Preppy Yellow Summer Hotel Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 29, 2014


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Jessica and Charles were married in a traditional ceremony at United Methodist Chruch at New Brunswick followed by an indoor reception at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, N.J. on August 17. The bride wore a strapless fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with floral cutouts, accessorized with an ivory sash and pair of sparkly-studded Benjamin Adams peep-toe platform pumps, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessoried with a Vineyard Vines crab tie. Bridesmaids wore short satin dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of roses, mums, berries, and dusty miller. Even the three little flower girls held pomanders! Guests were welcomed to their hotel rooms with a bag full of hometown treats. Notice it’s Mr. and Mrs. Natty Boh on the front? Cocktail hour began shortly thereafter the nuptials with dinner and dancing following in the 14-foot ceiling ballroom lit with chandliers. Tables were decorated with white linens, yellow napkins, tall floral centerpieces in hurricane vases, and a note that said, “in lieu of favors, we have made donations to two causes that hold a speacial place in our hearts: restore the shore and push america.” Food stations such as a carving meats, pastas, and potatoes were offered along with a slice of cake for dessert. A “travel bucket list” was created for the newlyweds too. The National Geographic’s “Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips” book was used for sharing stories, pieces of advice, or simply just signing names.

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Photography: Jenifer Rutherford Photography | Ceremony Venue: United Methodist Church at New Brunswick | Reception Venue: The Heldrich 

Preppy Green Lakeside Summer Wedding in Minnesota

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 10, 2014


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Lisa and Chuck were married at the bride’s parents backyard in Lake Minnetonka, Minn. on June 29. “We got married lakeside in the yard of my childhood home,” Lisa said. “My parents moved into the house a few months before I was born, and I lived there all my life. Chuck, too, fell for the charms of Lake Minnetonka over years of visits, and the one thing that we knew when we got engaged was that there was no other place we would rather start our next chapter together.” The bride wore a custom-made and -designed wedding gown with a hi-lo hemline in the front and a cowl back, accessorized with a her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore white blouses with striped skirts and carried bouquets of almost all greenery. “Chuck and I wrote our entire wedding ceremony ourselves,” she said. “We chose two very special readings: an excerpt from our favorite book ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ as well as the E.E. Cummings poem ‘I Carry Your Heart With Me.'” Even their five-year-old English labrador retriever, Tucker, was the ring bearer! Following the sincere nuptials, the newlyweds grabbed a glass of champagne, hopped on a boat, and cruised away from the crowd to celebrate with smooches for a bit. Guests were escorted into the reception tent draped in fabric with compasses, which directed them to “island” tables. In addition to the three-tiered buttercream cake, pecan pie was also served. For entertainment? A band and abstract painter! Plus, homemade truffles were wrapped up in boxes to take home as “bon voyage” favors.

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Photography: Melissa Oholendt Photography | Event Planner: Lasting Impressions Weddings | Dress Designer: Kathryn Conover NYC | Shoes: Milk & Honey | Bridesmaid Dresses: Kathryn Conover NYC (tops); Anne M. Cramer (skirts) | Groom’s Attire: Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors | Bow ties and Neckties: Collared Greens | Floral Designer: Weber’s Westdale | Ceremony Musicians: Lake String Quartet | Stationery: Letter Perfect | Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rental | Caterer: D’Amico Catering | Cake: Buttercream Wedding Cakes | Band: Belladiva | Officiant: Adam Quinones and Preston Davis

Preppy Navy Blue and Coral Summer Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 23, 2013

Cheryl & Dave

August 23  

Milton, Ontario, Canada 


Q & A with the Bride:

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

Our venue had an intimate feel for celebrating with our family and friends.  We loved the rustic yet elegant décor, and that they use their on-site garden and local foods to create the most delicious meals!

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. We each wrote our own vows, then followed them with joint vows that we created together.  This made our ceremony feel so personal and special to us.  

2. We cut up a fallen tree trunk near our home and used the cross sections of wood as the base for our centerpieces and décor.  

3. I had custom cufflinks made for my groom with pictures of our beloved dog Gus, so that he could be with us on our wedding day!

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

Our crazy and amazing family planned a surprise flash mob before the best man’s speech!


Lindsay & TJ

June 8

Old Lyme, Connecticut


Q & A with the Bride:

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

Its location.  We wanted our wedding to have a traditional New England summertime feel to it.  We chose a picturesque church for our ceremony and a beautiful beach area in which to do our portraits, and the country club is in close proximity to both.  Our venue is also representative of us as a couple – we love to play sports and spend time outside, and the country club is set on a golf course and has an indoor and outdoor component.

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Flowers — simply gorgeous.

2. Cupcakes — adorable and tasty.

3. Stationary — the Green Kangaroo’s invitations, programs, place cards, and table numbers were flawless.

4. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Attire — our sisters and brothers comprised our bridal party, and they looked perfect. Each bridesmaid wore something reflective of her style yet in keeping with our theme and color. 

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Invest in an amazing photographer.  Although you are always told that a wedding goes by quickly, you don’t fully understand how true that statement is until you experience your own wedding. By investing in an amazing photographer, as we did with Candace Jeffery, you are instilled with confidence that your beautiful memories will be captured in photos, and you are given something tangible to forever cherish.

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

Our sunset photos, which took place on the golf course about halfway through out reception.  This was the first moment that my husband and I got to be alone with one another, yet we could still hear the excitement of our family and friends in the background.  It was also a moment in which we got to reflect on the beauty of our day, which as cliché as it sounds, truly was the best day of our lives.


Rustic Spring Plantation Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 17, 2013

Crystal & Trey

May 18

Covington, Georgia


Q & A with the Bride:

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

We were definitely a couple with a small budget, so the price was great. The theme and location of the venue is exactly what we wanted. We wanted a local outdoor wedding that our family and friends would be able to easily attend. It was also special to us because it’s a county-owned site, so we remembered taking field trips there as kids in school. Overall, it was just a great place for us, and it could not have been more beautiful!  

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. As our unity symbol, we made a braid. One of our favorite things to do together is rock climb. To tie that in, we used our rock climbing rope that we both learned how to tie a belay knot with.

2. One of our very special details was our foot washing ceremony during our ceremony. It was a symbol of our faith, and it showed how in our marriage we are committing to serve one another in a loving and caring way. 

3. Another favorite detail we had was our remembrance of our grandparents, who have passed on. We had 8×10 photos in frames of them sitting on the front rows during the ceremony. They were very special people in our lives so we wanted to make sure they were remembered in an important way at our wedding.

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

Our most special moment was our first kiss. It had been raining early that morning, so we were very nervous. It was partially cloudy all day as we kept our fingers crossed to at least hold off on the rain until the reception. Luckily, it worked! The rain held off and here is the special part: as we finished our first kiss, the clouds parted, and the sun was shining right on our faces. It was the cutest, most wonderful and perfect moment we could have asked for. Our guests could not stop talking about it!