May 5, 2022
This blog post was a long time coming, but OMG, totally worth the wait!!! Today, I am recapping last fall’s issue of Bay Magazine and the styled shoot we did to create Holiday Inn Mainland Wedding inspiration. Here’s what’s really nutty. We actually planned and shot this during the summer of 2020! And we did it during Hurricane Isaias!!! Yup, you might remember the early August 2020 hurricane (like we needed more turmoil to add to that year)! It rolled up the east coast as a category one. Thankfully there was very little damage. Because the shoot was planned inland at the Holiday Inn Mainland in Manahawkin, it was safe. One tiny hiccup… we lost power! But there was enough battery powered lighting and emergency lighting that everything still went off without a hitch, with increased drama! And LeAnna Theresa Photography nailed it! It would not have been possible without the fairy tale driven inspiration taken to heart be Reynolds Garden Shop and Everyday Fancy’s amazing table scape.
Our real life couple was also just so sweet to work with. They were planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean later that year, and so they didn’t mind modeling and dressing up in a wedding style that was 180 degrees different from what they were going to do the following February. The end results still blow my mind. None of it would have been possible without this amazing team of vendors.
PLANNER | Bogath Weddings & Events
PHOTOGRAPHER | LeAnna Theresa Photography
HAIR | Lavish Salon
CROWN | Be Something New
MAKEUP | Make Me Up Eva
JEWELRY | Atlantic City Jewelry
INVITATIONS | Crisp Designs on Paper
RECEPTION VENUE | The Holiday Inn Mainland
FLORIST | Reynolds Garden Shop and Floral Market
SIGNAGE & CALLIGRAPHY | Karson & Co.
RENTALS | Everyday Fancy
MODELS | Gabby Rapp & Cody Schmutz
BRIDE’S DRESS SHOP | Free Love Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE | The Black Tux
If you are interested in checking out another Holiday Inn Mainland Wedding that we planned, check out Ginny and Richard’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration from a few years ago.
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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