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Ashford Estate Wedding Photography | Luxury floral-filled New Jersey Wedding | Alexandra + Manuel

Feb 6, 2020

I’ve joked on Instagram that I will never stop sharing this wedding! Today, it’s finally on the blog for you all to see many many more of Ali + Manny’s images. I was so excited about this particular wedding all year long. Ali is a friend of one of my past brides (love when that happens!) and after meeting her and Manny at their engagement session we were like old friends. I knew their venue was drop-dead gorgeous and all of their details would be amazing. Well, it definitely did not disappoint. I am newly obsessed with this venue, so let’s just say, if you’re looking for Ashford Estate Wedding Photography, look no further! 😉

We started off the day in the Ashford Estate bridal suite and it felt like a dream! The girls have a whole hair and makeup space downstairs and I whisked away all of the beautiful details and did my thing! Between the florals provided by Whisper + Brook Flower Co and their hand-calligraphed invitation suite by Barely Blush Ink, I was golden.

Ali’s gown was truly amazing and exactly what I would have picked for her. The lace and beaded details combined with a cathedral-length veil brought it all full circle. Soon, it was off to greet her soon-to-be husband for the first time and we could get amazing portraits all over the estate grounds. Seriously, there are so many great locations, just wait!

Check out some more New Jersey wedding inspiration over on some of my other blogs!

The First Look

Manny was so ready to see Ali and he definitely wasn’t disappointed by all of the anticipation once he turned around. I mean… have you seen Ali’s bridal look?! This was a long-awaited day and they were so happy to just BE together and enjoy the day. As I’ve already said, about a million times, I am obsessed with The Ashford Estate. It’s the perfect amount of elegant, stately, rustic, and chic!

I can’t forget to give the groom a little love! He looked very dapper in his custom suit. I loved his vest – something unique, yet fashionable. All of the guys had these amazing blue suits and each one of their jackets had a custom lining. It was their favorite thing to flash whatever pattern they had going on the inside!

The Bridal Party

It was time for Ali + Manny’s closest friends to join us! Since they opted to have a first look, we were able to get all of the photos done with their 20-person bridal party AND their families finished before the ceremony.

I absolutely adored this shade of pinky nude on the bridesmaids! The more I see it, the more of a fan I am of the neutrals and very light colors for the bridal party. It keeps everything so light and lets the florals and nature around them really pop. I have the exact color name of these dresses from Show Me Your Mumu linked at the end of this post!

We had so much fun with this group of people! They were so excited to be a part of this special day for their friends. Soon, it was time for them to officially be married!

The Ceremony

It was finally time! Wait until you see the amazing chapel barn that is the ceremony space at Ashford Estate. Whisper + Brook fully adorned the space with greenery and blooms and made it look like an absolute dream to come into. The barn soon overflowed with loving family and friends. Ali was walked down the aisle by her father and Manny was so excited to see her once more! They were finally married and the view of the first kiss from the upstairs of the barn was epic! Happy tears all around!

The Reception

I know, I know, I keep ranting about how amazing this venue is…. but wait, there’s more! The all-white, perfectly elegant ballroom of my dreams. Need I say more? You’re about to keep scrolling and just see for yourself, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.

All of the decor, design, and Ali’s vision came together into this epic ballroom. It was the perfect amount of candles, greenery, and gold. You can tell the thought and love that went into this. They had the best vendor team imaginable!

The entrances were epic, the first dance was tender and loving, and the party was unforgettable!

venue | The Ashford Estate

flowers | Whisper and Brook Flower Co

videography | Yours Truly Media

hair |Devin McMullen

makeup | Jillian Oakley

dress | Enzoani 

dress shoppe | L & H Bridal

bridesmaid dresses | Show Me Your Mumu – Show me the ring crisp

menswear | Men’s Wearhouse

entertainment | Center Stage Entertainment 

cake | The Bake Works NJ

invitation suite + calligraphy | Barely Blush Ink

signage | Mulberry Market Designs

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