November 9, 2023
Christina and Jake’s gorgeous Bonnet Island Estate summer wedding is one for the books. Held in the summer of 2023, Christina and Jake celebrated surrounded by their family, friends, and (of course) their pups! When I first began working with Christina and Jake, Christina shared with me her desire to get married at Bonnet Island Estate actually stemmed from childhood when she played concerts there for school. Both Christina and Jake love the northeast and the shore. Jake grew up spending most of his summers in Cape Cod and Christina is a bonafide Jersey girl.
Jake and Christina met as medical students. He was in medical school at Yale and she was at Rutgers. They were applying for residency training in neurosurgery, and they met out in Phoenix, AZ on a rotation. They both ended up loving the rotation so much and were lucky enough to be hired as co-residents out in Arizona. Neurosurgery residency is seven years long. They became fast friends, and did not begin dating till our 3rd year of training. They have loved exploring the southwest while living in Arizona. Jake planned a weekend trip to Zion National Park to hike Angel’s Landing (a very challenging, steep trail that requires hikers to climb using chains to reach the summit). Jake had done the hike before but Christina had not and was more than a bit scared. Jake was so patient that day and together they it all the way to the top where he proposed! Secretly, he had hired a photographer to climb to the top early in the morning and wait for the big moment.
Christina and I worked together to incorporate lots of fun details into their Bonnet Island Estate summer wedding. My favorite, she planned for fresh shaves for the groom and all the groomsmen the morning of the wedding. But hands down, my favorite detail was the monogram crest designed by Wouldn’t It Be Lovely featuring their dogs, Zik and Atlas.
Planner | Bogath Weddings & Events
Photographer | Pat Furey Photography
Videographer | Flagship Studios
Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue | Bonnet Island Estate
Catering | Merri-Makers Catering
Bar & Beverage | Neptune Wines & Liquors
Ceremony & Reception Entertainment | Be The Good, DJ Nick Cavaleri
Cocktail Hour Entertainment | Pelagos Entertainment
Florals | Lily in the Valley Florist
Candle Rentals | Detail + Design
Hair | Top Knots by Aimee
Makeup | Beauty on Location NJ
Wedding Cake | The Bake Works
Transportation | Shooboo Trolley & Shuttle Co.
Invitations & Day-of Signage | Wouldn’t It Be Lovely
Mobile Bar | The Roving Bar
Barber Service | Doorbell Barbers
Wedding Dress Shop | White House Bride
Wedding Dress Designer | Ines di Santo
Bride’s Shoes | Freya Rose London
Bridesmaids Dresses | BHLDN
Groom’s Attire | Indochino
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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