November 19, 2018
It’s not everyday that I get to work on a south Jersey wedding for one of my favorite vendors. But that’s exactly what happened last month. Jenn and Joe got married in October and it was such an honor to work with them! You see, I already knew Jenn and her mom. Marilyn is the owner of Kate & Ally’s one of my family’s favorite restaurants. And Jenn, her daughter, works as the maitre’d when they cater a wedding. So, we have had the chance to work together a number of times. When I found out Jenn was getting married, and needed a planner, I was stoked to be able to help!
Jump forward a few months into the planning process for this south Jersey wedding, as I was getting to know Jenn and Joe even better, and I discovered that Joe is an incredibly talented wood worker. Seriously, he’s an artist! If you like things wooden and handmade, you are going to want to follow him @wavesofgrain on Instagram. When I saw his work for the first time, I immediately knew I was going to ask him to make a custom surf board guest book for a couple I was working with over the summer. And the results, blew me away. When I met Joe to pick up the surfboard, I was also pleased (but not surprised) to find out that he was also as sweet as Jenn had described! He showed me around their home, pointing out all the custom wood projects. And then gave me a hug, “Cause I come from a family of huggers.” Seriously. They are an awesome couple.
Flash forward again, to the wedding itself, and I discovered (sometimes I’m a little slow to put two and two together) that Joe is the son of Arlene Schmid. When I first began my wedding planning business, Arlene had just retired from her’s. How sweet she was, sharing tips, advice, documents and work flows with me. We also each other quite a bit, because Arlene and Tracey (the florist at this wedding) are the team behind the Jersey Shore Wedding Association. And Tracy, the florist and guest at the wedding (way to pull double-duty), did an amazing job!
Jenn and Joe’s wedding day was a stunner. From the cream and burgundy details, to the adorable touching family moments: A flower girl in her aunt’s wedding shoes. A first look with the bride and all the men in her life! A ceremony with the most amazing sentimental moments built in. Like when the bride surprised the groom with a pre-recoded messaged played just before she walked down the aisle. And a reception with power smoke blowers and those light-up wavy things that their guests went NUTS for!
A great team of vendors worked together to bring the day’s details together. Stunning photography from Olive Eye Photography were just the tip of the iceberg! Now, slow you scroll and enjoy this recap of Jenn & Joe’s amazing south Jersey wedding!
Planner | Bogath Weddings & Events
Photographer | Olive Eye Photography
Videographer | Vacad Films
Ceremony & Reception Venue | 618 Restaurant
Florals | Rose Garden Florist
Officiant | Andrew Carreno
Florals |Rose Garden Florist
Wedding Cake |A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room
Entertainment | DJ Experts
Transportation | Lacey Limos
Photo Booth | Dance Party DJs
Hair | Sweet Hair Peace
Makeup | Makeup Me Eva
Tent | Ocean Tents
Wedding Dress Shop | Castle Couture
Wedding Dress Designer | Allure Bridals
Bridesmaids Dresses | Lulus
Groomsmen Attire | Dress Me Up
Invitations | Etsy
If you enjoyed scrolling through this south Jersey wedding as much as I enjoyed working on it, then you are not alone. Girlfriend, you have got to check out the work of Olive Eye Photography. She was so much fun to work with, incredibly professional and super talented. It’s the wedding vendor trifecta, AGAIN! And if you are interested in checking out some more work by the groom, check out this post where he crafted a stunning surfboard that Emily & Mike will use at the September 2019 wedding as a guest book!
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 & Melanie Cassie Photography
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