Celebrating the start of everyone’s favorite season with THE prettiest fall wedding at Conewango Valley Country Club from Samantha Zenewicz, and friends, you’re going to love it! With a Rustic Italian theme, accented with a color palette of burgundy, golds and sage, these two created a day that was intimate, classic and completely romantic. One of our favorite parts of this story, has to be true to Italian tradition, Corey made Lisa’s bouquet and ohhhhmygoodness is it stunning! From the bouquets handmade by the bridesmaids and the arbor built by Corey’s grandfather, to the stunning fall foliage and the way Lisa honored her late father, this Pennsylvania wedding was pure perfection.Read More
Kicking off this rainy week with a little sunshine and a whole lot of joy: Amanda + Dan's gorgeous fall wedding at Eagle Manor in Fairfield, New Jersey! When we first saw this wedding from the adorable duo of Kate + Jill Photography, we instantly fell in love with the rich, warm colors, the stunning burgundy bridesmaid dresses and of course, the #happiestbrideever, Amanda! The incredible floral design and lush tablescapes were the perfect compliment to the already-stunning grounds of Eagle Manor, and that tented receptions space makes us wish we could redo our own fall wedding outdoors! Fall brides + grooms, get ready to find lots of inspiration for your own day!Read More
Starting your Monday with a smile is basically a guarantee for a good week, and we promise that you'll be doing just that after seeing today's wedding from Sarah Brookhart. Chris + Clara's wedding day was sweet, charming and so full of JOY, you can't help but smile from ear-to-ear. Riverdale Manor in Lancaster provided the most stunning backdrop for their vintage-meets-modern wedding, and we're swooning over Clara's incredible gown, the perfect dusty-rose bridesmaid dresses and of course, the lush summer florals at every turn. The connection these two have is palpable, and their wedding day is just the beginning of their happily ever after!Read More
Ohhhh friends, today's wedding from Alyssa Christine Photography is so fun, and we know you're going to love it as much as we do! Corinne + David's love story is one for the books: after "meeting" via Instagram, they had their first date, got engaged and then married, all within a year! If that's not meant-to-be, well, what is? Their wedding day at Lauxmont Farms was the perfect blend of timeless glam: from the gorgeous beaded gown and white tux, to the black bridesmaids dressed and Stark (their puppy!) as the ring bearer, every details is pure perfection. What we love most though? The endless joy these two exude in every photo... love looks good on them!Read More
There's no better way to kick off November than with this stunning Spring Lake Manor wedding, from one of our absolute favorites, Jennifer Larsen Photography! Alana + Ben's summer wedding is full of endless inspiration, contagious smiles and SO much love. These two share a hobby of riding, collecting, and fixing up old tandem bikes, so it was only appropriate that the tandem bike theme carried throughout their day. From Ben's socks to the cake topper and their first song, they effortlessly integrated bikes into their entire day. Alana + Ben's wedding is guaranteed to start you day with a smile, so go grab that second cup of coffee and get ready to fall in love with these two!Read More
I had a moment of self-doubt after the shootings in Vegas, wondering if it was still appropriate to continue with our editorial calendar in the wake of a national tragedy. And today, looking at this wedding, I know why it is: because we need to remember that there's still a lot of love in this world. And despite our sorrow and broken hearts, these posts help us remember that love, in all forms, deserves to be cherished and celebrated. Ashton + Jay's summer wedding was quintessentially both rustic and elegant, and the joy these two radiate on their wedding day is contagious. There to capture every last thoughtful detail and stolen kiss, Amanda Dolly's perspective on the day is just the breath of fresh air we need today.Read More
If today's wedding doesn't have you daydreaming about a trip out to wine country, I'm not sure what will! Kristen + Greg's October wedding at Macari Vineyard is classic, chic and fully of color. From a stunning lace gown to lush, fall florals, we love every detail of this wedding from Ashley Mac. And like most weddings, our favorite part of this one is their story... a couple who meets at Santacon will surely have a great story to tell, for years and years to come!Read More
Wedding blogger confession time: when I started Red Oak Weddings a year ago in February, I genuinely had no idea how wide, and deep, the wedding industry was in the tri-state area. Every week I get dozens of submissions that take my breath away, some of the from photographers that are brand-new to me, and at venues I've never seen. When Breanna Elizabeth Photography sent us Joe + Kim's summer wedding, I couldn't stop scrolling. This gorgeous couple, at this stunning venue... it's what wedding blogger dreams are made of! Full of personality, DIY projects and a dash of Kim's signature vintage style, this wedding day is sure to be one of our favorites for a very long time!Read More
One of our favorite love stories from one of our favorite photographers, and this time, it's their wedding day! We featured Pam + Morgan's engagement session when we launched our blog back in February, and we could not be more thrilled to share their gorgeous summer wedding at McLoone's Pierhouse! With their children by their side and their closest friends and family looking on, these two said I DO in the same spot they were engaged. Deborahann Photography perfectly captured every detail, and more importantly, the obvious love and respect these two share for one another.
From Deborah: Pam's mom would always tell her, "keep your heart open for you never know when love is going to come in". After 10 years of being a single parent and raising three children, her mom's advice seemed a little far fetched to her at the time. Between working full time and raising her kids she never stopped to think that there would even be time for love.
Morgan, also a single parent was feeling the same way. With his busy schedule and raising three children he never even thought of having time to date. In the past, he had tried some of the dating online services but just never seemed to find the right one. A few years ago he decided that he would give it one more chance. Little did he know that Pam also had decided to jump on the dating website at the same time.
As fate would have it, they found each other. Their first meeting was at Starbuck's. When Pam walked in she spotted him sitting across the room and recognized him from his picture. The minute she saw him those schoolgirl butterflies hit her. Talk about a little nervous! Pam joined Morgan at the table and they sat and chatted for a long time getting to know one another. A question that Morgan asked her during their time together was if she would ever consider getting married again. She thought it was a little strange at first that he would ask her that on their first date, but soon realized how important that was to Morgan and actually to her as well.
They continued to see each other and on each date they grew closer and closer. It soon became clear that they were falling in love. Thinking about the future, they knew that they wanted to share their lives and raise their children together.
Their favorite place to be together was always at the beach. Every chance they would get they would head to the shore or sometimes even to an island for a special occasion.
Two years had passed when Morgan decided to propose to Pam. He actually chose a spot in Long Branch NJ on the beach at McLoone's Pierhouse. Pam knew that this was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.
Once the wedding plans began, McLoone's seemed like the perfect place to be married. On the beach!!! They were able to reserve the venue for their wedding and reception. Pam and Morgan decided that their children would be their bridal party and Pam wanted a wedding with all that she had dreamed about.
Everything was so perfect! She wore a beautiful Casablanca Couture wedding dress and she was stunning to say the least.
One of her favorite moments that day was when her dad came to her room for their first look. It was so sweet and special for many reasons. There were lots of sweet tears.
Their wedding ceremony was officiated by their dear friend Pastor Tim Daniels and they were surrounded with all of their family and friends. The afternoon was a delicious brunch and then they danced the afternoon away! The beautiful couple with enjoy a honeymoon in St. Lucia.
Vendors: Photographer: deborahannphotography | Venue: McLoone's Pierhouse, Long Branch NJ | Bridal Gown: Casablanca Bridal | Florist: Sayrewoods Florist | Rings: Tiffany and Co. | Baker: Chocolate Carousel | Grooms Tux: Hollywood Bridal | Hair Stylist: Style Me Up Pretty | Invitation Suite: Minted | DJ: Gary Morton | Groom's Shoes, Johnston & Murphy | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal