Catherine and Craig’s LBI Wedding

Catherine contacted us last fall about photographing her LBI wedding and thankfully we had the date open, even with having two other weddings on the same weekend! Catherine’s Aunt has a house on the island and ever since she was young, they took their family vacations there! I love the beach and pictures by the Barnegat lighthouse sounded like so much fun!

About a week before the LBI wedding, Andy and I got to stay on the island and check out the Barnegat lighthouse and scout some nice picture spots! On the day of the wedding we started off at Catherine’s aunt’s beach house where all the girls were getting ready! Little Grace (the most excited flower girl ever) was so excited to get dressed up in the jewelry that Catherine got her. Craig and the groomsman were getting ready at a nearby hotel and we couldn’t wait to see the guys all dressed up!

After the guys got ready, they headed over to Fantasy Island theme park for some portraits. We hid Craig and Keegan, their son, behind the corner of a building for a special family moment before the ceremony. We walked Catherine up to the other side of the building and they all held hands without seeing each other. Keegan refused to see his mom before she walked down the isle, it was adorable!

After some more separate portraits of the bridal party at the theme park, we were off to the beach where the ceremony was! The cloud rolled up and the sky got dark, but the rain held off and all we felt was the spray of the ocean. The wind blew just hard enough to make Catherine’s dress fly beautifully in the pictures! Craig had the biggest smile on his face and I love how he could make Catherine laugh!

Fearing the rain, we got through family pictures quickly so the guests could head back for cocktail hour. We decided that even though we knew the storm was coming, we would still go to the lighthouse for pictures! Who doesn’t love some storm clouds in their pictures anyway?! Well as we were on the rock behind the lighthouse we got a little more than cool storm clouds! First there was thunder, then there was lightning. Then came the rain. And then last but not least, there was the hail as we were walking back to the car! It only hurt a little ;).

As we walked into the reception, we were very wet, but SO excited about the pictures we got. The first dances were held under the beautiful light strands. Keegan had a special dance with his mom and it was so very sweet.

Right before dinner, we looked out the window to see and incredible orange and red sunset. We all hopped up on the rooftop porch to grab a few more pictures of Craig and Catherine. We turned around and saw a beautiful rainbow! How cool is that? It doesn’t get much better than a rainbow on your wedding day. We all came inside to dry off and get on the dance floor!

Catherine, Craig, and Keegan, thank you so much for having us for your LBI wedding! We had so much fun in the rain, maybe next time I’ll remember to bring some rain boots!

Interested in booking us for your upcoming LBI wedding? Click here!

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences

LBI Wedding - LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences
Interested in booking us for your upcoming wedding? Click here!