Brookmill Farms is a blossoming venue nestled in the woodlands of Lambertville, NJ. Just a few minutes from the Lambertville strip of shops and restaurants, it is the perfect balance of an urban and rural vibe. The property owner, Zak is driven by his passion to share the beautiful grounds with guests looking to celebrate memorable events in an intimate, private setting.
We paired up with Emily Wren Photography, Lovely Bride Philadelphia, Queen Bee Paperie, Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals, and Salon Pure in Princeton for a styled shoot to exhibit the benefits of working with Brookmill Farms as a wedding venue. The conditions were FREEZING COLD, but our models were great sports, and we had so much fun exploring the different options that could potentially be used for future events. Most wedding venues have specific ceremony and reception areas, but the appeal of Brookmill is the fact that whomever books the property has free reign in deciding how they want to use it.
Ruffled Wedding Blog was impressed by the combined effort of our talented vendor friends, and recently featured us on their website! We knew that we were on to something good here, and were honored to be recognized.
Take a look at our own interpretation, below!
A separate patio has the perfect set up for string lights and a lounge feel.
Chalkart was scattered throughout the shoot, inspired by Queen Bee Paperie designs.
Because Brookmill is surrounded by such standout elements of nature, we went all out with floral accessories, creating a floral ring, earrings, cuff and necklace for Tara to model.
This stunning gown from Lovely Bride Philadelphia was an amazing fit to the theme of the shoot.
These gorgeous tiered gardens are accessible by stone steps and walkways. We thought this would be an incredibly romantic spot for a wedding ceremony, for those who are having a more private affair.
Though Brookmill is beautiful on it's own, it can't provide alluring candelight. We lined every step with votives, lanterns and pillar candles to lead the eye up towards the couple.
As we mentioned earlier, Tara and Ryan were great sports about letting us dress them up and send them out into the cold. They helped bring a wedding vision together - and we are so happy that they are a couple in real life, too!
The groom never gets as much prep and attention as the bride, but we did our best to dress him up with a lambs ear bowtie and floral pocket square. We enjoy working with details that push us to think outside of the box.
One of our favorite parts of Brookmill's property is the covered bridge that crosses the creek. The stone walls that border each side are an especially nice touch, really blending into the environment and adding to the romantic atmosphere.
We moved our pink wreath of roses, hydrangea and ferns to greet guests who would cross the bridge.
The best dinner parties are served outside. Picnics, rooftop patios, Parisian bistros...eating outside comes with the sense of companionship and love. This was all what led to the decision to stage this beautiful farm table outside by the creek, overlooking the magnolia trees, the little barn and bridge. We wouldn't think twice before accepting an invitation to this dinner party.
That blue settee served as a base point for our color scheme. We mimicked the fabric with blue linen napkins, taper candles and vases, and then contrasted with fuschia garden roses, purple anemone, deep red ranunculus and pink tulips and waxflower.
A fern table runner was inspired by the fern glass jars that we had scattered along the table. The texture and color made for a great photo op against the wood of the table.
Our gold beaded chargers, paired with Forget-Me-Not's silverware were used as elegant gold accents to the natural setting.
These new gold square lanterns are proving to be a huge hit in our rental inventory. They are a great "in-between" size, so they can be used in a variety of decor options - whether as an aisle arrangement or centerpiece, or hanging daintily from a tree branch!
Our second ceremony space was beneath a beautiful blooming magnolia tree. We really lucked out with the timing - the tree was in full bloom, and would occassionally release a flower to float softly to the ground. We stacked dozens of wooden tree stumps to assemble and backdrop, and filled the space with lanterns, votives and pillars to make it glow with candlelight. Branches of dogwood brought more color to the base and tied the look together.
Our final detail on this wonderful day of collaboration was a small floral comb for Tara to wear at the "ceremony." We absolutely adored working with this couple and wish them the best of luck in their own wedding planning! A huge thank you to the fellow vendors who helped make this day happen - we all love when we can add our own creative twists and spins to an event, and this was so much fun!