You are the poem I never knew how to write and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell.Tyler Knott Gregson
And we’re at the beach again! I think this year will set a record for the number of beach weddings and engagements we do. But Sam and Paul’s day wasn’t quite as “beachy” as some others. Their ceremony venue overlooked an inlet at the very north point of Wildwood, and Urie’s Restaurant, where the reception was held, was right on the bay, giving us a perfect view of the sunset over the marina. It was cool to see some of the other areas of the beach town that aren’t as popular.
The best part of this day was that everything for the beginning of the day was within walking distance. The groom’s step mother and father were kind enough to let the bridal party use their beach house to get ready in the morning, and when we were ready we just walked around the corner to the lighthouse!
Paul’s first look with Sam left him literally speechless for a few minutes while he just looked in awe at his bride. The bridal party felt the same as they saw their friends together in their wedding attire together for the first time. This is clearly a tight-knit group of friends, and I had a blast with them all day.
The ceremony took place under a flower-draped pavilion and the couple planted a Lily – a nod at the “growing” together theme that was noticeable through out the day, even down to their hashtag – #ToHaveAndTigroTogether.
As guests were invited to check out the gardens around the lighthouse, the new Mr. and Mrs. greeted and were congratulated by their families. Just a short drive away, the Waterfront part of Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant was being prepped for the reception. The families and bridal party were announced, and after sharing their first dance together, Sam and Paul shared dances with their dad and mom.
A surprise visit from Fudgy Wudgy – the Wildwood ice cream man, got everyone sugared up and ready to dance, and dance they did! After a few more hours of dancing and sing-a-longs, everyone lined up outside to send off the bride and groom under an archway of sparklers. But that didn’t mean the end of the night. The newlyweds and their friends loaded up a bus and headed off to the after party where I can only imagine they continued the singing, dancing, and wedding bliss.
I’m so glad we got to share this day with you two, congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Tigro!
Second Photographer: Vicki Calloway
Ceremony Venue: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Reception Venue: Uries Waterfront Restaurant
Dress: Blush Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Libby Hitt
Florist: Marie’s Flower Shoppe
DJ: DJ Jay Harrison
Videographer: Chris Pomparelli
Catering: Urie’s Restaurant
Planner: Crystal Hunt