Ashford Estate Wedding :: Marlee + Justin
When a bride describes her wedding day style as “black tie, rustic, romantic” – we swoon. Because we love all of those styles on their own, we know in combination it would be magical. It was such a pleasure to be Marlee and Justin’s wedding photographer!
We love photographing an Ashford Estate wedding! In addition to being one of the most stunning NJ wedding venues we have ever seen, the estate grounds are perfectly manicured and picturesque. One of the most wonderful things about the estate is the ability to do everything there. Because the bridal prep, ceremony, and reception are all held in one place ,it makes things easier and relaxing (did we just say relaxing?). It is simply a wedding photographer’s dream.
We started the day in the salon where the dream team of Robin Chism and Cheers 2U events created Marlee’s timeless and romantic look.
Marlee opted to mix blush, ivory, and champagne together rather than having all of her bridesmaids wear the same color. In order to add some additional romantic flair, each bridesmaid wore a unique floral crown designed by Russell Anthony. The groom and groomsmen wore navy tuxedos (We love this trend).
Lets talk about the cake. First of all, here at Off BEET, we have shot hundreds and hundreds of weddings. With out a doubt, this is the most unique wedding cake we have ever seen! It created a stunning effect that was simply amazing.
Perhaps the most memorable moment from the entire evening was the Maid of Honor speech. Because she has two sisters, Marlee choose to have both of them by her side. Rather than give a traditional speech, they opted to sing their very own made for Marlee version of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. Our very own Off BEET Video Team was there to capture the moment. Check out the teaser here.
Marlee and Justin are an incredible couple that had a extremely fun wedding day. As a result, we were able to capture natural and candid images to document their story! Congratulations guys!
Probably the most romantic shot of the wedding was the night shot under the romantic “and they lived happily after” light.
The bride and groom opted for a first look. Because of this, they were able to enjoy cocktail hour with their friends and family.
This cake was so unique, we photographed it from every angle possible!
Venue: The Ashford Estate
Florist: Russell Anthony Florist
Makeup Artist: Robin Chism
Hair: Cheers 2U Events
Videographer: Off BEET Productions
Officiant: Rabbi David Steinhardt
Band: E Three NYC
Off BEET Productions is a boutique wedding event group located in the NJ/NY area and serving destination weddings worldwide. We specialize in natural, candid lifestyle photography; fun and playful music videos; unique wedding DJ entertainment; and a stylish, open air photo booth.
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