I think I need to start off these fabulous Atlantic City nuptials with a little announcement: This is not a dream. Just a friendly reminder before you jump into these stunning images by Atlantic NJ wedding photographer Kay English and second shooter Vanessa Joy, because this wedding is beyond dreamy and then some. One filled to the brim with insanely gorgeous shoes, glorious peonies and vibrant aqua blue accents. And when you see the DIY wedding cake, you’ll seriously need to pinch yourself. And the best part? There is so much more in the gallery!
From the Bride…Bobby and I both share a love for the water, and when we arrived at One Atlantic, we knew that this was going to be our wedding venue. Far out on the end of Caesars Pier, we felt transported to a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With the Atlantic City skyline in the background, waves crashing on the shoreline, and the boardwalk buzzing with excitement, we felt that this venue embodied us as a couple.
The modern venue with clean lines and minimalist design, was the perfect setting for our unique style and vision. With my art background, and Bobby’s carpentry skills, we took advantage of this blank canvas and really made the space our own. From my homemade wedding cake to custom welcome sign and frame collage, Bobby and I had a very hands-on approach to planning our special day. We also created hand-painted aqua vases, vintage birdcages and ruffled clam shells, adorned with glossy white driftwood, tulle and fuchsia flowers. The varying textures of the centerpieces were accented by the warm light emanating from mercury glass votives that popped against the black and white Waverly table linens. Our guests enjoyed boardwalk treats, like saltwater taffy and cotton candy at our candy buffet. The event was a marriage between the old and new, incorporating classic details that captured the nostalgia of Atlantic City, as well as the modern touch of a present- day couple.
The colors of my wedding were fuchsia, aqua, black and white. My dress was both modern in its details and textures, yet classic in it’s silhouette. The tiered skirt mimicked the waves of the ocean. My bridesmaids wore black cocktail dresses, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s style in ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” They each wore a different brooch, with vintage stud earrings, and fuchsia satin peep toe pumps with bow accents. Our bouquets were primarily fuchsia peonies in clouds of aqua tulle. Bobby wore a black tuxedo with suspenders, pocket square, and black skinny tie. While the groomsmen wore matching tuxedos with aqua ties that were varying designs.
Our favorite moment of the night, was our first dance. It was the first time we were able to speak alone and reflect on the day, the ceremony, our hard work, and most importantly our love for one another. Holding each other in our arms, we felt as though we were the only ones in the room. At this moment we finally felt complete.
Wedding Photography: Kay English Photography / Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: One Atlantic / Catering: One Atlantic / Floral Design & Decor: Gerad’s Florist & Decorators / DJ: Steve & Co. / Wedding Videography: Exterastep Video / Second Photographer: Vanessa Joy / Wedding Gown: Jim Hjelm via Exquisite Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Lauren Jones via Nordstrom / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung