Ashlee and Mike chose Port Dalhousie for their engagement session and it was the perfect spot for them! These two are self proclaimed beach bums, and this is a spot where they spend a lot of time and I can definitely see why! They have pals with boats in the marina, there is a lively beach and a beautiful boardwalk, and the night we were there was an awesome food truck circle and an outdoor movie under the stars!

Ashlee has been a busy bee over at Ashlee Beesigns making signs and decor for her and Mike’s big day and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! The past few years have seen such a rise in hand lettering and calligraphy being incorporated into wedding day decor, and it’s always so inspiring when my brides jump in with both feet and do a lot of the details themselves.

These two are so sweet and we had so much fun hanging out at the beach, including post-session ciders while chuckling at a couple of movie watchers who literally had a pig ON a blanket…like a real pig sitting with them on their picnic blanket.

Ashlee + Mike, thank you for bringing me along on this special time in your lives and I obviously can’t wait for your big day in July!
xo Jenn

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime beach engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime lakeside engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime lakeside engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime marina engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime lakeside engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime lakeside engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Summertime lakeside engagement session by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Ashlee + Mike’s Summertime Beach Engagement

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Tralee Wedding Facility, and I immediately fell in love with their huge property. Full of open fields, a big willow tree overlooking the ceremony spot, and a beautifully simple dining and dancing area.

Ashleigh and Marc did their ‘big day’ a little differently- they actually eloped in Greece first, and then one month later renewed their vows in front of their closest 20 friends and family. Dressed in the most swoon worthy Hayley Paige gown, Ashleigh stole the show and was such a dream to photograph (along with Marc’s huge smile and their furbaby in a bowtie!) They threw a big bash later that evening and celebrated with a seated dinner, lawn games, dancing, and a grilled cheese truck!

I absolutely love when couples do their own thing in their own way and throw tradition to the wind! Ash and Marc make an elopement seem pretty dang appealing- just the two of you, a beautiful day spent together and a candlelit dinner overlooking the coast in Santorini (not to mention some breathtaking photos by Anna Roussos!)

I can’t believe it took me this long to share this incredibly stunning day with the world! My jam-packed wedding season is quickly drawing to a close, and I’m so pumped to finally have a bit of time to spare to get as many of these wonderful 2016 weddings as I can up and out there!

See below for the list of talented vendors who contributed to Ashleigh and Marc’s wedding!
xo Jenn

Sunset bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Vow books by Seniman Calligraphy, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Stunning bride in Remmington gown by Hayley Paige, from Pearl Bridal House. Photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography.

Hand tied florals by Cedar & Stone, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride getting ready in feminine white lace robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride's earrings

Bride getting ready in feminine white lace robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Hand tied florals by Cedar & Stone, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride getting ready in feminine white lace robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride getting ready in feminine white lace robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Stunning bride getting ready in Remmington gown by Hayley Paige, from Pearl Bridal House. Photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography.

Bride getting ready in feminine white lace robe, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Stunning bride getting ready in Remmington gown by Hayley Paige, from Pearl Bridal House. Photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography.

Stunning bride getting ready in Remmington gown by Hayley Paige, from Pearl Bridal House. Photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography.

Mismatched blush, nude and wine bridesmaids photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groom getting ready photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groom getting ready photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groom getting ready photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groom getting ready photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Groom getting ready photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Outdoor ceremony at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bridal portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bridal portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Almost naked four tier cake by Sammy Cakes, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Almost naked four tier cake by Sammy Cakes, photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Rustic reception decor with garland and greenery at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom's first dance at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Bride and groom's first dance at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sunset bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sunset bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sunset bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sunset bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Sunset bride and groom portraits at Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Tralee Wedding Facility,  photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography

Vendors

Venue: Tralee Wedding Facility
Bride’s Robe: This Modern Love Bridal
Dress: Hayley Paige (Remmington Gown) from Pearl Bridal
Vow books: Seniman Calligraphy
Boutonniere: Collected Edition
Groom’s Bow Tie: Atelier412NewYork
Dog’s Bow Tie: LADogStore
Groom’s Suit: The Bay, by Black and Brown
Hairpiece: Erica Elizabeth Pretty Things
Florals: Cedar and Stone
Makeup: Brush Boutique + Artline Makeup Artistry
Catering: Rural Roots Catering
Cake: Sammy Cakes
DJ: Dolce Entertainment