Whimsical Fall Backyard Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 11, 2013


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Julia and Blair were married exactly 3 months (and 1 day) after their engagement. “We said, ‘I do’ just a few miles from the high school where we met, where our mothers taught and became friends, and where our officiant introduced us during a theatre production,” Julia said. Keeping with the “nostalgic, geeky, rainbow-explosion exuberance of the day,” she wore a lime green dress and carried a bouquet of tissue paper flowers. “If white isn’t your best color, and you love showing off your legs, why not do something unexpected?” she said. Following the backyard ceremony, guests were surprised to hear Julia read an old love letter from Blair during toasts. “I loved sharing this memory with our nearest and dearest,” Julia said. Centerpieces were decoupaged wine bottles and mason jars with paper pinwheels, and the dessert display featured a cake topped with My Little Pony toppers, lollipops, cake pops, and more.

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Photography: Fabienne M Photography | Caterer: The Traveling Cooking Show by Leighton Edmondson | Hair Stylist: La Jolie Salon & Spa | Equipment Rentals: B&B Tent and Party Rental | Dress Designer: BCBG Max Azria | Servers: Enjoy Your Party, Inc. | Transportation: State Shuttle 

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Posted by aruchaevsky on Apr 05, 2013

As a New Jersey based studio, our couples enjoy an incredible variety of locations for their engagement or wedding photo sessions. The garden state may be small but has great locations within the state.

Eclectic Winter Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by Kim on Mar 25, 2013

Natalie & Adam

January 18

Jersey City, New Jersey


Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was just special. We knew Liberty House was our place from just looking at the photos. The view of downtown Manhattan as a backdrop was stunning along with the high open beamed ceilings and surrounding candlelight made it so romantic and intimate.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. Table Numbers & Escort Cards. Our table numbers were handmade by my artistic dad. He burned all of the details by hand for every single table and handmade the escort cardholder which took weeks of hard work.  All of this time and dedication in making these details perfect for us made these details even more special.
  2. Taxi Cab Limo. Our transportation for the wedding party was an old school taxi cab limo that spiced up your typical wedding transportation. It brought the city feel to life and gave such a fun, lighthearted feeling to the wedding party during our trips to the photos, ceremony and venue.
  3. The Music. Our band was amazing. My dad is a musician, so music was number was on his list. We had weekly calls with the band to make sure they knew our song list and style. There was not one person that didn’t tell us how fantastic the music was at the reception. They made it a party to remember! We also had slipper socks (since it was winter, we didn’t go with flip flops) for our guests to keep on dancing even when their feet were tired!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment we heard our wedding song – “Soul Sister” by Train. We picked the song so long ago because we loved the story it told. We had listened to it over and over again. When it finally came on at the wedding, it all became so real and our story came full circle. Also,  while there was a room full of people staring at us, it felt like it was just the two of us in the room at the moment.

Pretty in Purple Fall Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by aruchaevsky on Feb 18, 2013

Timothy and Shawna came to Abacus Wedding Studios in January of 2012 for their November 2012 wedding. Having read the reviews on WeddingWire, the couple selected Damian as their videographer and Michelle as their photographer.

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Posted by aruchaevsky on Jan 28, 2013

As the Northeast defrosts from the winter freeze, thousands of couples are focusing their attention to the details that will make their wedding perfect in spring and summer months of  2013.