Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
7 miles of weddings? Yes you heard us right! We are taking about the 7 mile island that consists of Avalon and Stone Harbor, NJ. These two towns are the best kept secret of the Jersey Shore and we are about to show you why they make the best wedding destination!
The first wedding destination on our list is the Avalon Yacht Club! Here it is all about location, location, location! This incredible club's bay-front location makes it one of the most mesmerizing venues in the area. It is an ideal location for hosting your wedding or a private party. These breathtaking, extensive views provide the ideal atmosphere and setting for your special day.
Max Capacity: 230
"Kissed by the sun and sea, our beach is a picture-perfect setting for your dream wedding ceremony."
Discover a new level of service and style at Icona Golden Inn. Whether you are looking for a sandy, barefoot wedding or a formal setting with a gorgeous backdrop, this venue has what you are looking for! Icona Golden Inn is your one stop wedding destination as they can host your bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, post-bridal brunch & more!
Max Capacity: 300
The Windrift Resort Hotel prides itself in being this 7 Mile Island’s only wedding venue with a second level ocean view. This unique venue creates unparalleled views of the sand, sea and sky!
The Windrift offers a newly constructed banquet facility that consists of three bars, a state of the art entertainment system, retractable glass walls, and a total hotel room renovation in 2012! There is no question that you and your guests will be staying in luxury and comfort! This resort hotel can accommodate a maximum of 222 people for a bridal shower, ceremony, engagement party, or reception.
Be among the first to preserve a lifetime of memories at Stone Harbor’s all-new luxury, boutique hotel and destination resort! This intimate and unique setting has the simple elegance of a coastal chic design with the perfect backdrop for a waterfront wedding experience at the New Jersey shore!
Max capacity: 220
"Come aboard and enjoy our scenic views, calm waters and delectable menu selections year-round!"
"Elegance on the Bay"
Being directly on the waterfront, the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is considered one of South Jersey's premier reception locations. The Yacht Club of Stone Harbor is home to one of the best sunsets in South Jersey. Your wedding guests can take advantage of the unbeatable scene while having cocktails on the deck, or dining in one of the two bay-front dining rooms. Spectacular sunsets paired with a delectable food selection and exceptional service, will make for a special day that is stylish, sophisticated and fun.
Max Capacity: 250
These 7 miles not only consist of the fabulous ceremony/ reception locations listed above but it also offers 9 churches and over 3 full service spas. The two towns also have countless restaurants, hotels, and recreations to keep your quest entertained your whole wedding weekend! But above all else, Avalon and Stone Harbor, NJ have a small town charm combined with a nautical elegance that you will simply not be able to find any where else!
From the numerous phone calls and emails, to the day we finally met for the first time, we knew Kelly and Matt’s wedding would be one for the books! Their spirited and fun-loving personalities radiated through every aspect of the day, even down to their unique favors. The day went off without a hitch, starting with an early morning setup and ending with a jam-packed dance floor!
The Ocean Club Hotel was the ideal backdrop for Kelly and Matt’s vision of a not-so-traditional beach wedding. From the intimate ambiance of the modern SeaSalt, to the incredible views from the spacious Sundeck, these two couldn't have picked a better venue! The coordinator at the Ocean Club, Samantha, was simply a dream to work with!
Now everyone, prepare yourselves for this one!
When we first saw this photo on Hello Gorgeous' Facebook page, I'm pretty sure we all said at one:
"OH. MY. GOSH."
Kelly, you are absolutely stunning and this picture captures just that! We admire you for taking such a risk!
Rachel, you are truely a genius!!
Kelly dreamed of having bouquets that resembled a bundle of freshly picked flowers.
We think Coventry Crossing nailed it!
See?! I told you this group was fun!
This wedding had it all: breathtaking views, stunning wedding gown, guests who came ready to celebrate, delicious food, classy decor, packed dance floor...
and most of all, a couple who radiates LOVE!
Kelly and Matt, we are so honored to have been a part of your big day! We loved being able to bring your ideas to fruition! We wish you all the best!!
Wedding Planners: Kyle Michelle Weddings
Venue: Ocean Club Hotel, SeaSalt Restaurant
Photographer: Hello Gorgeous Photography
Flowers: Coventry Crossing
Cake: Victory Baking Services
Kristin and I fell in love with Ingrid and Sean-as everyone does when they meet them. We also fell in love with their families. We started working with Ingrid a year before she and Sean married. In that year’s time, we couldn’t get enough of them. Throughout the year we met several times at Ingrid’s grandparents house on Harvey Cedars -Long Beach Island, New Jersey. It was where the ceremony was to be held and it was breath taking. A view that only pictures do justice. It was a blank slate and we were so excited to get our hands on it.
Ingrid wanted a French/English vintage feel, while still keeping it relevant to the space-the beach. Their reception was booked at the Brant Beach Yacht Club on LBI, NJ-another space we could dive into.
This was one of those weddings where you just can’t wait for it to arrive, yet you really don’t want it to be over because then you have to say goodbye. On their day everything was perfection: the weather, the views, the details, the bridal party, their families and especially the bride and groom.
As guests arrived to the ceremony, they entered a pre-ceremony cocktail party-this was a must! With the views and the gorgeous ambience there was no way we were going to just have Ingrid and Sean’s guest get straight to the ceremony. It was a necessity that they got the chance to take it all in.
The pre-ceremony cocktail hour was furnished with an old dresser without drawers. Inset in the drawer openings were mason jars, adorned with stripped straws, for the guests to get a drink-a choice of tea or flavored water. In an old Sunfish Sailboat was a galvanized bucket flush with beer and bottled water. A driftwood sign pointed guests in the right direction and twine balls pinned with pictures of family and friends hung from a tree.
Incase guests didn’t want to trek through the stone in heels-flip flips were offered
As it was time for the ceremony to start the guests made their way towards the back of the house where the ceremony was being held
It doesn’t get more gorgeous than this.
People always ask you the question of whether you look at the Bride as she is walking down the aisle to see her face or if you look at the expecting groom to see his reaction…my favorite is watching the groom. As Sean saw Ingrid step around the side of the house with her father his reaction was the best we have seen so far.
He didn't cry, he couldn't do anything-he was completely in awe!
We truly enjoy when the wedding parties are just as much fun as the bride and groom. We are pretty sure Ingrid and Sean do not have any family or friends who aren’t stunning!
When we saw Ingrid and Sean’s pictures, everyone in the office almost fell out of their seats. We knew Ingrid and Sean were a beautiful couple but in these pictures they brought it!
The yacht club was gorgeous with the fall sun setting during cocktail hour. The tables were perfect with centerpieces of assorted mercury glass vases, candles and dahlias. The food, catered by Fleur de Lys, was delicious and picturesque. Each table was given monkey bread-a favorite of the groom (also his groom cake-made by his Mother-In-Law). And the party was lead by the most incredible band from EBE-Amsterdam!
To Ingrid and Sean, we can not thank you enough for allowing us to be part of your lives and your big day! We wish you the best and hope our paths cross again (that means you Katy!)! To your family and friends, thank you for making this day so special for Ingrid and Sean-we loved getting to know all of you too.
Venue: Brant Beach Yacht Club
Photographer: LindseyK Photography
Caterer: Fleur de Lys
Band: EBE's Amsterdam
Decorators/Coordinators: Kyle Michelle Weddings