Weddings

May 13, 2020

Tented Summer Wedding | Kelly + Mark

Kelly + Mark | Oceanport NJ | Full Wedding Planning

Bride and Groom holding eachother

Kelly and Mark’s tented summer wedding kicked off our 2019 wedding season and I must say, what a way to start the season! Tented weddings may be one of our favorite weddings styles, especially in summer.

Kelly and Mark’s tented wedding took place at Kelly’s parents home in Oceanport, NJ. A private home wedding gives the event a more personal feel and allows us endless opportunities to be creative. For Kelly and Mark’s wedding, we were able to utilize the entire property including the inside of the home. This allowed guests to flow freely and easily through cocktail hour.

Continue on to read more about this beautiful couple and their memorable tented wedding.

Kelly and Mark up 3 miles from each other, but never met until Mark’s last semester at Lehigh University where they both attended college. It was the first weekend back from winter break and everyone was crowded into the favorite karaoke bar off campus. After begging her friends to leave with her, Kelly gave up and just left by herself. Best decision she ever made because after finding safety at a table with some friends she saw there, She was introduced to Mark.

After mentioning that she was in charge of social events for the Women’s lacrosse team. Mark quickly confirmed that he was the social head for the track team and that they should schedule a party together! (Mark was not the social head btw..) They chatting the rest of the night and eventually started dating.

The Proposal

Mark told Kelly a number of times that his younger brother wanted them to double date at a NJ winery with him and his new girlfriend to get to know her better. They headed to NJ, went to the beach, and came back to Kelly’s parent’s house to shower and get ready for the “winery”.

Mark went to sit on the patio with a beer as Kelly finished getting ready. Kelly headed outside with her freshly opened beer for herself to meet Mark. When Mark saw Kelly coming he abruptly stood up, took her beer, and flung it onto the lawn. In shock, Kelly said “that was a full beer!” and stared after her emptying bottle on the grass. When she looked back at him, he was on one knee. As their family and friends began trickling in, Kelly finally realized they weren’t going to a winery.

The Wedding

The MWP team loves a tented wedding, especially when it is at a clients home. For Kelly, it was always her dream to be married at her parents home. She even created a hand drawing of the home for her wedding save the dates!

Wedding save the date and invitation
Groom getting ready
Bride getting ready
Bride and groom getting married
Bridal party
Bride portrait
Bride and Groom formals
Bride Formal
Aerial shot
Wedding reception details
Wedding Beer wall and cocktail hour music
Mirror seating chart
Bride and Groom kissing

Wedding Day Team

Planner | Mallory Weiss Planning
Photographer | J&R Photography
Videographer | Color Room Films
Flowers | Cassandra Shah Flowers
Hair | Sweet Hair Peace

Makeup | Kelly McGee Makeup

Catering | Falco’s Catering
Entertainment | Silver Arrow Band
Rentals | Paul David Partywares
Cocktails | Cocktail Caravan Bar
Mirror Seating Chart | The Shaded Maple
Tent | Prestige Party Rental

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