Real Weddings

Julia and Ryan’s Beach Chic Wedding

Details of the Day: We choose the Reeds of Shelter Haven in New Jersey as our venue since we both grew up with the majority of our childhood vacations being at local beaches. Our first vacation together was in the Avalon, NJ. On our way to dinner one night I saw the Reeds and it stuck me. When Ryan proposed we both knew we wanted a beach wedding. After seeing this venue together it was love a first sight. We choose a beach chic theme for our wedding with hints of travel and Disney. Our tables were named after cities around our hometowns as well as our hometown sports teams. We included instrumental Disney music to our dinner playlist.

Favorite Part: Our favorite detail was having a Bayfront cocktail hour. Our menu was French split chicken breast and NY strip steak with a raw seafood bar at cocktail hour. Our favorite moment was when we said our vows that we had personally written for one another. We could never live without our family.

What Would You Change?: Honestly, not a single thing went wrong. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect.

Advice for other Brides: Don’t stress about everything! Make your plans then on the day of the wedding, let whatever happens to happen! You’ll love it!

  • Hometowns:Baltimore, MD
  • Wedding Location:Reeds at Shelter Haven
  • Reception Location:Reeds at Shelter Haven
  • Photographer:Jamie Bodo Photography
  • Officiant: A friend of the bride and groom
    Bride’s Gown: Davids Bridal
    Bride’s Shoes: Badly Mischka
    Bride’s Jewelry: Etsy
    Bridesmaid Dresses: Davids Bridal
    Hair and Makeup: Stylez With Pizzazz
    Groom’s Attire: Mens Warehouse
    Groomsmen Attire: Mens Warehouse
    Flowers: Coventry Crossing Florist
    Cake: Pastry Chef at the Reeds at Shelter Haven
    Invites: DIY by the Bride
    Music: A1 Entertainment
    Honeymoon: Mediterranean on 1 year anniversary


  • Jamie Bodo

    LOVE!!!!!!!!

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