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Gorgeous Gowns, Golden Sunshine, Vintage Treasures — This Inspiration Shoot Has It All

Kay English Photography must possess some kind of magic fairy dust because all of her gorgeous photos radiate pretty, and her photographs from this inspiration shoot is no exception. With gorgeous gowns, vintage furniture and treasures throughout, and stunning blooms, this editorial is nothing short of magical. See all the pretty in The Vault!


From Kay English PhotographyLBB Styled shoot with DIY selfie wall inspiration as well as organic bouquets, perfect pear tablescape, DIY headboard into a bench table, refurbished dinner chairs.

Brides are loving a little homespun charm for their big day and romantically re-purposed pieces are the perfect way to add a personal touch that is undeniably you!

Re-purposed and re-designed vintage props and decor are finding their way into every aspect of weddings. Everything from vintage doors, old shutters, antique bureaus and suitcases are serving a purpose. Re-claimed palette wood bars, love it! Old shutters as table runners? Why Knot? They add the perfect touch of rustic charm to your table-scape. Your grandma’s old dresser as a cake table? Sweet! Vintage double door ceremony arch? Oh so unexpected!

Check out this Styled Shoot at one of our favorite New Jersey Destination Venues, The Ashford Estate. While the ballroom is grand and the guest house is opulent, the rustic ceremony barn and scenic grounds steel the show. For this shoot we hit all the big trends including ethereal gowns, lush blooms, drapey bouquets, organic details and unexpected props, vintage decor, stunningly styled vignettes and subdued colors with opulent accents.

The star of the show is the grand bench that was created for the head table . It started as an old bed frame that was taken it apart, chopped it up and reassembled with a bench seat and some luxurious pillows the results were more then I could have hoped for! It was paired with an antique refurbished library table that was sanded and infused with gold paint to give it a little sparkle. Old dining chairs were given new life with a distressed paint technique and re-upholstered cushions. The Cake Display is one of my favorite set ups to style! For this look I went with a stack of vintage suitcases piled high for the cakes to sit on top of and framed with an antique gold frame. Some other romantically re-purposed pieces in this shoot were the china cabinet turned martini bar, tattered wallpaper, vintage door backdrop perfect for selfies and the oversized gold frame attached to vintage doors that were the perfect photo-op prop.

The gorgeous wedding centerpiece is loaded with Garden Roses, drapey greens and some of my favorite blooms including ranunculus, hydrangeas and sweet peas. I especially love the mini pears that give it the perfect touch or organic detail. See how it came to life for this styled shoot at Ashford Estate. I love setting a table with an eclectic mix of candlelight. This table-scape features glass jardin jars with votives, jeweled gold and silver votives and mercury glass votives courtesy of Vinterest Props.

Ingredients:
Variety of Eucalyptus
Dusty Miller
White Hydrangea
Yellow Finesse Roses
Peach Campanella Garden Roses
Cream Amaretto Roses
White Cloud Garden Roses
White Majolica Spray Roses
Yellow and White Freesia
Yellow, White & Pink Ranunculus
White Sweet Peas
Peach Stock
Pears

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Photography: Kay English Photography | Wedding Dress: La Belle Mariee | Cake: Pink Cake Box | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Terani Couture | Hair + Makeup: Make Me Glam | Venue: Ashford Estate | Bridesmaids' Dress Boutique: Terani Couture | Floral Design + Styling: Details of I do | Props + Decor: Vinterest Props | Rentals: Y Knot Now Wedding

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Gold Confetti Isn’t the Only Thing That Sparkles at this New Jersey Wedding

Kay English has done it again, capturing the magic of love with beautiful photographs that will make your heart happy and full. But, it’s not just the Bride and Groom’s love that shines in this New Jersey wedding (or even the gold confetti)—it’s also the details like the lush flowers and seriously stylish Bride. See all the pretty (including one sweet film from Willow Tree Films!) in The Vault!

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From The Bride…I am a graphic designer and design guru in general, so for me, the planning was enjoyable! I knew what I wanted and I made sure I chose vendors who had the same style and taste as I did.

The wedding day was a fairytale. I know that sounds so cliche, but I was actually surprised at how magical and stress free the day went. It was a dream to me. I LOVE flowers, so going into this I knew I wanted to pay extra attention to the decor of the flowers and candles. I wanted it to feel romantic with light pale colors and touches of gold and greenery. I have a “flowy” style and I wanted that to carry through. As for the food, that was left up to Dominic since he is the chef of the family. We wanted to wow our guests with the food, since that is what we love. A giant sushi boat, Wellfleet oysters, mini mushroom bread puddings were among a few bites that guests could enjoy. To top things off, we had two food trucks pull up outside at 11:30 for the after party! No one left hungry to say the least.

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Photography: Kay English Photography | Cinematography: Willow Tree Films | Floral Design: MDS Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: The Bake Works | Invitations: Bride Lindsay Piperno | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Sorrelli | Rings: Di Battista Designs | Catering: Merri-Makers Catering & Special Events | Makeup: Patty Day Marlton, NJ | Hair: Jewels Simki Marlton, NJ | Lighting: Fennelli Design | Band: Elan Artists | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Ceremony Music: La Mer Ensembles | Transportation: New Jersey Limo Bus | Venue: Ashford Estate | Hair Accessories: MDS Floral Designs

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Classic Estate Wedding

This is what happens when a talented team of vendors join forces with an adorable duo to create an elegant New Jersey estate wedding: absolute magic.  Think the fab stylings of Ashley Douglass meets the brilliant makeup skills of Stacie Ford Weddings meets crazy beautiful images from Robert And Kathleen Photographers.  See it all in THE VAULT right this way.

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From Robert And Kathleen Photographers… Everyone that loves Megan knows one thing to be universally true: she is someone who goes after  what she wants. More often than not, she gets whatever it is that she has set her heart upon. It’s been true since she was a little girl, according to the story Megan’s father told during the reception, about a time he had taken her fishing. She was young, probably no older than eight or so, when she caught an especially large fish. As Megan tried to reel it in, her father tried to help her. But Megan wasn’t having any of it. This was her fish and she was going to get it all by herself. And she did just that. She surprised her father that day and he stood back with a mix of pride and wonder and watched her handle it all by herself.   

That’s the very same focus Megan used throughout her life. It’s what has driven her to accomplish many things. Her father says that when Megan met Bobby in high school, Bobby became the next big fish that she was going to reel in. Megan loved how smart and funny Bobby was, how he made her feel whenever she was around him.  Bobby was drawn to Megan’s vibrant energy and incredible smile. They dated in high school and continued their relationship while they attended college in Boston and then established careers in New York City.

By the time their wedding day came around, Megan and Bobby had been a couple for so long that no one had any doubts that they were meant to be together. When Megan’s father escorted her down the aisle and took his place in the front row to watch as she and Bobby exchanged vows, he had a familiar look on his face – a mix of pride and wonder at his daughter, who always follows her dreams, and her heart.

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Photography: Robert & Kathleen Photographers | Event Planning + Design: Ashley Douglass Events | Floral Design: Blade Floral and Event Designs | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Invitations: Lion in the Sun | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Merri-Makers Catering & Special Events | Makeup: Stacie Ford Weddings | Band: Vali Entertainment | Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club | Bridal Boutique: Saks Fifth Avenue

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