Winter High Line Styled Anniversary Session • Jess Watson Photography

Winter High Line Styled Anniversary Session • Jess Watson Photography

Oh friends, today's anniversary session will no doubt you leave you dreaming of a snowy, romantic weekend with the love of your life. Our preferred vendor, Jess Watson Photography, dreamed up an epic editorial shoot on the New York City Highline and Whitney Museum of Art, and just so happened to find a fellow photographer who was headed to NYC for their anniversary! From a hand-lettered love note to stunning paper flowers, and a romantic bistro table with THE most gorgeous cake, this anniversary session is as gorgeous as it gets. 

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Romantic Rose Garden Styled Wedding Inspiration • Jennifer Larsen Photography

Romantic Rose Garden Styled Wedding Inspiration • Jennifer Larsen Photography

It may feel like these frigid temperatures are never going to leave, but this Boho Chic Styled Shoot at Brookdale Park Rose Garden in Montclair, New Jersey reminds us that spring is just around the corner. Jennifer Larsen and Stephanie Williamson dreamed up a romantic outdoor styled shoot, and we love all of the sweet, intimate moments and perfectly chic details. From the invitation suite with blind debossing and modern calligraphy, to the rustic decor and dream catchers, this shoot is all the best parts of spring rolled into one. 

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Red Oak Weddings Fall Styled Shoot • Part Two

 

It's here! The second part of our incredible Fall Styled Shoot. We could go on and on and tell you how amazing this group of vendors are, or what an experience it was to be a part of something like this... but honestly, the photos below tell that story better than we could. We're so thankful for this opportunity to work with some of the most talented creative entrepreneurs in our area, and look forward to doing it again! 


Photos below by Jennifer Larson Photography
Photos below by Cinnamon Wolfe Photography
Video by TONEmedia

 

Vendors: Planning + Design: All Who Wander Event Design | Photographers: Cinnamon Wolfe Photography and Jennifer Larsen Photography | Wardrobe Styling: Allison Koehler | Furniture Rentals: Dovetail Vintage Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Linens: Adorn Company | Florals (reception table + ceremony): Colly Flowers | Florals (personals + cake): Kerry Patel Designs | Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Welcome Basket: That's Darlin’ | Paper Goods: Bella Carta Boutique | Cake: Sweet + Flour | Calligraphy: Lovely Scribe | Videography: Tonemedia | Jewelry: L. Priori Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Artist Makeup Academy | Ribbons Honey Silks Co and Susanna Luck  Venue: Cedar Lake Estates

Red Oak Weddings Fall Styled Shoot • Part One

 

It feels a little bit like Christmas morning today, because we're finally sharing a shoot that is a very big piece of our heart. The dream was to create a shoot that both celebrated the wonderful Red Oak advertisers and friends that have cheered us on this last year, and also represented the diverse and incredibly talented vendors in our area. We could not be more thrilled with what this day turned out to be, and the camaraderie that blossomed between friends. 

We're separating the shoot into two posts - one today and one tomorrow - so that we can do all of these beautiful photos justice. Our hope is that you're inspired by the possibilities of what this group of talented vendors can create - we certainly are! 


Photos below by Cinnamon Wolfe Photography
Photos below by Jennifer Larson Photography

Video by TONEmedia

Vendors: Planning + Design: All Who Wander Event Design | Photographers: Cinnamon Wolfe Photography | Jennifer Larsen Photography | Wardrobe Styling: Allison Koehler | Furniture Rentals: Dovetail Vintage Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Linens: Adorn Company | Florals (reception table + ceremony): Colly Flowers | Florals (personals + cake): Kerry Patel Designs | Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Welcome Basket: That's Darlin’ | Paper Goods: Bella Carta Boutique | Cake: Sweet + Flour | Calligraphy: Lovely Scribe | Videography: Tonemedia | Jewelry: L. Priori Jewelry | Hair + Makeup: Artist Makeup Academy | Ribbons: Honey Silk Co. and Susanna Luck | Venue: Cedar Lake Estates
 

Romantic Wedding Inspiration • Cinnamon Wolfe and Deborah Ann Photography

 

We love styled shoots for so many reasons, and at the very top of that list is the endless inspiration that happens when a group of talented and creative wedding vendors dream big. This Rustic Romantic styled shoot from TWO of our Vendor Guide Members, Cinnamon Wolfe and DeborahAnn Photography, is overflowing with beauty, style and incredible vision. 


From Cinnamon: Having two photographers plan and prepare a styled wedding shoot is no easy task! But thanks to an amazing team of vendors, Debbie and I were able to pull it off and everything came together so beautifully!

We wanted to highlight a very romantic and rustic barn wedding in the Spring at the amazingly beautiful Sterlingbrook Farm and Events. This venue is to die for! A gorgeous, rustic barn settled in between fields of soft green grass with rustic fences and grand trees. Sterlingbrook is also an equine center so there are plenty of majestic horses to greet you as you come in and look on as you do your first look or bridal portraits!

We loved that our models were a real life couple and wanted to incorporate their two children as a flower girl and ring bearer. They stole the show! How cute are those suspenders? 

We were pleasantly surprised the day of our shoot to have some hot air balloons make an appearance! From the custom calligraphy, perfect naked cake, to the out of this world organic and loose florals...everything about this came together just as envisioned! 

Vendors: Photography | Cinnamon Wolfe Photography and Deborahann Photography | Venue: Sterlingbrook Farm and Events | Dress: European Bridal NJ | Florals: Kerry Patel Designs | Styling: Style Concierge by Jennifer | Invitation Suite: Bella Carta Boutique | Cake: Love Bites by Erika | Hair and Makeup: Make up by Dana Marie | Calligraphy: Lovely Scribe | Table Design: Gayle Ahers Design | Macarons: Le Mignon Macaron | Models: Alyssa and Chris

Meet-the-Maker • Lovely Scribe Calligraphy

 

We're over the moon to introduce you to one of our newest Red Oak Weddings Preferred Vendors, Lovely Scribe Calligraphy! Leigh's talent and skill are incredible, but what makes her truly one of our faves, is her willingness to go above and beyond for her couples. She's always willing to try something new, and does absolutely everything with a smile. We know you'll love her as much as we do! Get to know her, below! 


From Leigh: Hi! I’m Leigh and thanks for taking a peek into my world. I’m detail-oriented to a fault if you ask anyone close to me, my nails are perpetually ink stained, and I'm completely obsessed with my Pug, Mabel and Chihuahua/ Doxie mix, Juju. I visit Starbucks more frequently than I’d like to admit and not so secretly wish I could barter my chalk art skills for free Skinny Vanilla Lattes.

Meet-the-Maker | Red Oak Weddings | Lovely Scribe

About me and how I got started: Some of my earliest memories were of playing school and perfecting my cursive writing on the massive slate chalkboard hung in the basement of my childhood home. Years of art classes and constant doodling drew me toward tinkering with letters and eventually, the art of calligraphy at the age of eleven. I still remember picking up my very first nib and the joy I felt as the ink hit the paper! It wasn’t until 2010 when planning my own wedding that I would rediscover this buried passion of mine. With encouragement and support from my husband, I formally established Lovely Scribe Calligraphy in 2012 while continuing to work full time as an Elementary School Teacher. Teacher by day, calligrapher by night. Now while on maternity leave after the birth of our little girl, it’s calligrapher by day, teacher by night!

Services I offer: I run a full custom calligraphy design studio. From envelope addressing, place cards, custom monograms, spot calligraphy for invitation and menu design, chalkboard and mirror seating charts to custom commissioned nursery art, logos and designs for the home- if you can write on it- I’ll lovingly do it!

Meet-the-Maker | Red Oak Weddings | Lovely Scribe

What makes my business unique: My hope is that after working with me, my clients are able to walk away with their pretty little package and breathe a little sigh of relief. A ‘wasn’t that easy and stress-free?’ kind of feeling. I’ve got the heart of a teacher, and I like to think that my patience and understanding shines through in all of my business interactions. Nothing in the world leaves me more fulfilled than encouraging people as they learn. With a Masters Degree in Education and over ten years of teaching experience, I cannot wait to apply all my knowledge regarding theories in learning to my newly launched Calligraphy Workshops!

Meet-the-Maker | Red Oak Weddings | Lovely Scribe

Favorite part of working with couples: I love it when couples approach me with their newest Pinterest inspired design concepts. It’s what keeps my work fresh and exciting for me!

One piece of advice for couples: I’ve got two. Firstly, breathe and enjoy the process! Wedding planning can be arduous, but remember to keep the big picture in mind. Then, book your calligrapher early on just as you would your other vendors. Doing this at the outset as opposed to one month prior to invite send out relieves the stress of scrambling around at the last minute only to find out there is no room for your job.

Meet-the-Maker | Red Oak Weddings | Lovely Scribe

Childhood career aspirations: As young as five years old, when asked this very question I would always resolutely respond: an artist or a teacher. This aspiration remained unwavering for me and as an adult I’m happy to be fulfilling my dream.

Meet-the-Maker | Red Oak Weddings | Lovely Scribe

Coffee or tea: Coffee. Always coffee.

Hidden talent: I’ll let you know when I find it!

Meet-the-Maker | Red Oak Weddings | Lovely Scribe