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.Pin It