Atlantis Aquarium Wedding: Nikki & TJ

We simply cannot stop talking about how absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous Nikki and TJ’s wedding at Atlantis Aquarium was. This venue is one of the most unique we have ever shot at and the way Nikki and TJ decorated it was impeccable. 

This perfect pair was simply meant to be as they met 6 years ago by coincidence. TJ and his friends were renting the house across the street from Nikki’s parents’ house. As soon as they met, they hit it off and soon became inseparable. After dating for a year, the two decided to move in together. Then, last year, Nikki came home from work on a normal Thursday evening, only, it was not a normal evening. When she opened the door, she saw hundreds of candles and roses covering the entire apartment. TJ popped the question and Nikki, of course, said yes. Minutes later, she found out all of her closest friends were waiting downstairs to surprise her! 

bride with bridesmaids in robes
bride getting her hair done
bride getting help with her shoes

Fast forward to today, at Atlantis Aquarium where Nikki and TJ officially tied the knot. The two were most looking forward to the ceremony. They couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle and say “I do!” And it lived up to their expectations! Their ceremony went smoothly and was filled with so much love. Nikki’s father walked her down the aisle after the adorable flower girl covered it in petals. 

adorable flower girl with ring bearers at Atlantis Aquarium
bride and father walking down the aisle
groom putting ring on bride's finger at Atlantis Aquarium

Speaking of flowers, the florist did a wonderful job. There were flowers pretty much everywhere you looked. Nikki’s bouquet was a show stopper with Juliette Roses, which were only seen in her bouquet. The flower girl wore a flower crown (which turned into a flower necklace) filled with color! And let’s not forget about that chuppah! It had giant white flowers crawling up the sides with a sheer blue top, made just for them to match their color scheme. 

bride and groom leaving ceremony at Atlantis Aquarium
beautiful bride with her bouquet
bride with bridesmaids at Atlantis Aquarium

Since this wedding already had a nautical ambiance as it was at an aquarium, Nikki and TJ ran with it, using a blue backlight. They added light blue tablecloths to carry it over and topped it all off with hints of peach and pink in the flowers and bridesmaids dresses to pop against the blue. 

When it came to attire, Nikki knew exactly what she wanted. From the very beginning, she was certain she was going to wear a Limor Rosen gown. Nikki was in love with the style and the boho-chic look. She wanted her gown to be comfortable, relaxed, easy to move in, and light because of their summer wedding. She waited until there was a trunk show in NYC where the soon-to-be-bride tried on five dresses before choosing the one.

bride and groom with shark
bride and groom holding hands by the tank
bride and groom walking along dock at Atlantis Aquarium
bride and groom on dock
bride and groom outside Atlantis Aquarium

As for her bridesmaids’ dresses, she wanted them to get the same color pink, but in whatever style they felt most comfortable in. All 7 bridesmaids got their dresses from Reformation, Nikki’s go-to designer. The light pink color looked flawless next to Nikki’s white dress as well as the groom’s light grey fitted suit. Not to mention the way everyone popped beside the groomsmen’s navy suits.

bride and bridesmaids at Atlantis Aquarium
groom and his groomsmen
stunning bridal party

During Nikki and TJ’s reception, all their guests had a blast. They hired a saxophone player who kept everyone on their feet. The bride and groom loved seeing everyone have such a great time. Especially because just two days before their wedding, their band canceled! But, as Nikki advised for future brides, she didn’t stress the small things! It all worked out in the end. 

bride and groom dancing
bride feeding groom cake
bride and groom kissing during cake cutting
guests having fun at Atlantis Aquarium
guests at Atlantis Aquarium
guest dancing with child
guests having fun at Atlantis Aquarium
bridesmaid dancing with child at Atlantis Aquarium
bride and groom dancing at Atlantis Aquarium

On top of that, Nikki wants brides to “make sure to take a few minutes throughout the day and soak it all in and really appreciate everyone that’s there for you – it’s an incredible feeling.” 

A huge congratulations to Nikki and TJ on their wedding! Our jaws are still on the floor from this incredible day! We are so glad we had the chance to be a part of it! Make sure to check out their wedding video, here

groom holding bride by tank
bride and groom kissing in front of tank at Atlantis Aquarium
bride and groom outside Atlantis Aquarium at night

Venue: Atlantis Aquarium

Gown Boutique: Lovely Bride

Dress Designer: Limor Rosen 

Bridesmaids Gowns: Reformation 

Hair and Makeup: Crystal Marie Bridal 

Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

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