PARK CHATEAU ESTATE

melissa and john

ASHFORD ESTATE

michelle and jon

choose a love story

CROSSED KEYS ESTATE

liz and tom

STONE TOWER WINERY

lydia and ryan

park chateau estate

caitlin and charlie

INDIAN TRAIL CLUB

meredith and michael

THE MILL LAKESIDE MANOR

alex and andrew

HISTORIC BAY HEAD

ERIN AND GERRY

PLEASANTDALE CHATEAU

SARA AND LANDON

ALEX AND ANDREW

The Love Story

Alexandra and Andrew met through a mutual friend, now one of Alex’s bridesmaids! Alex was visiting her in Philadelphia over the summer and they had stopped by Andrew’s apartment for dinner before going out that night. They hit it off and soon ended up on a first date at the aquarium. When it came time for Andrew to propose, he popped the question while they were traveling in New Zealand. They took a day trip out of Aukland to the west coast and he proposed on a secluded beach, taking Alex completely by surprise! For their wedding, they chose Spring Lake, where Alex's family vacations in the summer and it was a perfectly timeless and elegant wedding full of joy amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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vendors

Venue | The Mill Lakeside Manor
Cake | Chocolate Carousel
Florals | Wildflowers Florist

Invitations | Minted
Video | Little Green Truck Productions

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lydia and ryan

The Love Story

Lydia and Ryan met on their college class Facebook page the summer before they went off to college. They quickly became good friends and two years later, they decided to finally admit they were better together. They now live in Virginia and planned their wedding at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, VA. Lydia and Ryan’s visions of an elegant wedding day at the winery came true when they were married on a hilltop overlooking the most beautiful vineyard and rolling hills with the the Bull Run Mountains in the distance.

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vendors

Venue | Stone Tower Winery
Planner | The One Moment Events
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff
Cake | RSVP Catering
Cinema | Paperboys
Calligraphy | The Shaded Maple
DJ | Derek Entrekin

Hair + Makeup | Agape Makeup and Hair
Invitations | Minted
Florals | Holly Chapple Flowers
Men’s Attire | The Black Tux
Officiant | John Woods
Photo Booth | A2Z Music Factory
Wedding Dress | Lihi Hod at Riziks

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meredith and michael

The Love Story

Meredith and Michael’s love story started out at a hospital out in California. They are actually both ER nurses and met at work. Mike eventually proposed to Meredith on wedding day, they exchanged vows in a church ceremony and then headed to Indian Catalina Island and the two came to NJ to tie the knot in Meredith’s native NJ. For their Trail Club for their reception. Their color scheme for the day was neutral, using creams and whites with a touch of blush to bring their spring wedding to life.

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vendors

Venue | Indian Trail Club
Event Planner | Meghan Elizabeth Events
Band | Silver Arrow Band
Bridesmaid Dresses | The Dessy Group from RK Bridal
Cake | Carousel Cake
Cinema | The Light Mill Film Studios

Hair + Makeup | Marcela Sola Hair & Makeup Artistry
Invitations | Parties and Paper
Florals | Larkspur Botanicals
Men’s Attire | Calvin Klein Tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Dress | Pronovias from Jaehee Bridal Atelier

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caitlin and charlie

The Love Story

Caitlin and Charlie met at a friend’s house back when they were still in high school. The swim team was having a pasta party and a friend of Caitlin’s who was on the team invited her to go with her. While she was there, she remembers seeing Charlie, a member of the swim team, sitting on a couch. She went over to sit by him and they began talking and, before they knew it, they had spent the entire time talking and laughing. For their wedding they tied the knot in a traditional Catholic ceremony followed by a celebration at Park Chateau Estate and Gardens. It was an elegant and timeless affair that ended with a fun reception complete with Co2 cannons!

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vendors

Venue | Park Chateau Estate
Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake | Palermo’s Bakery
Calligraphy | The Shaded Maple
Cinema | ToneMEDIA

DJ | Posh DJs
Invitations | Art, Paper, Scissors
Men’s Attire | Tuxedo Den
Wedding Dress | Maggie Sottero from Castle Couture
Photo Booth | Posh DJs

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sara and landon

The Love Story

Sara and Landon went to the same high school but didn’t know each other at all. They were even in the same prom photos one year, but with different dates. They had some mutual friends, though, and ended up at a Memorial Day BBQ together one summer when they were home from college. They started dating not long after that and were later engaged in Princeton. Their wedding took place at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. They took full advantage of their dreamy venue by getting ready in the suites, doing their portraits on the grounds, holding their wedding ceremony in the gardens, and celebrating with family and friends in the elegant ballroom.

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vendors

Venue | Pleasantdale Chateau
Band | Hank Lane Band
Cinema | Kaan Tulgar Productions
Invitations | William Arthur | The Paper Source

Florals | Debbie’s Designs
Makeup | Make Me Up Eva
Men’s Attire | Ike Behar | ChazMaTazz Formalwear
Wedding Dress | Cinderella Bridals | Morilee – Madeline Gardner

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ERIN AND GERRY

The Love Story

Erin and Gerry met at a music festival in Austin when they walked past each other on the way to hear the Foo Fighters show. Erin was hanging out with her best friend and Gerry went over to compliment Erin’s dress. They ended up talking through the entire set and missed the rest of the concert completely! For their wedding, they wanted an understated and elegant affair and achieved exactly that by planning a black tie wedding in Historic Bay Head, NJ. Their ceremony took place in a boathouse and was followed by a unique sendoff on a vintage boat. 

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vendors

Venue | Historic Bay Head
Wedding Planner | 6 Degrees of Celebration
Cake | Mueller’s Bakery
DJ | Chris Garrow of Unforgettable DJs
Ceiling Decor | Fabrico Events

Hair + Makeup | Nicole Makeup and Hair
Invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
Florals | Katydid Signature Floral and Event Design
Photo Booth | Unforgettable DJs
Video | Cullen Studio

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MELISSA AND JOHN

The Love Story

Melissa and John met while both swimming for Loyola University Maryland. John was a Junior when Melissa joined as a freshman, but they didn’t start dating until two years later. They had their first date at Chipotle and before they knew it, John decided it was time to pop the question and proposed to Melissa in Central Park. From the start, they knew that they wanted a big wedding to celebrate with their friends and family. They brought their fall wedding vision to life by bringing white, gold, and burgundy details to Park Chateau and it came together beautifully.

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vendors

Venue | Park Chateau Estate
Wedding Planner | Carismas Design
Band | Time Machine Entertainment
Cake | Palermo's Bakery
Calligrapher | The Shaded Maple

Hair + Makeup | Michelle Elise Artistry
Invitations | The Bride's Mother
Florals | Pink Dahlia Vintage
Photo Booth | Idalia Photography
Video | Diana and Korey

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MICHELLE AND JON

The Love Story

Michelle and Jon met during freshman year of high school. They had geometry class together and were just friends at first, but the summer before junior year they became closer, staying up late at night chatting on Instant Messenger and playing online games. They lived in the same neighborhood and since they were still too young to drive, they would often take walks or ride bikes around the neighborhood together. They started dating after that summer and, eventually, Jon took Michelle on an 11 mile hike at Mohonk Mountain in upstate NY that ended with a beautiful proposal with the most scenic of views, which he sweetly recorded on video for her. For their wedding, they chose the Ashford Estate, with a blush and sage green color scheme. Beyond being gorgeous, the greenery was chosen as a nod to their love of the outdoors and hiking... and surely to that one hike they'll always remember as the best one of all.

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vendors

Venue | Ashford Estate
Band | Craig Scott Entertainment
Cake | The Bakeworks
Florals | Gardenias Floral


Hair + Makeup | Michelle Gabriel
Invitations | Simply DIY Paperie
Photo Booth | Timeless Photobooths
Video | Above & Beyond Wedding Studio

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LIZ AND TOM

The Love Story

Liz and Tom met thanks to their parents, who were friends all throughout Liz and Tom’s childhood and adulthood, too. They didn’t really connect until college, but when they did, it was truly special. Tom proposed during a trip to Long Boat Key, Florida to see Liz's family, taking her completely by surprise, and then they started planning their 2020 wedding. Of course, as the familiar story goes, they had to postpone their wedding due to COVID-19, and ended up waiting almost another year for their big day to arrive. When it finally did, it was beautiful! For their wedding, Liz and Tom dreamed of an elegant wedding day with rustic details and this estate was a gorgeous spot for them to tie the knot! 

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vendors

Venue | Crossed Keys Estate
Wedding Planner | Ali Barone Events
Band | Hank Lane
Florals | Crossed Keys Designs
Hair | All Brides New York

Invitations | Fat Cat Paperie
Makeup | Aurelia DiLeo
Photo Booth | Idalia Photography
Stationery | Paper Heart Co
Video | Yours Truly Media

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Most good photographers can capture wedding portraits (although probably not as beautiful as Idalia can!!!), but not all photographers can capture the emotion, the action, and the small details of a wedding day. Idalia Photography has a distinct, high quality style… Alex's photos are light-filled and simply stated: BEAUTIFUL.

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