If you are searching for the perfect fall wedding inspiration – Joanna and Ray’s gorgeous ceremony and reception at the stunning Abbie Holmes Estate in Cape May Courthouse New Jersey is for you! This wedding is detail packed with so many personal and handmade touches.
From the second I met Joanna and Ray we connected instantly! We shot their engagement session on what felt like the coldest/windiest January day at Barnegat Light ever – and they still managed to make the photos look effortless. Joanna and Ray met while Ray was lifeguarding, and there were several nods to the beach patrol at the wedding. Joanna is an art teacher (and also an amazing artist) and handmade so much of her decor – even painting a gorgeous canvas of the Abbie Holmes Estate for guests to sign.
Both their ceremony and reception felt like an ethereal fairyland. The springhouse chapel is amazing even without decor – but Joanna’s whimsical touches really made it something out of a fairytale. I was also completely obsessed with Joanna’s illusion long-sleeved gown. It was so elegant and matched perfectly with the styling of her wedding! I love veils and I was so happy that Joanna selected a cathedral veil – we had just enough wind to really make it fly and swoop, and we got so many amazing photos with it.
Joanna and Ray – thank you so much for letting me be a part of your love story! This day was truly perfect from beginning to end and I so enjoyed getting to photograph it for you!
Photography: Kelly Sea Images | Venue: Abbie Holmes Estate | Bride’s Gown: Martina Liana | Hair/Make-up: Gina Jost | Videography: Enchanted Celebrations | DJ: Enchanted Celebrations | Florals: Blooms Cape May