A Nautical Beach Wedding at The State Room in Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Inspired by their location, Long Beach Island, Kaitlin Graf (24 and a claims specialist) and Bryan Agulto (32 and a produce manager) chose a nautical theme complete with starfish, Sperry Top-siders and Adirondack chairs for their Jersey shore wedding. Pops of navy, burlap accents and seersucker details added to the beachy vibe. "We wanted to exchange vows with the sand between our toes and the waves crashing behind us," says Kaitlin. "We wanted the place that was most special to us to be the place where we began our life together."
Photo books of the couple's favorite memories together and odes to Bryan's Filipino heritage added a personal touch. And the couple certainly didn't play by the rules for the entire day: Kaitlin walked down the aisle to the sounds of a steel drum; the couple posed for a selfie in the middle of the ceremony; and, along with a cigar bar, guests danced until the wee hours of the night. "By the end, we even had the servers dancing with us!" she adds.