Their Wedding Day: Rock Island Lake Club, NJ

If I could sum these lovebirds and their spring Rock Island Lake Club wedding day up into one word it would be FUN! Seriously, from the moment I arrived, Sheyenne and her bridesmaids were in the best spirits, listening to amazing music, and so ready to party. That energy stayed all the way until getting on the dance floor – the party never stopped.

Some of my favorites moments were:

  • Their adorable first look where Shawn couldn’t hold back his tears! I wish we had audio recording of Shawn’s reaction to seeing his soon-to-be wifey. He was over the moon when he saw her all dressed up!
  • Their matching vans! These two wore Vans for their engagement session, and felt like it was truly them to bring them out for their wedding day. I’m SO glad they stayed true to themselves and also kept it comfy and casual!
  • Sheyenne walked herself down the aisle, and it was such a beautiful moment as Shawn couldn’t contain his smile!
  • They spent cocktail hour snacking on some food privately together and taking selfies! They knew they’d want some alone time, and this was the perfect way to make sure they ate (so many couples don’t remember to eat on their big day!) and spent time together!
  • Sheyenne got on Shawn’s shoulders for their intros! It was EPIC and seriously got the party started with such fun, high energy!

Those are just a few of the many reasons why this day was a freaking blast. I can’t wait for you to scroll through and see more of this dreamy spring Rock Island Lake Club wedding!

Their Love Story

I went to high school with Shey and Shawn, so it’s been so special getting to see how far they’ve come since their early days!

They shared mutual friends for quite some time, but the true start of their love story was when Shey was a junior and Shawn was a senior. Sheyenne said, “We were at the homecoming dance (is this a Taylor Swift song?). Shawn had come up to a friend I was with, threatening to tell her boyfriend she was dancing with other guys. Being the friend I am, I got extremely defensive/protective- a little bit of yelling, harsh words, etc.

The next night, I remember I was cooking in the kitchen with my mom and I got a text from a number I didn’t have, asking “why do you hate me.” Spoiler alert: unknown number was Shawn! We began talking and shortly thereafter decided to hang out with the same friend I was with and her boyfriend.

He was late coming back from a firecall and I’ll always remember it was because he was making a ham and cheese sandwich 🙂 It was an instant connection, I wanted him to hug me so badly after he offered to drive me home.”

For their proposal, Belmar beach was a special place in their relationship, so he took her back there! She happened to get her nails done, so she was happily surprised that all the stars aligned for their engagement! She, of course, said yes! Shawn had been trying to figure out how to get her to the beach without her being suspicious, and she wound up being the one even bringing up the idea, so it all worked out so perfectly!

Sheyenne & Shawn,

You two are such a dream! It was the biggest honor to get to capture your perfect wedding day, and I had such a blast getting to know you two even better! Thank you for being so fun and chill, and for allowing me to capture all of these incredible life moments! Love love love you, and can’t wait to see all the exciting things you two do in life! Congratulations!!! xo

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Second Photographer | Alaina Elizabeth Photo
Photography Assistance | Nina Sheffield Photography
Venue | Rock Island Lake Club
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist | A List Hair Studio
Florist | Bloomery Flower Studio
DJ | Taylor Event Group
Dress Designer | Essence of Australia
Dress Boutique | White House Bride
Bride & Groom Shoes | Vans
Perfume | Burberry
Rings | Roman Jewelers
Groom Attire | Clothing Center
Groom Tie/Bowtie | Onore
Cake | Palermo’s Bakery
Bridesmaid Dress Designer | Birdy Grey
Groomsmen Gifts | Vans
Photobooth & Late Night Snack | Rock Island Lake Club
Transportation | State Shuttle

Spring Rock Island Lake Club Wedding, NJ | Sheyenne & Shawn

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