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Gabrielle and Ian’s Fall Wedding at The Bernards Inn

Gabrielle and Ian's Fall Wedding at The Bernards Inn - New Jersey Bride

“Our wedding at the Bernards Inn was lightly inspired by the carefree and romantic vibe of the 1920s. The flowers, my dress, the invitations and decorations all played into that laid-back but elegant theme. About eighty of our closest family members and friends helped us celebrate on the perfect fall day. The morning of the wedding was so rainy and cloudy but the sun came out right as Ian and I were getting ready to see each other for our photos. I’ve never smiled and laughed as much as I did on our wedding day. I had thought about eloping but am so glad and grateful we celebrated with all of our loved ones!”

Gabrielle and Ian's Fall Wedding at The Bernards Inn - New Jersey Bride

Your favorite part:

“The ceremony was very special. My brother was the officiant and wrote the ceremony with Ian and me. We kept it lighthearted and full of laughter and happy tears. Two friends gave readings and one sang and played “To Make You Feel My Love” on the guitar. It was perfect.”

Gabrielle and Ian's Fall Wedding at The Bernards Inn - New Jersey Bride

One word to describe your wedding?
“Magical!”

Gabrielle and Ian's Fall Wedding at The Bernards Inn - New Jersey Bride

If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be?
“Honestly? I would have eaten more food! The food at The Bernards Inn is so, so good.”

Gabrielle and Ian's Fall Wedding at The Bernards Inn - New Jersey Bride

Advice for other brides:
“Be a little selfish! Throughout the wedding planning process, I was often worried about pleasing other people. But at the end of the day it is your wedding so do what will make you and your soon-to-be-husband happy! I would also recommend having at least one year to plan. I had less than eight months because I wanted a fall wedding, but a few more months to plan would have definitely helped!”

wedding details

Hometowns

Manahawkin

Reception Location

The Bernards Inn

Photographer

Therese Marie Wagner

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