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Bride and groom outside The Ryland Inn

Melissa and Kevin’s Wedding at The Ryland Inn

Bride and bridesmaids in matching robes before the wedding

Details of the day: The wedding style we wanted to go for was rustic but elegant. The Ryland Inn was the happy marriage of that – a rustic, romantic feel inside the elegance of a ballroom. My dress was everything. I fell in love with the designs by Galia Lahav. I wanted something bold and extravagant but still beautiful and romantic, which is what I found in this designer. The back and the detail work on the dress was completely breathtaking. I also wore a custom-designed headpiece, earrings and bracelet/ring by Bridal Styles Boutique along with heels by Jimmy Choo. Kevin wore an Ike Behar tux and bespoke cufflinks from Pieces by Cari.

Bride, groom and wedding party outside The Ryland Inn

Flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle at The Ryland Inn

Your favorite part: The first look! We hadn’t seen or talked to each other since the night before, which is longer than we normally spend apart.

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar at The Ryland Inn

If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? We would have tried to prepare for the final week leading up to the wedding a little better so that it was less stressful.

Bride and groom cutting the cake at The Ryland Inn

Bride and groom outside The Ryland Inn

Advice for other brides: Take it all in and live in the moment. The day goes by so quickly!

  • Hometowns:Howell, NJ
  • Wedding Location:The Ryland Inn
  • Reception Location:The Ryland Inn
  • Photographer:Nikki & Chip Photography
  • Officiant: Ken Rosato of Channel 7 Eyewitness News
    Bride’s Gown: Galia Lahav
    Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
    Bride’s Jewelry: Bridal Styles Boutique
    Bride’s Accessories: Purse: Yves Saint Laurent
    Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
    Hair: Styles on B
    Makeup: Gina Evangelista
    Groom’s Attire: Ike Behar
    Groomsmen Attire: Ike Behar
    Flowers: A Touch of Elegance
    Cake: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery
    Invites: J. Moxie Invitations
    Music: XPlosive Entertainment
    Videographer: Matt Koza Cinema
    Transportation: West-Way Limousine
    Favors: Your Own Winery
    Honeymoon: French Polynesia
    Rentals: Weir Event Rentals


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