Time and again, Kay English steps gracefully through our weddings door and steals a little piece of my heart with one of her glowing soirees. Soirees like this one that are jam-packed with pure beauty, thanks to the team at Reverie Made who always seem to raise the bar a bit. I mean, did you see the ceremony space?! To say the result is ridiculously gorgeous is quite the understatement.
From the beautiful Bride… As soon as we started talking about what our wedding would look and feel like, we knew we wanted something classic. We envisioned a romantic and elegant affair, filled with loved ones smiling and dancing the night away. That’s exactly what the amazing ReverieMade created and brought to life on our big day. Led by Owner and Creative Director, Kristin Polhemus, our theme was apparent through and through.
The Ashford Estate was our venue which helped set the stage for the elegance we wanted. To us, the location was perfect because our families didn’t have to travel too far. My family is from South Jersey and my husband’s family is from North Jersey, so we met in the middle in Central Jersey where the venue is located. Special also is the cemetery just 5 minutes down the road from the estate where my grandmother and grandfather on my mother’s side lay. Knowing they were there in spirit meant the world to us.
We selected the last Saturday in September which turned out to be the most gorgeous day we could have asked for – sunny and 80 degrees with a slight breeze. We loved the idea of our guests being in the same location for ceremony, happy hour and reception. Our ceremony was brief, officiated by a family pastor, and guests walked just 20 steps from the chapel to the cocktail hour in the estate followed by the reception which was just 20 more steps to the grand ballroom.
We absolutely loved seeing our guests roam the beautiful grounds at the estate, enjoying all the little details that were sprinkled throughout, from the gorgeous flowers to antique furniture to our unique table linens, all paired with some special homemade touches done by my own (very creative and crafty!) mother. To end the night, my husband had the cool idea of adding arcade games to the after party. (Who doesn’t want to dance to a DJ while playing StreetFighter?)
It was the perfect day to celebrate our love and the start of our lives together. A dream come true!
Photography: Kay English | Floral And Event Design: Reverie Made | Event Planning: Reverie Made | Gown: Anne Barge | Reception Venue: Ashford Estate | Catering: Merri Makers | Band: New York Edge | Transportation: A-1 Limo | Venue: The Ashford Estate | Bridesmaids Gowns: J Crew | Bridesmaids Robes: Victorias Secret | Calligraphy & Day Of Stationery: The Painted Lilly | Custom Watercolor Invitation Suite: The Painted Lilly | Gown Shop: Elizabeth Johns | Hair Accessories: Lush Bridal | Liquor: Neptune Liquors | MOB Gown: Liancarlo From Elizabeth Johns | Make-up And Hair: Lush Bridal | Photo Booth: Smile Booth | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Tabletop Rentals: Something Different Party Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals | Welcome Box : Parris Chic Boutique