May-13-2011

Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding in Long Beach Island NJ | Corinne & Matt

Bon Jovi was in full effect. And a fist pump (or two) may have occurred on the dance floor, but clearly Corinne & Matt did not have the typical “Jersey Shore” wedding.

The Mallard Island Yacht Club is a stunning venue, surrounded by Barnegat Bay, and right before the bridge to Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore. LBI is a favorite family vacation spot of ours, and Corrine & Matt’s wedding day also happened to be our wedding anniversary, so we were absolutely thrilled to be with such a great couple and working together at such an awesome wedding.

Check out some of these favorites from the day…it was nearly impossible to choose.

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One insanely awesome perk about traveling for destination weddings is exploring new venues and working with awesome local vendors, and there was some off-the-wall talent that brought Corinne & Matt’s day together beautifully.

Wedding Location: The Mallard Island Yacht Club / Caterer: Merri Makers Catering / Makeup: Magnifique Makeup by Dominique / Hair Styling: Aqua Blue Salon in LBI / Guys getting ready: The Drifting Sands Resort / Floral Design: MDS Floral Design / Stationary Design: Stephanie Somodi / Gown designed by Ines Di Santo via Bridal Reflections / Bride’s shoes by Benjamin Adams / Videographer: Thomas Morlock of Vantage Point Films / DJ: Craig Scott Entertainment

A very big shout out to the florists, MDS Floral Design, they are also a part of the Style Me Pretty Little Black Book, and we would be lucky to work with them again, you’ll see, their work speaks for itself. Our apologies to Stephanie Somodi for mistakingly leaving her out of the credits for the gorgeous custom designed wedding invitation chandelier ensemble, as well as they’re hand made Swarovski crystal table cards.

check out the amazing highlight video by Vantage Point Films.

Corinne + Matthew | The Highlight Film from Vantage Point Films on Vimeo.

To jump right in…we start off with my coverage of the guys getting ready at The Drifting Sands Resort. Meanwhile, Eric stayed back to cover the girls finishing hair and makeup in the awesome bridal suite – it is the entire top floor of The Mallard Island Yacht Club! And be sure you don’t miss that gorgeous Princess Bed (my favorite) complete with giant chandelier and panoramic ocean views…

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Corinne and Matt’s very sweet first look on the lawn of The Mallard Beach Yacht Club.

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I love when our couples get “us”, we are kinda quirky I guess, so when Matt expressed how much he liked (and hoped for a picture with) this flagpole, I knew Eric would be all about it – I think the team effort was a BIG win.

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I don’t think there is a guy out there that would not love the “Groom Shack”, another awesome and unique feature of The Mallard Island Yacht Club. I suppose they had to do something for the guys to compete with that epic bridal suite. For us, it was a no brainer to shoot the guys just hanging out in their shack.

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The other awesomeness on The Mallard Island Yacht Club property (in itself a damn good reason to have a wedding there) is the “Boat House” ceremony venue. It is surrounded by water on all sides, has huge windows that allow amazing light to pour in, and there is a really great stone fireplace. I was blown away how the space became more and more beautiful as the day progressed while the light flowing through continued to change.

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A very good friend of ours, Carla Ten Eyck (who also happens to be a killer photographer), once told me that the moment right before a kiss is where it’s at – and is usually even better than the actual kiss….
I gotta admit, she knows her stuff.

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We love to play this game, same shot, same pose, same post production process…
One is without flash and One is with.
I think both are insanely beautiful, so, which one do you prefer?

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This room! This light! The Tiffany Blue ceiling detail…all are VERY good things.

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How amazing of a job did Stephanie do on all the stationary? Gorgeous!
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The front of the venue deserved some attention, I love this shot of Corinne & Matt at night.

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  1. debbie Said,

    you were in my neck of the woods! LOVE Mallard Island, one of my favorite places for a wedding. You made the place look fabulous!

  2. Corinne Said,

    THESE are sensational!!! Thank you so much Eric and Amber for the best day of my life and for capturing it all!! Also Happy Belated anniversary I apologize for not saying it on the day I was in a calm coma! We will forever have 4-30 as the best day of our lives and we owe it all to you! Can’t wait to wallpaper our house with this photos there perfect!!

  3. Laurie Said,

    What a venue! You can tell your eyes were very happy! Nice job!

  4. Barbara Said,

    Absolutely STUNNING!!!! Gorgeous Bride, gorgeous dress and shoes. This venue is killer, you guys captured the wedding so beautifully. Love love love it!!! (if and when i get married i already know who to contact)

  5. Smack Said,

    Lets do it again next year! Everyone looked stunning and it was a real good time. Love you guys

  6. Beyond The Lens Said,

    A favorite for me! These photos are off the chain guys!!!!

  7. Rocco Said,

    Pictures came out great, especially the Groom Shack pics! Had an awesome time!

  8. Colleen Said,

    These came out AMAZING!!! I am obsessed with them! But let’s be honest – you couldn’t have asked for a better couple to photograph or a more gorgeous location!

  9. Alicia Candelora Said,

    These are INCREDIBLE! You definitely need to submit them somewhere. And the bridal suite? OMG.

  10. Hodge Said,

    That fondue plate looks delicious!! Fantastic pictures, great job!

  11. Jessica Gerstein Said,

    These are GORG! Amazing pics- amazing bride and groom- amazing family and friends!!! I am so happy I was able to celebrate with the both of you!! xoxoox

  12. Erica Alper Said,

    These pictures are so fierce. You all really captured what we were all feeling. Corinne looks absolutely stunning and Matt looks so handsome. Happy belated Anniversary, you two were great.

  13. J B Said,

    These pictures have captured the wedding in such perfection. I really like the ones in and by the Groom Shack. Such a great couple, Such a special day.

  14. Val McCormick Photography Said,

    Photography, O-M-G!!!, Bridal Suite, O-M-G!!!, Flowers O-M-G!!! Venue, details, couple…all…Speechless…Let’s not forget those BA Shoes, which by the way I have had a pic of on my desk top for the last three months, no lie, pinkey swear!!! Amazing you guys!!! xoxo

  15. Stacey Said,

    Wow, I am blown away. If I could re-do my wedding (although it’s hard to compete with the ethan allen) I would do it here in a heartbeat. The pictures are beyond cool and beautiful…I agree with Alicia, these deserve to be in a bridal magazine…congrats to the beautiful couple!

  16. Christine Hort Said,

    Beautiful!!

  17. Kerry Said,

    Pictures are beautiful… favorite one is the ring picture. Raw photo is doing my wedding in July and I can’t wait to see what they do!

  18. Joanne Said,

    WOW! beautiful job guys!

  19. Robert Trenske Said,

    WOW such a beautiful wedding guys, the details, the location and the couple are all really amazing but they way you captured all is simply beautiful.

  20. Julianna Said,

    I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY WEDDING PICTURES LIKE THESE! YOU TWO ARE SO TALENTED! THESE ALL LOOK STRAIGHT OUT OF A MAGAZINE! WHEN I GET MARRIED I AM DEFINITELY CONTACTING YOU, I WOULD FRAME ALL OF THEM!

  21. April Fatato Said,

    The venue was amazing but not as quite as breathtaking as the bride and groom :)

  22. Danielle Said,

    INDESCRIBABLE!!! These pictures not only captured the wedding and venue but the beauty behind the couple. I love the whimsical and laid back style of Raw Designs while still captivating the audience by creating magnificent pictures and memories! I sincerely love the first one of one of the bride and groom…..

    GORGEOUS!!

  23. Amanda Said,

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Corrine, Mallard Island, the dress, the shoes, the flowers – gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! Amazing photos! LOVE THEM!

  24. Katie Said,

    You know how some say “the pictures don’t do it justice”…..well not this time!! Beautiful venue, fantastic couple, amazing family and friends, fun details ALL shine through!! Well done, well done! I enjoyed reliving it all again, like we were in the moment.

  25. Michelle, MDS Floral Said,

    Wow these Pictures are amazing! What a beautiful couple too. Corrine looked stunning! Thank you so much for all the kind words! We loved working with you guys, and you really are a talented couple! Hope we can do it again soon! Let me know when you get these in to a magazine, I know they will.

  26. Katina Said,

    WOW!! I had he pleasure of knowing Corrine in college and I knew she was beatiful; but I can’t beleive how lovely she looked on her wedding day. Great job raw photo on capturing these gorgeous photos.

  27. Dana Said,

    These pictures are stunning!!! They really capture what a fabulous night it was. What a beautiful couple and an amazing wedding! So happy I was able to be there!

  28. beth Said,

    these belong in like a magazine

  29. Stephanie Said,

    These pictures are beautiful! What a great wedding!

  30. Jackie Said,

    Corinne, you were stunning! These pictures were absolutely amazing!!! You & Matt both looked gorgeous and looks like it was a one of a kind fairy tale wedding!!!

  31. Matt Said,

    Eric and Amber–Great job. These pictures are incredible and you did an awesome job capturing our day, Thank you for these incredible photos of our day.

    Matt

  32. finola schauer Said,

    BREATH TAKING!!

  33. Erin Said,

    Breathtaking photos of an amazing wedding! You captured not only the beauty of the day but the love and joy between the couple and their guests. Love them all (especially the ring picture!!)

  34. Eric Foley Said,

    Looks like this was a dream wedding! Cheeky images man :)

  35. nina farrell Said,

    What beautiful pictures and I had a great time. A perfect wedding .A perfect day. God bless!!!

    Nina

  36. elayne seligman Said,

    The most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen !!!!! Elayne Seligman

  37. Mark Said,

    Unbelievable day captured by unbelievable pictures!

  38. Ed Said,

    These pictures are amazing! They show the day in so many different ways, all perfect. Congratulations Corinne and Matt.

  39. b Said,

    Great Pictures!! It was a wonderful night. :) :)

  40. Diana Said,

    What a spectacular and monumental moment in time! Love you both and the pictures are phenomenal. Can’t wait for the anniversaries:)

  41. Sarah Said,

    You’re pictures are amazing! Congratulations!

  42. Diveyena Said,

    Absolute beauty! Raw Photo rocks and so does this gorgeous couple!

  43. Sarah Said,

    Your** You’re amazing too!!

  44. Diana Said,

    A monumental time!! These pictures captivate the beauty of this wedding and wedding party. I love it!!! Can’t wait for the anniversaries:)

  45. Danil Said,

    A picture says a thousand words but I have ten thousand!!!!! Absolutely stunning!

  46. Elissa Said,

    The pictures are a story within themselves! The landscape is gorgeous, and Corrine and Matt perfect the photos! Amazing, beautiful, stunning!

  47. Dominique Said,

    So happy to be a Part of Matt &Corrines wedding.. What a gorgeous couple and wedding. These pics are breath taking unreal photography

  48. Amy Jupe Said,

    Looks like you all had a blast!!! Everyone looked amazing, especially you Corinne!

  49. Esther Said,

    Exquisite! I want to relive this. Really a gorgeous take on the photography!!

  50. Elana Said,

    I am so glad I was able to share in this experience with Matt & Corinne. I believe that the vision became a masterpiece and the pictures exude that!!! Beautiful

  51. Dave Said,

    Wish I was there. I missed a gorgeous wedding. Congrats to you both and thanks for sharing the pictures. Raw Photos did a gorgeous job at capturing the event.

  52. Paige Said,

    Stunning!!!! Love the attention to detail. Matt and Corinne looked outrageous.

  53. Grace Said,

    The couple , the venue , the centerpieces, merrimakers banquet, the photographer and all that encompassed the perfect wedding = $$$$$$……..the memories, PRICELESS!

  54. Debbie Rye Said,

    What a gorgeous wedding, and a gorgeous couple! Just breathtaking Corinne! So happy for you both xoxo

  55. Kim Said,

    These pictures are amazing! So fun to relive all the moments. We were so happy to be there and celebrate your special day. Love you both! xoxo

  56. Jamie Said,

    Awesome job all around! This spread needs to be in a fabulous weddings! Everything from the photos captures and taent behind the lens to the decor, couple, weather, venue, vendors were totally A-List status! BRAVO!

  57. Marty Said,

    All these pictures make me smile! They capture the magic of the night, the love of the couple, everyone such naturals! Raw Photo Design you are truly talented and have such a cutting edge way of taking wedding pictures that change the traditional way!

  58. Brittany Said,

    What a fabulous night! These photos really captured the essence of the whole evening! You both looked gorgeous! XO

  59. Nancy Younghans Said,

    All I can say is WOW WOW Wow! Really captured the beauty of the place and the two special people we celebrated that day! Just amazing!

  60. Chaz Said,

    Gorgeous Photos!!! Wish we could have been there! Amazing! Y’all have to come down to Atlanta soon; Asher is getting so big!

  61. Pamela Said,

    WOW! I can’t believe I missed THIS?!@()#@)($ What STUNNING photos of 2 gorgeous people. Corinne, you take my breath away. You are amazingly beautiful and it really shows in all of these photos. Your venue is gorgeous and the details in everything are great. Who planned all this?! What a fabulous, fabulous job!

  62. in awe guest Said,

    WOW, beautiful wedding. Wish I was invited. I attended a wedding at the Mallard a few months ago and had a spectacular time. Question, beautiful photography, but who sings this song???? Equally as beautiful!

    BrentKintzing@gmail.com

  63. Tina K Said,

    I absolutely love your dress and bridesmaids gowns. Can you tell me the name of the designer of your bridesmaid dresses and the color?

    Thanks so much.

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