Jillian and Justin’s Beach Haven Wedding

Jill and Justin had a clear vision for their Beach Haven wedding. Together, they pulled together an awesome team of vendors who worked to create a gorgeous wedding day filled with beautiful details, great dessert for their human guests and their dogs! They chose a simple color palette of green and classic blue with design elements that tied in with their historic venue’s design and the ocean-garden hybrid setting. Jill found inspiration in the sign hanging outside their venue, The Gables, and chose to use the green vines as a repeating design element.

Jill and Justin began their Beach Haven wedding weekend at the LBI Historical Society Museum. The couple was able to use the space the night before to host a shark-attack themed welcome party honoring the anniversary of New Jersey’s infamous shark attacks that inspired the movie Jaws. Guests were given small craft paper gift bags, DIY’d by the bride, with a simple navy and white ribbon plus a tag. Each bag included a “hangover recovery kit” and a canned coffee beverage (this couple loves their coffee) and a sparkling water. The bag also included a schedule for the weekend designed by the bride that matched the design on their invitation. It also included a map drawn by Crisp Designs by Britt, of the island including locations important to the couple, their venue, and a cute illustration of their arbor on the beach where they would get married the next day. A few minutes before the night ended, Jill and Justin snuck away from the party to light some sparklers and take a few more photos. One of their wedding planner’s favorite things is to remind couples that there is not a lot of time on their wedding day that they will spend alone. This surprises most couples. But Jill and Justin planned a number of moments for them to spend together as just a couple (even if their wedding planner and photographer were there too).

Reception Venue: The Gables\\Bakery: Maison de PawZ\\Bakery: Parker’s Crazy Cookies\\Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent\\Shoes: Valentino\\Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brooks Brothers\\Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo\\Photo Booth Equipment: VW Booth Bus\\Other: Lucky’s Bed and Biscuit\\Calligrapher: The Shaded Maple\\Invitation Designer: Minted\\Equipment Rentals: Ocean Tents & Party Rentals\\Equipment Rentals: Rustic Drift\\Floral Designer: Reynolds Garden Shop\\Musicians: Steven Kramer-Pianist\\Other: Rick’s Cartoons\\DJ: Unforgettable DJ’s\\Musicians: Ceremonious Strings\\Bakery: Sweet Avenue Bake Shop\\Bakery: Milk Bar\\Specialty Foods: Lisa’s Candy Buffet\\Cinema and Video: Tanner Larson Media\\Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey\\Hair Stylist: Jennifer Pinney\\Makeup Artist: Kelly Cunningham\\Makeup Artist: Amber XEdge\\Dress Designer: Oscar De La Renta\\Beauty: Lavish Salon\\Other: Sassy Celebrations\\Event Planner: Bogath Weddings and Events\\Photographer: K Hulett Photography