Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding: A Wonderful Jersey Shore Venue!
Not every Jersey shore wedding is necessarily at the beach. An Abbie Holmes Estate Wedding proves that the Jersey shore has a variety of venue styles to offer. Kaleidoscope Imagery has photographed several weddings at Abbie Holmes Estate, and it is always a wonderful experience! The house itself is beautiful and historic. The ceremony space offers an open air environment but also a roof in case there is rain. My favorite part is the adorable village of shops right next door because the area is perfect for photos. I was thrilled to shoot here again for Johanna and Ralph’s wedding!
The Wedding Details
There are so many great details to share from Johanna and Ralph’s big day. One of my favorites was learning that Johanna’s beautiful dress was designed and created by one of her bridesmaids! The dress always has so much meaning to a bride, so having a friend create it for you just takes it to the next level! One moment I really loved in the beginning of the day was when the bridesmaids made a circle around Johanna to send her loving thoughts and good vibes before walking down the aisle.
Next, the ceremony was so heartfelt and sincere, with hand written vows and beautiful readings. The couple shared their love story, which began with one foundational conversation on a park bench many years ago. Little did they know at the time that they were beginning down a path which would lead to “I do.” There was laughter and happy tears all around.
Afterward, the warm summer weather made for a lovely evening reception. Guests had a blast playing cornhole and making smores over the fire pit. Another of my favorite moments was definitely towards the end of the reception, when the DJ played several emo punk songs from the early 2000s. My inner teenager was ecstatic, and I rocked out with the guests to some of my old favorites, including Brand New and Dashboard Confessional. I knew then for sure that Johanna and Ralph were not just amazing clients, but also kindred spirits. To the happy couple: I had the best time capturing your day, and I wish you the warmest congratulations!
The Dream Team
Venue: The Abbie Holmes Estate
Florist: Cape May Flower Co.
Hair + Makeup: Kiss the Bride Hair + Makeup Design
Cake: The Bakeworks
DJ: J Entertainment
Dress: Designed and handmade by Nicole Moore, brides friend!!
Transportation: The Great American Trolley Co.