I just adore peach hued weddings! Seriously, I think peach is an underused color when it comes to wedding palettes, and when it’s paired with navy & gold – like see in today’s featured wedding – it creates an air of romance that simply can’t be denied.
Bonnie & Evan’s summer wedding, captured by Idalia Photography, is absolute vision in peach, navy & gold. Their sweet New Jersey wedding, accented with elegant details, beautiful florals and gorgeous surroundings, will give you wedding envy.
From the Bride, Bonnie:
How did you meet?
Evan and I met at day camp. Our paths first crossed when I was 12 and he was 14 but we had absolutely nothing to do with each other at the time. Fast forward a few years we started dating. Exactly 6 years to the day from our first date we got married.
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
Evan had prepared an elaborate proposal plan that I completely ruined because of my control-freak tendencies. Instead, he proposed in our Hoboken apartment. I walked inside from parking the car to a room full of candles and flowers and rose petals. My response? “Are you serious??” And he indeed was serious.
How did you decide on your venue?
The wedding venue we chose was nearby where Evan and I grew up. It had a beautiful outdoor ceremony location and a unique rainy day location as well. It had everything I was looking for style wise and Evan got a round of golf included so that made him happy.
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
I did not want a traditional wedding. At heart I consider myself a country girl. I was trying to bring a little bit of the south to the north. Big poofy ball gown was not how I imagined myself as a bride. The peach and navy combination created the perfect blend of country/rustic/chic that I was going for. I found bridesmaid dresses in a photo through Idalia’s blog and hunted down who the designer was of those dresses to get the exact color I had in mind.
Three things you’re glad you did.
* I’m glad I micromanaged every detail leading up to the wedding, because the wedding day was perfect. I was able to take a step back and really appreciate everything.
* GET YOUR MEAL WRAPPED UP (that way you can eat back at the hotel that night!!!)
* I’m glad we chose a venue that only had one party per day. We really felt that everyone working at the wedding was solely focused on our wedding.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
The first look was definitely the most anticipated moment. I was calm the whole day except for the walk leading up the first look. I couldn’t stop crying!!
I enjoyed getting ready in my childhood house.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
So much of your day is spent getting ready and taking pictures! A few pieces of advice I would have for other brides are:
1) Make sure you eat throughout the day!! One of my favorite pictures is my sister feeding me sandwich trying to avoid getting my dress dirty.
2) Make sure you buy a comfortable dress! Dresses are heavy and can be exhausting to carry around on your body all day!
3) Don’t worry about the arm workouts! My arms looked toned from holding my bouquet and I never lifted a weight leading up to the day of the wedding!
4) Spend the extra money to preserve your bouquet.
5) REALLY LOVE your videographer and photographer. Memories can fade, but their work lasts forever.
Photographer: Idalia Photography|Makeup Artist: Emiliee Louizides|Dress Store: Bijou Bridal|Bakery: Desserts of Distinction|Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan|Floral Designer: Flowers By Joan|Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph Abboud|Cinema and Video: Lucid Lens Films |Transportation: Nick’s Limosine|Other Location: Ramsey Country Club|Band: The Time Machine Band|Invitations: Waldwick Printing Co.