Blake and Emily’s Rock Island Lake Club Wedding
Documented by Berit Bizjak and Carly Jara (Second)
You know those Fall weekends that are perfect? The weather is incredible, the sun is bright and all is right with the world? That was the type of picture perfect day we had when we documented Emily and Blake’s Rock Island Lake Club Wedding this past November.
Rewind 14 months earlier to when Blake proposed on the beach in Long Beach Island over Labor Day Weekend in 2015. From the moment they became engaged, they were both in agreement on the type of wedding they wanted: one that complemented their easygoing nature and their classic, yet somewhat simple style. It was also important for Emily and Blake to include some sentimental details throughout the day, like the unity sand ceremony during their ceremony – the sand was from the very beach where Blake proposed, collected on the same day he proposed.
When I asked Emily about how they met and how they chose the Rock Island Lake Club, she shared “Blake and I have known each other since we were about 16 years old, but lost touch during our college and post-college lives. We reconnected in the Spring of 2012 and have been together since. For us, selecting the location of the wedding was an easy choice. We knew exactly what we didn’t want, so when we walked into Rock Island Lake Club, we both knew it was “the place.” We loved the gorgeous lake views, and the modern, yet rustic vibe. We felt it completely complemented our own style.”
It was such a beautiful day with two beautiful families coming together. Congratulations Emily and Blake!
Ceremony & Reception: Rock Island Lake Club (Sparta, NJ)
Dress: Tadashi Shoji | Bridal Shop: BHLDN | Veil: Paris by Debra Moreland | Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair &Makeup: “I Do” your hair and makeup | Bridesmaids: J. Crew | Flower Girl: Mademoiselle Charlotte Couture
Groom’s suiting: J. Hilburn | Shoes: Allen Edmunds | Groomsmen Attire: Joseph Abboud | Bow Ties & Suspenders: The Tie Bar
Florals: Bloomers (Chatham, NJ) | Invitation: Dana Marino Design | Cake: Palermo’s Bakery
Entertainment: The Metropolitan Players