Details of the day: I have always dreamed of having an outdoor ceremony and when the Oyster Point proposed the lawn behind the K Hovnanian in Red Bank, I was thrilled (we were the first couple to get married there!). The setting was on the water, secluded, simple, while still elegant. My mom designed and created an arch covered in white orchards and curly willow branches to center our waterfront wedding. White rose petals lined the aisle and a harpist played traditional wedding music to finish off a classic and natural atmosphere. I chose an ivory, beaded wedding gown designed by Maggie Sottero and my husband wore a classic black tux and bowtie. The bouquets and boutonnieres consisted of bright and light pinks, white, green, and a touch of a blue. We had perfect weather for a cocktail hour on the outdoor balcony at the Oyster Point and guests were entertained by a string trio. For the reception, my mom designed and assembled tall centerpieces with white hydrangeas, roses, snapdragons, and curly willow branches with hanging votives. Hydrangea trees framed the sweetheart table and family photos were paired with each table number. The dance floor was crowded from start to finish during the reception thanks to one of our favorite bands, Brian Kirk and the Jirks, and our lovely friends and family.
If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? I would have left more time for pictures after the ceremony.
Advice for other brides: Do not let anyone talk you out of your vision; with creativity and the right people for support, anything is possible.