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Directed & Styled by Susan Brierly Bush • Photographed by Frank Veronsky • Hair & Makeup by Depasquale The Spa
Get married on Valentine’s Day and invite hearts, flowers and cupid himself to your wedding reception. ABOVE, LEFT: Allure lace gown, $1,510, from Castle Couture. “Anna” headpiece, $498, from Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge. RIGHT: Stephen Yearick blush mermaid gown, $4,015, from Castle Couture. Filigree headband, $475, by Boutique de Voile. Sterling-silver pearl and diamond necklace, $3,104, from George Press Jewelers. Cake by Design Cakes in Kearny.
ABOVE: Allure blush gown, $1,865 from Castle Couture in Manalapan. Fourteen-karat-gold earrings with diamonds and pink opals, $3,500, and 18-karat gold, diamond and pink sapphire necklace, $10,000, both from George Press Jewelers in Livingston.
Tie the knot on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July or Labor Day, and treat your guests to a patriotic celebration of red, white and blue. ABOVE: “Sophi” lace gown, $7,700, by Rivini. Diamond engagement ring, price on request, from George Press Jewelers in Livingston. Cake by Sweet Sisters in Fairfield. Red banner by the Shindiggity Shoppe on Etsy.
ABOVE, LEFT: Anne Barge Blue Willow “Capella” gown, $1,530, from Elizabeth Johns in Morristown. RIGHT: Anne Barge Blue Willow “Sophia” gown, $1,750, from Elizabeth Johns. Diamond engagement ring, price upon request, from George Press Jewelers. Handpainted fireworks sign by Etsy’s Rustic Farm Designs. Pinwheel by the Shindiggity Shoppe on Etsy.
Dare to marry on Halloween and outfit your entire wedding party in spooktacular attire. ABOVE: Sottero and Midgley “Constance” gown, $1,200, from I Do…I Do in Morristown. Scary cake by Sweet Samantha in Springfield.
ABOVE: “Midnight” lace gown, price upon request, by Sareh Nouri. Eighteen-karat-rose-gold earrings with diamonds and amethysts, $3,595, and diamond engagement ring, price upon request, both from George Press Jewelers in Livingston. Trick-or-treat button bouquet from Bride As a Button Co. on Etsy.
Serve a pie buffet for your Thanksgiving-themed wedding reception, and your guests will gobble it up. ABOVE: Casablanca Couture lace gown, $2,200, from I Do…I Do in Morristown. Eighteen-karat-gold earrings, $1,940, and diamond engagement ring, price upon request, both from George Press Jewelers in Livingston. Prada leather moto boots, $950, from Neiman Marcus in Short Hills. Pilgrim hat from Tokyo Walrus on Etsy. Leaf décor by Lollys Cubby Hole on Etsy.
ABOVE: Justin Alexander lace gown, $2,000, from I Do, I Do. Eighteen-karat-gold necklace with Mexican opal, garnet and diamonds, $4,950, and diamond engagement ring, price upon request, from George Press. Boho feather hair ornament from Designs By Nandr on Etsy. Pie sign from Etsy’s Gingerbread Romantic.
Say “I do” over the holidays, and keep the bubbly flowing into the new year. ABOVE, LEFT: Black beaded Ysa Makino gown, $4,015, from Castle Couture in Manalapan. “Diva” headband, $625, and necklace (hairpiece worn as jewelry), $595, from Boutique de Voile. RIGHT: Ysa Makino gold-embroidered wedding gown, $4,830, from Castle Couture. Necklace (“Pyra” hairband worn as jewelry), $215, from Untamed Petals. New Year’s sign by Banners By Ginger from Etsy.
ABOVE: Isabelle Armstrong “Catarina” gown, $5,950, from Exquisite Bride in Westfield and Princeton. “Emma” hair comb, $398, by Untamed by Petals by Amanda Judge. Diamond engagement ring, price upon request, from George Press Jewelers in Livingston. Floral bouquet by Laura Clare Floral Design and Event Décor in Bernardsville and Hoboken.