Kayla and Keith were married on July 30th at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ. I had been to the Mansion a few times, but never to work a wedding. So I was very excited when I booked this wedding. The Mansion is known for it's opulence and upscale ballrooms.
Kayla and Keith live in North Jersey but have a lot of family in the Philadelphia area, so they wanted a venue that was halfway between the two locations. The Mansion offered everything they were looking for. I loved this couple's choice of colors- blush and gold, which was speckled throughout their wedding.
Kayla's dress was breathtaking. I love when a bride wears a dress that makes you say "Wow!" This dress had over 20 hooks to bustle!
Their ceremony was held onsite and about 70 guests attended. Their ceremony was filled with love and a lot of laughter!
I love all of the little details of this wedding. You can tell when a bride and groom take extra steps to ensure their wedding is unique and represents them!
Kayla wore her mother's brooch on her dress in honor of her late mother. Just another beautiful element of this wedding.
Kayla and Keith had a Signature Drink called "As Good As Gold", which perfectly complimented the theme of the evening. The drink contained vodka, lemon juice, honey simple syrup, with a splash of champagne. Yum!
Carl Alan Florist did an amazing job with all of the florals for this wedding.
I am a huge cake snob and always look at the cake at weddings. This cake was hands down one of my favorites!
This was one of my favorite group pictures of all the weddings I have done. We got every single guest to go to the stairway for this shot. Kudos to Ambar Moreno Photography!
Megan and Mark's wedding was one of my favorite weddings this year. They were married on July 15th at the Old Mill in Rose Valley. These college sweethearts selected the Old Mill because of its natural elegance, which I believe was a perfect fit for their personalities and character.
When recalling the details of her wedding day, Megan said her dress was much more elegant than she could have imagined. She purchased the dress for $250 from a used bridal store, then paid about $700 to have it altered. It was unique in that the bottom was very full and heavy with lots of layers of tulle, but otherwise it was simple in color and bodice shape.
One of her favorite memories of the day was the ceremony, as it served as a time to worship the Lord. The reception was filled with many words of love and gratitude to everyone who helped make the day possible, and finally lots of fun and dancing.
One of my favorite things about Megan and Mark's wedding was the beautiful little details. From the mismatched bridesmaids dresses, to their matching paisley robes, every detail had been well thought out.
The picture below is one of my absolute favorite pictures. The couple did not want to see each other before their ceremony, but wanted to get pictures taken 'together'. Their photographer did an amazing job staging this so they couldn't see each other!
Their bridal party was very sweet. I love when everyone cooperates for pictures, especially on hot days like this one!
The ceremony was held outside, on the grounds of the Old Mill. It was a truly beautiful ceremony that perfectly reflected the couple's commitment to God and to each other.
Megan created a DIY Photo Booth which everyone had fun with!
I love how Conner Catering put together their tablescapes. Everything was simple, understated, and elegant.
Their cake was from Master Baker and cake topper was purchased from Z Create Designs. I love the simple, classic look of this delicious cake!
These wedding guests were so much fun-- they didn't want to stop dancing!
Megan and Mark's team of Wedding Professionals:
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Old Mill at Rose Valley, PA
Catering: Conner Catering
Wedding Planner: Table 1 Events
Photography: Demi Mabry Photography
Videography: Giovanna Arguello
Hair & Makeup: Allison McAllister Onsite Hair and Makeup
Florist: Johnson's Gardens
Cake: Master Baker
Invitations: A Paper Wedding
Rings: Steven Singer
DJ: Jamie Grimble
Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridal Store: Church Street Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie
Grooms and Groomsmen attire: J. Ferrar
I consider it a huge honor when someone you know asks you to be their wedding planner. To me, this means the person knows you, and knows you are responsible enough to coordinate and execute one of the most important days of their life. This is not a responsibility that I take lightly.
I knew Melissa and her family for several years but never met her fiancé, Greg. Through the wedding planning process I got to know both of them much better. It was such a pleasure getting to know them as a couple and to see how well they work together.
Melissa and Greg's wedding was held on July 9th. The ceremony was took place at St. Peters Church in Riverside, NJ. After the ceremony was over, guests headed to the Bradford Estate in Hainesport, NJ for the reception. Cocktail Hour was held in a large room, then guests headed into the main ballroom for dinner.
My favorite thing about this wedding was all the little details that Melissa and Greg added to the day. From the teacher-themed wedding, to the Harry Potter elements, to their gift basket raffles, the day was a true representation of them as a couple and the things they enjoy.
Melissa and Greg are both teachers and their love of education played a large role in their wedding. Their students came to the ceremony and handed out programs- which was designed to look like school newspapers. Instead of traditional table numbers, the couple used letters and had the letters written in chalk on small chalkboards. Even their engagement session took place at a school, with the large chalkboard serving as the background.
I think the fan favorite moment of the night was when Melissa and Greg's guests received their favor, which was a very large personalized cookie. It was in the shape of a chalkboard and said "Melissa and Greg's wedding". Each cookie had a piece of chalk and an apple on it. They were delicious!
The picture below is my favorite picture of Melissa and Greg. These two get each other's sense of humor, and love of Harry Potter!
Melissa and Greg's Wedding Professionals:
Church: Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Riverside, NJ
Reception: The Bradford Estate
Wedding Planner: Table 1 Events
Photography: Studio K Photography
Videography: Scary Good Solutions, LLC
DJ: Jon Strout
Photobooth: LLR Photobooths
Cake: DiBartolo's Bakery
Cake Topper: Top of the Cake
Florist: Eastwick's Florist
Dress: purchased at Kleinfield Bridal