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New Jersey Summer Camp Wedding

Any wedding set at a kid’s summer camp gets automatic “cool points” in my book. But when it also happens to include bright, beautiful florals from Garden State Floral Design and gorgeous photography by the one and only Kay English, you better believe it’s a swoon-fest just waiting to happen. So what are you waiting for? See much more in the gallery right here.

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From The Bride…My husband and I wanted to have a wedding that was a little different than other weddings we had been to. Although ballrooms and chandeliers are no doubt beautiful, they just aren’t us. Our favorite past time is sitting outside with a cocktail, listening to our favorite music and so naturally, we were drawn to the idea of making our wedding an outdoor event. We were set on having an outdoor ceremony and thought what better way to have that outdoor feel for the whole wedding than having a tented wedding with the tent walls open and and natural air flowing through. It didn’t hurt that there was a gorgeous lake sitting in the middle of our venue that made for spectacular pictures!

We wanted our wedding to have a fun, rustic vibe; yet an elegant and romantic feel at the same time. From that moment on, we started to refer to our wedding as “Rustic Chic.” I immediately became gleefully overwhelmed with all the details I could incorporate from lace and burlap to mason jars and wild flowers. The possibilities were endless! For starters, I couldn’t wait to pick out the invitation, but didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for something most people would discard shortly after receiving it. When I started looking for invitations, I did not come across anything in my price range that accurately represented our wedding. I love when weddings have DIY elements to them and so I decided to make my own invitations with a custom made template from a very talented online company. Now I could tailor it exactly the way I wanted detailed with kraft paper, mason jars and twine! It was a labor of love for sure, but I received an abundance of compliments that made all the countless hours of work worth it.

We wanted our ceremony to really represent our personalities and love for one another. We knew without a doubt that we wanted to write our own vows, but still include all the other aspects of a traditional ceremony. In addition, we still wanted to incorporate our catholic backgrounds with passages from the bible and saying “I do” in front of a 10 foot high cross adorned with, what else, sunflowers.

After our ceremony, my new husband and I toasted with mason jars containing our signature drinks of white peach sangria and bourbon & sweet tea. This wasn’t only a wedding; it was a huge party with 250 of our closest family and friends who we danced the night away with. It was an unforgettable day and I’ll always treasure every moment of it!

Photography: Kay English Photography | Videography: Your Cinematic Wedding Studio | Florist: Garden State Floral Design | Wedding Gown: Liancarlo | Reception Venue: Windows On The Water | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair: La Sorella Bridal | Band: Hank Lane Music | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groom's Tie: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew | Makeup: Gianna Giacona Hair And Makeup Artistry

J.Crew is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. NJ Wedding Photographer Kay English and Elizabeth Johns are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Beautiful Long Beach Island Wedding at Bonnet Island Estate

This wedding is just the definition of lovely. From the sweet shoreline setting to the gorgeous, gilded reception to the stunning couple saying I do – every image snapped up by Vanessa Joy Photography couldn’t be prettier if they tired. And there is even more waiting for you here.

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From Vanessa Joy PhotographyA dreamy shoreline wedding at the gorgeous Bonnet Island Estate. Their first ceremony took place at the Greek Orthodox church and then second ceremony at the boat house of Bonnet Island. Aimee chose hints of gold for her reception along with a nautical theme for the ceremony stationary.

Photography: Vanessa Joy Photography | Videography: Rob Adams Films | Floral Designer: Michelle Tallent | Ceremony Venue: Bonnet Island Estate | Reception Venue: Bonnet Island Estate | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair: Mane On Madison | DJ: The Rhythm Shop | Bridesmaid Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony : St. Barbaras Greek Orthodox Church | Make Up : Mane On Madison | Stationery Design: Abbey Malcolm Press | Tuxedo: Jack Victor | Wedding Dress : Pnina Tornai

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Bridal Reflections Galia Lahav Trunk Show + A Giveaway!

My dears, get ready to mark your calendars, because Bridal Reflections is hosting an incredible trunk show from August 6-10th, 2014 featuring designer Galia Lahav! Showing a brand-new bridal collection, La Dolce Vita as well as her first ever evening wear collection, Moonstruck, this is a seriously special event you won’t want to miss.

Known in Israel and abroad for her unique and luxe designs, Galia Lahav’s collections are truly spectacular. Focusing on elegant style, incredible European fabrics and beautiful detail work, these fashion-forward dresses are perfect for the modern bride wanting something a little bit different.

To make an appointment from August 6-10th at Bridal Reflections’s Fifth Avenue salon for the Galia Lahav show, call 212.764.3040. OH, there’s more my dears!

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The Prize: A lucky reader will win a $250 gift certificate towards any purchase at any of the three Bridal Reflections salons!

To Enter: Comment on this post with your favorite Galia Lahav gown!

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced on WIUP on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections  | Gowns: Galia Lahav

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