Virginia and Ben wed in May at The Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. Along with help from family and friends, the couple styled the event decor and flowers from Blooms By The Box. Their ceremony was in front of a tree in a small garden and their reception was held in a cheery room of the hotel. Charming bentwood chairs circled the reception tables which were saturated in tones of marigold yellows, pale blues and creamy whites. / Images by Kim Craven Photography.
Says Virginia, “Ben and Ginny should have met for many reasons—they attended the same college, worked with the same people, and crossed paths countless times as kids. Instead, they finally met at a bar on the Lower East Side and have been together ever since. In 2014, they celebrated the marriage in their favorite New Jersey shore town, Cape May—a place they both visited as children.
The day before the wedding, the bridal party sat on the porch of the shore house, taking a moment to pause and arrange the bouquets and centerpieces without the rush of wedding planning. After the weekend had come to a close, the bride’s parents handed out the remaining centerpieces (mason jars and all) to beachgoers passing by. Because of this, the arrangements spread out throughout Cape May, distributing the energy of the marriage across the island.
Credits: Venue & On Site Coordinator: The Chalfonte Hotel | Photographer: Kim Craven Photography | Food and Beverage: The Chalfonte Hotel | Cake: A Piece of Cake | Wedding Gown: Allure, RK Bridal | Event Decor and flowers: Styled by Bride and Groom, flowers: Blooms By The Box | Entertainment: Grace Notes String Ensemble | Rings: Marlene Harris Collection | Rentals: Weddings by the Sea