There are major fashion moments in every wedding we feature on SMP. The gown, the shoes, the jewelry – fashion eye candy is just the norm on our screens. But just take one look at this brides floral crown below, and you will know that this morning’s fashion moment is anything but normal. And that’s just the tip of all the pretty packed into this post – a Bride with flowers in her hair, a Groom that couldn’t look more in love if he tried, and a wedding so pretty we simply can’t stop smiling? Fashion moment or not – the images captured by Love Me Do Photography are full of all the moments we love most. See so much more here.
From the Groom… There was a moment before Corinne and I met when we both were wandering post-college, waiting for something magnificent to happen. Strangely enough, it took sliced Italian cold cuts to bring us together. I had been working at a local deli and had taken to busting one of my co-workers about his good-looking sister. After mustering up enough courage, the call was made and a semi-blind date was spent sipping passion tea and eating chocolate biscotti. As a small side note, Corinne and I are both from the same small town, which is nearly a square mile. We shared the same mutual friends and competed in the same junior athletic leagues — yet never knew each other until we met that night.
After five years, there was small talk of marriage, mostly the two of us agreeing that we wanted to. I made it no secret that I was shopping for an engagement ring, but it was important to me that Corinne wasn’t involved in the process. We are very lucky to have dined in some of the best restaurants around the country, and it was no surprise to me that my wife had a little bit of a chef crush on Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin. Naturally, when I had negotiated a way to have Chef Ripert make a tableside visit just prior to popping the question, I was a tad bit worried she might just run off! When he first walked by the table, Corinne’s response was, “Oh, he’s so gorgeous,” which I followed with, “I’m doomed.” Well neither of us have any recollection of what we said to the chef when we met him, but just after he left and my emotions could no longer take it, I dropped to one knee, instantly welled up and asked Corinne if she would “dine with me for the rest of our lives.” She said “Yes,” and we cried, then enjoyed the meal of a lifetime.
From the Bride… From the second I said “Yes,” I knew that I could not wait to get to the moment when I said “I do” to my best friend. We both knew that the over-sized chandeliers, mismatched carpets and funny angel wallpaper found in the majority of New Jersey wedding locations was not our ideal, so we ventured outside the expected. We both envisioned a relaxing atmosphere centered around family, friends and amazing food. Once we met Teri Lands of Main Street Catering at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms, everything fell into place.
After spending months gathering vintage jars and bottles; perfecting DIY projects made from recycled barn doors, windowpanes and old bike frames; and brewing and bottling our homemade beer, our day had finally come. Our vision of romantic candlelight, fresh garden flowers and endless dancing played out in front of us. It was amazing that we had the wedding that we always dreamed of, and in the end, we were able to share with our guests who we are as a couple and how we want the rest of our life to be: free-spirited, well-fed and always celebrated.
Wedding Photography: Nadine Rovner of Love Me Do Photography / Wedding Venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Bordentown, New Jersey / Floral Design: S&K Floral Expressions / Wedding Cinematography: PF Films / Catering: Main Street Fine Catering / Band: Milan 77 via EBE Entertainment / Vintage Items: Meeker Flea Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Beer Bottle Labels: Bottle Your Brand / Photo Booth Company: Garden State Photo Studio / Tattoo: Betty Rose of Red Rocket Tattoo / Wedding Dress: Watters “Torreon” via Lovely Bridal Shop / Bride’s First Head Piece: S&K Floral Expressions / Bride’s Second Head Piece: Sew Elegant / Hair: Diana Musano of Mad One Jacks / Makeup: La Bella Ragazza (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Flower Girls’ Dresses: OliveandFern / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic Mad Men Collection / Grooms Shirt: Custom by 20 Peacocks / Groom’s Tie: Burberry