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

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Desirea and James

Details were the key to another unique wedding at Crossed Keys Inn. The fall colors in the bouquet and bridesmaids dresses, the vintage car, and antique teapots used as centerpieces all blended so nicely with the historical landscape of Crossed Keys. Desirea and James used carved pumpkins as table numbers, an old-fashioned suitcase as a display for place cards, and chose a Crossed Keys classic for their favors: little jars of honey. Paper dahlia napkin rings were so pretty they looked like they were picked right from our garden! Another beautifully designed fall wedding with another fantastic couple.

Photography by Elisabeth Millay

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October 10, 2010: Perfect Ten!

The colors that Erica choose for her d├ęcor where not your typical fall colors. The combination of royal blue and coral really made this wedding pop! Royal blue bridesmaids dresses with coral sweaters looked stunning against the lush greens of Crossed Keys. We had the most amazing coral dahlias in our garden which we incorporated into her bouquet. A great personal touch was an old Bible Erica carried with her bouquet - the same one carried by her parents and grandparents for their weddings.

Just want to thank our staff for saving the garden the night before from frost by covering the entire area with tarps! To our surprise Sunday morning the garden was still beautiful.

Photography by John O'Boyle

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October 9th: Sarah and Jeff

An Italian theme was in the works on this beautiful fall day at Crossed Keys! Sarah and Jeff's centerpieces of Chianti bottles were inspired by Sarah’s family trips to Italy ever year. Filled with beautiful Dahlias and herbs grown at Crossed Keys, these centerpieces were a step away from the ordinary and made a beautiful statement with a very personal touch. The tables were even more dressed to theme with each table being named for a favorite Tuscan town. Home-made Limoncello made by Sarah's dad was a wonderful addition to the cigars by the fire pit.  The wedding was hopping with music and included an awesome first dance that the bridal party and bride and groom performed to a song by the couples favorite band, Pearl Jam.  The dance floor was never empty and the tent was filled with joy all night long!

Photography by Elisabeth Millay