spencer + nicole: traditionally gorgeous destination wedding in monteville, new jersey

Weddings & Engagement
May 27, 2016

Nicole + Spencer met at Pepperdine while attending law school. They graduated and continued dating and eventually Spencer popped the question. Since most of Spencer’s family and childhood friends were still in New Jersey, they gathered their bi-coastal families on the East Coast to have a true destination wedding.

The grooms great-grandfather helped build the church and his grandparents live just down the street. The details were labors of love from family members with added bits of at home arts and crafts. This is a pair that loves the beach and the outdoors which was evident in their reception decor and venue at the Lake Club Valhalla in Monteville.

The lake overlook in the back was enjoyed by guests during cocktail hour, boat docks were crowded with bridal party guys + dolls, the row boat was utilized for sunset photos and the fire pits were lit up for an after dancing break spot.

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