Weekend Recap & Real Wedding: Rustic Chic on The Ashford Estate
This past weekend, we had the pleasure of working with a really amazing couple at one of our absolute favorite New Jersey wedding venues, The Ashford Estate. Raina and Kevin contacted This Moment Events about 4 weeks before their wedding in search of Day of Coordination. We were more than happy to help ease their stress! We got a beautiful day, with a whole bunch of beautiful people. This was seriously one of the prettiest bridal parties I've ever worked with- and one of the biggest! There were 9 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen. Best part was that they were all just as beautiful on the inside as they were outside! Decor was kept surprisingly simple; the couple supplied logs, wood cuts, and TONS of ivory candles, along with mason jars in all sizes. The florist provided beautiful florals- Gerbera daisies, orange stargazer lilies and so many white and peach roses. The effect was stunning. We had so much fun styling on the fly- we repurposed decor from the ceremony to create a sweet vignette in front of the sweetheart table.
The couple had a touching and very personal ceremony, officiated by a close family friend who has known the bride since she was a baby. Live music for the ceremony and cocktail hour was provided by 3West, an acoustic duo who I've never worked with before, but certainly will again- they were incredible! The emotion in that chapel was palpable as Raina and Kevin shared vows they wrote for each other.
Once the party got started, it was ON! The reception was rocking- Electrifying Productions made sure of that! The dance floor only cleared momentarily so guests could enjoy their delicious meal provided by Merri Makers Catering. Things could not have gone more smoothly, and we had an amazing time and met so many great people! This wedding was the first for our new intern Karissa, and she proved to be more than up for the challenge! This wedding was one that reminded me of all the reasons why I do what I do. The joy and the love filled all three buildings on the Ashford with such positive vibes.
We wish Raina and Kevin ALL the love and happiness in the world (even though they already have it!!) and we were so blessed to be a part of their love story, if even for a short time!