August 18, 2011

Five Year Anniversary

Five years ago today I married my best friend.  Our wedding day was one of the happiest of my life.

We were married at Bonnet Island Estate in LBI - New  Jersey.

I designed the wedding programs myself. Love how they turned out!

Our ceremony took place in a rustic boathouse. It was brought piece by piece from New England and rebuilt on the grounds.

There were 15 guest suites at the Estate where our family and friends stayed.  I painted these little wooden flip flops and hung them on our guests' door with raffia as a little welcome!

I gave my bridesmaids beach bags filled with J Crew flip flops (for dancing later), big beach towels, and a book picked especially for them. They also received a wooden
jewelry box that I painted filled with tiny shells and a
silver starfish bracelet to wear during wedding.

Our ceremony was performed by a Pastor we only met
once before the big day.  I knew he was the one when 
I saw his email address was "thesurfingrev"!   

Each tiny starfish was hot glued onto the place cards. 
My Dad will tell you that was no easy task!

We wanted to bring a little piece of Scott's hometown, Bridgehampton, NY,  into the wedding so while
visiting we drew numbers in the sand at the beach
and photographed them to use a table numbers.

The inside of the ballroom was built to look like
the inverted hull of a ship - so beautiful!

We used an old crab trap that my brother, sister and I
used to catch crabs when we were kids to collect cards.

Instead of a guestbook guests wrote their
well wishes directly on sand dollars. 
Displayed in this big glass jar I look at these every day.

I wanted our wedding favors to be not only something people
would like but something that was represented the location
of our wedding - what better than salt water taffy! 
I had these labels designed and actually sent the artist a photo of Scott's tie so she could draw it accurately.

happy day.  happy life. very lucky girl. 
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Natalie said...

Fabulous time at a fabulous wedding! Happy Anniversary!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Happy anniversary, I have so enjoyed looking at your photos. What a beautiful wedding. Em x

PrairieGarden-Liane said...

what a beautiful wedding and venue!
Happy Anniversary :-)

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