July 6, 2011

Beach Wedding Photography in Cape May, New Jersey: Alexis + Nick

Wedding

I‘m not going to comment on what it might mean that we were all still around on the day of Rapture but I am so thankful for that! Alexis and Nick were incredible and their guests knew how to throw it down! It rained the entire week leading up to the wedding day but we lucked out with bright blue skies and a few puffy little clouds. It was the perfect day for a beach wedding in Cape May and I’m so honored I got to photograph it. You might remember them from their fallsy engagement session with their adorable dog, Melody.

The ladies were listening to Sinatra while getting ready. Alexis is such an old spirit at heart. She wore her great grandmother’s engagement ring and pinned her great grandfather’s tie clip to her bouquet.

bride’s jewelry and shoes
bride’s wedding bouquet
Totally digging the feathered birdcage veil and her halter top gown.

bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
bride getting ready for wedding
And I just about lost it when I saw her faaaaaaantastic Betsey Johnson purple pumps.

bride purple wedding shoes
The wedding was held down on the sand. Nick and his men waited patiently for Alexis to walk down that aisle with her father.

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beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
The Royal Wedding was just a few weeks prior and I was absolutely loving that we saw a few hats…

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
I got to steal away the lovely couple for a few minutes before they entered cocktail hour.

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
Nick had brought his other baby with him that day…

beach wedding in cape may
Alexis’ jewel toned purple wedding vision came to life that day at the Grand Hotel of Cape May, including a fabulous purple, beachy wedding cake by Ann’s Cake Pan. If you look closely, you’ll see a little Westie at their feet – a shout out to Melody, the baby that Alexis had to leave at home.

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
The newlyweds entered the ballroom and shared their first dance as husband and wife to “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam.

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
A few heartfelt and funny toasts by Alexis’ friend and cousin, Michele, and Nick’s best man, Frank.

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
And then a reprise of Nick’s serenade of Alexis that apparently had the crowd in pieces just a week or so before.

beach wedding in cape may
I was able to steal them one more time for some pictures in the luscious light out on the deck of the hotel during sunset.

beach wedding in cape may
And, seriously, Alexis… You are just stunning!

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
The party was nuts. So many laughs. It was just a group that blended so well together for a hopping good time. Exactly the way a reception should be.

beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
beach wedding in cape may
And I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen a lap dance leading up to the garter toss but I was supremely impressed by Nick’s skills and Alexis’ blushing. Hilarious!

beach wedding in cape may
What an incredible day. Thank you two for inviting me along for the ride. I can’t wait to hear some details from your honeymoon in Italy!

beach wedding in cape may

I wonder everyday
As I look upon your face
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
~ Pearl Jam, “Just Breathe”

Reception: Grand Hotel of Cape May
Hair and makeup: Karen Capcino
Violinist: Lynn Golden
Wedding Cake: Ann’s Cake Pan
Videographer: Rosemary Viso
Invitations: Sealed with a Kiss
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