Saturday, 19 July 2014

Jersey Shore Weekend

Seeing as my friends and I found ourselves in New Jersey on July 4th weekend, we decided on a bit of post-wedding beach time and headed to the famous Seaside Heights on Jersey Shore (yes, the exact place the reality show was filmed)! Having heard a fair bit about it, I was intrigued to see what Seaside Heights had to offer and was looking forward to a bit of fist-pumping action!

Although not the most exotic of destinations, the Shore certainly had it's pros:

1. A great beach with awesome waves
2. Beautiful sunsets
3. Addictive pizza slices
4. Outdoor bars
5. Cheap jugs of beer
6. Fireball shots (of which we had too many)
7. Chatty locals
8. An old time photo booth (so much fun)
9. Free straw hats
10. The company of good friends

Great times on the Shore! 
Seaside Heights may not have offered first-class accommodation, restaurants and excursions, but it most definitely offered first-class fun! A weekend of great memories!


Ps. Here's just one of those great memories... 

Old Time Photos! 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A New Jersey Wedding!

As mentioned in my last post (sometime ago now- ooops), this summer sees wedding season for me, and wedding number two took me all the way to New Jersey!!! Taking place on July 4th, the Brits certainly were coming and arrived to enjoy a wonderful day! The reception was held at the beautiful Park Savoy in Morristown NJ, a stunning hotel with an incredible outside space- perfect for photos!

Ladies looking glam

The evening began at 6pm which was cocktail hour! Any martini you wanted- you got it! I of course opted for my favourite, Espresso Martini! This was followed by the most exquisite of food- from sushi and oysters to steak and mouthwatering mac 'n' cheese, it was all delicious! Once we ate (I ate ha ha) plenty all the guests then took our seats in the main room ready for dinner, (oh yes, a three course meal) dancing and most importantly, to await the arrival of the newly married Mr & Mrs Jackson- the union of the Brits and the Yanks! ;-)

The new Mr & Mrs Jackson

The bride (my good friend Alicia) looked drop-dead gorgeous!!! Wearing a stunning dress and a smile from ear to ear I've never seen her look more beautiful! The evening was full of heart-warming speeches, dances to rival Johnny and Baby, more delicious food, the company of great friends and of course a room filled with love (cheesy)! It was such a pleasure to be a part of Matt & Alicia's special day and like Finley Quaye once wrote, love really does get sweeter everyday! ❤️