I have a new favorite color, lovelies. And it just so happens to be this pretty, pretty shade of mint green. A perfect combo of oh-so-romantic and seriously chic, it's the kind of hue that makes a wedding day SING. Case in point - this darling Florham Park affair, which is not only bursting with sweet, minty perfection, but bundles of take-your-breath-away details and a bride and groom who are the epitome of stunning. All captured in lovely images by Di Bezi Photography, your weekend just took one giant leap up in the pretty department. Click here for more.
From the Bride... Part of my initial intrigue with Nick (my now-husband!) was how he had this way about him that just made all of the good things in life fall right into his lap. He's a really great person, and I guess it's to be expected that good things would come to him. I think that once we got engaged and started planning our wedding, I inherited some of that luck as well! Our first break was when we walked into the Park Savoy Estate. We were welcomed with open arms, and it was as if the staff had known us forever. We loved the place, but there was a catch — they were renovating the entire inside, top to bottom in the winter. We wanted to get married the next spring. With a roll of the dice, we decided to go with it, and what a great decision we made. The estate was everything i could have dreamed of for our wedding. We wanted our guests to feel as though they were walking into our home, warm and cozy but ever so classic.
Next up: the dress! I went shopping with my mom, aunt and grandmother. I knew the first dress I tried on was the one, and better yet, my incredible consultant at the shop told me that not only was I in love with the dress, but SHE had designed it. It was part of her first collection as a new designer, and I couldn't be more proud to support such a wonderful and talented woman. The rest of the day's details were also important. I wanted our wedding to feel like us, not commercial. We decided to go for a classic vintage feel in soft neutral tones. We were determined to have a hand in everything at our wedding so that we knew the day was truly ours, and we did it. One of my bridesmaids' mother's found a ton of vintage hankies for me to use, my mom and aunt helped to gather vintage mirrored trays for the place card table, and my mother-in-law stopped at nothing to gather all of the mercury glass she could get her hands on. It was truly a labor of love, and it was worth every minute. I designed a small "road map" of our love together, which started and has continued in our town of Hoboken. We even made a donation to the animal rescue foundation who rescued our loving dog, Mason, (pretty much our first child!). We bought a font and designed every piece of beautiful paper, from the invitations to place cards. Nick and I worked with a budget and by doing, so we were able to focus on what was most important to us.
The day was literally a dream. We were surrounded by so much love, it was almost as if there was a density in the room. My best advice for brides planning their day is to keep it simple. It can become overwhelming with the amount of ideas out there, but at the end of the day, your wedding should be about the two of you. I am so happy that Nick and I decided to take on all that we did — it was a lot of hard work, but it's something we will forever take pride in. By personally planning every detail, it was also a time for both of our families to become closer and really share in the entire wedding process. I have so many fond memories of the entire journey leading up to our wedding day, and I will keep them forever. Enjoy the process, and most of all, be thankful that such a lucky man has entered into your life and swept you off your feet.
Wedding Photography: Di Bezi Photography / Wedding Venue: The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, New Jersey / Event Design + Planning: DIY by the Bride / Floral Design: Once Upon a Petal / Wedding Cinematography: Kiss the Bride Films / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the Bride / Band: Craig Scott Orchestra / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri via Exquisite Bride / Bride's Shoes: Bettye Muller via BHLDN / Hair: Bobbie Yanoupeth / Makeup: Kerry Crawford / Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen's Suits: DKNY / Officiant: Loretta DeGenova