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A Love Story Set Sail: Jillian and Kris’s Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding

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Jillian and Kris’ Wedding

As a photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing countless love stories, each one unique and special in its own way. But there was something truly magical about Jillian and Kris’s wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club that left an indelible mark on my heart.

Their love story began in the most unexpected of places – the office. A chance encounter at a mutual friend’s birthday party led to secret midday coffee dates and eventually blossomed into a love that would stand the test of time. From their first date, a romantic picnic in Central Park planned by Kris, to countless stolen moments shared between meetings, their love story was one filled with laughter, sweetness, and undeniable chemistry.

When it came time to plan their wedding, Jillian and Kris knew exactly what they wanted – an elegant affair in a relaxed setting that celebrated their love for each other and their shared passion for the beach. Mallard Island Yacht Club, with its breathtaking views of Barnegat Bay and charming waterfront chapel, provided the perfect backdrop for their dream wedding.

The inspiration behind their wedding theme was simple yet elegant – a celebration of love surrounded by the beauty of nature and the tranquility of the water. From the soft hues of blue and white to the delicate seaside touches scattered throughout the venue, every detail was thoughtfully curated to reflect their love story and unique personalities.

But amidst all the beauty and elegance, it was the moments of pure joy and heartfelt emotion that truly made their wedding day unforgettable. From the overwhelming love and support of their family and friends to the magical feeling of walking into the reception as newlyweds, Jillian and Kris were surrounded by an abundance of love and happiness that filled the air with warmth and joy.

One of Jillian’s favorite memories from their wedding day was the moment they were announced into the reception as husband and wife. It was a moment of pure bliss – a culmination of their love story and the beginning of a new chapter together. And as they danced the night away surrounded by their loved ones, they couldn’t help but feel grateful for the love and support that surrounded them.

As I look back on Jillian and Kris’s wedding day, I am reminded of the beauty of love and the magic of shared moments. Their wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club was more than just a celebration – it was a testament to the power of love to bring people together and create memories that last a lifetime.

NJ Wedding Photographer: @vanessajoy // New Jersey Wedding venue: @mallardislandyachtclub / Band: @hanklanemusic / Hair and MUA: @beautyonlocationnj / Floral design: @mdsfloral / Stationery: @littleblackdresspaperie / Dress: Anna Maier bought at @saks / Bridesmaids Dresses: @amsalebridesmaids bought at The Wedding Library / Shoes: @manoloblahnikhq / Tux: Enzo and The Black Tux / Cake: @carlosbakery / Veil: @christosbridal from @weddingateliernyc / Favors: @countrykettlefudgelbi / Food truck: @cheezenlife14 Groom: @krooney415

Bride: jillian_p_rooney

About Vanessa Joy

Weaving together moments of intimacy and grandeur to create alluring, romantic, and moving portraits.

Vanessa Joy is a highly sought-after wedding photographer known for her stunning imagery and artistic vision. She is internationally recognized for her exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to her craft. From elegantly composed photographs to a seamless blending of timeless sophistication and modern flair, Vanessa Joy's work has captivated audiences worldwide. 

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