Our bride, Renee, and her husband, Josh, kept us close to home at Brigalias in Sicklerville NJ for this winery-inspired wedding. We love a girl who can appreciate a vineyard!
I was so honored to be a part of their wedding, Renee and Josh are friends of ours and it was really a joy working with them. Renee is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met, she just makes everything sunny. Lucky guy, that Josh.
And of course we are always SO excited when we get to work with our very dear and long time friend Tina (Tina Jay Photography)!!!
Renee wanted to mix it up a bit, and chose to have her bouquet a variety of white ranunculus, gladiolus, and freesia while her bridesmaids had hot pink mini gerbers, viburnum berries, and more of the ranunculus, dahlias, gladiolus and freesias in all ranges of pink. You can see how the change of colors makes the bouquets look so different, even though they're the same types of flowers.
The pinks might be brighter, but the white bouquet is the eye catcher here...just like its owner!
The elegant bride! Great shot, Tina!
What a clever way to tie into the winery theme with a cork bout!
These full hydrangeas are a great way to fill space, and the dark, antique feel from wine barrel provides contrast to the bright colors.
Our bride chose to replicate her bridesmaids' bouquet colors in her aisle decorations, with navy blue ribbon to match their dresses.
Renee's Bride Diaries
1. What was your all time favorite moment of your special day?
Our first look was the best moment from our wedding. The time we shared together to embrace the moment and our upcoming ceremony was amazing.
2. We know things don't always go as planned...Were there any entertaining wedding bloopers?
Getting ready with my bridesmaids and one of their dresses completely breaks and cannot be zippered. She had to be sewn into her dress. It was an entertaining moment for us girls to just forget about all the commotion.
3. Any wedding toasts that made you laugh, cry, or gasp?
The best man speech from the grooms brother was so funny the entire room was laughing. The best man told jokes of his friendship and brotherhood with the groom that were touching yet absolutely funny. He told jokes to the entire reception how the groom still owes him his man parts due to always losing bets and preceding to lose.
4. It's okay to admit it - did you have any Bridezilla moments?
I think that I can honestly say that I did not have any Bridezilla moments. I enjoyed every moment of wedding planning. On our wedding day I enjoyed and embraced every moment with a smile on my face at all times, on top of cloud nine.
5. Did you have a wedding planner? If so, did it make your day run smoother? Was it worth it?
No we did not have a wedding planner. I was very organized and had a list for every aspect of the wedding and for every moment/ task that needed to get done.
6. Cake or cupcakes? What was the flavor?
Cake - we did vanilla with a tiramisu filling and chocolate layers with a chocolate moose filling. We chose the tiramisu filling since it is one of our favorite deserts, although we did not have the opportunity to enjoy our wedding cake. We can not wait to try it on our first anniversary, hopefully it tastes as good as all of our guests got to enjoy.
7. We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?
We absolutely loved every floral arrangement and every flower. The ladies at A Garden Party have amazing talent and put our vision together with so much more beyond our expectations. Everything looked amazing and we received so many compliments on how much the flowers stood out and really made a statement. We enjoyed the creativity beyond our requests for the ceremony and setting the mood as if we were in a vineyard. I can't thank you enough for the fabulous work down to all the little details.
8. What song really got the party started?
The first song that played, everyone was ready to party.
9. Who were your vendors?
Catering - Brigalias
Bakery - Potitos Bakery in Philadelphia, PA
Hair and Makeup - Douglas Arthur Salon in Vineland, NJ
Entertainment - Nicky G
Photographer - Tina Jay Photography
10. I'm sure your day was amazing, but if you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? Or would you not change anything at all?
I wouldn't change a thing. We had absolutely amazing (yet slight hot for October - 85) weather and the loving support of our family and friends to witness and celebrate by our side.
XOXO to Renee & Josh!