REAL STORIES: A Classic White and Blue Tented Wedding In South Jersey

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Classic, elegant and timeless, this South Jersey wedding was lovely from start to finish. After a traditional Catholic church ceremony in one of the most beautiful churches we’ve ever seen, wedding guests were invited to celebrate the nuptials in a beautifully decorated pole tent at the Moorestown Golf Club. As one would think, golf carts were involved in the festivities, as well as a family dinner, a lush wine station and a cake cutting set against a dramatic fireworks display. It was quite simply a spectacular celebration!

{Photos: Peter Van Beever}

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Above, a lovely moment shared between the bride, her bridesmaids and the bride’s mother during the bridal preparations. The bride’s frothy, strapless Ann Barge wedding gown was secured with a warm mocha sash that was also reflected in her elegant Manolo Blahnik sandals. {shown below}

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The bridesmaids were dressed in deep plum Lazaro taffeta gowns and carried floral bouquets composed of white and soft green Hydrangea, Lady’s Mantle, Sage and China Berry.  The bride carried a softly cascading bouquet of white Phalaenopsis Orchids.

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The groom and his groomsmen were elegantly attired in classic black tuxedos; all wearing tuxedos, ties and shirts they already had in their closets. Of course, the groom needed a little something personal for his cuff-links; hence, the red guitar cuff-links gifted to him by his bride.

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The stunning church really needed very little adornment as it was light and bright, with colorful stained glass windows and a painted blue ceiling. Dramatic! We simply added touches of white and ivory flowers in two large altar displays, as well as in simple hand-tied pew arrangements down the center aisle. We used seasonal flowers such as white Hydrangea, Casa Blanca Lilies, Roses, Astilbe, Lisianthus and Dusty Miller throughout the church arrangements.

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After the ceremony, the weddings guests gave the bride and groom a big sendoff from the church steps. Even the groom’s classic Fiat needed a little nuptial decor; hence, our small “Just Married!” sign which we attached with plenty of colorful trailing streamers and noise makers. {The bride also earned bonus points for her willingness to squeeze her gown into the petite car!}

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Once at the Moorsetown Golf Club, the bride and groom dashed hither and yon for their bridal party photos on the beautiful, lush green grounds of the club. As you can see, sometimes, it’s the candid shots that carry the day!

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Guests were invited to enjoy cocktails alfresco on the lawn, and, thankfully, the gorgeous sunny September weather continued without a hitch for the dinner dance under the big tent!

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Our friends at EventQuip provided the white pole tent, lay down floor and kitchen tent for the dinner dance celebration. Our floor plan included square dinner tables for the guests and a long rectangular community table for the table of honor. All the tables were placed around the centrally-located polished wood dance floor and bandstand. Additionally, as we like to incorporate service elements into the event design rather than seeing service tables dotted around the perimeter of the tent, we created two floating service stations that held large arrangements of branches and flowers. These two large displays took advantage of the tall ceiling the tent provided and were stunning focal points throughout the evening.

We dressed the dinner tables in crisp white linens and napkins, added glass beaded chargers, classic stemware and white chivari reception chairs for a fresh, monochromatic palette.

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Centerpieces were designed in a variety of low vessels that included classic bowls and compotes in traditional silver and glass. Each vessel was filled with beautiful late summer blooms such as Hydrangea, Orchids, Arabicum, Lilies, Dahlias, Amaryllis, Lysimachia, Lisianthus, miniature Calla Lilies, French Stock and Garden Roses. The color scheme of the flowers used in the arrangements was predominantly white, with touches of soft green, lavender, plum and French blue. The centerpiece designs were also kept low and lush to keep the guest chatter unobstructed across the dinner tables.

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A variety of candles were used on the dinner tables, but as you should always do in outdoor event spaces, all candles were enclosed in glass to protect them from wind. For this classic design we used glass hurricanes, globe votive holders and polished silver pedestals.

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Lighting is KEY for any event, most particularly tented events. For that soft, romantic glow every bridal couple craves, we provided lighting that included pin spots on each of the table centerpieces and on the large floral arrangements displayed on the two service tables. The dance floor was treated with dappled lighting in flattering hues of soft blush, and warm lighting was projected onto the band stand.

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The low floral arrangements on the bride and groom’s table of honor allowed the photographer, Peter van Beever, the opportunity to catch easy candid photos of sweet moments and stolen kisses.

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We also installed up-lighting on the trees surrounding the wedding tent as well ason the golf club’s outdoor deck area which provided ambient, decorative lighting through the entire event space and surrounding landscaping.

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And then, there was the cake cutting under the stars, surrounded by their friends and family… lovely indeed!

One Response to REAL STORIES: A Classic White and Blue Tented Wedding In South Jersey

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