Bride and groom

Kennedy and David at the Sea Shell Resort

Bridal party on beach

Our Story:

We went to the same high school and college but didn’t meet until we were home one summer working at the same local restaurant. We went back to school together and the rest was history!

Bride with bouquet

Will You Marry Me?

We got engaged on a family trip in St Thomas at Margaritaville! It was absolutely stunning!!

Wedding on beach at Sea Shell
Sea Shell Resort

Why Did You Choose Your Venue?

I have been coming here my whole life! It’s beautiful and tropical, unlike any other place in NJ. They have phenomenal food, and beautiful palm trees! It’s like a destination wedding but right here in NJ

Wedding seating chart
Phone message at wedding

Favorite Detail:

I am so so so proud of my seating chart! This thing took me two weeks and was worth all of it! Seeing it all set up was the best feeling!

Bride and bridesmaids
Wedding shoes and details

Favorite Memory:

Favorite moment was our cocktail hour! The food was in abundance, we were finally husband and wife, and were able to enjoy all of our hard work! It was a surreal feeling looking down onto the beach at our beautiful ceremony, all the amazing tropical florals, and getting to see everyone enjoy themselves!

Wedding on beach at Sea Shell

First Dance Song:

“Heaven Can Wait,” by Dean Martin

Bride and bridesmaids
Wedding on beach at Sea Shell


We went to Europe! We did a ten-day trip stopping in Lisbon, Portugal; Valencia, Spain; Marseille, France; Portofino, Italy; Rome, Italy; Palermo, Italy; and Ibiza, Spain! It was absolutely beautiful and both of our first times in Europe!

Groom and groomsmen

Advice for Others:

Be as organized as possible! This is key. I also tell everyone you cannot go wrong making necessary purchases along the way! It’s never too early. It makes everything less stressful in the end. For example, order your cheese cloths when you decide which ones you want, order your candle holders, order your signage, order your shoes and perfume. Anything you can get out of the way early is a win!

Bride and groom

The Wedding Team

Photographer | Jakub Redziniak
Venue | Sea Shell Resort & Spa
Florist | Seablossoms
DJ | 2OAK Productions
Gown | Grace Loves Lace
Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Earrings | Swarovski
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie & Kennedy Blue
Veil | Shein ($9!!!)
Hair | Jennifer Beck (@bridalbyjb)
Makeup | Victoria Bontempo (@vpmakeup)
Suits | The Black Tux
Rings | Renissance Jewelers in St Thomas
Audio Guestbook | After the Tone
Perfume | Givenchy Irresistible
Cologne | Jimmy Choo Aqua
Signage/stationery | Me! @cricut.kennedy_809

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