Meggin and Terre were married in May in Beach Haven, NJ, with on of the most personal, thoughtful weddings I have been a part of. The day was filled with beach-y, rustic, and romantic elements, and of course a ton of DIY! We started off at the Hydrangea House, a beautiful Victorian bed and breakfast near the beach, where Meggin and her girls got ready. The house had a beautiful wrap around porch that I was able to use for her details and group photos. About those details! Meggin made her flower crown herself, along with wands for the flower girls to to carry, and hangers for the bridesmaids’ dresses. The watercolor invitations were painted by the bride herself, inspired by a flower brooch that was her grandmother’s. Meggin brought the brooch to wear on her bouquet, along with a doily that her grandmother’s, so I used these items when photographing the invitations. The porch was the perfect place to shoot the gorgeous flowers, the bridesmaids dresses, and all of the other special things for the day. Meggin and Terre and had their first look on the porch, before we headed to the beach for some portraits.
After all the photos, we headed to the Boathouse Restaurant, where the ceremony and reception would be held. Again, I could not get over the attention to detail. Meggin is a very talented artist and calligrapher, and she used those talents to create menus, various signs, table numbers, large quotes hung on the wall, chair signs, and the favors. She also made beautiful dreamcatchers used as a ceremony backdrop. The amount of DIY was simply amazing. The centerpieces included rosemary and bark, a nod to Terre’s love of gardening and nature, and Meggin’s love of cooking. Jugs of “marriage mead” also sat on the tables, made by Meggin’s father for the toasts. The ceremony was officiated by Terre’s father, and was incredibly special to witness. Everything about ceremony and the wedding reflected their personalities. The love this couple has for each other is so obvious, along with how important their family and friends are in their lives. As beautiful as everything they created for this wedding was, more beautiful was the bond Meggin and Terre share, and I know their love will last a lifetime. Congratulations to you both!