Real Weddings

Holly and Ryan at Eagle Oaks Country Club

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

“Our wedding day was beautiful. We were so grateful to see the sun shining, have our family and friends by our sides and to finally get to marry one another! Since we got engaged, Ryan and I worked together to plan the wedding of our dreams. My career in advertising led us to cultivating details centered on a theme, “The Story of Us.”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

“We were determined to make our wedding feel personal, classic, elegant and FUN! Our custom wedding invites detailed our “story” with a sweet poem written and designed by our friends. Our place cards featured a unique photo from a particular “chapter” of our lives. Then there were our centerpieces at Eagle Oaks Country Club, which featured a “storybook” bringing all of the chapters together, menus revealing ‘fun facts’ about our wedding details and our very own dance competition called “The Rolly Wedding Dance-off!”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

“We had SO MUCH FUN working together to achieve our vision for our best day ever. We had both always envisioned a very classic wedding–complete with a timeless dress, classic tux and pretty, traditional colors. I chose a Romona Keveza ballgown with a gorgeous crystal lace sweetheart neckline bodice and silk shantung taffeta circle skirt (with pockets!). The bridesmaids wore charcoal gray Amsale strapless floor-length gowns with gold shoes and carried bouquets of peach garden roses, hand-tied with gold ribbon.”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

“The groom, groomsmen and ring bearer wore traditional tuxedos with cummerbunds and peach rose boutonnieres, while our three flower girls looked adorable in ivory lace knee-length dresses lined in peach fabric. It was so amazing to see all of the details come together, watch our guests enjoying themselves and know that we had a beautiful start to our next chapter together!”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

Your favorite part:
“I can’t possibly pick one moment, so here are the top 5.”

5. “The quiz given by our priest during the reception (we both knew him since our freshman year of college.)”
4. “Seeing Ryan waiting for me as I walked down the aisle.”
3. “The Rolly Wedding Dance-off–and dancing in general!”
2. “Our first dance.”
1. “Saying our vows.”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

One word to describe your wedding:
“Personal.”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be?
“Make it longer!”

A Storybook Wedding at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club - New Jersey Bride

Advice for other brides:
“Establish a vision you both agree on and work together to bring it to life; it’s so much fun when you are on the same page and doing it together! Build relationships with your vendors and explain what you are hoping to achieve, but also give them some space, and trust that they will do what you are paying them to do. Try to relax (even though this is obviously nearly impossible) and enjoy the planning process. This is the one and only time you will get to do something like this, so see the good in everything and enjoy!”

wedding details

Hometowns

Manasquan

Ceremony Location

Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club

Photographer

John Arcara Photography

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