A Simple Beach Wedding at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor, New Jersey
Jenna Mallonee (30 and in marketing) and Justin Steele (32 and in finance) took the natural surroundings at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, and added clean colors and metallics for a romantic beach essence on their wedding day. "I wanted to keep things low-key and have the beach, bay and natural surroundings be the best backdrop and decor," Jenna says. LeAnna Theresa Photography captured the entire day from the outdoor ceremony at 97th Street Beach to the dance-filled reception. Jenna wore a classic Pronovias strapless, fit-and-flare wedding dress, and her bridesmaids wore mismatched gray dresses. Justin and his groomsmen wore casual J.Crew button-up shirts with blue ties and gray pants. The couple wanted to keep their wedding as true to themselves as possible. "I just wanted people to walk into all the spaces and feel like they were surrounded by us, our taste and style," Jenna says. Even though her family and friends questioned her vision, Jenna knew that keeping the look simple -- while also using wine bottles and sequined table runners as decor elements -- would truly reflect her and Justin's style. The lanterns used for many of the centerpieces were even borrowed from their own home. "We just wanted a setting that felt like our home, and music that is what we would play at our own party," Jenna says. "And we wanted everyone to just relax and have a good time."