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From Elena: Our wedding day was magical. From the perfect weather to the ornate Russian Orthodox Ceremony and finally ending with an amazing party at Clarks Landing Yacht Club Point Pleasant. It was everything we hoped for and more when we set out to plan our perfect wedding. Our wedding didn't have a specific theme-that's just not us. We both love neutrals and greens so we went for a romantic, timeless look full of lush white flowers, off white linens and lots of candles.
Your favorite part: As cliche as it sounds, my favorite part of our wedding was the ceremony. Not only was the ceremony ornate and beautiful as all Russian Orthodox ceremonies are but the love we felt was unreal. Our pictures speak for themselves, during the entire ceremony all my husband and I did was smile and stare at each other. It really was the most magical day ever.
Advice for other brides: My husband and I decided about a month before the wedding that the day before the wedding we were going to let it all go. Meaning, we weren't going to stress about the small stuff or any last minute details. Instead, we wanted to enjoy the day with our families and just be in the moment! For the most part we stuck to it but of course i was little on edge but hey, it was the day before my wedding! So, my advice is make a conscious effort to let it all go and be IN THE MOMENT. You'll never get that back.
Wedding Location | St. Vladimir Memorial Reception | Clarks Landing Yacht Club Point Pleasant, New Jersey Gown | Custom Designed by Elena Shoes | Manolo Blahnik Jewlery | Bentley Diamond Flowers | Flowers by Melinda Cake | Bovella's Music | Brian Kirk and the Jirks
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 south jersey vendors involved. We all hope you feel inspired and enjoy as we really loved creating it!
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Photography: Jessica Cooper Photography | Videography: Simply Shire | Event Styling: Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals & Event Styling | 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: The Inn At Fernbrook Farms | Accessories: Helena Noelle | Rentals : Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals & Event Styling | Veil & Headpieces: Sara Gabriel