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A Modern Beachy Wedding in Manahawkin, NJ

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Cara & Stephen in Manahawkin, NJ
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Gold and magenta orchids made Cara’s lush bouquet 
of popular springtime flowers (peonies and 
calla lilies) stand out.
Kristin Rockhill/Details of I Do
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Cara loved the chic look of her two-piece dress: a hand-beaded corset top and a fit-and-flare skirt 
she accessorized with 
an embellished belt.
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The groomsmen’s 
fuchsia and purple ties coordinated perfectly 
with the bridesmaids’ 
jewel-toned dresses.
Jim Hjelm, Hollywood Bridal, Kenilworth
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The rustic boathouse 
chapel ultimately sold Cara and Stephen on the venue.
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A glittery gold aisle runner added a little glam to the chapel’s weathered-wood and stone interior.
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Purple and gold glittered escort cards were displayed on a fabric-covered board.
By Invitation Only, Etsy.com
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Merri-Makers Caterers
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Even the couple’s signature drink, a pink grapefruit mojito, added color to 
the cocktail hour.
Merri-Makers Caterers
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Purple and red paper poms hanging from the rafters and sequin linens set the tone for the evening’s party.
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Gold mercury-glass vases and manzanita branches framed full arrangements of bold-hued hydrangeas and peonies.
Kristin Rockhill/Details of I Do
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Half of the dinner tables were topped with gold hydrangea-filled boxes.
Kristin Rockhill/Details of I Do
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The gold-backed menu cards matched the escort card design and were tucked into plum-colored linen napkins.
Linens: Cloth Connection; frames, vases: Janet Makrancy’s Florals, Weddings & Parties
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Ombre-style fondant 
bands and sugar flowers decorated the round cake.
Sophie Sophia
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The newlyweds danced 
to “Everything” by 
Michael Bublé.
Craig Scott Entertainment
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With help from family, Cara and Stephen assembled s’more-making kits for guests to take home.

Cara & Stephen in Manahawkin, NJ

The Bride Cara Costa, 34, executive vice president of merchandising at Horizon Group USA The Groom Stephen Perhach, 32, a 
police officer The Date May 29 Cara and Stephen knew they wanted a wedding near the beach but without an overly beachy theme. To achieve that, they took a modern approach to the décor and incorporated lots of bright colors and metallic accents.
- Amanda Black
Their Ingredients
  • David & Amy Lau Photography
  • Mary Bradley/Details of I Do
  • Bonnet Island Estate
  • Kristin Rockhill/Details of I Do
  • Jim Hjelm, Hollywood Bridal, Kenilworth
  • By Invitation Only, Etsy.com
  • Merri-Makers Caterers
  • Linens: Cloth Connection; frames, vases: Janet Makrancy’s Florals, Weddings & Parties
  • Sophie Sophia
  • Craig Scott Entertainment

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