Intimate + Unique Wedding Inspiration at Hotel du Village • Douglas Benedict

Intimate + Unique Wedding Inspiration at Hotel du Village • Douglas Benedict

Ending this week with a styled shoot from Douglas Benedict that is beautiful in so many ways: intimate and luxurious, and then juxtaposed with the rust and graffiti of an abandoned train car in Lambertville. Starting at Hotel du Village in New Hope, this wedding inspiration was full of muted fall colors, deep wood tones and rich linens. The second part of the shoot shows an entirely different side of beauty: taken deep in the woods, these photos showed bold colors and romance against what is traditionally seen as junk. A little outside the box, we think you’ll love this shoot as much as we do!

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Bold Winter Micro-Wedding at HollyHedge Estate • Nina Lily Photography

Bold Winter Micro-Wedding at HollyHedge Estate • Nina Lily Photography

If I could name one thing that makes my heart swell when I think about this little blog and how far we've come the last two years, it's that we've welcomed every and any type of wedding you can have in the tri-state area, and somehow, they all fit. Our favorite saying here is "you do you", and this bold winter micro-wedding from the talented team from Nina Lily Photography is proof that no matter what your story, how how you choose to say "I do", it's all beautiful. Katherine and Ross (from the band Summer Scouts) chose HollyHedge Estate as the backdrop to their intimate wedding, and it couldn't be more gorgeous. Bold floral design, two incredibly gorgeous gowns, heirloom jewelry and of course, music as the cornerstone to the entire day.

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Sweet & Romantic Monterre Vineyards Wedding • Jess Watson Photography

 

Considering it will be almost 80 degrees here today, it seems only appropriate to share this spring vineyard wedding from our Preferred Vendor, Jess Watson Photography! Crystal and Ronnie are both actively enlisted in the Army, and it was important to both of them that their day was both a true reflection of their relationship, and a really really incredible celebration. From the intimate ceremony to the rustic vineyard decor, Crystal and Ronnie's day was absolute perfection.


From Jessica: Crystal and Ronnie's wedding was a sweet and romantic vineyard wedding full of little hand made details that came together so perfectly. I met with these two about a year before their wedding. As soon as they told me their love story, complete with both of them being actively enlisted in the Army, I knew I had to be a part of their wedding day. They were both so involved with wanting to make sure their day was absolutely perfect, reflective of them, and most importantly, they wanted to make sure that it was a celebration. While at first they were both a little scared about planning such a big event, not knowing how to make their vision come true, Crystal really worked hard to make sure all the little details worked together perfectly. I loved working with both of them. Both our engagement session and wedding day were full of nothing but sweet moments, laughter and happy tears. It couldn't have been a more perfect day!

From the bride: On my wedding day, I was incredibly excited. I was nervous the weeks before but when the day finally came I just couldn't wait to see Ronnie. I was thrilled that everything turned out perfect, and it didn't rain! We ended up choosing the vineyard because it was already "decorated" in the theme that we were looking for. We wanted rustic-ish, but not quite as rustic as a barn. the overall layout of the venue and how they operate is what really got us. it didn't take long to choose colors. We knew we would use a shade of blue, it was just deciding what shade that took a bit. We wanted something light and "spring-ey", but still soft and romantic. The tiffany blue (or "spa" as David's bridal called it for the girls dresses) was perfect. The details came pretty easy once we had our general idea mapped out. we went with the vineyard theme and just wanted to add a few of our own touches to really make it "ours". The most important part of the day was our first look. Ronnie is my rock and having that time to be alone together before the madness was perfect. We got to actually talk to each other and laugh and cry and prepare ourselves for the next few hours. I couldn't imagine not having that special time with him.

Photographer:  Jess Watson Photography | Dress Store:Alfred Angelo Bridal | Makeup Artist: Alisha Nycole Makeup Artistry | Floral Designer:Garden of Eden Florist | Reception Venue: Monterre Vineyards | Officiant:Rev. David Boyles | Cake Designer:Weis Markets