When our mother and her fiance, Dan decided to tie the knot, we knew that the wedding would be something spectacular. They both have an amazing sense of style and know how to have tons of fun, so you can imagine our excitement when they came to us for some ideas of how to bring their wedding image to life.
First things first was to settle on a venue. They, along with the rest of the family love traveling to the Caribbean, so that was the first thought. However, with many close friends and family unable to travel for the event, they decided it would be best suited to find the perfect venue right here in New Jersey. With their rustic yet refined vision in mind, they began touring some NJ farms and eventually found the most perfect setting for their big day at The Barn at Gravity Hill in Titusville, New Jersey.
The day began with the traditional hair and makeup, where us sisters and our mother sipped champagne, listened to music, and got pampered. All of our time shared during those morning hours, made the day that much more special.
When shopping for our dresses, we wanted them to be elegant but casual at the same time. We loved how our dresses all complimented one another and fit right in with the bride and her rustic theme of the wedding. All three looks had different floral patterns in different hues of pink that just screamed springtime wedding. We couldn’t have been happier with our selections. Click below to shop the looks.
The atmosphere at the barn was definitely one to swoon over. Much of the preparations were done by us the night before like the tulle, burlap, and greenery on the chairs, the arbor, the chalkboard, the place cards/settings, candles, water station etc.
The flowers and the greenery that adorned the space along with the favors were courtesy of Flora, an extremely talented florist located in Lambertville, NJ. We wanted the wedding to have a botanical feel, and Flora helped this vision come alive. From the lush flowers and greenery cascading from light fixtures to the luxurious centerpieces down the aisle of each communal table to the simple succulent favors for the guests; it was a story book coming to life.
The day could not have been more perfect. Although it started out cloudy with some drizzle, the sun eventually decided to grace us all with its presence just moments before the vows were exchanged. The view was picturesque and everyone felt the love in the air. We even had some extra company out in the pasture- which added to the picturesque, rustic vibe.
After the ceremony, it was obviously time to party! The extended cocktail hour was amazing. Lambertville Station served up the most delicious pass around hors d’oeuvres that were as elegant as the newly weds. Oyster shooters, sushi, and lobster canopies were just some of the pass arounds we indulged in. Dinner, also courtesy of Lambertville Station, fell nothing short of elegant- We all sat around the gorgeous communal table and enjoyed lobster bisque soup, filet mignon, and crabcakes.
The remainder of the night was spent on the dance floor, rocking out to all of our favorite jams and of course some classic wedding songs. The bride and groom shared their first dance to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” It was the perfect evening spent with the perfect couple in the company of amazing friends and family.
Here are a few more pictures from the rest of the day/night: