A Nontraditional Jersey Shore Wedding by Kristina Hill Photography

Cocktail hour before the vows? An anti-beach wedding that takes place at the Jersey Shore? Our next real wedding submitted by Kristina Hill Photography features a nontraditional couple with a love for all things vintage and gorgeous. Every detail of this wedding was handpicked and coordinated by the bride herself. We love her unexpected style and elegant and rustic result!

From the beautiful bride, Noelle…

My husband and I are not a traditional couple so we wanted our wedding to reflect that. We are fun, my husband the serious one, and me, the silly one gives our relationship a unique balance. Enjoying what we put together and spending time with our guests was our main priority. We held our ceremony after our cocktail hour which surprised many. We wanted to be a part of our wedding, not just show up for the reception. We made sure to have our favorite things at the wedding, especially behind the bar. We had pitchers of homemade Sangria, Rose Champaign, Miller High Life Nips, and our guests’ favorites as well.

It is hard to just pick just one theme for our wedding but it had to feel airy, comfortable, and definitely not traditional. I wanted an elegant, rustic, garden party, with a beautiful antique feel which was easier than I thought to pull off at the beach. Our venue was a beach club but I didn’t want a beach themed wedding. Since September is still a warm month I wanted the groom and groomsmen to be in light colored suits. The grey worked not only for them but also for our two sons. Peach was our secondary color and I was able to incorporate it with the flowers, men’s accessories (ties), and wedding favors. I didn’t want traditional flowers so I asked my floral designer to pick flowers in a peach and cream and add lots of different textured greens. All of the centerpieces were finds from different garage sales and flea markets that I had visited that summer. I gave them to him in boxes and asked him to make it look as if they were just placed on the tables and not “arranged”. My husband and I compromised on our wedding party’s attire. He chose the suits and I gave the girls the option of picking their own dress in graphite grey. I only asked that they wear different colored shoes that popped!


vendors: photographer: Kristina Hill Photography // venue:  Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club // floral:  PeterJames Floral Couture // bride’s dress: J.Crew // hair: Brush Salon NJ // makeup: Believe Skincare Studio // bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew //men’s attire: Groomsmen- Men’s Warehouse, Sons- J.Crew  // music: Sugar Foot DJ // Stationery: Inviteddesign on Etsy

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  1. Marianne Nicoletti says:

    I am a NJ wedding photographer and am looking to have an out-of-the-norm wedding myself. I absolutely love these pictures! Kristina Hill did a wonderful job. I love the flowers and the vintage tags. The venue is gorgeous!

  2. Jessica says:

    I absolutely love the details and comfortable, casual yet beautiful feel of this wedding! Such great inspiration!

  3. Kristina Hill says:

    Thank you so much for featuring Noelle & Marshall’s wedding!

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