Cape May County,
The Bride Wore......Flip Flops!
Even after the incoming tide has washed away
that I ♥ U scratched in the sand or the clam
shells used to fashion a huge heart at the
water’s edge, the memories of a beach wedding
will linger forever.
Think about repeating – or
renewing - your marriage vows as the sun sets
behind the Cape May Lighthouse and St. Mary's is
silhouetted by lengthening summer shadows. Or,
opt for an early morning ceremony as the sun
rises over the Atlantic Ocean and the sky is the
color of a translucent opal on a gorgeous August
Is it any wonder that Cape
May is the third most popular destination
wedding spot in America, right behind Las Vegas
and Disney World! From the casual beach
wedding to the most formal church nuptials, Cape
May County offers romantic - and often unique -
settings, the perfect backdrop for the
most important event of your life, your wedding.
Locations can vary from Ocean City with the
Music Pier and Boardwalk in the background to
Hereford Lighthouse and the breathtakingly
beautiful gardens that surround this historic
structure. A bride can be as formal or as casual
as she chooses, walking down the aisle across
the sand in flip flops or even bare feet to meet
her groom and begin their new life together.
Sometimes weddings on the beach include dozens
none of whom even knows the happy couple. They
might not be invited to the wedding and they may
have to watch longingly as other guests head off
to a lavish reception but they can still have
the vicarious fun of watching couples exchange
vows or witness a bride and groom say "I do"
– as more than 400 couples do each year!
The legalities: In New Jersey
marriages and civil unions can be performed by
the county clerk or other officials who are
authorized to solemnize marriages including
judges, mayors, the county surrogate and clergy
Best bet: Call the Cape
May County Clerk’s office for the exact
information needed – 609-465-1010 or check
online for local wedding planners to handle all
the details from the permits required for a
wedding on the beach to quarters for the parking
Family Beach Photos
How do you preserve those
precious vacation memories, or capture a
precious moment with a new addition to your
Beach photos are THE perfect
way to make sure those memories last forever.
Professional photographers are a must and they
can help you find the perfect location – the
best beach, at the best time – to make sure your
photos are exactly what you expect – and more!
No time for an evening
sitting or maybe nap time interferes with
precise scheduling? How about beach day
photography? It’s a great alternative,
especially if you want action shots of kids
digging in the sand, splashing in
the ocean or riding a boogie board.
Props help create natural looking photos, too –
a pail, a surfboard or whatever your favorite
beach accessory happens to be.
From infants to
multi-generations, big families or small, kids,
pets and almost any mix of family you can
imagine, professional photographers will capture
that most special moment on the beach.
Smile – and say cheese!