I had an absolutely wonderful post-Christmas wedding with Melissa and Matt. They were out in Stone Harbor and Avalon, at one of my favorite venues, The Reeds at Shelter Haven. Melissa is a special education teacher, and Matt is a business analyst for a computer security services company. Sometimes I have to work to get an anxious bride to smile on her wedding day, but not only was Melissa quite relaxed, her husband Matt kept her laughing the whole time. It’s so much fun to spend a wedding day with a couple who are this clearly in love with each other. It really makes my job easy, just telling the natural love story they presented to me.
Melissa looked beautiful in her gown by Maggie Sattero and with makeup by Karen McGowan’s Beauty Within. A family friend Leigh Stiles did hair, and everyone’s looked beautiful. Manic Botanic did their typical job providing stunning arrangements. One almost starts to take their artistry for granted because it’s always so good, which is why they’re on my recommended vendors list. The ladies started their day at The Reeds, and were transported to First United Methodist Church of Avalon in style by Mike’s Affordable Shuttle service. Main Street Music, LLC provided beautiful ceremony music.
After they were married, it was back to The Reeds for the celebration. Melissa and Matt were great sports braving the cold for some quick sunset and street shots, then they joined their guests for an excellent cocktail hour and a beautiful reception. Ambient DJ Service did a great job keeping everyone dancing and having a great time. It was a wonderful wedding, and I am so blessed to have been a small part of it all. Congratulations, Melissa and Matt!
Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church of Avalon
Reception Venue: The Reeds at Shelter Haven
Florist: Manic Botanic
Makeup: Karen McGowan’s Beauty Within
DJ: Ambient DJ Service
Gown: Maggie Sattero
Michael Chadwick is a multiple award-winning wedding photographer located in Medford, NJ. Michael Chadwick Photography offers photography services all over the mid-Atlantic region, as well as for destinations all over the world. All images copyright 2016 and may not be distributed or reproduced without express written permission.
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