A love for all things beautiful at our 18th century inn turned wedding venue located in Andover, NJ.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Come See Our New Blog!!

We are so very excited to announce the release of our new blog!  After hours of work, our new blog is even more beautiful, allows for easier pinning and sharing, and will lead you to similar posts to help you drift away into Crossed Keys Bliss!  

Come visit us at CrossedKeys.com/blog and explore the new blog!  We know you'll love it!! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

There is Beauty, Then There is BEAUTY: Nicole & Jay

University of Delaware Alumni, beautiful people inside and out, fun-loving, and certainly a good understanding of how to throw a party, Nicole & Jay were such an incredibly joy to work with!  Hosting their favorite people on the perfect September Saturday, Nicole & Jay filled our billowy tent and ardent gardens with love, laughter and one heck of a party!  Trust us, the pictures speak for themselves!  Their love fills each frame and gushes from these pictures - they really show the happiness and friendship these two find in each other!  Nichole & Jay, It was such a treat to be a part of your special day and we wish you two all the love and happiness this world has to offer!  

A special thank you to Kate Leigh Photography for such beautiful images of Nicole & Jay's day!  This was her first time shooting at Crossed Keys and she captured Crossed Keys in a new and fresh light.  Her images are truly breathtaking!! Enjoy!! 

Love this private shot of Nicole's dress in our Playhouse.

This picture in our reflecting pool is just gorgeous!

These next two pictures with our old red pickup are classic and timeless!  
Our swooning knows no bounds!

Our garden all set up for the Nicole & Jay's wedding ceremony!  In love with this shot! 

Always love this shot that photographers can get from our Juliette balcony in our Stone Cottage.  It's so special to see your guests during the ceremony.  

Look at that love & happiness... We told you it was undeniable! 

What party is complete without some good ole photo booth fun?!

Meet the vendors: 
Photographer: Kate Leigh Photography
Floral & Event Design: Event Designs by Katherine
Wedding Officiant: Celia Milton
Ceremony Musicians: The Dolce Ensemble 
Reception DJ: Beat Train Productions
Videographer: George Segale Films 

Until next time... 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Anetha & Dan: Breathtaking Indian Traditions Meets Gorgeous Contemporary Beauty

On a gorgeous September Saturday, two families joined together for a truly breathtaking combination of Indian traditions and contemporary charm.  The wedding burst with tradition and culture from each of Anetha & Dan's background, making the day so personal and beautiful.  This was topped off with guests that were overjoyed, encouraging, and full of love for this amazing couple.  We love to work with couples that include unique and important cultural traditions into their day.  It brings a very special dynamic to the ceremony.  A special thank you to 509 Photography for so beautifully capturing the day and allowing us to share some of their images with you! 

Some of our favorite images are from Anetha getting ready in the morning with her family and her bridesmaids, adorn with intricate henna patterns and gorgeous gold and jeweled accessories, dressing in her traditional red sari.  Her bridesmaids provided the perfect complement with their saris in an array of gorgeous colors.  

Anetha & Dan began their day with a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.  These gorgeous pictures do an amazing job capturing how truly beautiful the ceremony was.    

After their gorgeous Hindu ceremony, the couple changed into their contemporary wedding dress and suit and hosted a Catholic wedding ceremony. Meanwhile, their guests were able to peruse the Crossed Keys grounds with drinks and good conversation.  

After all this beauty and excitement, Anetha & Dan's day was just starting... Now, they were ready to party the night away in the big tent with all of their loved ones! 

Anetha & Dan, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!! 

Meet the Vendors:
Photography: 509 Photography
Floral & Event Design: Event Designs by Katherine

Until next time...