The weather was so unpredictable this summer! What started as a rainy afternoon cleared up just in time for Nicole & Jeff’s beautiful July beach wedding ceremony at Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey.
One of the reasons we love weddings at Ocean Place is because everything is in one spot so it makes it so easy for guests and the wedding party. The day started off with hair and makeup at the hotel, followed by a first look on the beach. Nicole & Jeff are such an easy going, sweet couple and it was so fun to watch them get their first glimpse of each other. After the first look, the wedding party was able to snap some photos on the beach before the rain moved in.
The ceremony took place on the beach, so guests were encouraged to take their shoes off, relax and enjoy the ceremony. Mason jars on Shepard hooks lined the aisle and an arch created by the bride’s family stood as the focal point.
After the ceremony guests headed inside for cocktail hour where they took in the beautiful views from the floor to ceiling windows and outdoor balcony. Next, guests made their way downstairs into the large, breathtaking ballroom. The centerpieces were made up of floral wreaths with lanterns or a tasteful floral arrangement, both created by the bride’s mom. Each place setting was a rock candy favor for guests that resembled sea glass in a bottle.
During the night, guests had plenty of opportunities to dance to the music by All Axcess Entertainment as they enjoyed the stationed buffet follow by cupcakes, cake and more sweet treats on the extensive dessert table. Nicole & Jeff both coach basketball, so instead of tossing the garter alone, they chose to toss a personalized basketball adorned with the garter.
Overall, guests and the happy couple had a blast and were able to celebrate continue the celebration after the reception at the hotel. We’re so happy for Nicole & Jeff and thankful to have been a part of their big day. Congrats Nicole & Jeff!!!!