Thursday, November 24, 2011

Aidan & Jonathan: Enchanted Forest

We shared snapshots of our Enchanted Forest wedding just four days ago and somehow, SOMEWAY, professional photos became available last night!  (an unbelievable world record ... calling Guinness after the holiday)

As mentioned before, we were brought on to plan and execute this wedding just 3 months out, at which time 90% of the vendors and service providers had not been selected.  But I must say, we couldn't have had a better team of professionals bring this event to life if we'd started a year ago.  

The ceremony was held in the evening on the outdoor patio of Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ.  On this brisk mid-November night, our teams successfully achieved a loving and warm ambiance by having clear tent wall covered by swags of 21-foot long fabric hung on the outer perimeter of the space.  This treatment allowed for the bride's dream of being married near nature but also kept the couple's beloved friends and family comfortable.  A blooming birch-branch chuppa was constructed, both uplit and downlit, and placed among hundreds of candles.  Clusters of antique lanterns sat on both sides of the chuppa as well as lined the aisle, and the bride was stunningly beautiful as she entered wearing a couture Romona Keveza gown.

The cocktail hour truly set the tone for the reception as a live quintet played a mix of jazz, blues, pop and funk.  And finally, when the enchanted forest themed ballroom was revealed, guests gasped!  10-foot trees, accented with white orchids and hanging candles, lined the perimeter of the ballroom ... 3 uniquely designed centerpieces, which featured moss covered cylinder vases, birch pedestals, clusters of lush white blooms, hanging candles and river rocks, adorned the dinner tables ... specialty lighting featuring forest gobos sprayed the dancefloor and walls ... sprigs of baby's breath lay delicately atop each personalized menu card ... shimmering pewter pintuck linens ... and surprise gourmet caramel apple favors (guests' sweet for being so sweet to join the celebration).  All expectations were exceeded, and most importantly everyone had FUN!

It was such a pleasure working with Aidan, Jon and their families.  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness as we share some of the best moments of their wedding day below, thanks to dp Studio Ting Yi Photo & Cinema.

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY


Stimulate Photography said...

Beautiful shots! Love the shots of the guys as well as the bridal party shots outside in the forrest looking area. Happy Holidays!

Chantal said...

These pictures are just gorgeous. I love the lit trees at the reception and the lanterns. It adds such a romantic charm to the reception hall.

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