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Timeless & Romantic Summer Wedding at Maritime Parc

Jersey City, New Jersey


An absolutely beautiful summer day celebrating Genevieve and Joe at the picturesque Maritime Parc in Jersey City! This wedding was the perfect blend of classic romance and modern vibes, filled with so much love and emotion for this sweet couple.

These two first met in college, and as Gen tells it, “Joe and I both went to Gettysburg College, and I met him the weekend before I was leaving for my fall semester abroad in 2013. He was a year above me, so when I got back it was his senior spring semester. We definitely knew we liked each other and were dates to every sorority and frat date party we had, but we didn’t really pursue an official relationship since he was graduating and I was going to be home in Virginia for the summer. We kept in touch frequently, and Joe ended up inviting me to visit him in New Jersey and go to a Smash Mouth concert at the Stone Pony, and from there the rest was history.”

Gen and Joe got engaged in May of 2022! “Joe proposed in front of the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. We went back to his parents’ house for a party after, where he surprised me with his whole family and also my parents, who came up from Virginia. I’ve literally never cried so much in my entire life — thank God for waterproof mascara!”

Together these two live in Jersey City and absolutely love spending time with their sweet pup, Ollie! “Whether we’re all snuggled up on the couch or we’re out to dinner and drinks at an outdoor spot in the summer, Ollie tends to come with us wherever we go. Joe and I also discovered early on that we both absolutely love live music, so going to concerts together is one of our favorite things to do and also one of our favorite things to gift each other for holidays and birthdays. And, since we’re both fairly competitive, we’ve been known to enjoy a game night or two — it’ll be hard to find someone who can beat us in Heads Up.”

When Gen and Joe first began looking for wedding venues, they knew they wanted something fun and not super traditional. As Gen put it, “Maritime Parc was a no brainer. We loved it from the minute we went on our first tour!”

Gen and Joe’s wedding day began with excitement and anticipation at the Westin Hotel in downtown Jersey City. Radiating with joy, Gen stepped into her timeless Jenny Yoo dress with the help of her mom and sisters. Meanwhile, Joe added a touch of adventure to the day by arriving at the hotel in style — on a bicycle! Despite some close calls with groomsmen losing their clothing (trust me, it happens), finally these two prepared to head to the venue where they shared an emotional first look. From there, we made our way to the waterfront to capture their couple’s portraits. Despite the July heat, Gen and Joe kept a cheerful, positive attitude the whole time, and the skyline made the perfect backdrop for these sweet moments together.

The ambiance turned serene and heartfelt as friends and family gathered for the ceremony. Gen and Joe exchanged personal vows and at last made their union official, sealing their love with a kiss that echoed the joyous cheers of their loved ones. As the sun set, the celebration kicked into full swing with Craig Scott’s Phase One band. The newlyweds took to the dance floor, their love igniting the room as they swayed and twirled, surrounded by the warm embrace of friends and family.

Gen and Joe’s wedding day was nothing short of magical, a perfect combination of classic elegance and heartfelt emotion. I couldn’t be happier for the two of them — congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Tracy!



Photography: Jill Sahner Photography
Venue: Maritime Parc
Videography: Wavelight Studio
Florals: Jelo Flowers & Decor
Hair: Crystal Marie Bridal
Makeup: Makeup by Monize
Band: Craig Scott Entertainment
Invitations: Shop Surcie
Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom’s & Groomsmen Attire: SuitShop
Cake: Sweetville Cake Shoppe
Wedding Bands: Bentley Diamond
Transportation: Fleetwood Limousine
Vow Books: Blush Paper Co.
Cards & Gifts Trunk: Petite Keep
Duogram: Orchid Studio TX
Matchbooks: GB Design House
Handkerchiefs: Ella Winston Co.

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