A Rustic Winter Wedding at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch, New Jersey

Jessica Nairn (29 and a project manager) and Mike Bruschini (29 and a vice president in client relations) initially met in high school through mutual

Jessica Nairn (29 and a project manager) and Mike Bruschini (29 and a vice president in client relations) initially met in high school through mutual friends, but it was only when they crossed paths in 2010 that Mike asked Jessica out to dinner. A few weeks later, the two began dating, and the rest is history. Too excited to wait after picking up the ring for a planned beach proposal, Mike got down on one knee when Jessica returned home from a business trip. With a mutual love of the beach and ocean, Jessica and Mike got married on November 30 at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch, New Jersey, where their guests were able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean throughout the weekend getaway. To keep warm from the cold winds, Jessica and her bridesmaids wore boleros matching the soft neutral color palette of the rustic-themed wedding. Lace filigree lanterns paired with mercury votives were placed on tables throughout the reception venue, where friends and family were able to enjoy appetizers like sweet scallops wrapped in smoked bacon and mini franks rolled in puff pastry. DJ DiscoInferno started out the cocktail hour with Frank Sinatra and turned it into an '80s-themed party with some Michael Jackson dance moves. After the reception ended, Jessica and Mike booked all 26 rooms at the Bungalow Hotel across the street from McLoone's Pier House to keep the party going all night long. "Make a weekend out of the celebration! It is so nice sharing additional time with friends and family outside of the five hours that make up the reception," says Jessica.

Halo Round-Cut Square Wedding Ring
Mike loved the Betsey Johnson heels Jessica wore on the big day.
The Bridal Suite added the off-the-shoulder sleeves for Jessica during her first fitting, and they beautifully complemented the crystal details on the bodice of the dress.
Rose, Hydrangea and Queen Anne's Lace Bridal Party Bouquets
Jessica's bridesmaids each picked their own heels to match the neutral palette of the wedding.
Bride Approaches Her Awaiting Groom for a First Look
Jessica found this precious flower girl dress by designer AloraSafari from Etsy.
Bride Laughs During Candlelit Ceremony
To continue the party after the reception ended, Jessica and Mike booked all 26 rooms at the Bungalow Hotel for their guests, so the entire hotel would be theirs for the after-party.
Fortunately, McLoone's Pier House made it through Hurricane Sandy, providing the guests with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.
"I was able to get a hold of an old wooden ladder that belonged to my grandfather in the 1950s, draped lace on the steps and placed it in the entryway to the ceremony," says Jessica.
To accent numerous tables throughout the reception venue, Jessica and Angela from Angela Nicole Design bought lace filigree lanterns from Pottery Barn and complemented them with mercury votives.
Angela from Angela Nicole Design placed white spray roses, white hydrangeas and Queen Anne's lace in wooden planter's boxes for the centerpieces of the dinner tables.
Taupe Folded Napkins With Menu Card
Wedding Favors Wrapped With Twine
Three-Tier Buttercream Wedding Cake With Branch Accents
Newlywed's Cutting Their Buttercream Wedding Cake
Newlyweds Kiss After Sharing Their Wedding Cake
DJ DiscoInferno sang Frank Sinatra and busted out some Michael Jackson moves throughout the cocktail hour and reception.