Bernardsville New Jersey Elegant Winter Wedding

Just because you get married close to a holiday, doesn’t mean you to have to match everything with your wedding to it. For New Jersey couple, Rebecca and Jon, their December wedding was still very much about them as a couple. So instead of red and green, they had pink and black!

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Before the ceremony, Rebecca and her bridesmaids had fun getting ready together. Wearing pink and gold robes, they helped their friend look perfect for one of the most important days of her life.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

The couple wed in a beautiful church, full of wooden architecture that was so grand in and of itself. Rebecca was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore a fit-and-flare gown with a beaded sweetheart neckline and ruching. The skirt was beautiful and dramatic with its interesting layering and pick-ups. She also wore stunning earrings and a long veil. To get her down the aisle, she wore silver peep-toe Jimmy Choos.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Her bridesmaids donned long black dresses with beaded bodices and black pashminas. Their bouquets featured bright fuchsia, pink and white flowers, including poppies, dahlias and roses, while the brides’s bouquet was equally as impressive and unique with dusty-colored roses and silver brunia berries.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

The groom, Jon, wore a black tuxedo, with white shirt and black tie and his groomsmen followed suit. After the heartfelt ceremony, the bridal party took some photos in the cool December air outside.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

For the shoot, Rebecca wore a faux fur jacket to cover her shoulders. It was the perfect wintry accessory.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Guests were in for some fun at the reception. They were given mad libs from the couple that they could fill out, alongside with personalized pens. There were sure to be some funny and interesting answers!

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

The tables were decorated with tall flower arrangements filled with soft white and pink roses. Wreaths were created with the couple’s initials, also made out of roses. And a beautiful, antique trunk served as the cardholder at the reception.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Of course, there were a few nods to Christmas, as well. The venue had a gorgeous Christmas tree in front of a large window. Rebecca and Jon took advantage and were able to get a few great shots for the season.

new jersey wedding

This was a lovely winter wedding for a lovely couple. It shows that you can make your wedding day whatever you dream it to be. Sometimes, it’s a nice surprise for guests who might expect one thing to see something completely different, and personalized, instead. Congratulations to Rebecca and Jon! We’re sure the memories of this chilly December day will warm their hearts forever.

Photographer:  andres valenzuela photography

Floral Designer: Floriography Designs
Reception Venue: The Bernards Inn

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Bridal Session

Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist

This sweet bridal session was shot a few weeks before the actual wedding day because Olivia, the bride, really wanted some quality time for portraits with the groom. With the Old Ogle Home Place in the Smoky Mountains as their back drop, Julie Roberts began the shoot with their “first look” and continued with a lot of lovely sentimental moments. Justin and Olivia wrote each other a love note and shared it during the session. Olivia’s mom made the bouquet and boutonniere. Olivia made the head piece herself. This session was full of so many personal touches … not to mention a couple that have a beautiful connection with each other. 

Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist

The Top 10 Fun & Fabulous Wedding Confetti Ideas

The wonderful Bené  is back and as always she’s leading the way with chic ideas and quirky trends.

This time it’s all about fun ways to feature confetti to your wedding…

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas!

Nothing says it’s time to celebrate like a splash of confetti!

Who doesn’t love being showered endlessly with little bits of vibrant, colorful paper? (It really is one of the best feelings in the entire world!)

Weddings are the perfect occasion to cue the confetti. For a serious dose of fun, take a peek at the top 10 confetti wedding ideas for your big day.

1. Save the Dates

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas!  - Confetti Save the Dates

Photo by Alfie Design

Save the dates are such a great way to introduce a confetti-theme and get guests buzzing with excitement about the celebration to come.

2. Engagement Photos

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Engagement Photos

Photo by Priscila Valentina

Confetti engagement pictures are so much fun to take, and the results are definitely frame-worthy.

3. Invitations

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Invitations

Photo by BerinMade via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Confetti invites will definitely put a smile on guests’ faces. It’s especially fun to sprinkle confetti in the envelopes for a grand opening!

4. Programs

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Programs

Photo by Michelle Edgemont

I’m always on the lookout for unique program ideas. I love the concept of combining a program and a confetti-filled bag into one.

5. Recessional

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Recessional

Photo by Jeremiah and Rachel Photography via dresx.com

Walking through a confetti toss is the absolute best way to spend your first seconds as a married couple.

6. Confetti Bar

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Bar

Photo by The Glitter Guide

Setting up a confetti bar at your reception is super easy! Fill several clear vases with sequins, glitter, and vibrant bits of paper. Then, set out small paper bags for guests to fill to the brim.

7. Dance Floor

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Dance Floor

Photo by Marianne Taylor Photography via dresx.com

After you say, “I do,” one surefire way to get the party started is by sprinkling festive confetti across the dance floor.

8. Decorative Chair Backs

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Chair Backs

Photo by Anika London Photography via A Subtle Revelry

You guys know how much we love beautiful chair décor. Confetti chair backs are pretty and ever so festive.

9. Wedding Cake

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Wedding Cake

Photo by Judy Pak via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Adding sprinkles to the batter of a vanilla wedding cake makes for an amazing (and downright delicious!) confetti-filled treat.

10. The Send Off

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti Send Off

Photo by Isabelle Selby Photography via Ruffled

When wedding day celebrations come to an end, have guests bid you adieu by showering you and your love with heaps of multicolored confetti.

Bonus! Bridesmaid Stationery

 

The top 10 fun & fabulous wedding confetti ideas! - Confetti

Photo by charmandfig via Etsy

How adorable are these confetti-themed “will you be my bridesmaid” cards?

There you have it! Fabulous ideas for adding a touch of playfulness and fun to your special day… In my book, there’s no such thing as too much confetti. Don’t you agree?

Fresh Garden Bridal Bouquets

Nothing is more aromatic and traditional than a fresh bouquet of flowers. Even though these bridal bouquets are made with the hottest of flowers in the wedding sphere, they still exude a classic elegance that will still be relevant for years to come.

These garden fresh flowers look perfect in their imperfection. A tightly-tied bouquet isn’t a hard and fast rule for brides. This bouquet is full of assorted greenery with bright bursts of white roses, pink peonies, and small garden roses. The bouquet would be the perfect accessory for a natural and extremely romantic ceremony.

garden bouquet

via Corinne Krogh

Dark and bright colors both make up this unique arrangement. This bouquet boasts a vast variety of flowers including dark red dahlias, assorted roses, orchids and unbloomed peonies set in a base of greenery. The unfinished and wild quality is endearing and effortless.

garden bouquet

via Kerinsa Marie

This bouquet is full of finesse and femininity. It is plentiful of peach and pink peonies, snapdragons, and delicate purple flowers that make for an ultra-pretty arrangement. Tied with a pink ribbon, this bouquet is perfect for the traditional summer wedding.

garden bouquet

via Spindle Photography

Black and white poppies are a chic addition to this bouquet. Long, leafy greenery looks exquisite next to deep red and blush-colored flowers. This arrangement is hearty enough and colorful enough for a beautiful wedding in the cold winter months.

garden bouquet

via Orange Photographie

This bouquet looks as if it were plucked straight from the fields and what’s not to notice? There’s thistle, yellow roses, blue iris, and wildflowers, just to name a few. An accessory such as this would be quite ideal in a small, intimate wedding or an affair full of rustic regalia.

garden bouquet

via Alixann Loosle Photography

The placement and assortment of the flowers in this bouquet is quite exclusive. The bright pink flowers in the front, surrounded by verdant leaves, pairs perfectly with the ribbons around the stems. Additionally, there are blush and pink roses and peonies, eucalyptus, and other assorted greenery to make this bouquet burst with color and texture.

garden bouquet

via Rachel Pearlman Photography

Fresh garden bouquets offer something rare and original for a bride. Definitely not like any bouquet she’s ever seen before, a bride’s best accessory should be something exclusively her own.

Bridal Bouquets with Succulents

Succulents are unlike traditional flowers yet brides everywhere are incorporating them into their bouquets. It’s no wonder with their interesting shapes and appealing green colors. For a little extra dynamic to the standard bouquet, succulents add flair not found by any usual flower and are available year-round.

For a bouquet bursting with color through roses, peonies and dahlias, the small green succulents intermingled within the blooms are charming. A couple of large gray succulents also hang out towards the back to add additional size and a tender softness to all the color.

colorful bouquet

via Marianne + Joe At Marianne Wilson Photography

This bouquet has an attractive raw quality. With white roses at its center, it also incorporates golden crespedia, eucalyptus and large purple and green assorted succulents. Between the delicate nature of the roses and the waxy finish of the succulents, this is a dramatic bundle.

exotic bouquet

via Michael Moss Photography

With very few flowers in the collection, this bouquet stands out with all the golden crespedia and green succulents. So much texture and variation is included to make this bouquet a striking accessory.

succulent bouquet

via Fondly Forever Photography

For the minimalist bride, this bouquet is made complete with a fuchsia rose, a couple of pink and peach carnations and a hearty succulent surrounded by smaller ones. The simplicity and variety of color in this bouquet is endearing and enviable.

bouquet

via Marianne Wilson Photography

Perfect for a fall wedding, this bouquet boasts a lot of bold color in unfinished fashion. Green and gray succulents pair nicely with bright gold and orange-thistle type flowers. Other notable additions include crespedia, as well as a large dark red dahlia and a spikey protea flower on the bottom.

bridal bouquet

via Clary Pfeiffer

Succulents are a modern detail that offers that one-of-a-kind creative accent. Hearty and original, these fearless floral finds add a natural quality unlike anything else in the wedding world today.

 

Flower Petals Down The Aisle

Gone are the days when the only way you could have flower petals down the aisle was by way of a giggling flower girl. Now, couples are looking at the aisle as another way to add a decorative element to the ceremony. Not only is it the most important walk you’ll take, but the options are only limited to your imagination.

Embracing the sunlight, this ceremony space is all about brightness. Pastel-colored flower petals aren’t just strewn about; they are carefully placed in a swirling fashion at the top of the aisle, flowing all the way down. How perfectly this idea marries with the water in the distance!

wedding ceremony

via Matt Edge Wedding Photography

A variation to this design is to use flower petals in a single color. Here, white petals stand out against the green grass of the ceremony space. Echoing the white chairs for the congregation, these swirls help tie in the entire design beautifully.

wedding ceremony

via Candice Benjamin Photography

This wedding is all about color. With a white arbor at the altar, the aisle was splashed with generous amounts of pink petals. The bold color is mimicked in the arrangements at the top of the arbor, as well, for a seamless, yet striking look.

wedding ceremony

via Wendy Laurel

In an outdoor ceremony boasting notes of romanticism and softness, the aisle is covered with soft-colored petals. Placed in no particular shape or style, the carefree placement of the petals is perfect for the outdoor occasion.

wedding ceremony

via Erich McVey

Ombre color trends are in and this aisle takes it to a whole new level. With petals in various shades of pink, orange and white, the designer sprinkled the aisle in an ombre fashion. When the bride hits the aisle, she is walking on pink but by the time she gets to the altar, it’s white. How fun!

wedding ceremony

via Justin And Keary Weddings

A great opportunity to add a splash of color to a dark floor or ceremony space is to incorporate flower petals in the aisle, as seen in this indoor wedding. A wooden floor is accessorized with white chivari chairs for guests and pink petals are scattered liberally to add just the right amount of color.

wedding ceremony

via Ruth Eileen Photography

This wedding features a white aisle runner down the grassy ceremony space. To increase the elegance, the couple adds a heavy layer of red rose petals down each side of the runner. The same flowers are incorporated on their white fabric arbor, as well. The white and red offer an amazing contrast to the space.

wedding ceremony

via lexia frank photography

This aisle is framed with white rose petals down each side of the aisle, with white chairs for the guests and a lovely swag of flowers hanging from the tree. It’s a simple way to supplement grace and style into a ceremony space.

wedding ceremony

If you love flowers but don’t want to spend a fortune on décor, or if you just want to add a little more appeal to the aisle, flower petals are a great way to decorate. Think about what you want that all-important walk to look like and seek out a florist that can share in your petal point-of-view.

The secrets of a happy marriage

For the marriage or relationship to be happy this is only up to you. The happy marriage or intimate relationship look like a garden – you plant seeds in a healthy soil and put in the appropriate nutrition: water and sunlight – and see the garden grow. The everyday care makes everything blossom. The same is with the relationships between people – the small things you do every day keep the relationship healthy and happy.
There are three main things every happy couple knows:
1. Communication –couples who communicate between one another are the happiest. It is important to talk about small things in life and not discuss only the big problems – this keeps the sparkle alive. Why? Because communication is the only way the emotional relationship between partners stays positively charged. The happy couples find time during the day to talk about small things in life – share how their days went, joke. Namely the communication with the person next to you makes a relationship really quality.
2.Laughter–Happy couples do not take all turnovers in life so seriously. They learned to sort problems as per substance, they know what is really important and what is not worth to be nervous for. The best way they reply to the blows of life is laughter. It’s not the end of the world after all! So relax and laugh at the problems. If you get mad when in trouble, the situation will not change so you have a choice – laughter or tears. Learn to laugh at yourselves and the troubles, this will make the relationship more healthy and positive.
3. Skills to solve conflicts – happy couples know that most disputes may be settled through negotiation. The fact that there is a problem does not mean the relationship is in trouble. Many people wrongly think that in a happy marriage there are no conflicts. The difference between happy and unhappy couples is how they solve conflicts. The happy ones communicate effectively (point 1) when there is an impact and this way they prevent expanding the anger and insult.