A Rainy Wedding Day at Fiddler’s Elbow
One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is watching my bride and groom read their vows in private. It’s such a genuine moment, filled with all the promises of this day and forever to come. When I heard Mark’s vows to Jessie, she wasn’t the only one who got teary-eyed! I immediately snapped a picture of the last paragraph of his vows because the sentiment was so beautiful and so perfect. It read:
“There is a common thread woven throughout these vows: Our life together will not be defined by the big moments, although those will come too. Our life together will be made up of millions of small moments. Throughout each of those moments, I vow to be present, to appreciate you, to care for you, to embrace you, and most of all, I vow to love you.”
I told him right then and there that this would be the basis for my blog post (there was fair warning.)
There were three important themes of themes of the day. Jessie and Mark’s love for one another, and the moments they carved out for some quiet time together on their wedding day. Secondly, the love they share with their families and friends, who gathered around them to celebrate. And thirdly, not to be forgotten, their puppy, Cash.
Cash made his appearance at Jessie and Mark’s engagement session, handsomely sporting a white bow tie. For the wedding day, he made another guest appearance “in the fur” if you will. As excited as ever to see his parents, we grabbed some quick photos with Cash without getting him too riled up. I don’t know who was more excited, Cash or Jessie! Some of my favorite photos are their faces all squished together with Cash in Mark’s arms! Once Cash left for the night, he was not forgotten. The signature cocktail was named after him, and his face even appeared on the drink stirrers!
After the ceremony at Calvary Episcopal in Summit, Jessie and Mark were determined to have their confetti exit. We solicited the help of their immediate family and wedding party to give them an intimate bride and groom exit through the covered alleyway as the rain poured on the outside. It was a dream come true for Jessie!
Once we arrived at Fiddler’s Elbow for cocktail hour, the rain let up just enough for us to get the married couple outside for some portraits overlooking Fiddler’s rolling hills in the background. No matter the weather conditions, this scene is so picturesque. The mist just added to it’s romantic nature and is surely a view Jessie and Mark will never forget.
The cocktail rooms opened up in time for guests to float in, with the signature drinks warming them up from the damp, chilly air outside. Escorted into the ballroom, family and friends were greeted by a romantic scene featured a candlelit room, a combination of long and round tables, and constance cross back chairs, which added to the custom and classic look Jessie and Mark had envisioned. The dance floor beckoned friends and family all night long with Element Music Group keeping the party lively!
With one cut cake, icing on their noses and a thank you to all their guests, we said our goodbyes and left the party in full swing to the very end.
Congratulations, Jessie and Mark! We loved being part of your wedding day and celebrating with you!
Venue: Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJ
Planner: Sarah Brennan and Mandy Mondoro
Hair/Makeup: Michelle Elise Artistry
Wedding Dress: Ines di Santo, White House Bride
Wedding Bands: Ring Concierge
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bhldn
Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Florist: Peonies to Paintchips
Invitations: Little Black Dress Paperie
Videographer: Carried Away Films
Band: Element Music NYC
A Rainy Wedding Day at Fiddler’s Elbow One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is watching my bride and groom read their vows in private. It’s such a genuine moment, filled with all the promises of this day and forever to come. When I heard Mark’s vows to Jessie, she wasn’t the only […]