May 29, 2024
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Coastal Fall Wedding at the Mallard Island Yacht Club

As far as weddings go, I’ve been to few as ✨fairytale-esque✨ as Kiley and Kevin’s Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding. It was nothing short of magical, from the color scheme to the table settings—and, of course, the showstopping bridal look Kiley wore. When I first saw her emerge from the getting-ready suite to stunned looks from her bridal party, even I was holding back tears!

Bride and groom walk on a dock over the water in front of the Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding venue

The Mallard Island Yacht Club is a great waterfront location with unique gardens and endless outdoor photo locations. Kiley and Kevin’s coastal-themed fall wedding was a romantic whirlwind. The pictures tell a joy-filled story, from the intimate shots of Kiley and her mother getting ready to the fun approach to the first dances. 

When Kiley and Kevin asked me to shoot their special day, I was so excited to return to the Mallard Island Yacht Club and capture their day from start to finish!

The Bride’s Unique Look 

As all brides should, Kiley took center stage on her special day. Her unique dress was backless with bows on the sleeves, combined with a detachable skirt (by @justinalexander and @watters) and completed with a coastal-inspired headpiece (@saintbethofficial2)—a truly unique look that didn’t disappoint. 

The detachable skirt allowed for a quick outfit change with no fuss and completely transformed her look between the ceremony and the reception. Kiley chose a classic updo for her day (@happilyeverafterhair), and simple but stunning makeup (@perfectbridalsbychristina) keeping her look elegant while focusing on the accessories, like her pearly waterfall-esque earrings and matching hairpiece. 

The coastal theme didn’t stop at Kiley’s accessories; her gold vintage mirror (that resembled Rose’s mirror from Titanic), oyster jewelry box, and oyster place card holders (@shellsbyshea) tied the coastal theme together – one of my favorite wedding themes so far. 

The Mallard Island Yacht Club

What is a coastal-themed wedding without a sea view? 

The Mallard Island Yacht Club (@mallardislandyachtclub) is tucked just west of Long Beach, surrounded by Barnegat Bay, offering great views that are the perfect backdrop for a coastal wedding. Home to beautiful, intricate gardens and luxurious interiors, the location is great for any weather. 

Luckily, for Kiley and Kevin, they were treated to a (mostly!) dry, early fall day and were able to enjoy both the inside of the yacht house and the beautiful, blooming foliage in the gardens. 

Mallard Island Yacht Club operates year-round and can cater for weddings, whatever the season. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests at any time of year, with both indoor and outdoor options available. 

The Mallard Island Yacht Club was established in the 19th century, and while the historical charm of the club remains, the facilities and amenities have been modernized – offering you the best of both worlds. 

Mallard Island Yacht Club offers a range of customizable wedding packages tailored to the individual needs of each couple. Pricing for weddings at the venue can vary by the season, day of the week, and services chosen. Contact the wedding team at Millard Island Yacht Club directly for further information on their packages. 

For inquiries, bookings, and tours, you can reach Mallard Island Yacht Club at 609-494-9100 or through this website.

Color Scheme

Kiley and Kevin’s coastal wedding theme was complimented with an autumn color palette. Soft peach, burnt orange, and soft whites featured in the bridesmaid’s bouquets and the table settings, along with hints of the coast with oyster place card holders, tied the theme and color scheme together. 

The beautiful mothers of the bride and groom’s dresses in complimenting shades of blue were a nod to the ocean. The wedding also featured hints of other wedding color schemes – black – featuring black rings (@haddonfieldfinejewelers) and black on the burned orange flowers. 

Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Vendors

Behind every magical fairytale wedding is a team of talented vendors dedicated to bringing the wedding together (fairy godmother style). From the unique fall wedding color bouquets and flower arrangements (@mdsfloral) to the wedding favors (@bluemoonvoo) and the band (@carnivaleband) to the incredible catering (@merrimakerscaterers) – the whole affair came together without a hitch. 

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