Laurie House New Jersey Real Wedding.

Ashley and Bill’s September wedding day can only be described with one word: yay! This joyous and equally charming affair at the Chauncey Hotel and Laurie House Bed and Breakfast in Princeton, New Jersey, was a fun mix of do-it-yourself touches and a color palette that would make you smile.

With a combination of pink and gray, this wedding boasted both feminine and masculine qualities. The invitation suite featured gray envelopes with pink wax seals and reply cards with Yay! and Nay responses. This was a fun, off-beat way to take a wedding tradition and add a touch of personality and flair.

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Ashley’s dress featured a sweetheart neckline and structured ruching on the bodice. It cinched at the waist and the skirt hung easily to the floor. Ashley carried a bouquet of pink flowers in every shade and green accents.

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Bridesmaids wore short gray dresses in various styles and carried smaller, similar bouquets as the bride.

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Bill and his groomsmen chose to wear black tuxedoes and vests. While his guys wore black ties, Bill wore gray and every gentleman donned a light pink rose boutonniere.

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The ceremony took place on the lawn of the venue. The couple’s dog, Bella, served as the flower girl, complete with a pink tutu. Ashley was escorted down the aisle to a white gazebo where her fiance stood waiting. After a genuine, heartfelt ceremony, Ashley and Bill exited with beaming smiles to raucous cheer.

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The couple posed for fun photos with their bridal party and favorite four-legged friend before the reception. Some of their personal shots included a photo of the couple’s feet, Ashley in heels and Bill showing his funny socks, and a sweet embrace in front of a setting sun.

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The reception is where a lot of the handmade details were incorporated. A picture frame with personally-significant locations as table names instead of table numbers told guests where to find their seats. For an alternative to a traditional guestbook, guests were asked to sign Jenga pieces. Ashley and her maid of honor even crafted large block letters to display at the reception, such as the word Love.

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Place settings were bright and beautiful with white napkins and gray and pink polka-dotted menus. It all took place under a fabric-draped tent. White chivari chairs accompanied linen-covered tables, complete with bursting flower arrangements.

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The cake was modest but magnificent. Two white tiers with frosted bands and pearl accents around the layers were topped with an adorable best day ever cake topper.

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The couple took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife and even chose to choreograph a special part as a way to say thank you to their guests. Additionally, guests got to enjoy a photo booth at the reception and had memories to take home.

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Ashley and Bill created a personalized experience for each guest that was as unique as the couple. For them, it truly was the best day ever and for that we simply say Yay! Congratulations!

Photographer: Mary + Roy
DJ: DJ Sully
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Invitation Designer: Jack Plus Bean
Dress Store: Kleinfeld’s
Event Venue: Laurie House
Makeup Artist:Β Makeup By Erin Taylor
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Dress Designer: Reem Acra
Floral Designer: Windy Acres Farm

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    Mary Veterano

    May 16, 2014

    Thank you so much for featuring Ashley and Bill’s gorgeous wedding! Yay is definitely the sentiment to describe them and their wedding!

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