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A Traditional Wedding in Manahawkin, NJ

After meeting in a class while they were juniors at James Madison University, Julian and Jacqueline immediately hit it off. Three years later, during

After meeting in a class while they were juniors at James Madison University, Julian and Jacqueline immediately hit it off. Three years later, during a vacation with Jacqueline’s family, Julian asked her to go out on a private boat ride. Unaware of what Julian was planning, Jacqueline tossed her hair in a ponytail and put on sweats. When she walked onto the boat, her favorite song was playing and mimosas were set up on deck -- but she still had no clue about what was happening. The Bride Jacqueline Abene, 26, a first-grade teacher The Groom Julian Barker, 26, a project manager The Date August 15 It wasn’t until Julian popped the question that it hit her. Of course, she said yes, and when she looked up, she saw her entire family waiting for the couple on the shore.

Pink Reception Decor
The tables were decorated with high and low arrangements with candles and roses. Sand in the vases nodded to the beachside setting in a subtle way.
Fans with an intricate green pattern, pink ribbon, and the same fonts used in the invitations took the place of more traditional programs.
Hanging arrangements of the blooms used in the bridesmaid bouquets decorated the inside of the boathouse chapel.
Two hand-tied bouquets of roses and hydrangeas marked the beginning of the aisle, which led to a fireplace decorated with white starfish, votive candles in sand, and fresh blooms.
Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes filled out five of the six tiers in the tower. The couple cut into a small, pink cake which sat on top.
The 7-piece band played Bobby Darin’s “More” for the couple’s first dance. Afterward, Jacqueline and her dad danced to Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon.”
Newlywed Walk
The guys’ ties perfectly matched the bridesmaid dresses, which came in strapless and halter styles.
A formal, script font and a dainty floral motif set the tone for the couple’s wedding style.
Roses, heather, and sweet peas made up the bride’s bouquet, which had her grandmother’s brooch pinned onto the wrap. The bridesmaids held roses, heather, and hydrangeas.
The couple worked with a planner to help create a beach-inspired wedding with French-country flair. Instead of choosing an ocean-blue signature color, they picked pink and green with sand and starfish details.