Can you hear the church bells ringing? They are in full swing at this elegant Rumson Country Club wedding gracing our wedding blog today. Though we love following the latest nuptial trends in 2019, there’s a special place in our hearts for a classic white wedding. The bride wanted her special day to be reflective of family traditions and everlasting beauty, which shine through in priceless photos from Jenelle Kappe. From the gorgeous, simplistic gown and lace veil to the white and baby pink roses, every little detail is chic and tasteful. Lush greenery and pink flowers at Rumson Country Club complimented the couple’s classic aesthetic. Scroll through to see all the charming details of this timeless wedding and hear about the bride’s favorite moments.
The Bride shares…
If you can believe it, I went to a total of nine bridal stores, mostly in New York. Bless my mother, she drove into the city (from central NJ) for each appointment, because I couldn’t decide on a dress without her (and grabbing pizza after each fitting wasn’t too bad either). After trying on more than 50+ dresses, we (because at this point it was a team effort) came across “Brooklyn” at Wedding Atelier in NYC and before I tried it on, I had a feeling she was the one.
I loved my gown! I was looking for an understated, elegant dress, and this one was IT. I loved the simplicity of it (no lace), the open back, and large statement bow in the back. An important aspect for me when picking a dress was comfort. I love to dance (not very well!) so I knew I wanted something easy to move around in. And Brooklyn delivered. It was so much fun twirling around in it.
The overall color theme I was going for included pale pinks, white, and green. Our florist, Jenna Morris at Waterlily Designs, created beautiful floral arrangements for the bridal party, cocktail party, and reception. The bridal bouquets were in a garden style, with white roses, white astilbe, Israeli Ruscus, and a few light pink roses. The groomsmen wore light pink rose boutonnieres. On the reception tables were a mix of tall glass vases and low centerpieces. Lastly we covered the tables in golden and glass votives because we love candles!
We tried to put an emphasis on our guests’ experience, as many were traveling far to celebrate with us on our wedding day. We knew our audience; they love to party, so we made sure we got the largest dance floor that could fit within the tent. We also provided blow-up musical instruments, which people seemed to love (and now we have hilarious photos). Our band was spectacular, meeting the energy level of our guests and had everyone dancing the whole evening.
My favorite moment was walking into the tent at the start of the reception with my husband, Matt, as we were officially announced “Mr. & Mrs. Devine”. It was truly magical, and one of the best feelings to have all of our family and friends there celebrating and so excited for us.
My parents’ (almost) entire bridal party from their wedding were present at ours. At my parent’s wedding, my dad and his groomsmen wrote and sang a song to my mom, and thought it would be fun to do the same for me. This was really memorable and special, as these are some of my dad’s lifelong friends and family members. Another surprise was a performance put on by my dad (he couldn’t put the mic down…) and two brothers. Along with the band, they sang “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” by the Blues Brothers. It was hilarious and so unexpected—nobody knew, not even my mom! So many friends and family commented on how fun that was to watch.
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