Amy and Joe’s gorgeous winter wedding at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon.
Sometimes it’s really funny how things work out- on the day that my family officially moved to Medford, I had Katie and Joe’s engagement session… in Medford! We started out at Cathedral of the Woods in Medford Lakes, which has gorgeous gardens and just completely peaceful and quiet. They brought along their pup, Koda, who was camera ready with his bowtie and just so excited to a part of the engagement session. After an outfit change and a short car ride, we arrived to Lake 3 to watch the sunset. Katie and Joe strolled along the beach and cuddled on the docks, which made for some Nicholas Sparks worthy moments. What a great way to feel so welcomed into my new neck of the woods. I’m beyond excited for their wedding in June 2019!
If you've been following me for a while, you might know that I have a special place in my heart for beach weddings and more specifically, at The Flanders Hotel, in Ocean City, New Jersey. The hotel has a very classic feeling with antique furniture, and gold trim, just steps away from the boardwalk and beach. The Ocean City boardwalk is so vibrant with shops, rides, and murals on the walls overlooking the beach. All of the liveliness of this beach town draws brides and grooms here each year for their wedding- including myself and my husband eight years ago. When it was time to make some new sample wedding albums this year, I chose Tracy and Don's wedding at The Flanders Hotel- it was SUCH a great day.
I love my heirloom wedding albums. The cover options range from the most vibrant linens, to rich, luxe leathers and I'm a sucker for debossing. You'll see "Don & Tracy" debossed on the cover, stamped right onto the cover in such a timeless font. The photographs are printed onto the pages and the pages are as thick as a nickel. Here are a few of my favorite spreads from Tracy and Don's album. I'll also say, in the digital age we live in, couples don't always purchase wedding albums at the time of their wedding and then they feel stuck a year or two (or more!) later and not quite sure how to go about it. It's NEVER too late to get an album! It's a family heirloom that tells the story of the beginning of your family. If you're a Styled Pink couple and are wanting your very own album- let me know!
Wedding albums are so important. They are your first family heirloom- a treasure that will be passed on to your children, and your children's children. So when I decided to find the perfect wedding album company- I feel in love with Red Tree Albums. They are timelessly elegant, yet stylish and so high quality. I typically offer my couples leather, but when I saw Red Tree's vibrant Costal Linen collection- I knew it was perfect for Mike and Amanda's beach wedding at The Flanders Hotel, in Ocean City, New Jersey. The linen color is named "seashell," and matches Amanda's bridal bouqet perfectly- meant to be.
See the gorgeous details below!
Hair and Makeup: Dollface by Monica
Florals: Brandy Weierbach
Cake: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
DJ: Brian Bangin
When I first met Kelsey and Rob, I was so excited- they were down-to-Earth and fun to be around and just adorable together. They were also getting married in the Winter! Winter weddings are far less common than a Fall or Summer wedding, so I was ecstatic... and lucky for us, there was a dusting of snow on their December wedding day. We started the day in the gorgeous bridal suite at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club for Kelsey's getting ready. Her girls, dressed in cranberry gowns, helped her get ready for her best day ever. Rob and the groomsmen, dressed in gray suits and matching holiday socks (so fun!). Kelsey and Rob met just outside of their reception area for their First Look, followed by their bridal party and family photos just before the sunset. Shortly after, their ceremony took place in the Oval Room, followed by dinner and dancing. I'll always remember the family ties at Kelsey and Rob's wedding. Their entire family was out on the dance floor, arm-in-arm, smiles, hugs, kisses, it was really magical to witness. Congratulations, Rob and Kelsey!
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On a rainy day, I constantly refreshed my weather app, hoping we wouldn't need to reschedule Geoff and Danielle's engagement session in Ocean City, New Jersey. We decided to go through with it even though rain was in the forecast. When I arrived that evening, it was raining- but just a little- the kind of rain where you're not sure whether your umbrella should be opened or closed. Geoff and Danielle said they were willing to brave the rain- so we did. It was pretty amazing because anybody who goes to Ocean City in the summer knows just how crowded it can be... well there was hardly anybody there. It was almost bizarre to see it so quiet, but it made for some amazing photos. We started on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City and then made our way up to the iconic boardwalk. Geoff knows just how to make Danielle laugh and watching them interact is so adorable. They both have such an amazing sense of humor and it makes me so excited to be a part of their wedding day.
When I first met Brittany and Brian on Skype, I immediately knew I really (really) wanted to document their wedding! They described their engagement- how Brian proposed to her on the three year anniversary of the date they met. That while they were deciding to spend their life together, they played Of Monsters and Men, and that they wanted to get married in a place that met so much to both of them throughout their lives- Avalon.
Brittany and Brian decided to start this new chapter of their life at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ. From the getting ready, to the ceremony, and the awesome party that followed- everything would take place there. It was a windy day, but there was sun (and lots of it) and Brian and Brittany were ready for their First Look on the beach, followed by their bridal party shots right on the beach as well. A heartfelt ceremony sealed their new beginning, followed by an amazing party in their honor. Enjoy all the gorgeousness of this light, beachy and fun aquamarine and tangerine wedding that Brittany and Brian worked so hard on!
Hair and Makeup Stylist: Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry
Venue: Windrift Hotel, Avalon, NJ
Wedding Coordinator: Michael Emens, Weddings Down the Shore
Florals: Coventry Crossing Florist
Cake: Stella Baking Company
Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!
Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.
When I saw there was a bridal show coming to The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ- I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The Flanders is one of my favorite places to shoot, and it's also where my husband and I were married four years ago- needless to say, it holds a very special place in my heart. The architecture is gorgeous, the staff is friendly, the food is delicious, and the hotel rooms will make you wonder if you could somehow live there forever.
So... what do you bring to a bridal show? Here's my list!
- various professionally printed canvases
-new prints for frames
-my Best of Weddings 2015 plaque from The Knot
-lots of delicious chocolate
-a cake stand to display my new adorable, mini business cards from Moo, and wedding collection packages
-fresh, pink flowers
-an iMac displaying my favorite work
I met some awesome fellow vendors, as well as some fun brides planning their dream weddings.
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I love everything about Heather & Tom's wedding plans. Their wedding will be my first December wedding and of course we are all hoping for just a pinch of those big, fluffy snowflakes that make for gorgeous photos- but not too many! I was so excited when Heather told me she wanted a snowy engagement session. We started watching the weather forecast and hoping for snow. It would be predicted... then it didn't snow, and again... and again... until finally one day IT HAPPENED! We met at a gorgeous location that Heather and Tom found, Carousel Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Highlights of their engagement session included a large party of feathered friends that crashed a couple of photos (see below), as well as a soft, dusk sky to end the session. Heather and Tom were willing to do just about anything to get the shot including not wearing jackets for quite some time, holding snow, and handling wildlife (well, almost). I'm so excited to see these two again, on their wedding day!
I love the winter nights- coffee, warm blankets, and blogging. I'm so happy I get to share the fabulous engagement session between Caitlin and Tom tonight. Caitlin and Tom choose the Brandywine State Park for their engagement session- little did I know how stunning of a setting they chose and how adorable the two of them are together. I knew I liked them from the very beginning- our FaceTime consultation. They showed me their two, adorable Yorkie pups, so I had to grab Pixel (my little old man Yorkie) and the rest is history- maybe we'll have a puppy play date soon... But seriously, Caitlin and Tom were amazing and we seriously shot until the sun went down... and then for ten more minutes after (or else I would have kept going). I cannot wait until their wedding in September at White Clay Creek!