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From California to England + One Romantic Winter Wedding In Between

These college sweethearts’ adventures were only getting started when they first met at UCLA. Life took them to Seattle and then across the pond to England, but before they continued any farther, a classic, elegant winter wedding was put on the books. Kay English and Salt Water Studios were there to capture all the action live and the results (here in our Vault) are nothing short than stunning, thanks to the perfect planning of Mary Bradley Events. See it all this way!

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From Mary Bradley Events… Ryan and Andy met at UCLA, where they were introduced by Ryan’s sister (and eventual Maid of Honor). The college sweethearts’ adventure truly began after graduation, with a move to Seattle for Andy’s career in professional soccer. They only called Seattle home for three years, before soccer would them send them across the pond to England (immediately following the wedding, no less!)… but Seattle is where Ryan and Andy got engaged and began planning their dream wedding.

With Ryan’s east coast roots and Andy hailing from England, Ryan’s hometown of Princeton, New Jersey seemed like the perfect central meeting spot for friends and family to share in the celebration. And it certainly didn’t hurt that Princeton University and downtown Nassau Street provided the perfect mix of classic beauty and timeless charm. This is where the bride drew much of her inspiration for the day and the entire wedding weekend.

January 2nd, 2016 turned out to be a warm winter Saturday with plenty of golden hour light, perfect for outdoor photos. Ryan wanted the reception to be classic, romantic, and elegant, but comfortable enough for the two families’ love to be the focal point.

Flowers have always been Ryan’s favorite piece of decor, so the bouquets and tables were overflowing with white hydrangeas, lush greenery, and pops of garden roses. To highlight the elegant floral, the tables were adorned with beautiful crystal candle holders and mercury glass votives, and floor to ceiling twinkle lights illuminated the gorgeous venue. The bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo gowns in two shades of a soft blue to complement the neutral palette.

This Princeton wedding was everything the couple had dreamed of and more… refined, elegant, filled with lots of beautiful lighting, classic whites and neutrals, and the most wonderful celebration of love!

Check out the bride’s blog, Cheers From The Roses, to see the wedding highlight film as well as proposal and engagement photos… and to follow along on their newlywed adventures living abroad!

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Photography: Kay English Photography | Cinematography: Saltwater Studios | Event Planning: Mary Bradley Events | Floral Design: Dahlia Florals | Ceremony Venue: Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church Princeton NJ | Reception Venue: TPC Jasna Polana | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: Salon Pure Princeton | Lighting: Fennelli Design | DJ: Sound Choice (Dave Hoeffel) | Band: Franklin Alison Orchestra | Officiant: Father Joe Healey | Transportation: A-1 Limo | Hotel: Nassau Inn | Draping: Janet Rosann Terman

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Shabby Chic Anniversary Inspiration

At first sight of April Lynn Designs’ invite with the oh so true saying “All You Need Is Love and Cookies” I knew this shoot was going to be chock full of Pinterest worthy ideas to steal; my own anniversary might still be a few months off, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start planning now! How can you resist with all these creative ideas captured by Kay English? Get a head start pinning away in our VAULT right here!

From Kay English Photography… This sophisticated preppy shoot is the perfect marriage of upscale shabby chic charm, rustic styling and whimsical details!

The colors consisted of a dreamy mix of pinks and peaches with pops of muted turquoise and blues. The wood tones and burlap linens brought in our signature rustic charm.

The white wash beer garden and vintage door table were custom made by Vinterest Props and decor. Vintage velvet chairs, a dry sink, metal gazebo and reclaimed wood benches and seating added character and shabby chic style to the shoot.

The tables featured an eclectic mix of flowers, colored glass bottles, glass and wood candlesticks and lush blooms. The table is also styled with vintage plates, stacked books and candles in every shape and size.

The Baby’s Breath runner and tall floral arrangement pack a powerful punch of wow and have a cloud like ethereal quality. The lush garden roses, ranunculus and draping greens and hanging amaranthus add a pop of color and a touch of whimsy.

Soft Yet Dramatic, the girls looked glam and effortless and the poofs of Baby’s Breath tucked into their hair added an ethereal quality.

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Photography: Kay English Photography | Event Planning: Details of I do | Event Planning: Merren Events | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Makeup: Genna Verde Longo | Hair: Letitia Kakas | Venue: Nassau Inn | Floral, Event Design + Styling: Kristin Rockhill | Invitations + Stationery: April Lynn Designs | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd | Style Consultant: Y Knot Now | Vintage Furniture, Props + Decor: Vinterest Props

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Rustic + Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Inn at Fernbrook Farms

To all our engaged ladies out there, I beg you to take note of this Sweet Caroline stunner. Dip-dyed in the most delicious of colors, it takes the idea of a non-white wedding dress to a whole new level; unique and statement-making without being in-your-face-shocking. But it’s just one piece of this rustic puzzle captured by Jessica Cooper and Simply Shire, with Janelle on Location’s beauty beaming. More this way!

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From Jessica Cooper Photography… When Caroline and I originally met to begin brainstorming for a styled shoot, The Inn at Fernbrook Farms came to mind, and once we knew we could shoot there we really wanted to tell the story of a daydreamer, a farm girl who walks barefoot along the grounds of her farm and is in touch with nature and animals. We chose a color palette of raspberry and light pinks and were inspired by warm weather and summer fruits.

The naked cake by The Cake Box By Neelma, complemented with fresh berries, really worked with the rustic backdrop. The invitations by Darling+Pearl in letterpress and pink hues added perfectly to the mix, and her beautiful wooden beer menus complemented the tablescape. Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals & Event Styling, styled four different locations for us, one being the new ceremony wall built on the foundation of the original home at the Inn. Using a mantel, birdcage, and wooden chairs along with Pink Dahlia Vintage’s stunning floral arrangements that were organic, natural and really added an element of elegance to the ceremony space, they were able to transform the space with their beautiful use of color and accessories. Janelle on Location created a few different elegant hairstyles to complement each scene and kept the make up natural and fresh to show the bride’s natural beauty. The stunning custom designed gown by Sweet Caroline was hand dyed a raspberry color to play up the whimsy of the look, with veil and headpieces provided by Sara Gabriel and accessories by Helena Noelle to complete the gown. Shire of Simply Shire Videography completed our shoot with an amazing behind the scenes look at all of the vendors involved. We all hope you feel inspired and enjoy as we really loved creating it!

Photography: Jessica Cooper Photography | Videography: Simply Shire | Event Styling: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals | Floral Design: Pink Dahlia Vintage Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline | Cake: The Cake Box By Neelma | Invitations: Darling + Pearl | Hair And Makeup: Janelle on Location | Venue: Inn At Fernbrook Farms | Accessories: Helena Noelle Couture | Rentals : Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals | Veil & Headpieces: Sara Gabriel

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