This Jersey girl hit the road when she was looking for a change and ended up in Kentucky for a teaching job. Far from home, and in a setting that is the opposite of a small shore town, Lisa’s friends came for a weekend visit to get her out on the town. And just like that, at a bar down the street from her new Kentucky apartment, Lisa met Conor.
After three years of dating, the couple was vacationing in New Orleans when Conor proposed on the waterfront at sunset. This couple ended up back in Jersey for a shore wedding that was always in the plans for Lisa, ever since she was a little girl.
Pulling inspiration from the hues of the ocean, Lisa created a wedding design that showcased a mixture of blues and grays without making it overly beachy. The scheme carried through with the Azazie bridesmaid dresses and the floral centerpieces featuring blue hydrangeas, white roses and eucalyptus.
The bride and her maids prepared for the day at Fusion Salon Avalon, which provided a morning of champagne and beauty for the entire group. Conor and Lisa said “I do” at the perfect seashore chapel, Sacred Heart Church in Avalon. Following some seaside photos with the entire group, the couple greeted their guests at The Shore Club for an epic night of dinner and dancing.
Conor and Lisa wowed guests as they waltzed to a choreographed dance for their first dance, followed by the bride’s niece and nephew attempting to replicate the picturesque dance, which of course provided for some great photos.
Guests enjoyed a dinner provided by The Shore Club overlooking the venue’s golf course, and then hit the dance floor for a night of fun. In lieu of a guest book that can hide in the shelves for years to come, the couple opted for a custom wooden design with their last name that can be hung in their home for all to enjoy.
As the couple took off on a tropical honeymoon, the bride reminisced on the best day ever with the perfect final thought: “I know everyone says that they married their best friend, but Conor and I really, really are the best of friends. I can’t think of a better person to spend forever with.”
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A sweet note. We often select a design option to highlight in this section, but the bride provided a detail that we absolutely love. Before she walked down the aisle to Conor, Lisa’s bridesmaids surprised her with personalized notes from each of them, reminiscences about their friendships and lives together. We absolutely love a sentimental note, especially from the bestest of friends!
Photos courtesy of Courtney Simpson Photography