A DIY Vintage- and Tea-Inspired Wedding at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey

When Mollie Stern (27 and a graphic designer) got engaged to Garrett Kasica (27 and a sales manager), she knew she wanted to incorporate her interests

When Mollie Stern (27 and a graphic designer) got engaged to Garrett Kasica (27 and a sales manager), she knew she wanted to incorporate her interests—tea, lavender, vintage decor and pristine visuals—into the planning. Between hours of searching for the perfect vintage trinkets for the centerpieces and handkerchiefs for guests during the ceremony to the wedding suite, table-name display and guest book that Mollie designed herself, the couple had their hands in every aspect of the day. Mollie's love of tea translated to the soft palette for the ceremony and reception at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Tables were named and marked by different flavors of tea, covered with beige cloth and lace, and featured a teapot and cups for a warm vintage feel. "I think what made our day so special was seeing everything that we worked so hard on come together so perfectly," Mollie says. "It was a bit stressful at times, doing so many DIY projects, especially while working full time, but it was totally worth it in the end." —Allie Volpe

In addition to DIY decorative details, Mollie, who is a graphic designer, created all the stationery for the wedding, which included save-the-dates, invites, menus, day-of stationery and more. The invitations featured a floral display that matched the day's flower arrangements.
For the June wedding, the men opted not to wear tuxedos. Garrett wore a custom-made suit, choosing every detail, from the stitching to the buttons, in a dark gray.
Mollie's bouquet was a large arrangement of peonies in bright pink and a selection of blush and pink softer florals surrounded by a bed of large, leafy greens. "I'm obsessed with flowers, so my flowers were really important to me," she says. "For my bouquet, I knew I wanted it to be big and more organic in shape."
Mollie's eight bridesmaids were able to pick dresses of their choosing in a shade of blush or taupe. With pleats, lace and ruffles, all the dresses had personality.
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the ceremony and reception were held, with its stone facade, was the perfect locale for the couple's vintage aesthetic. The interior of the building was completely renovated a few months before the wedding.
On their way into the outdoor ceremony, guests were invited to take a vintage handkerchief, to catch happy tears, that Mollie sourced online.
Garrett and his father built the birch-tree huppah under which the couple exchanged vows. It was adorned with greenery garland and topped with a delicate fabric.
For the seating chart, Mollie outfitted a board with floral paper and gold frames. Each table was named after a different tea flavor in lieu of numbers. The names of each table's guests were in each frame.
Reception tables were topped with taupe tablecloths and lace runners. Centerpieces featured clear vases, which Mollie had found, filled with pink florals and greenery. Teapots and teacups filled with pink roses also sat on each table. Every place setting featured floral napkins and menus paired with lavender sprigs.
The five-tier cake with white icing and florals was set on a vintage tea cart that Mollie had found on Craigslist.
Among Mollie's favorite moments was seeing all her friends and family on the dance floor—even her 90-year-old grandmother who joined in for the hora and bouquet toss.