Island Charm // Dana + Fred

Dana and Fred were married at the gorgeous Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, NJ, which is just over the bridge entering Long Beach Island.   Their ceremony took place in their quaint “Boathouse Chapel”.  This rustic building was transported from New England and reassembled on-site, complete with roughhewn beams and barn doors.  It was a beautiful ceremony in a truly romantic setting.

And Dana and Fred have some relevant New England history of their own!  While vacationing in Vermont and on a break from their hike up Mt. Equinox, Fred got down on one knee and proposed to Dana.  It was only fitting that their wedding harken back to their first moment of their engagement and include that New England charm.

Bonnet Island Estate’s ballroom is more than charming.  On the outside, the structure resembles many nearby stately and nautical LBI structures, but inside, with its exposed wooden beams and high, arched ceiling, it was designed to resemble the inverted hull of a large sailing ship.  Perfect for this NJ shore wedding location.

We were completely in awe of Dana’s dazzling wedding dress!  It shimmered with beading and embroidery and was complemented by equally sensational Jimmy Choo shoes.  MDS Floral Designs incorporated bright, fall-inspired florals for the affair.  The colors of the flowers, decor and even the bright purple bridesmaids dresses popped brilliantly against the all-white “Boathouse Chapel”.

As always, Drew Noel captured amazing photos of the couple and their beautiful wedding day.  (Be sure to check out some of his inspiring work on his website!) It was a true pleasure for us to have the opportunity to film Dana and Fred as well.  They’re such sweet individuals… and a perfect couple.  And check out that multi-tiered wedding cake from The Bake Works!  The flowers mirrored those found throughout the event, including Dana’s bouquet.  Such a work of art!

Finally, EBE Events’ Milan 77 were completely awesome!  They had the guests on their feet, dancing and celebrating the marriage of two wonderful people.  Congratulations to Dana and Fred… We wish you all the happiness in the world! Salute!

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Cinematographers:  Glen Elliott  //  Violet Elliott  //   Kevin Owens  //  Lisa Skala

Photographer:  Drew Noel Photography – Columbus, NJ

Floral Design:  MDS Floral Designs (Michelle) – Manahawkin, NJ

Hair Stylist:  Pro Style Crew (Kerry-Lou Brehm) – New York, NY

Make Up Artist:  Pro Style Crew (Kerry-Lou Brehm) – New York, NY

Entertainment:  EBE Events and Entertainment – Milan 77 (LaMont Walker) – Philadelphia, PA

Cake:  The Bake Works – Northfield, NJ

Venue:  Bonnet Island Estate – Manahawkin, NJ

Accommodations:  Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel – Ship Bottom, NJ