We used to say that rainy wedding days held a special place in our hearts, but this foggy spring wedding from the talented Jennifer Larsen Photography, may be our new favorite. Just wait until you see these photos! Lauren + Todd's wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey was classic and romantic, with a blue and blush color palette, the prettiest florals and that magical blanket of fog along the water. These two were naturals in front of the camera, and planned an epic day for their family friends including bacon-themed signature drinks (yes, please!) and a party on the dance floor that lasted late into the night.Read More
If you're secretly dreaming of cozy sweaters and pumpkin season, this gorgeous wedding will certainly send you into overdrive! We're thrilled to share this epic day from the one and only, Jennifer Larsen Photography, and friends, we know you'll love it as much as we do! Ashley + Kyle's fall wedding at Basking Ridge Country Club was classic and sweet, with splashes of color and the prettiest fall decor. From the emerald green bridesmaid dresses and pumpkin escort cards, to the soft and romantic makeup and the blush-toned bouquets, every last detail was planned to perfection. Our favorite part though, is the way these two look at one another. When years of friendship turn into love, something magical happens!Read More
When the man of your dreams proposes in front of Cinderella's Castle, it's only fitting that you start planning a modern, magical Disney wedding! Jill Lynn Photography captured every magical moment between Mariel and Jason, and the result? Absolute perfection. Mallory from Mallory Weiss Planning turned the Boathouse on Mercer Lake into a ethereal wonderland, fit for a princess. From the breathtaking floral arrangements and Mariel's modern beaded gown, to the and hints of Disney at every turn, and hidden Micky's all over her bouquet, Mariel was a true modern Cinderella on her wedding day, Get ready to fall in love, friends!Read More
Kicking off Monday with a stunner: Krystal and Joey's wedding from one of our very own, Lindsay Eileen Photography! This Great-Gatsby themed wedding at The Barn at Ligonier Valley is so perfect in every way: a blend of classic and modern vintage, thoughtful details and a couple completely in love. And while a barn may not seem like the ideal setting for a Gatsby-themed wedding, Krystal and Joey turned it into the perfect backdrop for their day, complete with floral chandeliers and twinkling lights. These two have a style all their own, and we're completely smitten with the details of their day!Read More
Anytime Mekina Saylor is behind the camera, you know that what you're about to see will be epically gorgeous, and this summer wedding is hands-down one of our favorites. Chris + Allie's Eagle Oaks Country Club Wedding is not only classic in every way, but also stylish beyond words. We love every single detail, and know you will, too!
From Mekina: Chris and Allie met when they were eleven and remained friends throughout childhood. They technically met at their sister's soccer game. Both Chris and Allie have a sister the same age. Allie's sister went to play in college so Chris and Ally were at several tournaments throughout growing up. After college, they knew it was meant to be and decided to marry on her grandparents' wedding anniversary, June 20th. For the entire year of planning, Allie ran around the tri-state area with her mom, aunts, and grandmothers, collecting all types of mercury glass for their tablescapes. It was a romantic touch, and she couldn't get enough!! Their parents are the best of friends, so after fifteen years, you couldn't tell the two families apart at the wedding. However, no wedding is complete without something going wrong. Well on the morning of, her brother realized his tux was different than everyone else's. The vintage car she imagined and was planning on surprising her dad with never showed up. Their monogram was wrong on our ice sculpture and it still was the most magnificent day! They are now living their happily-ever-after in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Oh gosh, there are just not enough ways to say "we love this wedding". We could look through this one 100 times and never tire of it, it's that good! Maggie + Patrick's wedding day is full of everything that a classic New York City wedding should be: a stunning lace dress, the most perfect shade of dusty pink bridesmaids dresses, men in bowties and the sophisticated backdrop of the New York Athletic Club. Every smile, kiss and stolen moment was captured perfectly by Rick Messina.
From Rick: Maggie is intelligent and kind. Patrick is a classic gentleman of the rarest kind. She is known for her selflessness in helping others. Patrick is also well loved. Patrick is best know for his acts of kindness toward others. It's no wonder these two found one another and fell in love....
Maggie and a group of friends used to watch "The Office" together every Thursday night, starting her freshman year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. During her sophomore year, one member of the group invited a friend from high school who had just transferred - Patrick. They became close friends, and stayed so all throughout college. After a school dance, just before graduation, something changed and their friendship turned into what would become a beautiful romance.
Sometime later on a typical trip to visit Patrick’s family and their alma mater, Holy Cross, on one of the most beautiful spots on campus, Patrick proposed. Maggie says, “I was shocked, and forgot to say yes. The first question I asked after I realized what was happening was, “do my parents know?!" Yes, Patrick had gone to speak with them the Sunday before. My second question was, "do your parents know?" The answer? "Nope, we're going to tell them right now!" The only question that remained to be answered was an obvious yes from Maggie.
Maggie and Patrick decided to get married at the church she grew up going to two blocks from her parents house where she got ready the day of her wedding. “It was so special to have that time walking from the house to the Church with my parents -- bridesmaids up ahead and a group of neighbors tailing behind.” says Maggie.Patrick surprised her with two captains chairs from Holy Cross with their names and class year carved on them. They were waiting on the altar for them to sit in. Maggie says, " I saw them before I walked down the aisle and knew exactly what they were, and I was so happy I cried.""The reception was just what we wanted -- a big party. We still smile about how so many of our loved ones traveled from near and far to celebrate with us. Everyone ate, drank, danced, and had a great time." explains Maggie.
Maggie and Patrick had a small table at the entrance when you walked in to their reception-- you could say it was a Holy Cross table. They had the school's banner that is necessary for every HC wedding for the school picture, plus a drawing of Fenwick Porch her parents had gotten her as a graduation gift (the same spot where they got engaged 4 years later), and two blow ups of they college ID cards that her maid of honor had given to me for Christmas. They wedding is full of NYC vibes, great lavender and citrus colors in beautiful gladiolas and hypericum berries in her bridal bouquet as well as mauve bridesmaid dresses and bouquets.
Photographer: Rick Messina Photography | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brooks Brothers | Dress Store: J. Crew | Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero | Floral Designer: mc kenna's florist | Band: Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music | Makeup Artist: J.R.S. Makeup Artistry, LLC | Reception Venue: The New York Athletic Club