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My Top 23 Weddings of 2023

I did exactly 100 weddings in 2023, and what a year it was! To say that it was extremely difficult to highlight only 23 of them here would be a massive understatement. I'm also still waiting on tons of galleries from last year — to all my couples: please please share when you can!


Without further ado, let's check out my favorites (in no particular order)!


Catherine & Bennett: Bienvenue à Paris!



The Venue: Hôtel Le Marois - Paris, France

What I Did: This entire wedding was gold and sage green. For the invitation suite, I used gold foil for their names, created a custom hand painted map using their colors, used nude chiffon ribbon for texture, and a sage green wax seal of the Eiffel Tower (that was shipped to me directly from Paris). I hand painted each Eiffel Tower in gold super epic. For day of signage, I created menu cards that matched the invitation suite. For the seating chart, Catherine found these really cute little locks in the spirit of the Pont des Arts, the famous Love Lock Bridge in Paris. Favors were baguettes, and I made stickers that said “the best thing since sliced bread.” The opulence of this ballroom was like not even real. Her dress, the bow — AH! This couple was lovely and so fun to work with. Everything just made sense and could not have been planned out better.


Rachel & Alex: Waterfront Floral



The Venue: Clarks Landing Yacht Club - Point Pleasant, NJ

What I Did: This couple wanted to feature their blue and white florals. The seating chart was literally an incredible flower box — I printed all of the place cards, and Diane placed them in. I have always wanted someone to do this, and I was so thrilled that they did. Paired it with an acrylic sign in their colors. Consistency without being matchy-matchy. For the invitation suite, we used gold foil and a deep dusty blue envelope with my watercolor of Clark’s Landing in the liner. Programs and Menus featured the same look. Sea glass table numbers with wood stand to tie in the wood flower box seating chart. Signature Cocktail sign was clear acrylic with blue lettering.


Kara & Rob: Floral Fairytale



The Venue: The Ashford Estate - Allentown, NJ

What I Did: One of the most colorful weddings I’ve ever done. Kara wanted to showcase all the color. This invitation suite featured super bright pinks, mauve, maroon with gold foil printing — dusty rose ribbon — gold wax seal for added texture. Sort of a play on Beauty and the Beast—but understated, not in your face. Programs and menus tied into invitations — very cohesive. The closhes as part of the seating chart came out so awesome — using the dark green and pinks made the white lettering pop. “Let’s jam with the Jamesons” sign next to the maracas and tambourines. “Be Our Guest” sign to highlight the closhes. Clear acrylic sign for signature cocktails featured the "Jameson" Mule, which tied in their last name. Wedding was supposed to be outside, but it poured so everything got moved to the barn (I think the barn is even more pretty!)


Lauren & Adam: Modern New York City



The Venue: Tribeca Rooftop - New York, NY

What I Did: For invitations, I used all letterpress featuring white with navy blue, vellum for the bellyband, and a map of NYC on shimmer paper. I designed their custom monogram which made it onto the doors of Tribeca Rooftop which is so freaking cool and made me so excited! I went with printed materials for signature cocktails sign with a light map of the city in the background. Super chic and tied in gold as an accent color. Same with the menu cards. Chuppah was acrylic — super modern — fit the very modern venue. Gold acrylic table numbers were actually a rental of mine. Carried monogram through every aspect — even the napkins. Cohesive and elevated. Booking this venue was super exciting for me!

 

Ellen & Patrick: Rustic Elegance



The Venue: The Ryland Inn in the Coach House

What I Did: This wedding was unique in that it was a rustic venue but we didn't want to have to just do wood. I wanted to incorporate different elements without it being all wood. I created a mirror for the seating chart — and the layered florals were incredible. Clean and classic with rustic undertones. The couple rented one of my copper stands for their white acrylic welcome sign. Modern but still rustic ties with the pavers behind it. The invitation suite was pink — with my watercolor of the coach house on both the invitation and menu. Very elegant.


Stacie & Sean: Old Hollywood / Cigar Bar



The Venue: Nauvoo Grill Club - Rumson, NJ

What I Did: This was my best friend’s wedding, and I was actually the Maid of Honor! The vibe of this wedding was very different from the rest — very moody. The fireplace — oh my god. It was an intimate wedding — about 60 people. Looks like a cigar bar — very Stace—totally their vibe. Main colors were copper and rose gold. Letterpress on the entire invitation suite on nice thick cotton paper. Copper foil with black letterpress — names were in foil. Monogram — black bellyband and black envelope with copper liner — so good, chef’s kiss! Menus I kept same vibe, carrying monogram through and same colors. The — you can see through it kind of like a vellum. It was so chic and super modern. Used copper lettering — same for welcome sign (my Copper stand rental). One of my favorite florists to work with, hands down. The fireplace was decked out in florals. Signature cocktails with Copper frame with their dogs — so cute — and they were the best cocktails I’ve ever had — not even exaggerating. Best food I’ve ever had at a wedding — not just saying that either. One of the best weddings I've ever been to — music was top notch — everything was absolutely perfect.


Michelle & Paul: Historic Philadelphia



The Venue: The Union League - Philadelphia, PA

What I Did: This venue is so freakin' good — so much history. This wedding was all acrylic. Invitations featured a painting of the Union League — one of my favorites that I’ve ever done. Detail color was navy blue for everything. Wanted to bring in some modern elements even though it’s so historical. Vellum to hold everything together for modern flair with navy blue envelope. Menu cards same — only made sense. Creating circular acrylic signs was so exciting — had only done it once before. The seating chart was comprised of 3 different size acrylic pieces because of the size of the table — best ways to fit it without going horizontal — wanted to keep the height. I painted their Corgis on the signature cocktail signs. This was one of my first weddings in 2023, and it started with such a bang. So happy to be part of it, can’t even put it into words.


Katherine & Dan: Textured Country Club



The Venue: Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club - Bedminster, NJ

What I Did: I used my painting for the invitations, which featured dusty blue and light sage greens. Welcome bag had an itinerary card and timeline. Rehearsal dinner info included in some of the invitations. I used deckled paper for the signage — and gave it a modern flair by putting it behind acrylic. Killed it — brought it to a different level providing dimension and texture. Looked incredible in front of the clock. For small signage I worked in a gold accent color. Signature cocktails signage had a watercolor theme like venue painting. Place cards were watercolor dusty blue with gold calligraphy. Small signs same. For the guestbook, they used my original watercolor and guests got to sign it — so good!


Danielle & Jordan: Farm Floral



The Venue: Crossed Keys Estate - Andover, NJ

What I Did: I just noticed that the welcome sign has a ladybug on it which is literally the coolest thing ever — and good luck! Crossed Keys is hands down my favorite venue in the entire state of New Jersey. You’re still on a farm, but they just added a conservatory which is absolutely to die for. It’s very modern compared to the ballroom which is more rustic, and the ceremony spot which is on the farm. For the invitation suite, I used deckled paper with a rustic-ish watercolor of Crossed Keys Estate — tied together by a chiffon nude ribbon with a wax seal. Cute details card paired with a light green envelope. The acrylic welcome sign takes it to another level. Venue painting on the matchbox for the cigar bar. Seating chart is one of my all — even though it’s just vases, the texture and tying in the terracotta took it to another level — used deckled paper and wax seal. Literally every single thing was so cohesive I can’t even take it — I loved it so much. I met with Danielle in person in my studio and I have a vase seating chart for reference, and she saw it and fell in love with it. Tied in menus with watercolor, flowers were to die for — every aspect was just perfection. So freakin’ good.


Emma & Paul: Retro Bowling Alley



The Venue: Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ

What I Did: A certain famous local singer was in attendance and performed at this wedding! The seating chart was a custom built structure done by one of my woodworkers 8’ x 6’ printed giant acrylic. I was onsite the day of to see it hung, and it was insane. Three Girls Floral put together everything behind. This wedding was sick the ceremony was at the Asbury Hotel, and the reception at Asbury Lanes. Such a cool venue look at the walls insane I literally can’t. For the invitations, I used deckled paper with pink accents tied in some modernnn with printed vellum with a wax seal literally could. not. have. been. cooler. Signage very simple thick paper printed. One of the best weddings I’ve ever been a part of in every single way.


Alyssa & Corey: Artistic Opulence



The Venue: The Park Savoy - Florham Park, NJ

What I Did: Entire vibe was opulence and antique-y. Everything modeled off of the Dutch masters paintings. For invitations, I used deckled paper — handmade like Dutch masters. Opulent frame letterpressed in with names in foil. Rest of the invitation suite in deckled paper with same coherent vibe. Envelope liner was a legally-obtained Dutch masters painting. Tied it together with a nude ribbon and an antique gold wax seal — absolutely stunning . Flowers were absolutely friggin’ to die for. Telephone booth guest book — antique mirrors inside — carried it along for all of the smaller signs. The seating chart was so cool. They built structure to match Park Savoy trim (shoutout to Alyssa’s mom — the sweetest ever) with antique mirrors they found throughout New Jersey. I hand lettered on all of the mirrors. Each one has a Dutch masters painting printed with acrylic overlaid for me to write on. Literally how fucking cool is that?! Ahhhh! Absolutely a top 5 seating chart for me in 2023. Kept the same vibe for program, menu, and table numbers — opulent frame around it all to keep everything cohesive.


Gabbi & Tom: Salem Museum



The Venue: Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, MA

What I Did: Gabbi is a wedding planner I work with a lot. They got married in a museum — the first one I’ve worked on — how freakin’ cool is that?! They got married around Halloween — whole theme was upscale Halloween (not gothic). White flowers with dark maroon accents. Black frames on everything. Every table had black and white photos of them from their engagement shoot. Their signature drink was a G&T (get it? Gabbi & Tom!). Menus were so gorg — arched with their G&T monogram that I created for them with vellum tying in the modern. They also did a guest book phone recording. Like are you kidding me — Salem. In a museum. Around Halloween. So cool!


Stacey & Jaycee: Bright and Colorful Concert