This. Wedding. Friends, I am at almost a near loss as to how to describe how special Kim and JP’s wedding was and still is to me. Their wedding showcases some of my favorite work I have ever designed, including their custom blush watercolor invitation suite. Each piece was whimsical and just so beautiful because this pair so thoughtfully planned such a fabulous wedding. Their details weren’t just done for style or show, instead they were done with so much thought behind them. That’s just a peek into who Kim and JP are as pair, but there’s more…so much more.
Kim and JP both attended Saint Joseph’s University, where they would later wed, but they met down the Shore after they both had graduated. They became inseparable over the course of their first summer together, and Philadelphia and Cape May would provide equally special backdrops. Philadelphia was the site of many of their dates, including their very first one, and Cape May was where they got engaged.
Kim and JP each spend the morning getting ready with their respective bridesmaids and groomsmen before their ceremony at The Chapel of Saint Joseph where programs I designed were on hand for each guest. You can tell how much they love each other just by the expression on JP’s face as he watched Kim walked down the aisle with her dad. And, can we talk about Kim’s dress? It’s such a beautiful gown designed by Anne Barge.
Once they were officially Mr. and Mrs., they joined their wedding party at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center for portraits. Because their wedding occurred on April 29, 2017, they enjoyed such beautiful flowers in bloom outside in the gardens, plus the indoor greenhouse stuns as well.
As guests mingled during cocktail hour, Kristen Rockhill of Details of I Do’s florals were on full display, and she did an incredible job. The choral charm peonies definitely add to Kim and JP’s whimsical soiree! Custom signs also honored JP’s parents, and I have to think every guest stopped to read the words he wrote and I printed. The escort cards I designed were clipped to a vintage piece, and the gold animals added such a fun touch to each piece. While sipping on cocktails with stirrers honoring the couple’s adorable sheep dog and napkins complete with the couple’s names, guests started to enjoy Starr Events’ wonderful catering.
Once inside the Horticulture Center’s reception space, custom menus and table numbers greeted guests at their place settings and tables. More blooms by Kristin Rockhill made the reception space even more soft, romantic, and whimsical, and I can only imagine how much Kim and JP enjoyed their gorgeous sweetheart table. The couple’s cake trio, including an adorable nod to their sheep dog, was also on display thanks to Whipped Bakeshop. And, cake and pretzels were offered to all after a wonderful night of dinner and dancing together with the newly married pair.
As you can tell, I can keep writing about Kim and JP’s wedding. I love all of the photos Emily Wren Photography captured, and I will be revisiting each and their feature in the Spring 2018 issue of New Jersey Bride Magazine for months and years to come.
Credits: Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Videography: Muddy Snow Productions | Stationery: April Lynn Designs | Gown & Veil: Anne Barge | Bride’s Hair: Balance Hair Spa | Bridal Party Hair: Flawless Finish Artistry | Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse | Ceremony: The Chapel of Saint Joseph | Reception Venue: Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Catering: Starr Events | Planner: Diamonds and Details | Floral Design: Kristin Rockhill, Details of I Do | Cake: Whipped Bakeshop | Band: Groove Place