Autumn New Jersey Wedding from A Garden Party
May 26, 2011
Tri State
DIY InspiredCasualFall Weddings

Sunflowers and cowboys boots. Changing autumn colors and tables of cupcakes. Groucho glasses. And a couple with a serious sense of style. Seriously, that gorgeous Eden Bridals gown the New Jersey bride is wearing? Fantastic. We're head over heels for this next wedding sent to us by the lovely ladies of A Garden Party. The whole affair is so unique, so fun, so beautiful, and was planned in four months(!) - can you believe that? It may take you four months just to take in all the great details of this wedding, but there's always more in the gallery!

Rachael and Connery

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From A Garden Party ... Last October, we were lucky enough to do the flowers for an adventurous couple that had a wedding full of so many fun details, that I have been waiting breathlessly for the photos to come in. Lucky for Rachael she has an amazing photographer as a brother-in-law, Photography by Gary Johnson.

You know you are in for a fun wedding when you see groucho glasses set out for every guest with a note that says “To honor Rachael and Connery, the humor of Groucho Marx, and the eve of Halloween; Please have fun with us by putting on the Groucho Gear when the Chaplain gives the newlyweds permission to kiss!”  The expressions on the faces of Rachael and Connery when they turned and saw their guests was priceless!

We kept the flowers pretty and informal to keep with the fun theme of the wedding.  For the bouquets we used orange dahlias, orange tulips, orange mini calla lilies, yellow crapesdia, orange ranunculus and bittersweet.  Each bouquet was accented with a small vintage charm tied on with velvet ribbon, so cute! For the centerpieces we used assorted mason jars filled with sunflowers, dahlias, and roses.  We hung the mason jars full of flowers down the aisle on shepherds’ hooks and decorated the adorable arbor at Pratt Gardens with more hanging mason jars and hanging ribbons with fresh flowers glued to them.

I was so impressed with the amount of work, planning, and love that the bride’s older sister and her mother did to make sure Rachael’s wedding was perfect. All the planning took place in four months! It was truly a DIY, family affair.

Ceremony and Reception: Pratt Gardens / Florals: A Garden Party / Photography: Photography by Gary Johnson / Bridesmaids Shawls: Etsy / Invitations: Mr. Ellie Pooh, LLC / Bride's Gown: Eden Bridals / Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew / Hair: Salon Nicole / Boots: Ariat / Guestbook: Bleu de Toi