We kicked off this wedding season during one of the most popular weekends on the Jersey Shore, Memorial Day weekend. Thousands of people flock the beaches and shore towns in our area but I was excited to be away from the crowds and coordinating Grace and Phil’s outdoor tented wedding in Oceanport.
The wedding was held in the backyard of Grace’s parents home, a place she said she always wanted to get married. The Lyttle’s home sits right on the bay in Oceanport, a beautiful view and the perfect place to be married. Grace and Phil wanted a simple reception, no frills just garden like and airy. We took this and ran with it by using simple lanterns and florals for the tables. Hand – calligraphed signs were used to guide guests to the backyard where they enjoyed refreshments before the ceremony. To make it even more perfect the ceremony took place with the backdrop of the bay and beautiful blue sky.
Cocktail hour was set along the water and beautiful raw bar display was on hand for guests to enjoy. Once the band began to play guests were ushered into the tent for great music and food. One thing you cannot control on wedding day is the weather and this was true for Grace and Phil. A storm front was moving in and because of the location of the tent so close to the water and surrounded by trees it was decided to evacuate the tent into the house. Luckily for us, the Lyttle’s home was spacious enough for their guests. The amazing vendor team working that day pitched in to help. The band set up in the living room and began to play requests from guests while the caterers set up bars and cocktails.
Once we got the all clear, Grace’s Dad led guests out of the house and back into the tent with a tradition that Grace’s maternal Grandfather used to do. It was the perfect entrance to get this party started again!
The guests danced the rest of the evening which turned out to be a gorgeous spring night. Congratulations Grace and Phil!
Planner | Mallory Weiss Planning
Photography | SRS Photography
Flowers | Petal Pushers and Magnolia
Music | Silver Arrow Band
Catering | Mumfords Catering
Rentals | Paul David Partywares
Tent | Prestige Party Rentals
Arbor | Rustic Drift
Invitations | Sofia Plus Abbie
Calligraphy Signs | The Shaded Maple
Transportation | Concorde Transportation
Hair and Makeup | Beautyfx