Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding | Mallory and Jarred

Well, it has certainly been a while since my last post, hasn’t it? I’ll be the first to admit that blogging our recent work hasn’t been at the top of our list of priorities these last several months but I’m happy to share that all that is going to change this year! I had the honor of designing, planning, and coordinating many beautiful weddings last year and I’m excited to show you exactly how beautiful they all were by sharing them with you here on the blog. Get ready for plenty of eye candy because I’ve got lots of pretty coming your way!

The Couple

First up is Mallory and Jarred’s Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding. Mallory and Jarred’s love story began when they were students at Monmouth University. Mallory was a senior and Jarred was in his first year of graduate school. Their paths crossed while Mallory was interning in the athletics department and Jarred was working there. They started dating shortly after, spending much of their time together on the university campus. When it was time for Jarred to pop the question, he did it during a trip to Florida after an evening stroll near the beach. So romantic!

I had the pleasure of meeting Mallory thanks to my sister who was her high school Italian teacher. About 15 years ago, I chaperoned a student trip to Italy and spent a couple of weeks getting to know Mallory and her classmates while visiting the beautiful sites of Italy. Mallory and I kept in touch throughout the years and eventually formed a deeper connection over our love of weddings and event planning. Needless to say, I was so honored when she asked me to help manage her wedding day. As you will see in the images below, Mallory has impeccable taste so I knew I would love being a part of her wedding day.

Getting Ready

The day started out at Mallory’s parents’ house where she got ready with her bridesmaids and mother. I arrived there bright and early and had all the wedding day details ready when her photographer arrived. Let’s get started with these images by Idalia Photography.

Berkeley Oceanfront Wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Wedding Invitations by Wedding Paper Divas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Wedding Bands and Green Emerald Ring in Mrs. Box | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Mallory and her bridesmaids were so fun to work with, and they looked absolutely stunning thanks to their hair stylist, Lacey Alagaia, and makeup artist, Natalia Starasolosky. Once the ladies were ready, they enjoyed mimosas before getting into their dresses. I love that Mallory gifted all her ladies custom hangers as a keepsake from the day.

Bridesmaids toasting in matching gray tank tops | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Bridal portrait of bride in lace-trimmed veil | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

While Mallory was getting ready at her parents’ home, Jarred got ready with his groomsmen at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel before heading over to Monmouth University for the first look and portraits.

Groom detail photos taken at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Groom opening his gift during Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding Day | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Monmouth University Wedding Photos

First Look at Monmouth University Wilson Hall | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Bride and groom portraits at Monmouth University | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Mallory and Jarred made sure they had plenty of time for wedding photos at Monmouth University, the place where they got to know each other and fell in love.

Bridal Party Photo at Monmouth University | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Beautiful summer wedding portraits at Monmouth University | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Bridesmaids in emerald green dresses | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Romantic bride and groom portrait | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Groomsmen in gray and emerald green | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Elegant bridal portrait | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Bride and groom photos | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Wedding photos in Wilson Hall | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Bridal party photo at Monmouth University | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Once portraits were finished, it was time for the ceremony at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. This venue was perfect for the classic and elegant wedding that Mallory and Jarred had planned.

Wedding Ceremony at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Wedding Ceremony at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding Ceremony

I loved that Mallory and Jarred’s timeline allowed for plenty of time for them to enjoy each other’s company. They even had time for an additional portrait session at the venue. And check out the gorgeous florals by Peter James Floral Couture!

Wedding photo in mezzanine of Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Elegant wedding portraits of bride and groom | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia PhotographyBerkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding Photos | Event Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Before we knew it, though, it was time for cocktail hour! I love the coasters that Mallory and Jarred ordered for the bar area.

Cocktail hour decor ideas for emerald green wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Mallory and Jarred’s wedding reception was full of unique ideas, like the cigar bar during cocktail hour:

Cigar bar at NJ Wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Once it was time for the reception, the guests picked up their seating cards from one of the beautiful light-filled rooms at the Berkeley:Gold glittery wedding ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

The reception decor was in a unique color combination of gold and emerald green accents.

Welcome sign for wedding reception ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Ideas for wedding reception at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Check out the lovely reception room! You can’t beat the windows and chandeliers in the Crystal Ballroom!

Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding Ballroom | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding reception ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Wedding decor ideas at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Fairytale wedding ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Emerald green wedding reception ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Vintage silver centerpieces | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Sweetheart table decor ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding Reception | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography Ideas for an emerald green wedding | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

“Because just one piece of bread is never enough.”

During dinner, Mallory and Jarred invited their guests to indulge in their bread bar. This was such a unique idea and their guests absolutely loved it!

Unique wedding favor ideas with bread | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is when my couple gets to relax and enjoy their reception. After so many months of planning, it’s wonderful for them to see everything come together and spend time with all their loved ones.

First dance at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel | Event Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia PhotographyRomantic photos of first dance | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

When a Yankees fan and a Mets fan fall in love you end up with one of the most unique ideas for a guest book!

Wedding guest book ideas for sports fans | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

And here is one of my favorite parts of the day – the live painting by Katherine Gressel . I think it’s safe to say that everyone enjoyed watching Katherine work throughout the night to capture a moment from the day in a beautiful canvas painting.

Wedding live painting by Katherine Gressel | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

At the end of the night, I always advise my couples to do something extra special for their guests. Mallory and Jarred opted for a donuts and pretzels station and it was a big hit! Nothing like something sweet to hold you over on the ride home!

Wedding reception end of the night treat ideas | Wedding Design by NVS Events | Photo by Idalia Photography

Thank you for viewing this Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding. I hope you enjoyed getting a peek into this lovely summer wedding. Check out the full vendor list below!

Vendor List

Venue: The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel • Day-of Coordinator: NVS Events • Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters, Hearts For You • Cake: Chocolate Carousel • DJ: Doubledown Entertainment • Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang Tuxedo • Hair:  Lacey Alagaia • Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas • Florals: Peter James Floral Couture • Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos A. Bank • Makeup: Natalia Starasolosky • Painter: Katherine Gressel • Photography: Idalia Photography • Ring Box: Mrs. Box • Shoes: Figgie Shoes • Transportation: Santos Transportation • Videography: Stephanie Francis • Wedding Dress: Pronovias, Designer Loft NYC

 

Speak Your Mind

*