August 10, 2021
When I received the wedding photo gallery from Lauren & Ben’s Barnegat Lighthouse micro-wedding in my inbox from Ann Coen’s associate photographer, Ryan Johnson, my first thought was… OMG… it made me so exceptionally happy to be able to go through them. I feel like these two got the sunset of a lifetime on the day it counted most! During planning, we actually spent a lot of time working on the day’s timing to maximize a sunset and the view. Never did I imagine that Mother Earth would come through with such blazing results.
Lauren and Ben wanted to plan a Barnegat Lighthouse Micro-Wedding at the gazebo in the shadow of Ol’Barney to occur right in the middle of their family vacation. LBI has a special place in their hearts and they couldn’t think of a better time or way to celebrate their love. While planning with them, it became ever more clear the bond and love they share with one another (and their dog, Dusty).
Our plans included a ceremony at the gazebo filled with stunning flowers from Reynolds Garden Shop, which we repurposed after the ceremony to add to the set up for their intimate wedding dinner for 14 guests, in the backyard of their home. Picture a small tent, bistro string lights, simple florals and a delicious dinner catered by The Delaware Oyster House. The ceremony was designed around a palette of muted seascape blues and purples that would be highlighted by wild flower bouquet and rentals from Rustic Drift.
Planner | Bogath Weddings & Events | Corie Jane Taylor, Lead Day-Of
Photographer | Ann Coen Studio | Ryan Johnson
Videographer | Tony Coon Films
Ceremony Venue | Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Gazebo
Reception Venue | 122 16th Street, Ship Bottom
Ceremony Music | Ceremonious Strings
Officiant | Jake Centra
Florals | Reynolds Garden Shop
Reception Rentals | Ocean Tents
Ceremony Rentals | Rustic Drift
Hair & Makeup | Lavish
Wedding Dress Shop | Davids Bridal
Groomsmen Attire | Kenneth Cole
Wedding Cake | Sweet Melissa The Goodness Cafe
Thank you to the photographers who allow us to use their images on our site:
Ashley Mac Photographs, Heather Palecek Photography, Idalia Photography, Jessica Erb Photography, Susan Elizabeth Photography, Delaney Dobson Photography, Ann Coen Photography, Lovesick Inc., K Hulett Photography & Melanie Cassie Photography
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