I was lucky enough to get away this past weekend (no weddings!) and visit the beach.  I know…the beach in February (and it was raining), but I still enjoyed myself and found myself getting so excited about our 2013 upcoming shore weddings.  I always love the Jersey shore, and any opportunity to visit is great.  How lucky am I that my profession includes visiting the beach lots of spring, summer, and fall weekends!  Even if it is mostly work, I usually find time to sneak a peek at the ocean and maybe squeeze in a slice of shore pizza.  When I was scrolling through photos today, trying to decide which wedding to blog about, this pretty fall wedding in Avalon at The Golden Inn caught my eye. Bella Pictures caught so many great shots from the day, and Kristen and Zac were kind enough to share them with us. This couple was so sweet, and had included so many cute little touches as a part of their wedding day.  Check it out…

Kristen’s bouquet featured one of my favorite roses, the pink esperance rose. This rose has shades of pink, ivory, and green; and it opens beautifully.  We also used light pink dahlias, pink waxflower, pink ranunculus, queen anne’s lace, and nerine lilies.  Originally Kristen wanted an all peony bouquet, but peonies can be hard to get and questionable quality in October.  When we called her and offered our suggestions, she was so laid back and flexible.  She loved her bouquet and personally it turned out to be one of my favorite pink bouquets that we have ever done.

It was such a gorgeous, sunny day.  The stems of her bouquet were wrapped with burlap ribbon and a lace overlay.

The bridesmaids wore watermelon gowns and carried bouquets of similar flowers, with ivory dahlias added.

The groom and groomsmen all wore baby’s breath bouts, wrapped in twine.

The flowers girls were adorable.  They carried kissing balls of pink spray roses.

This is our lace canopy, which is a rental item.  This canopy is ideal for outside, or inside ceremonies. It looked gorgeous, and went perfectly, with Kristen’s theme.  We tied back the lace with raffia, but this can be customized for your wedding.

Such a pretty bride!

Sweet “In Loving Memory” table.  A mason jar of lilies and snapdragons was just enough to accent.

The Golden Inn usually has a mix of long tables and round tables.  For the long tables we did mason jars with assorted flowers accented with lace and twine.  Each of the napkins was tied with a little piece of twine (little details like this really do help it all come together).

This mason jar of baby’s breath, nerine lilies, and lisianthus is so sweet!

The room all set up is so pretty.  The Golden Inn is one of our favorite beach venues to work at.  If you are looking for a beach wedding be sure to give them a call (ask for Michael, he is the best!).

Pretty jars of flowers even dressed the sweetheart table.

This has nothing to do with flowers, but how freaking cute is this!  And yummy!

Loved this pretty cake done by The Sweet Life Bakery.

I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for spring (and warm weather) to hit.  We are gearing up for a busy spring wedding season here and can’t wait to share it with our readers on the blog!