Halley and Evan's wedding at the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May was a special kind of "good for the soul" event that can only be found in the salty air along the coast. The couple's love for the sea was a strong theme for their wedding day, brought to life with navy blue and white linens, driftwood elements, nautical knots and a gorgeous model sail boat.
As the weather warms and we get ready for a season of sunny days and beach waves, we look back fondly on this special event, captured beautifully by Tina Markoe Photography.
Dust off your flip flops and take a look at this Cape May wedding, below!
Halley's floral selection included soft blush tones of dahlias, ranunculus, hydrangea and dusty miller. Touches of blue tweedia catered to the nautical theme. We loved Halley's delicate hair flowers, with a sweet ranunculus and wax flower tucked into her braid.
Evan is the best! The groom ordered his bride-to-be a surprise arrangement for her to receive as they anticipated their walk down the aisle. This sweet gesture is always such a swoon worthy moment to witness - we love the way they start their first moments of marriage so romantically.
Our favorite growing trend from 2016 was definitely these huge floral chandeliers. We debuted our first installation in 2015 after much debate as far as structure and technique, and by the time Halley's wedding came, we had perfected the art and had a ton of fun styling this gorgeous statement piece.
Custom wooden signage welcomed guests with a more rustic approach than the standard chalkboard art, and fit well with the other wood elements.
This gorgeous model ship rested upon a sea of white and blue hydrangea, and served as a decorative prop at the welcome table.
Halley and Evan's ceremony space had a lot of great details. Not only were guests seated beneath the floral chandelier, but we adorned our birch canopy with layers of smilax and a corner of blue and white hydrangea. Rose petals lined the aisle along with pretty lanterns, filled with blue sea glass and topped with floral arrangements of dahlias and eucalyptus.
Hally and Evan's cocktail hour had traditional nautical elements, with bold navy and white striped linens, nautical knots, driftwood and lanterns.
Two varieties of centerpieces filled the tables for the reception, both using blue and white hydrangea, dahlias and lisianthus.
We LOVED this dessert table! A fun patterned linen helped give it a decorative twist, and the cupcake tower (which we are sure was delicious thanks to the Cake Studio of Ocean City!) was made even more appealing with touches of driftwood, eucalyptus, mercury candles, nautical knots and re-purposed lanterns from the ceremony.
Seriously, this clear top tent from Ocean Tents takes this event to a whole new level. To be able to see the sailboats floating along the water, and dance beneath the twinkling string lights and sunset view makes this venue an outdoor lover's dream come true. The real benefit is that it also takes away the risk of needing to move inside because of inclement weather.
Congratulations, Halley and Evan! Thinking of you, and so happy to have had a part in your special day!
Halley's Bride Diaries
What was your most dreamlike moment?
I think my favorite moment was during our first dance during sunset, which was made even more magical by the floral chandelier overhead.
Did you include any sentimental items in your decor or details?
We did not include anything sentimental, per se. However, one of my favorite touches was the Coast Guard model ship that was displayed on a bed of hydrangeas. I found something similar on Pinterest and, once I showed it to Mary, I knew that she would be able to create a better version, and she did!
What was your favorite decor detail from your wedding day?
It's impossible to choose one thing! From the gorgeous floral chandelier, chuppah and the ship on the guestbook table to the beautifully made program and welcome signs - everything was my favorite! Mary took our vision for a simple, nautical wedding and exceeded our expectations ten-fold.
We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?
I cannot think of one thing that would have made the decor for our wedding better. All of the greenery was perfection!
Are there any other features or memorable moments you'd like to include?
Some of our other favorite details were the cupcake table and the beautiful tables for cocktail hour. Lastly, the surprise arrangement from Evan was a beautiful touch! It lasted for such a long time after the wedding and was the perfect reminder of a perfect day.
Who were your vendors?
Catering- Harry Gleeson, Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May
Bakery- The Cake Studio of Ocean City
Dress- Jennifer's Bridal, Hockessin DE (Dress was Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige)
Hair and Makeup- I Do Hair by Katie Bryan, Makeup by Micaela Vibanco
Entertainment- Chico's Vibe
Any other vendors you would like to credit? Invitation Suite by Carly Reed Designs