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A Country Wedding at Pretty Brook Farm Estate in Princeton, New Jersey

Kathleen Holderied (25 and a teacher) and Kenny Holderied (26 and a sales manager) brought country chic to New Jersey for their wedding. Rustic elemen

Kathleen Holderied (25 and a teacher) and Kenny Holderied (26 and a sales manager) brought country chic to New Jersey for their wedding. Rustic elements such as cowboy boots, wrangler jeans, burlap, lace and a moonshine toast are just a few of the elements that set the scene for this casual wedding in Princeton, New Jersey. The Princeton Day School at the Pretty Brook Farm Estate was close to the couple’s families and provided an idyllic setting for the outdoor wedding. The couple said “I do” in front of an arch surrounded by hay bales, a wagon wheel and burlap runners. At the reception, signature drinks such as the Redneck Manhattan were served, and guests found their seats by picking up half-pint baskets of fruit (from farmers markets) with their names attached. Kathleen grew up enjoying the delicious fare from Main Street Catering, and had always wanted it to cater her wedding. They did not disappoint! Cupcakes replaced a formal wedding cake, although the bride and groom chose a white cake with raspberry filling to cut (for the sake of tradition, of course) and save for their one-year anniversary. From classics to modern mash-ups, The Seven Band kept guests dancing until the end. A memorable moment? Kathleen’s brother chose a song in honor of their grandfather, and Kenny danced with his grandmother to it and an Italian song in her honor. See the details, captured by Jaye Kogut Photography, below.

The bridesmaids wore short chiffon dresses by Bill Levkoff in the color persimmon. They chose their own cowboy boots as footwear, although according to the bride, “many didn’t last through the reception—barefoot is best!” The groomsmen wore wrangler jeans with blue dress shirts and persimmon ties to match.
Kathleen incorporated green and white elements into her flowers and decor with soft hints of sweet country peach. Her bouquet included peach garden roses with white ranunculus, hydrangeas and hypericum berries.
Kathleen and Kenny exchanged their vows in true country style, under a ceremony arch draped in burlap, which was surrounded by hay bales and wagon wheels.
Coral Rose and White Flower Aisle Decor
Kathleen and Kenny had a grand ceremony exit—in a horse and carriage. Kathleen has a love for horses, and this grand gesture showcased the couple’s fun-loving spirits.
Peach Rose and White Daisy Bouquets
Peach roses mixed with a blend of white flowers in mason jars created simple, country-inspired centerpieces for the cocktail-hour tables.
Guests found their seats by finding their name on a half-pint fruit basket, filled with fresh berries from a farmers market.
Kathleen and Kenny got married at Princeton Day School at Pretty Brook Farm Estate in Princeton, New Jersey. The idyllic setting was close to the couple’s families and perfect for the country-chic wedding.
Tented New Jersey Country Reception