As this frigid month comes to a close I thought we’d take one more look at a wintry vision full of European charm, rich red blooms, and keepsake details. Both the gold heart shaped box and bride’s lovely hair brooch were found at antique stores. We’re in love with the bride’s Italian lace wedding gown, antique toile French settee, rustic baguettes wrapped in twine and rosemary, rustic metal and wood lanterns over the outdoor fairy-tale dining area, and the weathered silver tray displaying custom calligraphed stationery.
The elegant country theme carried through to the classic menu made with farm fresh foods created for L’Apero (cocktail hour)in the library, with Beeting Hearts, English Pea Soup Sippers, A Smoked Salmon Fish Board, Rustic Antipasto, and Salmon Napolean served alongside delicious Sweetheart Serenade champagne cocktails.
From Stylist Melissa Paul:
“Captivated by the secluded venue, we designed a romantic outdoor ceremony that could have happened just as easily in Europe. The intimate ceremony could take place in front of a raging fire in the stone hearth where guests can cozy up under vintage throws. Our bride and groom kept each other warm as they toured the gardens and pastures, sharing some love with the sheep and chicken. The family dinner table was imagined under the pergola in the Cottage Garden. Paired with French gray linens, antique white vases, polished silver candlesticks under glass hurricanes, vintage white Lenox china, red cut crystal goblets and the family silverware, the table is a dream come true.”
Photographer: by millie b photography / Venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms / Coordination + Styling: Melissa Paul / Gown: Helios by Maggio Ramatti from L’fay Bridal in Chatham, NJ / Makeup Artist: magda’s designs inc / Caterer: Max Hansen Caterer / Furniture & Props (Benches, Table, china, glassware, vases, flatware): Inn at Fernbrook Farms / Invitation Designer: Two Paper Dolls / Floral Designer: Weddings & Parties by Janet / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Models: Lauren & Paul Nonni