Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding :: Kayla + Frank
Kayla and Frank’s wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club was such a delight to capture!
Mallard Island Yacht Club is a picturesque venue for a summer wedding. Because of its location on the bay, you can enjoy the salty summer air and epic sunsets. The bridal suite is complete luxury. In addition to having a regal feeling bedroom, the bathroom is bigger than most apartments! Another special feature of this venue is the beautiful, bright chapel that juts out into the bay. Because it’s surrounded by water, it is the most romantic chapel we have ever seen.
The bride’s classic wedding makeup was done by Make Me Up Eva and her hair by Cassandra DeRosa. Kayla is a natural beauty but because she hired these two talented ladies, she looked absolutely flawless!
The bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses. In order to compliment their soft colors, the groomsmen wore navy tuxedos resulting in a modern spin on a classic look. The blush, ivory, and champagne color scheme is extremely popular this year. It is always a timeless choice.
Kayla has amazing taste and decided to have MDS design her flowers, creating stunning results. The brides bouquet was all white. The result of blending white peonies, roses, and baby’s breath was classic and elegant. In order to compliment the blush bridesmaids dresses, they added soft pink flowers to the centerpieces.
Because they did not want to miss their cocktail hour, Kayla and Frank decided on a first look. First, we photographed the couple privately so they could enjoy a few quite moments together. Next, we added the bridal party to the wedding photos. Because they had such a large bridal party, we decided to photograph them on the scenic dock. When they started getting silly and playful, I have to admit I was secretly praying no one fell into the bay!
Immediately following the ceremony, we quickly grabbed Kayla and Frank for five minutes of sunset photos. Because they timed their ceremony to end right at sunset, the lighting was perfect!
Kayla and Frank wanted a personalized feel to their wedding. In order to honor their loved ones who could not be present, they placed framed photos throughout the Yacht Club. In addition to a traditional memory table, they also arranged photos of their loved ones in a picture cabinet.
Because they wanted to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather, they hired a cigar roller during the reception. It seemed by the end of the night, all of the men were enjoying their cigars while sitting near the fire pits outside. After the cake cutting, there was an ice cream bar for the guests. We love how fun and colorful sprinkles are, so we decided to photograph the rings in them.
Last but not least, Kayla and Frank looked amazing, and were such a sweet and fun couple. Congrats!
Because of its beautiful backgrounds, Mallard Island Yacht Club is one the most picturesque wedding venues in New Jersey.
Immediately following their first look, the couple looked up to wave to their friends watching from the windows. How cute?
Because the reception had an ice cream bar, we thought it would be cute to photograph the rings in a pile of sprinkles.
Probably one of the cutest things ever is having your bridesmaids wear matching PJ’s during prep.
Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club
Florist: MDS Floral Designs
Makeup: Make Me Up Eva
Hair: Cassandra DeRosa
Videographer: Off BEET Productions
Officiant: Alexander Cruz
Band: Sound Image
Off BEET Productions is a boutique wedding event group located in the NJ/NY area and serving destination weddings worldwide. We specialize in natural, candid lifestyle photography; fun and playful music videos; unique wedding DJ entertainment; and a stylish, open air photo booth.
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