What struck me most about Ali and Art's summer wedding was its perfect blend of vintage style and sophistication. Not only that, but I adored how Veronica Lola Photography captured the wedding and the happy couple in that same light of elegance and sophistication.
Art and Ali actually selected their wedding venue, the Bayonet Farms in Holmdel, New Jersey, without having ever seen it! The couple lived in Australia at the time, where they first met. "Art and I met on Christmas Day 2010 in Perth, Western Australia. He was there on holiday from Sydney with some friends; as was I, visiting my family. I went over to my friend's house after our family lunch, and her dad made sure that I sat next to Art. We chatted that whole night and spent the next few days together. I then traveled to Africa for six weeks and we stayed in contact, texting even when I was in the middle of nowhere in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The day after I arrived back to Sydney, we met up at the beach and shared a kiss. The rest is history!"
Because they traveled so far, the couple wanted their wedding celebrations to go beyond the one day. The week prior, Art, Ali and thirty of their friends from Australia explored New York, attending a Yankees game and the theater during their stay. The week came to a fabulous close on August 3rd, when the couple wed outside in front of over 100 guests. The bride wore a sleek and sophisticated beaded gown by Jenny Packham with silver Jimmy Choo heels. The strapless bridesmaids dresses are almost as fabulous in a sheer, soft pink with a bejeweled top - LOVE!
Many of the beauiful vintage details of the day, including the soft pink and ivory florals, were created and coordinated by Karma Flowers, although the bride definitely got her hands dirty, too! "I handmade all of the table place settings using lots of buttons, paper cutouts and lace. I also made cones for our rose petals and I had a typed stamp made that said, 'Throw petals of wishes for the new Mr & Mrs'. I made all of the elements for the kids table and had them make cards for us to make it fun. I made all the table numbers, and did a lot of outsourcing on Etsy."
Lastly, Art and Ali had what sounds like an AMAZING honeymoon, so I just had to mention it! "We traveled to the South of France, Croatia sailing, and then traveled around Italy for two weeks through Rome, Tuscany, Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast," said the bride.
Sophisticated Vintage Style Wedding - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Veronica Lola Photography
Venue: Bayonet Farms
Event and Floral Designer: Karma Flowers
Rentals: Trunk Vintage Rentals by Karma Flowers
DJ/entertainment: Bobby Lynch
Catering: Piccolo Italia
Makeup Artist: Faye Lauren
Hair Stylist: Elise Idiens
Wedding invitations: Birds of a Feather Co.
Bridal Attire: Wedding dress by Jenny Packham via Helen Rodrigues, shoes by Jimmy Choo and accessories by Maria Elena
Bridesmaid Attire: Rachel Gilbert
Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss
Personalised desert spoons by The Bakers Collection
Cocktail and guestbook signs by Our Hobby To Your Home
Thank you sign by Creative ButterflyXOX
Calligraphy by White Tulip Designs
Guestbook by Lorgie