rain on the wedding day? No worries. All she cared about was marrying the love of her life!

How cute are these adorable cookie favors that Samantha's aunt made?

How cute are these adorable cookie favors that Samantha's aunt made?

Samantha and Dorian actually won their wedding cake in a contest from The Cake Boutique. Sooo gorgeous!

Samantha and Dorian actually won their wedding cake in a contest from The Cake Boutique. Sooo gorgeous!

I love the vibrant colors of the boardwalk with the Flanders Hotel in the shot as well. Ocean City sure is a magical place!

I love the vibrant colors of the boardwalk with the Flanders Hotel in the shot as well. Ocean City sure is a magical place!

Are you getting married at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey and looking for a wedding photographer to capture it all? Email me at diana@styledpink.com

Ocean City, NJ Wedding, The Flanders Hotel: Don and Tracy

When I pulled into The Flanders on Tracy and Don's wedding day, I saw a man wearing a shirt that said, "I can't keep calm, my daughter is getting married!" I knew that (a) I was in the right place and (b) this wedding was going to be awesome! We found Tracy getting her finishing touches done at Divine Images Salon, inside the Flanders Hotel. We headed up to her room for her getting ready and saw the cutest assortment of bridesmaid dresses (I love when bridesmaids pick out their own dresses!) and the most adorable Maid of Honor dress. Tracy's MOH was her gorgeous, adorable, and very witty daughter, G. After Tracy was ready (and so stunning, might I add), it was time to head to the Crystal Ballroom in The Flanders Hotel for the ceremony. I love the ease of having everything in one venue- it makes it easy for the guests to have everything within walking distance! After a heartfelt ceremony, we headed onto the boardwalk for bridal party and bride and groom photos. We got traditional walking down the Ocean City boardwalk photos, visited Playland Castaway Cove to visit the rides, and to Hamburger Construction Company (a special place to Tracy and Don). We even made it back to The Flanders Hotel in time for Don and Tracy to enjoy some of cocktail hour. After fun introductions from Over the Top, they went into their first dance, followed by speeches. G (the cutest MOH) gave the best speech and set the bar high for all MOH's after her! Don, Tracy, and G- congratulations!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: San Patrick

Hair and Makeup: Divine Images Salon

Florals: Red Barn Designs and Flowers

Cake: Viking Pastries

DJ: Chris of Over the Top

Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City made for the most colorful (and fun) backdrop for bridal party portraits!

Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City made for the most colorful (and fun) backdrop for bridal party portraits!

The diners at Hamburger Construction Company welcomed Don and Tracy into the restaurant! Who doesn't love to see a bride and groom!?

The diners at Hamburger Construction Company welcomed Don and Tracy into the restaurant! Who doesn't love to see a bride and groom!?

How gorgeous are these bridesmaid dresses?

How gorgeous are these bridesmaid dresses?

Stunning florals by  Red Barn Designs and Flowers .

Stunning florals by Red Barn Designs and Flowers.

G is checking out her momma's stunning gown.

G is checking out her momma's stunning gown.

Just like any other MOH, G helps lace up the bride's corset.

Just like any other MOH, G helps lace up the bride's corset.

Tracy- you are stunning!

Tracy- you are stunning!

I love the shot of Don in his Phillies hat captured by my awesome second shooter, Danielle.

I love the shot of Don in his Phillies hat captured by my awesome second shooter, Danielle.

I'm loving all of these candids captured during the ceremony! So so sweet!

I'm loving all of these candids captured during the ceremony! So so sweet!

Tracy had so many special details including family photographs and two very special wedding dresses on display.

Tracy had so many special details including family photographs and two very special wedding dresses on display.

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Mike and Allegra

It was a windy day. Scratch that, a blustery day. The type of wind that makes you want to put your arms out at your side and lean all of your body weight against the wind to see who will win- you or the wind. Are you getting the drift? (Dang, that was good). It's the type of weather that doesn't mesh with updos, gorgeous lashes, and fancy dresses, which is why I was so relieved that the wedding was at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ. I feel like I mention it all of the time, but just in case you don't know... my husband and I were married at The Flanders Hotel six years ago and one thing that was a requirement for me as a bride was a weather contingency plan. You can plan just about everything on a wedding day, except for the weather, so I always tell brides, make sure you LOVE the backup plan! As a bride, I checked out (what feels like) every square inch of The Flanders Hotel to make sure it had plenty of locations in case of terrible weather. Good news- it absolutely does!  It all started with the extremely stunning, Allegra, getting ready at The Flanders Hotel's most stunning suite on the highest floor, overlooking the ocean. Allegra was so calm and just enjoying her bridesmaids- like every bride should before the day begins. Her girls wore the most gorgeous sequined gowns from Rent the Runway, while Allegra turned heads in her elegant Jay West gown with the most gorgeous design in the back. She met with her groom, Mike, in the lobby of the Flanders Hotel for their bridal party portraits just before the ceremony. Her brother walked her down the aisle just before Mike and Allegra exchanged vows by the fireplace, under a gorgeous chandelier- romance was certainly in the air. Then it was off to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm! The band, 39 Mariner, lead the celebration and the night ended with not a cake cutting, but a donut cutting, with the most yummy treats from Federal Donuts. Congratulations Allegra and Mike!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: Jay West

Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way

Florals: The Manic Botanic

Donuts: Federal Donuts

Band: 39 Mariner