Turtles, starfish, and sailboats: a sun-filled aquarium wedding from New Jersey

By on Jan. 22nd Photos by Carole Cohen Photography

Ben and Erin hosted their ceremony and reception at New Jersey's Atlantic City Aquarium. The pair included a ton of darling details like blue and teal striped pinwheels and planting a tree together for their unity ceremony. They also opted to leave several seats intentionally empty during the ceremony, and marked these spots with a handwritten tribute to family and friends who couldn't be there to celebrate.

The "under the sea" theme continued into the reception, where guests danced under hanging boats and sat at tables decorated with knots and anchor-covered gift bags. Turtles and fish swam around the crowd while they partied, but the starfish-adorned wedding cake is perhaps the sweetest detail of the night.


Photography: Carole Cohen Photography • Venue: Atlantic City Aquarium • DJ: Matt Lawler • Music: James Day and the Fish Fry • Succulents: Blooms • Cake: Victory Baking Services