Amanda and Drew’s Washington Crossing Inn wedding fell on an absolutely gorgeous fall day. The day started with the girls busily getting ready in the bridal suite. The hair and makeup was all done on site by the Bridal Hair Boutique. The theme of the wedding was very classic elegance. The girls all had stunning dark brown gowns with black shawls. Florals were kept simple and stunning. Amanda chose white hydrangeas for all of the bouquets that were put together by Gordon Florists. All jaws dropped when Amanda stepped into her amazing Vera Wang gown.
We headed out to see the guys that were hanging out in the garden before the ceremony. As I walked towards the garden I was surprised to see that my brother in law was a groomsman! It was such a funny coincidence. The groomsmen shared a heartfelt gift with Drew and his parents to honor Drew’s brother who had passed away the previous year. It was very thoughtful of them. After the pesky boutonnieres were pinned, the groomsmen had some fun with photos. Drew had some really great ideas of photos that he wanted.
The ceremony took place out in the garden. It was refreshing to see one of the October weddings stay outside as planned. The look on Drew’s face was priceless as he watched Amanda walk down the aisle with her dad. The ceremony was kept short and sweet. Everyone headed right to cocktail hour. The cocktail hour was held in the other part of the garden. Everyone enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while listening to lovely music played by a string trio from Bob Egan Entertainment. It was the perfect evening for an outdoor affair. As cocktail hour got under way, I ran Amanda and Drew to the edge of the parking lot to catch the last of the light. We then took some fun photos with the bridal party and families.
Guests were ushered to the ballroom for the reception. The space was lovely and intimate with candles and chandeliers. The fireplace was lit behind the sweetheart table. It was the perfect space for a fall wedding. The evening kicked off with introductions and music by DJ Jeff Weiman. After first dances and toasts, everyone enjoyed delicious dinner by the Washington Crossing Inn. The cake was made by Cramer’s Bakery. The cake topper was an adorable silhouette of Amanda, Drew, and their cat. I loved getting to spend the evening with Amanda and Drew. I wish them all the best!