Melissa and Rahmin’s spring wedding is filled to the brim with the prettiest spring details. Married at The English Manor with picturesque backdrops, the couple’s rustic garden theme was the perfect representation of their fun personalities, all while keeping their design inspiration simple and romantic. From the bride’s stunning lace Pronovias wedding gown and the barely-there blush pink bridesmaid dresses to the lush bouquets made up of peonies, roses, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller and astilbe, each and every detail was equally subtle as it was stunning and we’re completely smitten. Not to mention, Melissa was a vision with hair styled in a classic updo and makeup applied by CWM Vendor, Perfect Bridals by Christina. See the charm behind this New Jersey estate wedding captured through the lens of Limelight Entertainment.
From Limelight Entertainment…This was the most beautiful garden wedding. The bride and groom thought of every last detail! Their day started out with heavy pouring rain and then just before their first look the rain slowed down and practically stopped. The English Manor pulled everything together and moved their ceremony back outside onto their garden terrace and it was absolutely stunning. They started their day getting ready at the English Manor. Melissa stepped into her gorgeous wedding gown from Castle Couture and designed by Pronovias. Her handmade and custom designed headpiece and jewelry were designed by Foolish Ginger and let me tell you, this was the most beautiful hair piece I have ever seen. After the two were dressed and ready, they opened cards from one another and read them aloud. It was the sweetest thing too! They both picked out cards that had tandem bicycles on the front of them. The bride and groom love to tandem bike together so they brought their tandem bike (which was also in their e-session) to the wedding as part of the decor. They tied balloons to the front and cute little tin cans to the back! There were even flowers in the front basket. One of my favorite moments was the look on Rahmin’s face as Melissa walked down the aisle to him. Even though they had already seen each other during their first look, Melissa took his breath away yet again as she walked down to take his hand. Their wedding was on Cinco De Mayo so they passed out sombreros during the celebration and the groom got the crowd all hyped up with a CO2 gun. They finished the night with cake and a sparkler exit! It was the perfect way to end the most perfect day. Their wedding was so much fun!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
There were so many special moments on our big day. The first look was so special. I couldn’t wait to see my groom on our wedding day, and knew that seeing him would calm my nerves. It was so special to have that moment with just the two of us. The whole ceremony is also very special and emotional. It’s hard to explain all of the emotions we were feeling during that time; love, excitement, happiness, bliss. Being pronounced husband and wife, and then walking down the aisle as husband and wife was one of the happiest moments of our lives.
Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony? Was any part of the decor DIY?
Our ceremony was outside in the gardens of the English Manor. We had our ceremony in front of their new waterfall wall. There were white hydrangeas tied to several chairs, along with flower petals lining the sides of the aisle. One of the flower girls also tossed flower petals as she walked down the aisle.
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment, etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
Since it was Cinco De Mayo, the DJ played a little “Cinco De Mayo” set. At this point, we surprised the guests and the groom sprayed a CO2 gun (provided by our DJ) to create fog. The guests loved this and this really got the party going! We then passed out maracas and mini sombreros.We also had a live drummer, Dave Grossman, playing along with our DJ. At one point he pulled the bride and groom onto the middle of the dance floor and had us playing the drums. I think this also showed our guests that we wanted to party and dance the night away. The drummer, Dave Grossman, also played the steel drums during the cocktail hour which really added to the atmosphere/energy of the room.
Ceremony and Reception Location: The English Manor / Officiant: Reverend Anthony Cavallo / Photographer: Limelight Entertainment / Cinematographer: Videos by Trish / Entertainment: SCE Event Group / Floral Designer: Gig Morris Florist / Transportation: Kingz Transportation / Cake Designer: Tinton Falls Pastry Chef / Gown Salon: Castle Couture / Gown Designer: Pronovias / Headpiece: Foolish Ginger / Shoes: Nina / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos A Banks / Invitations: Shutterfly / Hair Salon: Salon O / Makeup Artist: Perfect Bridals by Christina / Jewelry: Foolish Ginger and Twin City Jewelers / Honeymoon Locations: Italy