Cape May is a charming town. According to Erik Kent from njwedding.com, it is a little known fact that Cape May is the third most popular wedding destination in the United States. This hidden treasure of New Jersey was an ideal setting for Christopher and Debbie's intimate wedding reception to be shared with a small group of family and friends. Chris and Deb selected the Peter Shields Inn. Built in 1907 and located along the ocean on Beach Drive, the Inn is named after Peter Shields, a wealthy businessman from Pittsburgh.
The interior of the Inn was spacious, cozy and decorated in Victorian charm (e.g., stained glass windows, animal statues). The ceremony took place outdoors on the front porch on a sunny but somewhat gusty October afternoon. Deb and Chris exchanged customized declarations of love for one another and heartfelt vows in a very emotional ceremony. Afterwards, cocktail hour and a served lunch were enjoyed indoors.
Ambient DJ provided music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception party. Formalities were streamlined, with the newlyweds enjoying their first dance to Ben Folds' "The Luckiest." Late in the afternoon, Chris made a surprise dedication of Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is" to his new bride.
Guests enjoyed an afternoon of dancing on a very slightly sloped dance floor across a variety of musical styles that included disco, funk, Motown, 80s, classic rock and modern dance fare. With the food and service top-notch, the Peter Shields Inn and Cape May delivered a truly unique and unforgettable wedding reception.
Attention couples of all ages - whether it's to attend a wedding reception or to have a romantic getaway of your own, Cape May is an excellent destination.
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