A Fun, Garden Wedding at Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, New Jersey

Between the impromptu sing-a-long and polaroid photo booth, this garden wedding had a few vintage twists and was filled with surprises. While Dana Ortiz (26 and a physician) and Max Teller (27 and a television producer) planned to have an outdoor wedding, an unexpected rainfall forced them to start their day with a ceremony inside their tent. The couple’s wedding party, dressed in romantic, long blush dresses and black tuxedos, stood beside them as they completed Catholic and Jewish traditions. "The sound of the rain on the tent while we said our vows was really romantic and beautiful,” says Dana. Soon after Max broke the glass, the rain stopped and they continued their celebration with a fun reception. Event Designs By Katherine, the couple’s florist and coordinator, lined each table with bright yellow, purple and pink blooms in lace-wrapped or glass vases while guests found their place cards nested in DIY succulent wedding favors. Another detail we love was the guest book. Friends and family members snagged a few polaroids of themselves with Beatles-inspired props before slipping them into the couple’s custom guest book with a note. The A Band Of New York and a DJ played in the background for entertainment with a few twists. When the “Piano Man” by Billy Joel came on, the couple and their guests all formed a huge circle and sang the entire song! But that was not all. “I also surprised Max by singing Sarah Vaughan’s ‘What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life,’” says Dana. Mary + Roy, the couple’s photographer, captured every moment as all ended the night with a slice of three-tier wedding cake and a song. Max shares a tip: “At least once during the day, make sure to step back, take a breath, and take it all in. It goes by so fast.”