The beauty of weddings is that every event is different. From style preferences and personal touches, to tradition and inspiration – each wedding is a unique product of the couple’s hard work and planning.
We asked Wedding Industry Pro, Tara, and Senior Financial Systems Analyst, Dustin, to take us on a visual tour of their wedding day. They celebrated their beautiful NJ Wedding on August 26th, 2017 at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Delran, NJ. Their Wedding Style was nautical and glam with some amazing DIY touches, and their color palate matched that perfectly.
Let’s walk through their day to see how they pulled it all together!
9:00 a.m. – Getting Ready
While Dustin spent the morning with his groomsmen at his mother’s home, Tara started her day at The Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill. Her bridal party joined her for hair and makeup, which was provided by Bella Angel Hair & Makeup.
2:00 p.m. – Photographer + Videographer Arrive
The couple’s Photographer, Todd Zimmerman of Pictures by Todd Photography, and Videographers, Doug and Lance of CineMotion4U, arrived for some getting ready photos and video at the hotel.
3:00 p.m. – First Look
The couple and their wedding party went downstairs for pre-ceremony photos and the bride and groom’s first look. The Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Flower Girls’ dresses, and the Bride’s Gown were all from David’s Bridal. The Groom and Groomsmen’s suits were from Men’s Wearhouse.
4:00 p.m. – Head to the Venue
Albert’s Limousine Service took the couple and their group to the Clarks Landing Yacht Club, where the couple would tie the knot. The rest of the pre-ceremony photos and amazing drone videos were taken in the venue’s garden and on the dock. Shortly after, their outdoor waterfront ceremony began.
5:30 p.m. – Ceremony
The setting couldn’t have been more appropriate for their nautical-themed nuptials. Their ceremony was officiated by Steve Meranus, long time friend of the couple and the owner of EBE Talent. The live musicians and ceremony sound amplification were also provided by EBE.
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour began in the venue’s pre-function space. The couple greeted their guests as they enjoyed Hors d’oeuvres from Clarks Landing Catering as well as live music and a photo booth by EBE. Guests also picked up their seating cards, which were DIY-printed by the bride, and placed in wooden stands that the groom made. Mason jars adorned with twine, blue and white ribbon, and wooden anchor cutouts were created by the bridal party for Tara’s Bridal Shower, and were repurposed for the cocktail space and filled with baby’s breath. The couple also chose to honor their loved ones who have passed on by setting out some special photos and a beautiful poem to acknowledge them on their special day.
7:30 p.m. – Reception
The sun had set, the reception doors opened, and the band was ready to party! EBE’s Barcelona played dance music that got all the couple’s guests right on the dance floor, where they would remain for most of the evening.
Keeping with their nautical theme, the couples’ cake by DiBartolo Bakery sat on a custom wooden dock made by the groom as another DIY win. Their centerpieces were a combination of DIY pieces collected and customized by the couple (spray painted wine bottles and wooden table numbers from Wedding Craft Shop, as well as a mix of lanterns and candles for a rustic glam look) and gorgeous fresh flowers and styling from Arrangements Unlimited. The Bride designed her own production and light show that tied it all together and set the mood for the night. She chose to elevate the band on a stage that was framed with wrapped truss towers, topped with intelligent lights, and scattered with pixel mapping freedom sticks. Amber uplights gave the room a stunning candle light glow.
The evening was an absolute show-stopper, overflowing with good vibes and filled with love. Congrats again, Tara and Dustin! #theyjustglick
Vendor List Recap
Getting Ready Hotel: The Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
Venue: Clarks Landing Yacht Club
Hair + Makeup: Bella Angel Hair & Makeup
Photographer: Pictures by Todd Photography
Photo Booth: EBE Talent
Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Transportation: Albert’s Limousine Service
Band: Barcelona, EBE Talent
Lighting Design: EBE Talent
Decor: DIY + Arrangements Unlimited
Wedding Cake: DiBartolo Bakery
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