Sea Isle City | Paige + Derek | Destination Wedding

You all know that I LOVE a good destination wedding and it’s always a bonus when the beach is involved (Hello Sea Isle City, New Jersey!!). Adding Derek and Paige to the mix of sunset and sand was a recipe for perfection. Not to mention one of the highlights being, capturing the wedding party dance the night away in Sea Isle City baseball caps. Soooo much fun! I hope you enjoy catching a glimpse in to this bride and groom’s day as much as I did.

 Sea Isle City

Planning a wedding can be stressful and exhausting but then your long awaited day comes and everything just makes sense.  All that time before hand, working on pulling of the perfect celebration that matches both your love and commitment to each other, as well as your style, can be a daunting task.  Paige and Derek found it ALL when they found The Yacht Club in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. It was a breathtaking venue that had everything necessary to celebrate their love while embracing their personalities.  Just wait until you see Derek and his groomsmen with their Sea Isle baseball caps.

wedding dress and shoes | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerLace detail wedding gown | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerWedding venue details and flowers | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride's shoes | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride gets ready for wedding day | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride getting in to dress with mother | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride with bouquet | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Dress is from, Bianka Bridal, Grand Rapids, MI.  Designer: Tara Keely

What They Want To Remember Most

When I talked to Paige and Derek about their day, it was clear they love to have FUN and cherish their time together doing just that. Derek said that the thing he wants to remember most about the day is, “Doing an entrance dance with Paige.”  See, I told you they like to have fun. How cute are they?!  When I asked Paige the same, she had a harder time narrowing it down with so many moments being a favorite from the day but she says, “Finally being able to take a deep breath and realize that I said ‘I do’ to my best friend and love of my life in front of the most important people in my life.”  Both agreed that the thing they didn’t ever want to forget form their wedding day is the happiness and love that was felt for and from family and friends.

Groom and what to wear | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Groom 3 piece suit | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerGroom in suit and socks for wedding day | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerGroom getting dressed | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Groom's watch, sock, cufflinks and tie. Groom's wedding accessories | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBridesmaid robes and mugs | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerFlower girl dresses | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Bridesmaid dresses | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Bride and groom first look | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

The Honeymoon

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with vacationing in the carribean, or in Paige and Derek’s case, honeymooning. Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica was just the place to unwind from all the distractions and PERFECT for the two of them to focus on enjoying one on one time. Sounds like a dream!

Wedding ceremony announcement | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

father walks bride down the aisle | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographerwedding ceremony | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerRight before I do | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding Ceremony chairs | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerKiss the bride | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Family gathers outside wedding for family wedding photos | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer family wedding photos | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Trolley backdrop for wedding photos | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerFootprints in the sand | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBaseball caps for wedding gifts to groomsmen | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerGroomsmen on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Best man, groom and groomsmen in baseball caps on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Groom's wedding party on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Suits for groomsmen | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Bridesmaids and groomsmen and what to wear on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer bride and groom take walk on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Beach wedding photos | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Wedding party on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Bridesmaids on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Bridesmaids dresses | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
bridesmaid dresses and shawls | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Bridesmaids bouquets | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding photos on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Bride and groom on the shore of the ocean | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerRomantic wedding beach photos | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding photos on the beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride and groom kiss on beach | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Shawl with wedding dress | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerOcean, beach and footprints on wedding day | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Beach with fence for wedding | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

The Gifts

A surprise candlelight dinner on the honeymoon was not only a unique gift to have received but also very well thought out. The newlywed pair loved all of their gifts, of course, and were grateful for everyone’s generosity but this one definitely stuck out. They definitely enjoyed this gift.

View from the YAcht Club Sea Isle City | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Sea Isle City Baseball cap | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer The Yacht Club Table details | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Sea Isle City Yacht Club Table Decor Details | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding table decor | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Beach theme wedding decor | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Romantic sunset wedding | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerSunset wedding hug | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer
Sunset through hands | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Groom kisses the bride | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding Toast | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Grand entrance wedding | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerWedding toast at the yacht club in Sea Isle City | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerToasting the bride and groom | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride and groom raise glasses in a toast | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride's parents | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride and groom dance | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride and groom's first dance | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerBride and groom take on the dance floor | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride and groom embrace on the dancefloor | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride dances | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride and groom kiss | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerGroom plays drums | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding party dances | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Bride and father dance and groom dances with mother | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Congratulations toast | Brooke Bakken | Wedding PhotographerJust Married | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer Wedding party on dance floor | Brooke Bakken | Wedding Photographer

Let me capture your favorite memories from your wedding day. Contact me for info and I’ll make sure you don’t forget a single moment.

XOXO

 

 

VENDORS:

VENUE |Yacht Club of Sea Isle City; Heather Garrabrant

FLORIST | Leigh Florist, (856) 547-1090, events@leighflorist.com (Denise)

CAKE | Doughnuts from MaryAnne’s Pastry Shop, Sea Isle City

HAIR STYLIST/MAKE UP ARTIST | Daneene Jensen & Associates, daneene@daneenemakeup.com

ETSY |Bilges Creations – shawl

WeddingCollection – flower girl dresses

TravelingTreeDesign – bridal shower personalized coffee mugs

LavenderByJurgita – headpiece

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