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

Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30th: Stacy and Jay

Life is short, love is sweet :) And this wedding was SWEET! The details alone made this wedding so much fun. Coming down the driveway lined with 100 year old trees, guests were greeted by a 27 ft "Love is Sweet" sign to get them in the wedding spirit. During the cocktail hour, guests loved mixing their own "Love is Sweet" drink made with lemonade and sweet tea vodka in country mason jars. Lots of dancing and good food created the perfect reception! By dessert time, the guests were sure to know that love really is sweet! A candy bar was set up for treats that doubled as favors. We rolled out an ice cream cart full of Good Humor bars with a signature yellow and white striped umbrella for Stacy's yellow and green color scheme. Just when you thought there couldn't be more, we brought out strawberries n' cream whoopie pies that were to die for! I can only hope that this slideshow can show you all the fun and love that surrounded this wedding!

Note: All the exclamation points are a nod to how much I loved this wedding! Stacy and her mom worked tirelessly with our team to make this day picture perfect. We love you gals!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Best. E-mail. EVER!

Received an email from a bride-to-be recently that made my entire day. Emails like this are why we do what we do. Thank you anonymous bride-to-be!

"Even though we have only been engaged a little over one week the infamous "so when are you two getting married?" question has been on everyones lips.  Sunday night, feeling overwhelmed and uninspired by typical, New Jersey banquet halls, I typed "hidden gems of NJ" into google.  Crossed Keys was the first link I clicked on.  They say when you find your wedding dress you'll cry, well as soon as i saw your location I got choked up.  My fiance said to me "This is the first time in a week that I'm not overwhelmed by the thought of planning the wedding."   We've stayed up late the past two nights, giddy and excited about the possibility of having a wedding that really represents us and a place we feel good about. To say were obsessed is an understatement."