A Classic Ballroom Wedding with a Nautical Twist at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Caitlin Nugent (29, an ad sales executive) and Kevin Clancy (29, a blogger and podcast host) met at a bar. "We were total strangers but once we starte

Caitlin Nugent (29, an ad sales executive) and Kevin Clancy (29, a blogger and podcast host) met at a bar. "We were total strangers but once we started talking, we found out we had a ton in common—including many mutual friends," says Caitlin. Kevin proposed in their apartment with the help of a little model home he built. He put the ring inside the front door and told Caitlin to open it. When she opened the door, Kevin got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. "Once we got engaged, Kevin and I began looking at venues in the Jersey Shore (where she vacationed as a child) area and within seconds of walking into Clark's Landing we knew that was going to be the place for our reception," recalls Caitlin. "It's magical. The waterfront marina with beautiful sunset views won us over immediately." Combining their love for the fall (the season they met!) and the beach, the couple came up with a "cool but classy" vibe for their nuptials, brought to life by a mix of deep purple, light blue and silver. A subtle starfish theme, which extended from the invitations to the wedding cake, tied it all together.

"I have to say, that my favorite part of my outfit was my shoes—they really felt like a modern day Cinderella slipper," Caitlin says of her crystal embellished Stuart Weitzman pumps.
"I loved it the second I tried it on, Caitlin says of her Amsale wedding dress. "I wanted something I felt comfortable in and that fit my personality—not poofy or over the top."
Caitlin carried a modern bouquet of white and purple calla lilies accented with dusty miller.
A starfish motif was used throughout the day's decor—from the invitations to the bride's bouquet.
"I wanted them to be comfortable since it was going to be a long day, and the Jersey-style dress seemed like the right choice," Caitlin says of her merlot colored Amsale bridesmaid dresses.
Gray Tuxedo and Purple Tie Groomsmen Attire
"I've spent summer weekends in Spring Lake with my family since I was a little girl," says Caitlin. "I always dreamed I would get married at the beautiful St. Catharine's one day."
Caitlin and Kevin First Kiss
Caitlin and Kevin Wedding Ceremony Reception
Caitlin Rainy Day Umbrella
White Trolley Wedding Transportation
Caitlin and Kevin rode in an iconic trolley from their Spring Lake ceremony to their reception in neighboring Point Pleasant.
Tall Vertical Monogrammed Escort Cards
Clarks Landing Yacht Club Wedding Reception
Tall arrangements of white orchids, roses and hanging amaranthus topped the round tables at the reception.
Traditional Monogrammed Menu Card
Caitlin and Kevin First Dance
Caitlin and Kevin Wedding Reception Toasts
The reception included an ice luge in the shape of a starfish!
White and Blue Starfish Wedding Cake