Real Weddings: A Nautical Wedding in Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Are we the only ones counting down until the summer? Today’s latest “Real Weddings” took place in LBI and the photos will give you beach envy. Of course, the lovely bright blue color the couple chose as their wedding colors will remind you of the ocean and summer days. 

The photographer states that John and Carmella were so kind, light-hearted and incredibly sweet together.  Aww! As you’ll see in this post (and the next highlighting their wedding), the couple had a gorgeous beach/nautical wedding in LBI.  












Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
Florist: Designs By Linda in Hamilton and New Egypt, New Jersey
Wedding Dress: David Tutera at Castle Couture in Manalapan, New Jersey
Hair: Lindsay Holup
Makeup: The Finishing Touch
Ceremony: Saint Aloysius Church in Jackson, New Jersey
Reception Venue: The Stateroom of Long Beach Island
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Cake: Carlo’s Bakery
Videography: Studio 94
Photobooth: Jersey Photo Booth
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groom’s attire: Brooks Brothers
Invitations: Minted

Real Weddings: A Gold New Year’s Eve Wedding in Bucks County, Pennsylvania Part Two


Alaura & Steven’s New Year’s Eve wedding was a magical night for both of them. After their first looks at their alma mater (see the first part of their wedding here), the two headed to Peddler’s Village for some gorgeous winter wedding pictures. Peddler’s Village is a historic village with charming colonial-style buildings with award winning gardens, and distinctive shopping, dining, and lodging right in Bucks County. The two even got some fireworks pictures courtesy of Sesame Place before heading to the ceremony and reception site at Falls Manor Catering and Special Events in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Such a gorgeous wedding and equally gorgeous couple! 
















See the first part of their wedding here!

Photography: We Do Photography
Hair: Designs by Dani V.
Makeup: Make Me Glam
Bridal Party Flowers: A Fashionable Flower Boutique in Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca
Party Pictures: Peddler’s Village
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Falls Manor Catering & Special Events in Bristol, PA
Balloons and Centerpieces: Flower & Balloon Creations by Julia
Cake: UNIK Cakes


Real Weddings: A University of Valley Forge Winter Wedding

Anna and Ethan met while having coffee at the student success center at the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, so it was only natural (and extra special) to have their wedding there.  They chose the little Mason Chapel on campus for their ceremony because they loved the history of the building, the intimate size, and the beautiful stained glass windows. 

The photographer, Kate Serbin, stated that a snow and ice storm kept them from driving into downtown Phoenixville as planned for wedding photos, but the university had compassion on them and let them use the lovely library for their photos. The library was extra special to the bride who had majored in history and always loved the building. As you can see, the photos looked amazing-who knew that books could provide such a stunning and unique backdrop? 

Ceremony venue | University of Valley Forge (Mason Chapel building)
Photo location | Storms Research Center (in University of Valley Forge)
Reception venue | North Coventry Fire Company Hall
Bride’s shoes | Kate Spade NY Keds
Dress | David’s Bridal
Hair pins | Charming Charlie
Florist | Lalonie’s Heavenly Flowers (Birdsboro, PA)
Caterer | Italian Delite (Birdsboro, PA) and Moyers Catering (Boyertown, PA)
DJ | Mark Lerario from Affordable Music DJs
Groom & Groomsmen attire | Studio Suits
Bride’s Wedding Ring | Andrew Douglass Jewelry
Groom’s Wedding Band | Saferingz
Wedding Cake | April Sweets
Photographer | Kate Serbin of Freckled Perspective







  • Wedding favors for a
  • Succulents for weddi
  • A semi-naked wedding
  • We love this rustic
  • A semi-naked wedding
  • Her dress- Lace cap-
  • Real Weddings: a cou
  • Philadelphia engagem
  • Engagement session i
  • Instead of lighting
  • A violin player for
  • A Christmas Wedding
  • Get married around C