Clarks Landing New Jersey Wedding: Nicole and Jay

Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant, New Jersey hosted Nicole and Jay's super fun and beautiful New Year's Eve wedding. Nicole had been planning the wedding for well over a year, and I was so pleased to see the results and get to celebrate a fantastic couple's union with their family and friends! Oh and their adorable dog Brody too!

After meeting Nicole and her bridesmaids at their hotel for some getting ready and detail shots, we arrived at Clarks to get dressed and have a first look. It was hovering near freezing outside and mostly overcast, but everyone in the wedding party were such troopers while shooting outside on the bridge in Spring Lake. Sadly Hurricane Sandy destroyed all the boardwalks in the area, but we managed to get a few beach shots near the Black Trumpet in Spring Lake.

Clarks Landing was cozy and warm and set the stage for a super fun wedding that spanned well into 2013! The food was excellent, as I can truly say because unlike many other venues, Clarks treated the vendors to a fantastic meal with excellent service! So appreciated. Total Soul kept everyone dancing literally all night. The singer's Michael Jackson impressions, complete with sparkeley glove, were a big crowd pleaser! I just love seeing families out there dancing up a storm with one another. Just makes me happy. And to top it all off, Clarks waitstaff ended the night with a choreographed dance routine to Gangnam Style.

Nicole and Jay left the next morning for an amazing honeymoon adventure to Vietnam and Cambodia!

A special shout out to our second shooter Christine Belgiorno! Was great working and spending the holiday with her.

Venue: Clarks Landing
Band: Total Soul c/o Excel Entertainment
Officiants: Cantor Neil Berris and Reverend Paul Mayer
Invites and Paper Goods: Love Jessica Handmade Invitations
Flowers: Katydid Signature Floral and Event Design
Cake: Bovella’s Pastry Shoppe
Shuttles: Mosney Trails, and Driven by Excellence, 732.513.4330
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, Lakewood, NJ
Wedding Rings: His, Ross & Simons, & Hers, Mayfair Rocks
Ring Pillow: Cassandra Broomfield

Dress: Melissa Sweet Earrings: Nancy Ciccone

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Bracelet: Christina Garcia
Veil: Erica Koehler, The Lovely Bride
Belt wore as Headpiece: Shourouk at Stone Fox Bride
Wedding Gown Alterations: Ally’s Bridal & Tuxedo, 201.217.9711
Bride’s Makeup: The Bride
Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Lindsey Gemma,
Hair: Louise
Groom’s Tux: Baldwin Formals
Groomsmen Tux: Baldwin Formals
Bridesmaids Dresses: JLM Couture, Always A Bridesmaid, and Lotus Bridal