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      Dara & Brian had a perfect Mallard Island Yacht club wedding in the summer down at Long Beach Island, NJ.  I think it is Manahawkin, but it’s close enough.  The weather was incredible, the bridal party was down to have a great time, and the hair/makeup was definitely on time!

      Ceremony & Reception: Mallard Island Yacht Club
      Dress: Priscilla of Boston

      Florist: Janae Santana
      DJ/ Band: Jon Bates Bands    

      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.

      Mallard Island Groom Shack

      Brian and his groomsmen all were hanging out in the groom’s shack which is not in the main building but close to the pier out back.  They did an excellent job with all the details in there to make it as nautical as humanly possible.  I try to make the vibe very laid back when I am shooting, so I gave the guys a little direction and had them play cornhole and just have fun.

       

      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Groom getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Groom getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Groom getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Groom getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Groom getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.

      Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding bridal suite

      Now so that you know the owners of Mallard Island are not messing around!  The bridal suite is one of the most opulent and extravagant bridal suites I have seen in my hundreds of weddings captured. The views, the marble, high ceiling, and décor; no expense was spared when building this stunner of a location. If you are a bride getting ready there I guarantee you will feel fantastic from the surroundings alone.

      Bride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Bride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Bride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Bride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Bride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Bride getting ready at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.

      Bride's bouquet at Mallard Island Yacht Club summer wedding.
      Bride's portraits at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Bride's portraits at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Bride's portraits at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Bride's portraits at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.

      Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding portraits

      Dara and Brian had a private 1st look together down by the chapel.  There was no one else around just the couple.  We then had a great time hitting all the beautiful shooting locations on the grounds.  There is no reason ever to leave the venue here to photograph.  They have the small beach, the pier, the garden area in front of the pier, the chapel and underneath the building to name just a few of the locations.

      First look at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      First look at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      First look at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      First look at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bridesmaids at Mallard Island summer wedding.
      Bridal Party at Mallard Island summer wedding.
      Bridal Party at Mallard Island summer wedding.
      Groomsmen portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Groomsmen portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht club summer wedding.
      Bride and groom portraits at Mallard Island Yacht club summer wedding.

      Mallard Island wedding ceremony

      In the summer the chapel has its side doors and covers up so that you can get the beautiful ocean breeze keeping you and your guests comfortable.  The light is stunning in the chapel and rarely would you ever need to use a flash as there is such an abundance of natural light immersing everyone.

      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.
      Wedding ceremony at Mallard Island Yacht club.

      Mallard Island wedding reception

      The reception is stunning at Mallard Island.  The dancefloor being semi-open at night with its black marble floors are incredible.  Also, the grounds are magnificent to photograph the couple at night and if the groomsmen have cigars, light them up!  I had a fantastic day with Dara & Brian and wish them the best!

      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht Club.
      First dance at Mallard Island Yacht club summer wedding.
      First dance at Mallard Island Yacht club summer wedding.
      Cake cut at Mallard Island wedding reception.
      Cake cut at Mallard Island wedding reception.
      Cake cut at Mallard Island wedding reception.
      Cake cut at Mallard Island wedding reception.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Wedding reception at Mallard Island Yacht club wedding.
      Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.
      Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.Night portraits at Mallard Island Yacht Club wedding.

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