Wedding Highlights: Allyson & Juwan 7/14/18

Do you remember when you had your first crush, but you were too scared to tell them you liked them? Maybe you were worried that they didn’t feel the same way, so you never said a word for fear of rejection. As we get older, we learn that life is all about taking risks. Love is about taking risks. Sometimes, you have to put your heart on the line for those few seconds to ensue a lifetime of happiness.

If our couples never took that risk, who knows what their lives would be like. Their paths lead to each other, and now they can take this journey hand in hand, forever.

Allyson and Juwan took that risk!

Our beautiful couple tied the knot on July 14th, 2018 at The Sterling Ballroom in Eatontown, NJwhere both ceremony and reception were held. The services we provided were Flowers,Decor, Photo (Andrew) and Video (Dennis).

Allyson’s bridal bouquet was a free form hand tied bouquet made up of white monte,lavender roses, lavender lizzy, purple larkspur, and white ranunculus wrapped in burlap and lace. We love the combination of white, purple and lavender!

Her bridesmaids bouquets were made to match, and included lavender roses, lavender freesia,white ranunculus, and light purple larkspur wrapped in dark grey.

Juwan’s boutonniere consisted of green succulents with light purple larkspir, baby’s breath andseeded eucalyptus. His groomsmen had the same, minus the eucalyptus. Usually, the groom’s boutonniere is made to stand out, even if it’s with one extra type of flower or additional piece. And no, boutonniere’s do not have to just be made of roses!

Here are some of our favorite shots done by our photographer:

In addition to photography, our couple booked videography with us. We have a special two hour Ceremony Package for anyone who does not want video footage of their whole entire day, but would like to have their ceremony remembered. We are the only company in New Jersey who offers this package, and our couples love it!

We honestly love so, so many of the photos that were taken throughout the day, but we don’t want to bombard you with them in this blog. You’ll just have to follow us on Facebook orInstagram to see more as we post them! Trust us.. it’s worth it!

After the beautiful outdoor ceremony, family and friends gathered to celebrate the newlyweds. Would you prefer having your ceremony and reception in the same location like Allyson and Juwan? That’s definitely becoming more and more common!

The first dance as a newlywed couple is always a beautiful moment. What would be the song you choose as your first dance? If you’re already married, what was your song?

The hardest part of the day was over, and it was time to celebrate! Allyson and Juwan partied with family and friends throughout the night in celebration of their marriage.

Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your very special day. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always on you continue this journey through life together!

xoxo,
Karissa Petrellese & Lisa Tardo

NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://www.njweddingpros.com
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732-747-0900

Wedding Highlights: Beth & Ben 7/15/18

Do you remember the moment you first laid eyes on your person? If you’re not in a relationship or married, do you ever imagine it? I know I do. From when we’re younger, we are taught that there is someone else on this earth that was made for us, and we go in search of that person as we learn and grow, whether consciously or not. I believe that our paths are made to cross certain people at certain times.

Ben and Beth got married on July 15th, 2018, at The Sunset Ballroom at Jack Baker’s. The services that we provided were Flowers, Photo, Video, Transportation, A Ceremony Arch, and an Aisle Runner!

The day started off at the Courtyard Marriott, where we delivered Ben and Beth’s personal flowers, to “have and to hold” (see what we did there?) throughout the day. We know that your flowers are a big part of your day, and will be in all of your photos, and we make each arrangement with precision and care.

Beth’s bridal bouquet was a medium blush pink rose bouquet with greens sprayed gold. Crystals were added inside the roses, as well as one crystal dragonfly and picture charms. The bouquet was wrapped in light ivory ribbon with crystals.

Her Maid of Honor and bridemaids’ bouquets were rounded cream bouquets with mint colored greens, wrapped in ribbon to match their dresses. We also supplied a satin basket with blush and cream rose petals for her adorable flower girl.

Our couple decided to have their first look with their bridal party present. It was honestly such a beautiful and picture perfect moment, captured by our amazing photographer Andrew. Take a look at how it all happened!

Our couple chose our 8 Hour Photography Package and 4 Hour Video Package. We offer you the convenience of Photo and Video Bundles, but we know that not everybody wants the same amount of footage. Who wouldn’t want such precious moments like this to cherish? Can you feel the love in these pictures? We can!

After their first look, Ben and Beth took photos with their bridal party on the beach. We always LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the kinds of pictures our couples and their bridal party end up taking, because they are always so unique! This is YOUR day, and you decide the kind of pictures our photographer will capture…

The ceremony was then held at The Sunset Ballroom at Jack Baker’s, and our couple got married under a beautiful Roman Column arch that we provided and decorated with free-form flower swag with greens and matching colors.

Truly breathtaking.

The remainder of the day was spent celebrating the newlywed couple and the start of their new life together! Here are a few of our favorite pictures:

Ben and Beth, thank you for letting us be a part of your gorgeous wedding. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness, which we can already clearly see exists just by looking at these photos! Thanks for saying “I Do” to us, too!

xoxo,
Karissa & Lisa

NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://www.njweddingpros.com
njweddingpros@gmail.com
732-747-0900

Wedding Highlights – Elizabeth & Matthew 5/19/18

Being in this industry, we get the chance to meet so many amazing couples. Each couple has their own unique stories and personalities, and we love getting to know them.Elizabeth and Matthew are one of those couples that you can’t help but love, and you’ll see why!

Elizabeth and Matthew tied the knot on May 19th, 2018 at The Channel Club in Monmouth Beach. The services we provided for their big day were Half Day of Coordination (NJWP), Photo Booth (Brandon), and various other ceremony decor.

We put our heart and soul into providing services for all of our couples, and when it comes to planning and day of coordination, we get to become much more personally involved! As day of coordinators, we get to assist the bridal party and make sure that everything is set up correctly. We create a day-of itinerary from start to finish to ensure that every single aspect and every single detail goes smoothly and just to how our couple wants it. We are in communication with all vendors, and send them itineraries and timelines, so everybody is up to date with what is happening, when it is happening, and how it is happening!

The ceremony was held at The Channel Club, where Elizabeth and Matthew wed under a Chuppah, with the opening of the ceremony stating, “We are gathered here today to witness the merger of one massive plant collection and one massive care bear collection…as well as the joining of two hearts.” We love how our couples can bring their personality into all aspects of their wedding, from ceremony all the way to reception.

Wedding under a Chuppah is traditional for a Jewish marriage. A Chuppah represents the home that Elizabeth and Matthew will build together, and the openness on the four sides represent the openness that the bride and groom have to each other, as well as an openness to their family and friends to join them as they continue their journey together.

Elizabeth and Matthew also wrote their own vows, incorporating a lot of humor, and keeping it true to their every-day lives. Like we said before, there are really so many ways to make your wedding ceremony as unique as you and your relationship are. WE LOVED IT!

The theme of this wedding was all about the beach, including some fun beach-themed decor and even props for the photo booth. The centerpieces were made of a glass bowl with sea shells on the bottom and three candles around them, with cork-shaped boats inside.

There was also a fun Message in a Bottle station that was set up where guests could write well wishes to the newly-wed couple, and place their gifts in a treasure chest.

You know how couples normally have a first dance as newlyweds? Well, Elizabeth and Matthew has a first dance, but not the “traditional” kind. Take a look at these moves!

How AWESOME was that?!

During the reception, guests enjoyed taking tons of pictures in the photo booth. The couple even added their own personalized touches to the background!

Elizabeth and Matthew truly put so much of themselves into their big day to really make it reflect who they are as a couple.

Elizabeth and Matthew, thank you for choosing us to be a part of your incredible wedding. We wish you and your beautiful daughter all of the love and happiness that this world has to offer!

xoxo,
Karissa & Lisa

NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://www.njweddingpros.com
njweddingpros@gmail.com
732-747-0900

Wedding Highlights – Karleigh & Phillip 4/28/18

If you turn on the radio right now, you’re bound to hear a love song playing on one of the stations. Do you ever wonder who these love songs are about? Better yet, who comes to mind when you hear a love song? You thought of someone, didn’t you? Eventually, we all find that one person who makes our hearts sing.

Love is everywhere, and we love sharing our couple’s stories!

Karleigh and Phillip got married on April 28th, 2018. Their ceremony was held in the Reception Room at The Essex House in West Orange, NJ, followed by their cocktail in the Tiffany Room and reception. The services that we provided for were Flowers (NJWP), Photography (Angelica), and a Photo Booth (Brandon). These services are all part of out $1,999 Special, which can be viewed here!

We make all floral arrangements in house, and put our heart into every single one we make for our couples. Karleigh’s bridal bouquet was rounded and made out of cream roses, baby’s breath, and gold leaves wrapped in gold ribbon. Phillip’s boutonniere was made to match Karleigh’s bouquet, consisting of a cream rose, baby’s breath and gold leaves wrapped in gold ribbon. We love the simplistic style of cream roses and baby’s breath with a pop of gold, which is still captivating.

Karleigh’s bridesmaids were dressed in beautiful blush colors that accentuated her white dress perfectly. The whole theme of this wedding was very elegant.

Cutest flower girl ever? We think so, too! Her custom flower crown was crafted by us to match Karleigh’s bouquet with roses and baby’s breath.

The smile on her face says a thousand words.

These beautiful photos were captured by our photographer, Angelica. Karleigh and Phillip chose our 4 hour photography package as an option for their $1,999 Special, and they also chose to upgrade their package for an additional 2 hours of coverage for a total of 6 hours to get all of these important moments.

 

The decor of Karleigh and Phillip’s reception, held at the Essex House, matched the overall simple yet elegant theme of this wedding. Take a look!

Are you planning on creating a hashtag for your wedding so your guests can share their photos and videos on social media? If so, it’s a great idea to make a sign letting everyone know! Some couples also opt to have an “unplugged” ceremony, meaning that they want all phones and cameras down. What will you choose?

Floating lights always attribute to the gorgeous elements of any wedding decor.

During the reception, Karleigh and Phillip’s guests had so much fun with our photo booth! This is such a great service to have especially considering guests can have another memento to take home with them to commemorate your wedding. There are unlimited sessions, so grab a prop and strike a pose! They can even act as favors!

We were so happy to be able to provide these wonderful newlyweds and their family and friends with memories that will last a lifetime. Whenever a couple chooses to have us be a part of their wedding in any way, it is always an honor. Thank you, Karleigh and Phillip, for allowing us to be a special part of your wedding day.

We wish you all of the love and happiness in the world! <3 <3

xoxo,
Karissa & Lisa

NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://www.njweddingpros.com
njweddingpros@gmail.com
732-747-0900

Wedding Highlights – 4/14/18 Wedding

It has been said that a home is not a place, it’s a person. When you decide to marry your best friend, you find your home. This is why we love showcasing our couples by telling their stories, and inspiring all of you who are planning your own wedding.

On April 14th, our beautiful couple tied the knot at The Radisson Hotel in Freehold, New Jersey. The services that we provided for this wedding were Flowers, Photography (Michael), and Officiant Services (Rev. Porta).

Jennifer’s bridal bouquet was in a cascading form made up of white lillies, cream and lavender roses, purple statice and greens…but they weren’t fresh flowers, they were silk! Having artificial flowers allows for you to preserve your bouquet.

 Photography is usually one of the first vendors that couples book. Our couple booked our 6 hour photography package, which allowed our photographer to capture all of the special moments of their day from start to finish.

Your day is crafted by you, meaning that you choose the type of photos you want taken throughout different parts of your day. Our bride wanted photos of her getting ready in the morning, of the groom in the lobby, and their first look outside.

 

With us, you get to choose your vendors by looking at the examples on our website, whether it’s for photo, video, hair, make-up, etc.! That is just another way we differ from most companies: we give you an option and a say in who you want.

When picking an officiant, you might consider whether you want a male or female, and how you want your ceremony to go. Our non-denominational wedding officiants are there to lead your ceremony and make your commitment official.

 After the beautiful ceremony, the reception was also held at The Emerald Ballroom at The Raddison in Freehold. Here, family and friends joined in celebration of the newlyweds and this new chapter of their lives together.

Here are some more of our favorite photos from this gorgeous wedding day!

Get silly with it! Your pictures don’t always have to be serious!

We love all of the “little” details of the day that make up the big picture. We provided the loose greens and baby’s breath for this simplistic yet perfectly elegant Sweetheart Table.

Thank you both for allowing us to be a part of your big day! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always!

xoxo,
Karissa & Lisa

NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://www.njweddingpros.com
njweddingpros@gmail.com
732-747-0900

Wedding Highlights – Jessica & Andrew 4/8/18

For most of us, finding that one person who is “our person” — the one who we can spend the rest of our life with, forever and always, through the good and bad — is something that we think about from when we are young.

We love how two people can find each other in a sea of over 7 billion people and know that there is nobody else for them. We love being able to be there for them and help create the wedding of their dreams. After all, it’s something they’ve (probably) been waiting for their whole life.

Remember… life might not always be a fairy tale, but with the right person by your side, you can get through anything.

On April 8th, at the South Gate Manor in Freehold, New Jersey, our beautiful couple Jessica and Andrew made a lifelong commitment to one another; they promised to always be there for one another, through all that life may throw their way. We were lucky to be a part of this very special day!

The services that we provided for Jessica and Andrew were Flowers, Photo Booth (Brandon), and Photo (Andrew) and Video (Angelica and Renzo).

Jessica chose a cascading bridal bouquet with white lillies, green hydrangea, dark purple lisianthus, pink/blush roses, a bit of green ruscus and a pink wax cascading wrap with white ribbon and crystal pins.

We LOVE how unique our bride’s bouquets always are. As you think about your ownbouquet, consider what colors you would like to incorporate, what shape you would like it to be (round, freeform, cascading), and if you would like any extra add-ons!

The bridal party had flowers to match Jessica’s gorgeous bouquet. Andrew’s boutonniere was also matching with a cream rose.

Our couple decided on having a first look, which our photographer was there to capture. We love the moments leading up to when our couple sees each other for the first time, whether it’s during a first look or at the ceremony.

Would you consider having a first look?

Jessica and Andrew had a beautiful ceremony at The South Gate Manor. With family and friends in attendance, they said “I do” and tied the knot! Here are some of our favorite shots of the ceremony and together with their bridal party.

How gorgeous are the colors of these dresses? I CAN’T. <3

Another sweet tradition that a lot of couples are doing lately is writing each other letters on their wedding day. Personally, I know it is easier for me to say things in written form rather than verbally; additionally, a handwritten letter is so romantic and definitely more personal in our technological world of typing and text messages.

Jessica and Andrew’s reception was also held at The South Gate Manor, where family and friends celebrated the newlyweds couple and their life together.

Here are some gorgeous details from the reception:

This is another awesome way to add a personal touch to your special day!

Jessica and Andrew, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always!

xoxo,
Karissa & Lisa

NJ Wedding Pros
43 W. Front St. Suite 20
Red Bank, NJ 07701
http://www.njweddingpros.com
njweddingpros@gmail.com
732-747-0900