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New Jersey botanical wedding: Caitlin + Jarrod

January 8, 2013
New Jersey botanical garden wedding

Having a botanical garden as your wedding venue and adding your own touch of lavish florals is a beautiful thing. Yes, you’re already surrounded by lush greens already, but after seeing how Caitlin + Jarrod included simple and minimal terrariums throughout and had striking boutonnieres and bouquets, we see no harm in added more foliage to your wedding decor. The elegant florals they chose blended perfectly with their vintage style and venue, the 1920’s Skylands Manor at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. So glad Charlotte Jenks Lewis is sharing this beauty with us!

New Jersey botanical garden wedding succulent terrariums

See, aren’t these terrariums the cutest? So simple, with just a hint of color.

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This bridesmaid bouquet is gorgeous and just as pretty as the bride’s! Here’s the bouquet recipe for y’all: Sunset peony, Peach breeze Snapdragon, Queen Ann’s lace, Lady Grisel, Hamilton Sweet pea, Cream lizanthus, Peach hypericum berries, Pink larkspur Greens used: Dusty miller, lemon leaf, Boston fern, fiddle head ferns, variegated pittosporum.

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Hello pretty blush bridesmaid dresses & vintage beaded clutches! FYI, those are the perfect bridesmaid gift!

diy wedding invite by bride Blush Peony, Queen Anne's lace, Jilly Sweet pea, French vanilla Snap dragons, Cream lizanthus, Cream larkspur, White Hypericum berries bridal bouquet

Caitlin’s bridal bouquet recipe: Bridal Blush Peony, Queen Anne’s lace, Jilly Sweet pea, French vanilla Snap dragons, Cream lizanthus, Cream larkspur, White Hypericum berries Greens used: Dusty miller, Boston fern, variegated pittosporum.

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Their music playlist took guests way back. The wedding party walked in to Si Tu Vois Ma Mère by Sidney Bechet, Caitlin walked down the aisle to La Vie En Rose by Édith Piaf and Louis Guglielmi, and their first dance song was One Never Knows, Does One? by Billie Holiday. All were performed live by Tamar Korn & Company.

New Jersey botanical garden wedding

The best part of the day was having the sun come out just as I started to walk down the aisle and then having my Uncle marry Jarrod and I over a stunning coy pond. The rest of the day was filled with incredible moments of dancing with our families and loved ones while the old world jazz band played, sneaking back to the ceremony pond alone under the stars, and being swept off my feet during the last dance and spun around the dance floor to end the night perfectly.

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Congratulations Caitlin + Jarrod!

Photographer and Photobooth: Charlotte Jenks Lewis / Videographer: Love & You Video / Day of Event coordinator/planner: Linda Pergola of Frungillo Caterers / Hair & Makeup: Jackie Schneider / Florist: Frond / Cake + Catering: Frungillo Caterers / Invitation design: the Bride / Bride’s Dress: Watters / Shoes: Rupert Sanderson / Veil: designed by the Bride and her Aunt Debbie / Necklace: Bride’s grandmother’s pearls / Earrings: Bride’s mother’s / Wedding Band: Bride’s mother’s / Lipstick: Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick / Purse: Kate Spade / Garter: Florrie Mitton on Etsy / Bracelet: Pumb Crazy on Etsy / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang / Shoes: Forzieri / Bridesmaid Necklaces: Virginia Geiger Jewels on Etsy / Purses: Various collected vintage beaded purses / DJ: White Label DJs / Band: Tamar Korn & Company / Photobooth Props: Prop Mama on Etsy & The Manic Moose on Etsy / Custom Sweetheart Forks: Jessica N Designs on Etsy / Cake Topper: Simply Silhouettes Wedding on Etsy / Soul Mates Ring Bearer Book: Hollow Book Co.