It’s easy to see what makes this summer-wedding so beautiful: Cape May beaches, beachfront estate, beautiful couple and a reception unlike any other, but the reality of what made this wedding so beautiful was the family! In the midst of a tropical disturbance, flood warnings and a weekend rain storm this family remained relaxed, loving and super excited for whatever the day would bring.

Everyone was happy and unfazed throughout the weekend even with the horrible weather forecast and heavy rains approaching this outdoor reception. Once the tent started going up, the rain started falling and did not stop; In fact, it was one of the largest rainfalls Cape May had seen in many years, 1.37 inches of rain drained directly into the once beautiful green & newly sodded yard. Susan Norcross, of The Styled Bride, really stepped up her game to get the tent drained and ready for this wedding. I have never been more impressed with a planner and their team to pull off such an over the top event with the look of such ease! The rain stopped briefly for Jeannie to walk down the aisle and again while we photographed their portraits on the beach. The clouds were beautiful and warm,  a clear sign that the storm had passed. The wind settled enough even for CinemaCake (Dave Williams) to get epic drone footage during our session. With cocktail hour on the front lawn and just too many stylized details to list here, needless to say, my camera was put to work and captured the beauty that was everywhere. The family portraits on the steps was a trip!!!! It was chaotic and hysterical and a guest even snapped an iPhone pic of me from their point of view (I believe a ladder was definitely involved). The Eddie Bruce Orchestra band and mud covered ground transformed the evening from a tented beach wedding to a mud covered, fun, incredibly unforgettable celebration unlike any we have seen before.

See more beautiful images in the slideshow, and amazing vendors, at the end of this post.

To view the client slideshow and more images from this Cape May New Jersey Wedding (click here).

Contributing Event Vendors:
Reception Venue – Private Estate Cape May
Reception Caterer – Williamson Caterers
Ceremony Venue – Our Lady Star of the Sea
Wedding Planner – Susan Norcross – The Styled Bride
Event Lighting – Eventions Productions
Band – The Eddie Bruce Experience – BVTLive
Photographer – Sarah DiCicco
Cinematography – CinemaCake Filmmakers
Bridal Gown – Carolina Herrera
Bride Shoe Designer – Kate Spade KEDS
Bride Accessories & Rings – Ilene Joy Designs
Groom Accessories & Rings – Diesinger & Dolan
Hair Stylist – Amanda D’Andrea Hair
Makeup Artist – Lawrencia O’Neill
Artist Wedding Crest – Maya Bjornson
Invitations – Chick Invitations & Design
Floral Designer – Beautiful Blooms Florals
Wedding Cake – Nutmeg Cake Design
Popsicles – Lil Pop Shop
Tenting – EventQuip
Vintage Rentals – Mapppie Rentals
Event Rentals – Party Rentals LTD
Event Rentals – Rustic Drift
Transportation – Philadelphia Trolley Works
Transportation – Great American Trolley
Bride Prep Vintage Furniture – Mapppie Rentals
Location – Private Estate Cape May


  1. I LOVE LOVE this I want to do the same thing but only with 50 people . Could you tell me the private estate you held this at?

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