Real Weddings

Gillian and Steven at Oheka Castle

A Wedding at Oheka Castle - New Jersey Bride

“Our wedding day was perfect!  It rained a lot in the morning which made me anxious about the outdoor ceremony, but fortunately the skies cleared and we were able to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  We were surrounded by the most wonderful friends and family.  I wore a french lace, fluted, strapless gown; It was the perfect combination of sweet and sexy.  I carried white orchids (my favorite flower).  My bridesmaid wore white and carried bright colored bouquets with a variety of flowers.”

A Wedding at Oheka Castle - New Jersey Bride

  “We had ten children in the wedding–all of our nieces and nephews! The two oldest pulled a wagon carrying the three youngest; we had two flower girls and three ring bearers that carried playful signs.  Our seating arrangements were hand made by our amazing calligrapher and displayed on a giant mirror. And instead of favors, we donated to a local family in need.”

A Wedding at Oheka Castle - New Jersey Bride

“We wrote our own vows which was such a special moment for us.  Our first dance was “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson. We chose this song because we’ve always embraced our true selves and accepted and loved each other for exactly who we are.  We made our rounds to each table to mingle with the guests but also took time to enjoy the party. We really had a blast dancing with everyone.  The night was filled with so much laughter and so much fun.”

A Wedding at Oheka Castle - New Jersey Bride

Your favorite part:

“My favorite part was being surrounded by people that have had such an impact on our lives and have been so supportive.  Steve’s mom passed away ten years ago and my dad was very ill with leukemia a few years back so we know how blessed we are to be surrounded by so much love and to be celebrating with people that mean so much to us.”

A Wedding at Oheka Castle - New Jersey Bride

Advice for other brides:

“Don’t stress out about the little details. It’s the people you’re surrounded by and the life you are starting with your spouse that really matters. Oh and, enjoy every second of the day because it’s true–it flies by.”

wedding details


Allendale & Wyckoff

Ceremony Location

Oheka Castle


Jeff Tisman Photography

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