Want to know an easy way into our hearts? Seaside soirees filled to the brim with pretty details, of course. Hope and Jack’s wedding takes us down to Cape May, New Jersey, a locale known for its quaint setting with historic charm and ocean front luxury for intimate getaways. But when the coastal chic town makes for a picture-perfect backdrop at Congress Hall to not only say “I do”, but to spend a wedding weekend among your nearest and dearest? Well, that just ends up being the icing on the wedding cake. From pristine ocean views, an outdoor courtyard cocktail hour, beautiful blooms and even a bike ride around town, this wedding planned to perfection by Reveriemade is full of so much personality and we’re so happy Two17 Photo and Cinema is sharing it with us today.
From Two17 Photo and Cinema…A Congress Hall Wedding in Cape May is always something special. This beach front hotel and property is uniquely beautiful and quintessentially “Cape May“. It’s got a throw back to another time sort of feel and vibe. And that time is nothing but class and 1st class elegance. Historical photos line the hallways of the hotel and guides give tours of the property dressed in Victorian clothes. You can truly feel the history when you are in this building. We are fortunate enough to work quite often at Congress Hall and it really is a treat for us to shoot here each time we have the opportunity to do so. We’ve done weddings in every corner of the country and I can honestly say that Congress Hall is my personal favorite wedding venue. Like most couples that choose to hold their wedding at Congress Hall, Hope & Jack grew up enjoying summers in Cape May with their families. So when it came time to pick the perfect spot for the wedding day it was an easy decision to invite all of their family and friends down to the shore for a long weekend to celebrate. As we usually do, Alexa and I started the day off in different locations. She was with Jack and the guys at a family home on Poverty Beach while I and our video team started with Hope and the ladies in the bridal suite, Founders Hall. A lively prep (including the groomsmen cruising the streets of Cape May on bikes while weaing tuxes) lead into an emotional reveal with Hope and her dad before she got to see Jack for the first time. We took portraits around the hotel and the wedding ceremony was held under an almost cloudless sky on the lawn. Kristin from Reveriemade styled all of the details of the day but she and her team really outdid themselves with the cocktail hour tables and details. Once the reception started in the main ballroom it was pretty much a non-stop, controlled chaos of a dance party led by one of Philadelphia’s premiere wedding bands, Milan 77.
Ceremony and Reception Location: Congress Hall / Photographer and Cinematography: Two17 Photo & Cinema / Floral Designer and Event Planner: Reveriemade / Band: EBE Entertainment – Milan 77 / Beauty: Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design