Details of the day: I met my now husband back in 2013 in Hoboken, NJ. Although we lived only 4 blocks from each other for years, funny enough we met online! We chose a small town wedding on August 20, 2016 in Lambertville, NJ which is my hometown and where many of my family members such as my mother and my aunt were wed years ago. The venue is located right on the Delaware River and overlooks the bridge and lively scene of Lambertville, and the town across – New Hope, Pennsylvania. As for style and inspiration, we were inspired by the venue’s surroundings – the river, the woods, the lively downtown street of Lambertville and New Hope. The beautiful green bridge was a requirement to photograph. As for styling, we chose soft pinks and blues to reflect our innocent, child like romance and balanced it out with deep hues of burgundy and gold accents. For my dress, I chose a classic strapless Monique Lhuillier, and mix and match bridesmaid dresses by Adrianna Pappell. The florals were done by Twisted Willow in Princeton, NJ. I wanted deep hued wildflowers, loosely shaped and draping weeds to match the woodsy surroundings. Our photographer was a family friend who we hired immediately after we got engaged. Stephen has a gift for capturing events and moments in the most honest way. So organic, unscripted, and creative.
Your favorite part: My husband and I decided the morning of our wedding to write our own vows and limit it to ONLY four sentences. It was the best decision we made. They were short and sweet. Neal does stand up comedy so everyone expected his to be funny, but it was the opposite. I brought the playful humor, and his were so sincere he was fighting tears as he spoke each word.
If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? If I could change one thing about the day of my wedding, I would have spent less time thinking about what is going to happen next, and enjoy what was currently happening. If I could change one thing about the entire process, I would not let other people’s opinions affect my decision making process so much. You can’t please everyone with every little thing.
Advice for other brides: Always go with your gut and stay true to yourself. There are a lot of photos, inspiration and directions a bride can do, but you have to listen to your heart. For example, I had planned to have a fancy look for my hair that I wanted to be perfect. Then, on the morning of my wedding, I realized that fancy hair is just not me and I wanted to feel like myself on the biggest day of my life. So, I simply told my stylist I wanted to leave it down with some soft curls. I ended up getting so many compliments on my hair. 🙂
Officiant: Stephan Jorgensen
Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski & Tiffany
Bride’s Accessories: Custom Veil
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Pappell
Hair: Zanya Spa & Salon
Makeup: Zanya Spa & Salon
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Flowers: Twisted Willow
Cake: Ciao Bella
Invites: Wedding Paper Divas
Music: Strings – Sweet Harmony, DJ – Johnny Budz (Elite Sound Entertainment)
Videographer: Marc Smiler
Favors: Homemade Hangover bags
Honeymoon: Four Seasons Nevis, West Indies
Linens: The Lambertville Station Inn