I've had the pleasure of knowing Jacylene for the better part of my life, and have known Stevie for quite some time now too. Jacylene is one of the most kind hearted people I know, and now runs Katherine's in Manasquan. Stevie works right down the road, in charge of Inlet Outlet Surf Shop when he's not training for Iron Man competitions or getting barreled anywhere there's a hollow swell. So needless to say it was an honor to be at their wedding on New Years Eve, but even better to be a part of it. They put so much time and planning into their big day, and it went over flawlessly. All the handmade decorations, custom made dresses and personal touches made this wedding extraordinarily unique. The snow from the blizzard stuck around for the wedding, and what started out as a blue sky day covered up to the wintry clouds Jacylene had hoped for. She wanted photos done at the drawbridge connecting Manasquan and Brielle, which could have been a serious problem for New Years Eve traffic... but sure enough the bridge operator closed the gates of the bridge for us without me even asking and let us have the bridge uninterrupted, all to ourselves (sorry if you were waiting!!!). Everything was remarkably punctual, the band at the American Hotel was rockin, the food for dinner and cocktail hour was nothing short of amazing, and the start of the new year was spent with friends and loved ones. Congrats you guys, hope Hawaii is going off!
thank you new york times!
pretty good lookin couple a kids, wouldn't you say?
this little guy had some seriously blue eyes
one of jacylene's pair of shoes
checking out the make-up
some final touches before meeting up with stevie
all the girls on the drawbridge
catching an overcast wintry sunset at mallard park with some creeping trees
cool little detail
stevie and the guys
a cool wall in manasquan
another one of all the guys, one of my favorites from the bridge
gettin down and dirty
mad grabbed this shot of jacylene's dad randy singing for them at the ceremony. i've heard him sing many times before, and i'm no expert but he's got one of the most amazing voices i've ever heard.
some of those beautiful details i was telling you about
everybody having an awesome time... happy new years!!!