Mondays are always the toughest, but we promise that this spring wedding from Jennifer Lam Photography will make you smile (and maybe shed a tear). Jeannie + Chris could not wait to spend the rest of their lives together, and their May wedding at the Molly Pitcher Inn was elegant, timeless and completely romantic. From their classic invitation suite and Jeannie's lace dress, to the gorgeous spring blooms and nautical touches, everything was thoughtfully planned and absolutely beautiful. If we had to pick a favorite part, it would have to be Jeannie's first look with her dad and the way in which she honored her mother in her dress and with her bouquet. Our loved ones are never from our hearts, even on wedding days.
From Jennifer: Chris always knew that Jeannie was the one. He purchased a stunning ring and planned on proposing to Jeannie on the beach. The beach was typically quiet and he thought it would be the perfect private spot to ask her to marry him. He picked Jeannie up and anxiously drove to the beach. New Jersey had just missed a nearby hurricane, and the evidence from the storm had brought reporters and visitors to the beach that day. Chris recalled that there were people everywhere. He kept driving further and further down the beach hoping she wouldn't become suspicious, and finally pulled over. He just couldn't wait any longer to ask her. They walked onto the beach as the sun finished setting and the sky started to become dark. Luckily, the ring box came with a small light inside. When Chris got down on one knee and opened the ring box is literally glowed! Jeannie said YES! and they began planning their May wedding.
Jeannie & Chris were married at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, New Jersey. The day had many personal DIY touches including a special reserved seat at the ceremony which displayed a photo of the bride and her mom, and bouquet charm for Jeannie's late mother. My favorite detail from the day was the heart shaped patch that Jeannie sewn to the underside of her wedding dress. The patch held a handwritten note from the bride's mom that was printed to fabric and sewn into Jeannie's dress as her something blue. Jeannie and her dad shared a first look and it was so sweet to see their reactions - even I cried!
In much the same way that weather had changed their plans for the proposal, strong winds and rain had moved their outdoor ceremony indoors. This certainly did not dampen their spirits. Both Jeannie & Chris were equal parts relaxed and excited to be marrying the love of their life! Their closest family and friends gathered at the ceremony to watch Jeannie & Chris promise to love each other forever.
After the ceremony, guests celebrated with the happy couple at their high energy reception. Gorgeous florals, romantic lighting, and great music flooded the space. Chris dominated the dance floor along with the flower girls and the ring bearer and everyone had a great time.
Photographer: Jennifer Lam Photography | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Floral Designer: Designs by Dara | Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva | Invitation Designer: Minted | DJ: Off The Chart Entertainment | Bridesmaid Dresses: Ralph Lauren | Dress Designer: Stella York | Hair Stylist: Sweet Hair Peace | Dress Store: The Barefoot Bride | Event Venue: The Molly Pitcher Inn | Cake Designer: Ye Olde Pie Shoppe