March 1, 2022
Samantha and Brennan reached out to me last fall to begin planning for their Long Beach Island backyard wedding. We ended up working on not just their stunning tented backyard wedding on Barnegat Bay in Brant Beach, but also the planning for the couple’s rehearsal dinner and welcome party at DaddyOs. The end result was a weekend full of love, laughter, family, not a little bit of partying… a lot!
Samantha and Brennan recently renovated their home and loved the idea of getting married there. Our first project together was to design a tent layout that could seamlessly integrate their home and the beach on Barnegat Bay. We worked with Ocean Tents to create the “venue,” from the ground up. A series of three tents that worked to cover the property and extend over the beach. The tents were designed twinkle lights around the edges and with draped interiors to cover the metal frame. With the venue built, wedding planning then moved to florals and stationary deign. We worked with Britt Larson, owner of Crisp Designs on Paper, to create the most amazing invitation suite, signage and details. To complement the stationary, and custom watercolor map, we added signage and day-of details like ceremony programs, menus and the cutest match boxes. The design included stunning florals with Reynolds Garden Shop. Show stopping floral installations were suspended in two parts of the tent. As guests entered, there was an 8-foot long suspended piece filled with bleached greenery, roses, and greenery. In the waterfront section, we suspended metal orbs with florals and greenery to match with out begin to matchy-matchy. We added clusters of large lanterns and florals to the bulkhead lining the beach along with cushions to create additional seating.
The wedding was held at the ceremony at the 68th Street pavilion in Long Beach Township. From there, guests were transported to the reception at the couple’s home. Kate & Ally’s created multiple food stations for the cocktail style reception. Entertainment was provided by guitarist Ted Hammond and DJ Nick Cavalari from Be the Good Entertainment.
Wedding Planning | Bogath Weddings & Events
Catering | Kate & Allys
Tents | Ocean Tents
Photographer | Nina | Off Beet Productions
Videographer | Off Beet Productions
Photo Booth | Off Beet Productions
Ceremony Venue | The Ocean | 68th Street, Brant Beach NJ
Ceremony Music | Ceremonious Strings
Cocktail Hour Entertainment | Ted Hammock
Reception Entertainment | Be the Good, Inc. | NickCavaleri
Officiant | Joe Mangino
Florals | Reynolds Garden Shop
Hair & Makeup | Lavish
Wedding Dress Shop | Designer Loft Bridal Salon NYC
Wedding Dress Designer | Rosa Clara
Ring Bearer Attire | J Crew
Groomsmen Attire | Canali
Invitations | Crisp Designs on Paper
Mobile Cigar Bar | The Mobile Cigar Lounge
Trike Tap Bar | The Barrel Mobile Bar
Ceremony & Specialty Reception Rentals | Rustic Drift
Wedding Cake | Sweet Melissa Goodness | Boutique Bakery
Transportation | Arrive in Style
If you are as amazed as I am by those stunning florals, you have to check out my vendor spotlight on Samantha and Brennan’s florist, Reynolds Garden Shop.
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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