Joyful Outdoor Wedding at Brant Beach Yacht Club • Delaney Dobson Photography + Rustic Drift


Well friends, it's LOVE week and there's no better way to kick it off than with this joyful summer wedding at Brant Beach Yacht Club from Delaney Dobson Photography + Rustic Drift. Laura + Kyle's vision for a big, fun, outdoor wedding on Long Beach Island was brought to life by some incredible vendors, and from the endless smiles on their faces, you know these two had the time of their lives. From the driftwood arbor covered in flowers and the reclaimed beer tap wall to the pink ice cream truck and VW photobooth bus , no detail was left unnoticed, and these two quite literally had the wedding of a lifetime. 

From Delaney: When they got engaged, Laura + Kyle shared the same vision of a big, fun, outdoor wedding on Long Beach Island. As they began putting their guest list together, they realized they were limited to venues with outdoor options that could hold their wedding size. That's when they decided to get creative. Laura + Kyle selected Brant Beach Yacht Club, nestled on a quiet back road on LBI along the Barnegat Bay. On a good day, this venue has unbeatable panoramic sunsets and the perfect sea breeze. At our first meeting we discussed incorporating a ton of their personal touches and DIY elements into their big day. Additionally, they wanted to have an outdoor cocktail hour on the bay beach and patio at the club and then the majority of their reception on the back deck under string lights surrounded by the sounds of a live band. Definitely something that hadn't been before in this space but not unattainable by any means.

Both surfers, Laura + Kyle had their hearts set on a beach wedding under Rustic Drift’s driftwood arbor adorned in florals by Lily in the Valley. The weather all week called for rain. We did multiple venue walkthroughs and discussed rain plans. On the morning of June 3rd, the rain came in hard and blew out to sea as fast as it came in, perfectly clearing the skies, for the most flawless wedding day weather. Laura + Kyle's DIY elements left an everlasting impression on all their guests from their hand-built tap wall and corn hole game to the invitations, seating chart, table numbers and hand-lettered signage. Nothing went unnoticed and every detail was perfectly captured by Delaney Dobson Photography.

If you are looking for a super fun wedding insert some of their vendors into your day: Photobooth Planet's VW photo booth "Bella", an ice cream sandwich truck by Lexylicious and music by Bachelor Boys Band. I like to call this the funniest outdoor indoor wedding ever.

One of the best parts of Day of Coordinating is really getting to know the couples I work with. I hear the vows and toasts, see the first look, first kiss and first dance but above all I get to feel the love that all the guests feel between the bride and groom. Laura + Kyle have defied the odds living across the country from each other for years while Laura finished medical school. On their wedding day they beat the weather, and before that they beat the distance between them. I'm so happy they are finally married because it's obvious, together is where they belong.

Featured Vendor: Planner + Vintage Rentals Rustic Drift
Photographer: Delaney Dobson Photography | Venue: Brant Beach Yacht Club | Florist: Lily in the Valley Florist | Baker: LexyLicious  | Caterer: Taste Catering | LIQUOR:Neptune Liquors | Specialty Rentals: Rustic Drift | Rentals: Ocean Tents | VW Photobooth: Photobooth Planet | HMU: A Louer by Elan | Band :Bachelor Boys Band | Second Shooter: Cynee Photography