Danielle & Brian’s Clambake Wedding

The summer season is in full swing, and Memoreys by Morey’s Piers has been busier than ever!  Every weekend has been jammed packed with weddings, vow renewals, corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, and family reunions…. just to name a few.  This past weekend we had the honor of hosting Danielle & Brian’s Wedding, and since I haven’t had much time to share some of the previous weddings or events with you, this is one you just shouldn’t have to miss!
Brian & Danielle’s wedding weekend began Friday evening with a quick rehearsal on our beach, and they were soon off to begin celebrating with their closest family members and friends at our very own Joe’s Fish Co. on 25th Street at Surfside Pier.  Since weddings aren’t just about the dress and the details, I have to add that as I watched the bride & groom-to-be (at that point) walk around and thank everyone for coming, you could tell that it was a celebration, and some of the guests they didn’t get to see as often as they would like to.  They shared hugs and laughs, took lots of photos, and even got a little dancing in before the big day.
The next day is always the really exciting part!  While my staff and I are busy putting together all of the important details, the couple was getting ready to say “I do” and to create memories that they will have forever.   The bride & groom chose to see each other prior to the ceremony to get rid of the jitters, as well as to get tons of photo opportunities. Danielle walked down the aisle of beach sand, and Brian was holding back tears! (So sweet!)  After the ceremony, everyone came up to  the reception space, which was exactly what Danielle had envisioned when I first met her over a year ago when she began planning. She wanted a relaxed, fun, clam bake type of wedding on the beach, that set her special day apart from everyone else’s.  It’s safe to say that is exactly what she got:
Red & White Checkered Linens draped the picnic tables with Burlap runners. Wildflowers were put in small, colored vases and scattered across the tables. Silver buckets for the left over shells were placed on each table, as well as colorful starfish for decoration.
The Bride and her Made of Honor (her sister), both looking fabulous and drinking from the colorful paper straws that she provided  to put in the drinks. I must say, a very nice touch!Wooden signs with  cute sayings or information written in chalk were placed around the reception area to make things personalized and fun.The guest book was actually a poloroid camera guest book! LOVED the idea, as well as how it turned it out.  Guests visited this table throughout the night to take fun photos, and leave best wishes for the newlyweds.Guests began dancing the night away almost immediately, and didn’t stop until it was time to go home.
There was just something about this special day, and couple, that I had to share. Sometimes when I get a second to sit back and take a deep breath within all of the chaos of summer, I am reminded that its couples like Danielle and Brian that make my job amazing. Makes me smile just thinking of it.

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