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

Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 29th: Eva and Gary

For years, the owners of Crossed Keys Inn have been catering and planning events for loyal clients all over New Jersey. The husband and wife owners of Crossed Keys Inn came full circle on August 29th when they hosted Eva's wedding. After catering her baby naming and Bat Mitzvah, it was truly an honor that Eva and her family chose Katherine and Celso to make her wedding day spectacular. Eva's love of shoes was seen in the red rose centerpieces shaped like high heeled pumps, which owner Katherine made with her own hands! We'd like to thank Phil Cantor for capturing a wedding close to our hearts and creating the slideshow seen above. Phil is a regular at Crossed Keys and we love his work! To see more visit PhilCantor.com

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28th: Erin and Michael

A beautiful couple with a romantic story, Erin and Michael were high school sweethearts who dreamed of the perfect wedding. When the couple went on a cruise through the Mediterranean last August, Erin was surprised with a proposal on a gondola in Venice! This wedding incorporated a lot of personal details, like table names of the cities visited on their cruise, a picture of the bride's grandpa on her bouquet, a Yankee's garter (the couple's favorite team!), and the bride's Estonian culture. Some Estonian details included the traditional Kringel (raisin bread-which was her grandpa's specialty) and tossing a crown of blue cornflowers instead of the bouquet. The bride (with help from family, friends, and some margaritas) made all the escort cards and menus which added that personal touch. What a fun wedding! The bride put it best when she said: "I think the best part of the wedding was how well our family, and friends all mixed and really enjoyed themselves. I think the dancefloor was full the entire night and it was great to see some of Mike's friends from college dancing with my aunts! That strong theme of family made it that much more memorable to us-can we do it again in ten years?"

Friday, August 27, 2010

August 21st: Melissa and Kevin

Photography by J Marie

Blue is a popular color for many weddings but in this case it was also a color close to the bride's heart as she was a Navy pilot for 7 years and was joined by many of her Navy friends in her bridal party. This wedding had some great details like the bride's powder blue Christian Louboutin shoes, a bark covered flower girl's basket with carved initials, daisy place cards for the guests that doubled as favors, and green, yellow, and cream paper lanterns that added to the bride's blue and green color scheme and made the white tent pop. The bride and groom chose a great band and offered s'mores at the fire pit which added to the fun of the reception. Another beautiful wedding at Crossed Keys Inn.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 14th: A Perfect Love

Photography by J Marie

To say that Angela and Will are truly in love is an understatement and any guest at their August 14th wedding would agree. The next day people were saying, "The way Will looks at Angela made me cry tears of joy." We were so thrilled to host this romantic couple at Crossed Keys on such a beautiful day. The best part about this wedding where the dazzling details that Angela incorporated. Her dog Chloe wore a pretty white tutu and Swarovski crystal barette in her hair, adding that sparkle that Angela also incorporated in her bedazzled cake. The paper parasols that Angela made herself made the bridal party photos that much more fun and interesting and the parasol reading "Just Married" was a spin on a classic. A specialty drink of champagne and wild hibiscus was a hit amongst guests and Angela's dress change was a fun and flirty way to get the reception started! Other details like Angela's blue Manolo Blahniks, the bride and groom's initials on the ceiling of the tent, a ciger roller, and a special guest performance of "At Last" made this wedding shine. Just when the guests thought they had seen it all, sparklers were passed out and lit to create a spectacular sendoff for the bride and groom. It was definitely a night filled with fun, laughter, surprise, and sparkle, and one we at Crossed Keys will never forget :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Crossed Keys Inn Meets David Tutera!

Photography by J Marie

Crossed Keys Inn cooks for NJ Bride, David Tutera, and fans! New Jersey Bride magazine hosted the "Meet David Tutera" event in Morristown Tuesday night to promote their fall issue as well as David's new bridal line. David is the host and wedding planner on the hit WEtv show "My Fair Wedding" and came to the bridal boutique I Do...I Do to show his wedding dress line, meet fans, and sign copies of the fall issue in which he is featured. Katherine, the owner of Crossed Keys Inn, designed the bountiful table which included smoked salmon and baked brie, as well as floral designs by Event Designs by Katherine. We all had a great time meeting David and hanging out with the excited fans!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Meet David Tutera!

Crossed Keys Inn is pleased to be catering the New Jersey Bride event "Meet David Tutera" On Tuesday, August 10th. The event will be held at the bridal boutique I Do I Do, which will be carrying his line of bridal dresses. David will be signing copies of the New Jersey Bride's fall issue in which he is featured. Follow the link to find out more or RSVP: Meet David Tutera Info