Inspired by a shared love of the ocean, Laura and Philip staged a fun-filled wedding by the sea. Beachy trinkets such as flip-flips and cocktail parasols in vibrant hues added to the couple's "tropical paradise" theme.

Bright colors illuminate the day at this Jersey shore celebration

Inspired by a shared love of the ocean, Laura and Philip staged a fun-filled wedding by the sea. Beachy trinkets such as flip-flips and cocktail parasols in vibrant hues added to the couple's "tropical paradise" theme.

The bride’s chiffon gown, by Allure Bridals, featured beaded straps and a cascade of ruffles down the back; the dress was purchased at True Love Bridal in Matawan. "It was light and airy, just perfect for the beach," Laura remembers. The groom’s sand-colored suit was from Forum Tuxedos in Hazlet.