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Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding :: Allison and Michael :: Manahawkin NJ

Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding
NJ Wedding Photographer Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Manhawkin, NJ
I never met Allison and Michael until their wedding day, as they booked me over the phone. When I spoke to her, she had a firecracker personality like me, so I knew we were going to get along great! LOL 
The week leading up to the wedding it was suppose to rain (what else is new in NJ!), but she stayed calm, cool, and collected the whole time and just said we can take photos inside if we have to, since the venue has so many picturesque spots anyway. Turns out it never rained..just cold and windy..but Ali, Mike, and the entire bridal party just went with the flow and never complained once! As soon as Ali told me that she had giant balloons being delivered, I knew these pictures were going to be epic! Plus, it’s basically impossible to take anything short of amazing photos at Mallard Island, or any of the Weddings of Distinction properties for that matter LOL

Photographed by: Susan Elizabeth, Christy, and Marissa 

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Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Vendors: 

Photographer: Something Blue Wedding Photography
Videographer: Alliance Video Productions

Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club
Entertainment: Almost Easy
Florist: Flowers by Melinda
Hair: Salon Jade 
Makeup: Karla’s Makeovers (551-655-9938)
Wedding Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal / Dennis Basso
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Ceremony Music: Ceremonious Strings
Invitations: Minted
Rings: Flawless by Carrie Forman and BB Jewelry
Bakery: Carlo’s Bakery

 

Gorgeous bridal details featuring magenta ribbon, bouquet, rings, invitation and ring dishes by BHLDN

Those bridal details though!!!! I loved the contrast of the black background against the magenta ribbon and light pink florals! 

Bridal bouquet wrapped in veil with engagement ring and invitationEngagement ring on flowerBridal Jewelry on decorative trayWedding rings on invitation

The postcards were a cute touch paired with the hers and his ring dishes from BHLDN

His and Hers ring dishes from BHLDN

The bridal suite at Mallard Island is like no other I have ever seen..its just soooo pretty!

Wedding gown hanging in bridal suite at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBridal jewelry on decorative tray with bouquetBoathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht Club and hanging silver Adrianna Papell bridesmaids gownsDiamond engagement ring in AnemoneWedding details at Mallard Island Yacht ClubAdrianna Papell bridesmaids dresses on wooden calligraphy hangersBride getting hair done at Mallard Island Yacht Clubbeautiful floral bouquet an invitation at Mallard Island Yacht Club weddingBride drinking champagne the morning of her wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club

Guys: take note..every bride should get a pair of Jimmy Choos on her wedding day! 😉

Bride opening Jimmy Choo shoes from groomJimmy Choo shoe box and diamond engagement ringBridal bouquet and Jimmy Choo shoes at Mallard Island Yacht ClubJimmy Choo bridal shoesbride with bridesmaids in robes at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Bridesmaids on bed at Mallard Island Yacht Club

Ali wanted to have a pillow fight with her sweet sister, Heather! What a fun group of girls!

bride having pillow fight on bed with bridesmaids at Mallard Island Yacht Clubbride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club
This picture cracks me up! Allison and her mom were laughing so hard, it was hilarious!

bride laughing with her mom on her wedding dayBlack and white photo of bride getting readyBride with Bridesmaids in bridal suite at Mallard Island Yacht ClubCloseup of brides dress, ring, and veil at Mallard Island Yacht ClubMaid of honor putting on brides necklaceBride posing for pictures at Mallard Island Yacht ClubClassi cbridal portrait of bride in bridal suite at Mallard Island Yacht Clubbride at Mallard Island Yacht Club weddingTimeless photo of bride the morning of her wedding

The many faces of Ali…what a ham!

Bride in bridal suite at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGorgeous floral bouquet from Flowers by MelindaBride in bay window at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride with veil love her face at Mallard Island Yacht ClubMallard Island Yacht Club Maanhawkin, NJ

Obsessing over these groom detail shots that Christy took!

Grooms navy suit and invitationGroom shoes, tie, boutonnière, and cologneGroom putting on watch at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGroom putting on tie at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGroom details at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGroom details from Mallard Island Yacht Club weddingBlack and white photo of groomsmen getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGroom in window at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGroomsmen drinking beer in Groom

The bridal prep was running behind by about an hour, and Michael was just staring at the stone fireplace forever! hahahaha (poor guy!)Allison still took her time to take in the moment by stopping to smell the roses…literally!

Groom and Bride at first look at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride stopping to smell the roses at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride walking towards Groom for first look at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBrid eand From during First Look at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBlack and white photo of brideGrooms reaction to Bride at their first look on their wedding dayBride excited to see Groom at first look

Mike shed some tears at the sight of his bride-to-be!  Ugh, always gets me when the groom cries! The first look is definitely one of my favorite parts of the day because its such a “real” moment of raw emotion.

Groom crying after seeing his bride at their first look. Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Groom sharing romantic moment after first look

They couple has a cute special handshake that they did after the first look

Bride and GroomMallard Island Yacht Club Spring WeddingPhoto of bridal bouquetBride and Groom kiss in the boathouse chapelBride and Groom in the boathouse chapelBride and Groom in front of stone fireplace at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBlack and white picture of groom kissing brides cheek

Such a classic, timeless photo that this sweet couple will cherish forever!

Couple in front of stone fireplace in boathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht ClubCute photo of Bride and Groom right after their first lookBlack and White photo of bridal bouquetGroom gives his bride a kiss on the cheek

Ali told me that morning that she had never modeled before..I still don’t believe her! LOL  I told her that she must have done a lot of posing in front of the mirror!  Seriously, this girl didn’t need ANY direction from me! She was born to be a bride!

bride posing and being silly in front of fireplace at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBlack and white photo of bride in front of stone fireplace at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBeautiful blonde bride in wedding gown at Mallard Island Yacht ClubHandsome groom in front of stone fireplace at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGroom posing in Mallard Island Yacht Club boathouse chapellose of Groom in navy blue tuxblack and white picture of groom kissing bride on the cheekGorgeous blonde bride at Mallard Island Yacht ClubHappy bride posing for the camera at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBlack and white bridal portrait

After a bunch of formal photos, the couple took a quick break to pre-game before the ceremony and chug a beer…they are too funny!

Bride and Groom toasting and drinking beersBride and Groom drinking beer before their ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht ClubCute couple in front of fireplace at Mallard Island Yacht Club

My favorite detail of the wedding by far! These giant Mr and Mrs balloons were awesome!!!!  It wasn’t easy getting these shots as I had a couple of helpers holding the balloons and then running out of the shot before the next strong wind gust came!  But sooo worth the patience, because they were some of the best pictures of the day! And wait until you see the rest of the balloons….

Bride and Groom with Giant balloons at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Groom with Mr and Mrs Balloons at Mallard Island Yacht ClubCute picture of couple with balloons at Mallard Island Yacht Club

Allison said she wanted some editorial/Vogue-like photos of the bridal party…nailed it!:)

Vogue inspired photo of bridal party at Mallard Island Yacht Clubfun black and white photo of bridal party

This photo screams “magazine cover”!  A gorgeous couple, awesome balloons, handsome groomsmen, pretty bridesmaids in sparkly silver dresses with fur shawls, and a stunning venue…what more could you ask in a wedding photo?

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These Adrianna Papell bridesmaid dresses were to die for, and they looked amazing next to the pink floral bouquets!

Pretty bridesmaids bouquet and silver Adrianna Papell gownAdrianna Papell bridesmaids gownsBride laughing with bridesmaids at Mallard Island Yacht Club in NJBride with shawl and bridesmaids in Adrianna Papell gowns at Mallard Island Yacht Clubbride in boathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBeautiful bridal bouquet by Flowers by MelindaFloral welcome sign at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding

The venue had a lemonade stand set up for the guests before the ceremony started

Cute wedding sign with yellow lemons and flowerspink and yellow lemonade forte guests at Mallard Island Yacht ClubLemondade and yellow straws at Mallard Island Yacht ClubLemondafe stand at Mallard Island Yacht Club NJMallard Island Yacht Club wedding sign and stone fireplace

The boathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht Club is one of the prettiest ceremony locations in NJ. Each couple can make it their own by adding different elements to the stone fireplace mantle and I am always curious to see what they do because no two weddings are ever the same. For Allison and Michal’s wedding, they chose to hang a gold picture frame filled with fresh florals of all different shades of pink flowers. It gave such a great pop of color to the pictures!

 

Wide shot of the boathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht Club in NJWedding details at Mallard Island Yacht ClubStone fireplace with floral picture frame at Mallard Island Yacht ClubGorgeous gold picture frame with different shades of pink flowersgorgeous gold picture frame with different shades of pink flowers above fireplace mantle at Mallard Island Yacht Club in NJBride walking down the aisle at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Groom during Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding ceremonyBride and Groom exchange rings at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Grooms first kiss at Mallard Island Yacht Clubblack and white photo of bride and groom walking down the aisle at Mallard Island Yacht ClubAnd they lived happily ever after sign in the boathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht Club in NJ

After the ceremony we took family portraits. Since it’s so rare nowadays to have both sets of parents still married, I asked them what the secret to marriage was. They said “always laugh” and “be best friends”. I can totally see that in both their parents through the whole day. After spending only a few hours with Ali and Mike, I can tell they are going to follow in the parents footprints!

Bride and Groom with parents in front of the boathouse chapel at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Groom looking back at camera at Mallard Island Yacht Club NJSweet black and white photo of bride and groom at Mallard Island Yacht Club NJReception decor in ballroom at Mallard Island Yacht ClubMallard Island Yacht Club wedding sign in boardPostcards for guests at Mallard Island Yacht Club weddingcute signs at receptionInstagram sign a tMallard Island Yacht Club weddingThe Mallard Island ballroom is breathtaking. The gold chairs, chandeliers and beautifully decorated tables always make for stunning photos

Photo of the main ballroom at Mallard Island Yacht Club in NJpink florals in vase on tables at Mallard Island Yacht Club weddingwooden calligraphy table numbers at Mallard Island Yacht ClubStrawberries in champagnetable shot at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding in NJMallard Island Yacht Club ballroom with wooden calligraphy table numberscenterpieces and candles on tables at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding gin NJpretty reception centerpieces in mercury vasesBride and Groom being introduced as husband and wife at Mallard Island Yacht Club NJ"almost Easy" band playing during reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club

The newlyweds danced to Frank Sinatra’s “The way you look tonight”, and I was able to run upstairs and get some great shots from the balcony overlooking the dance floor

Looking down onto dance floor at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and GroomBride and GroomGroom dips bride during first danceBride and Groom after first dance at Mallard Island Yacht ClubBride and Groom during speechesMaid of honor and best man speech at weddingCarloCarloBride and Groom cut their wedding cake at Mallard Island Yacht Club NJ
Allison and Michal are going on their honeymoon to South Africa and Mozambique in June! #tancful4love

 

 

 

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  • Vivian Burch

    These pictures are awesome!!!! How do you say AWESOME a thousand times.
    This couple is beautiful-not just their looks but they themselves too!!!!
    The wedding was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. From the first glass of champagne, the ceremony on the water, the cocktail hour, the chamber music, the great banquet with a super band, then to the after party. WHAT breakfast the next morning!
    It was filled with happiness, FUN and beauty. Mallord is just the perfect place to have a wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Aileen muller

    Absolutely no doubt the most gorgeous bride I’ve ever seen. The pictures are stunning. Looks like you should be in a professional magazine. The bridal party especially Heather ( we love you) are beautiful and elegant! Guys are not too shabby!!! Had so much fun see you guys this summer. Happy honeymooning AileenReplyCancel

  • Bill Mueller

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!, Too many could be my favorite!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Coil

    WOW!! So beautiful! By far the best wedding pictures I have ever seen. So happy that you had a perfect day and gorgeous pictures to remember it all. Have a great honeymoon!ReplyCancel

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