Mary and I grew up spending basically every single weekend down at the shore, so to this day we love a trip down to the beach. When Jessie came to us with her ideas for her wedding day, we got really excited. Jessie was such a sweet bride, with tons of DIY projects and attention to detail that we love. She was a bride that genuinely seemed to be enjoying every minute of planning her wedding, and of course we loved coming up with the florals for her big day. The ceremony and reception both took place at The Southern Mansion in Cape May, NJ on a gorgeous sunny day in September. Mary and I were sooo impressed with The Southern Mansion. It is gorgeous there and the staff was so helpful and accommodating, we would definitely recommend any bride to be that is looking for a location at the Jersey shore to check them out. We can't wait to do another wedding there. Lucky for us T Alimario got some AMAZING shots of their wedding day (another vendor we love to recommend - he is an awesome photographer!).
Jessie's bouquet featured callas, dahlias, orchids, circus roses, bupleurum, bear grass, and (one of my favorite details of all) white ostrich feather trim. Her bridesmaids carried coordinating bouquets of tiger lilies, circus roses, and dahlias - all wrapped up with a pretty turquoise bow.
I LOVED her bridesmaids dresses - gorgeous!
For the groomsmen bouts we used a simple calla lily accented with the same turquoise ribbon and orange pins.
Great picture, what a fun looking bridal party!
For the ceremony we used two of our pillars (rental items) to stand these vase arrangements on, which were later moved inside to be used as reception decor.
We had some extra dahlias so came up with these impromptu to hang on the doors behind the couple. We always try to use up every flower we order for our brides and pride ourselves on adding extra details like this to each wedding we do.
Jessie asked if we could use rosemary, which symbolizes remembrance, during her ceremony. We tied rosemary and an orange lily to each chair to line her aisle.
As guests entered the reception room there was a small table set up with these little note cards, so that guests could leave their marriage advise for the new couple. We added these vases of submerged orchids and floating candles to dress up the table.
In the reception room there are two fireplace mantels. Jessie had framed pictures of their parents on their wedding day (another great detail!) and we just used fresh flowers and candles to accent the mantle.
Jessie made these to hang on the backs of the chairs - amazing!
She had given us these small paper orchids to use however we wanted...we decided to add one to each seating place. Adding a single flower for each guest is one of those touches that really makes your guests feel special.
Half of their centerpieces were done in our Diana Pedestal, which could be rented or given to guests to take home. We filled them with circus roses, dahlias, and lilies.
The other half of the centerpieces we used our Diana Candleholders (rental item) with submerged orchids, turquoise crystals, and floating candles. Check out the favors, salt water taffy...yum!
This vase arrangement is the same one that was outside at the ceremony site, it was moved inside to decorate the gift table. Check out the gift box that Jessie made!
We added more vases of submerged flowers, candles, and calla lilies to the bar. Literally every spare surface of this room had flowers (my favorite kind of wedding!).
This really had nothing to do with us (except we were drooling over these cupcakes), but check out these cupcakes from The Sweet Life Bakery!
Thank you Jessie and Scott for choosing A Garden Party for your wedding day! We loved working with you and wish you all the best on your future together!!!
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