Robin and Ryan met in London while they both lived there for their work. They were introduced by a mutual friend and had their first date at the Market Tavern in London where they shared their very first pint together!
So how many can say that an avalanche warning was the reason for a last minute change of plans for their wedding proposal? It was right before Christmas in 2019 and Robin and Ryan were in Courchevel in the French Alps. Ryan had prepared to propose to Robin at the top of the mountain, but had to quickly send Robin to the spa when he found the ski lifts closed. But his "Plan B" was just as lovely! Ryan asked Robin to marry him outside their hotel on the side of the mountain, with a bottle of champagne at the ready. And she said "yes"! They enjoyed the rest of their special weekend together in France before flying home to celebrate with their families.
On the morning of their wedding, Robin and Ryan each got ready at their families' homes in the shore town of Bay Head, New Jersey. The team at L Studio were just finishing up with hair and makeup when we arrived to find Robin celebrating with her family and bridal party and enjoying their fantastic photo shoot.
Robin then dressed into her beautiful Suzanne Neville gown that featured a deep V-neckline and equally stunning deep-V back detail. It had a delightful minimalistic chic, A-line silhouette, a delicate sash and pretty buttons to fasten in back. And she completed her wedding attire with a long flowing embroidered veil for her photos and ceremony. Robin was such an absolutely beautiful bride!
Before their ceremony, the couple met up for a special first look on the beach at Strickland Street in Bay Head. It was so sweet to see them kiss, hug and even high-five after seeing each other all dressed and ready for the big day!
We loved filming their photo shoot with Julia Wagner of Therese Marie Wagner Photography, right there on the beach. We loved filming the couple as they strolled along the beach and boardwalk on this spectacular, sunny day! And the photos continued on at their venue, Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head.
Robin and Ryan's wedding ceremony took place in Bay Head Yacht Club's Dale Building, also known as the Boat House. The cutest ring bearers and flower girls joined in the processional before Robin entered on the arm of her father. The homily given was so moving and meaningful, then Robin and Ryan exchanged rings and recited their vows, their forever promises to each other.
Following the ceremony, Robin and Ryan left by boat, celebrating with champagne as they traveled across Bay Head Harbor to meet their friends and family awaiting their arrival at their venue. Then it was time to celebrate Robin and Ryan's fantastic reception at the clubhouse at Bay Head Yacht Club! Flowers by Melinda decorated the nautical inspired ballroom so beautifully with blush and ivory blooms and lovely floating candles. And the market string lights made the room feel so warm and romantic.
Robin and Ryan entered the clubhouse ballroom and danced a wonderfully choreographed first dance together, then we were treated to beautiful toasts from Robin's father, her sister and maid of honor and from Ryan's best man, his brother. After dinner, Robin and Ryan shared very touching first dances with their parents, a sweet tradition we always love to watch.
Dancing continued well into the evening as Escapade, from Craig Scott Entertainment, totally rocked the house! Then, the couple cut and shared their delectable five-tiered wedding cake, each layer adorned with delicate blush and ivory flowers.
This was such a beaufiful wedding event and we were so blessed to have been a part of capturing it for Robin and Ryan and their family. To echo the words of Robin's father that evening, we wish Robin and Ryan many years of love and happiness!
Photographer: Therese Marie Wagner Photography - Julia Wagner - Allentown, NJ
Floral Design: Flowers by Melinda - Lavallette, NJ
Hair Stylist: L Studio - Red Bank, NJ
Makeup Artist: L Studio - Red Bank, NJ
Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville
Entertainment: Craig Scott Entertainment - Escapade - New York, NY
Officiant: Pastor Lee "Chip" Bristol
Venue: Bay Head Yacht Club - Bay Head, NJ