November 4, 2017
Yacht Club of Sea Isle City
Photographer: Tessa Marie Images
Vicki and Ken were both born and raised in Cape May County, and had their first encounter as preschoolers at Alphabet Alley (formerly in Wildwood Crest). However, despite living in the same county, crossing paths as children and both attending local high schools, the two didn’t know each other very well until January 2012.
Vicki was home during winter break of her senior year of college, and Ken had just returned home from deployment in Afghanistan. As fate would have it, Vicki and Ken crossed paths yet again, which was the beginning of their relationship together.
About four years later in May 2016, Vicki and Ken decided to take a trip to the Gulf Coast. While visiting Biloxi, Mississippi, Ken got down on one knee and popped the question dockside at sunset. Vicki said yes, of course, and their trip eventually took them home to New Jersey to celebrate with family and friends.
The newly engaged couple planned a fall wedding for the following year, naturally choosing Cape May County as the location due to it being the place where they both grew up, and where their love story began. After doing some research online, the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City was the first and only venue Vicki and Ken visited. Being avid boaters and enjoying life on the water, Vicki and Ken felt that this gorgeous venue overlooking the water was a dream come true.
Prior to the big day, Vicki’s mother Patty planned a bridal shower in line with Vicki and Ken’s love of water. At the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Vicki’s family and friends showered the bride to be while watching boats come and go through the venue’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
On a sunny, 60-degree November day, 140 guests joined Vicki and Ken for a Catholic ceremony at Assumption Church in Wildwood Crest. After the ceremony, Great American Trolley Company took the newlyweds and their bridal party to various locations between the Wildwoods and Sea Isle City for photos, all while blasting goofy music to get the party started. The night ended with an incredible reception at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, complete with a beautiful sunset over the water.
“Our guests still tell us the food was excellent and they loved the venue, the staff and the view!” says Vicki. “Everything went perfectly.”