A Romantic, Disney-Inspired Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

                                        Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Kimberly Wentworth (29 and a photographer) and Nicholas Cleirbaut’s (26 and an engineer

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Kimberly Wentworth (29 and a photographer) and Nicholas Cleirbaut’s (26 and an engineering tech) wedding looks like it was thrown by Walt Disney himself. Their surprise carriage entrance, cocktail hour tunes and vintage poster table numbers all have us reaching for our childhood movies. Unbeknownst to them, Kim and Nick’s day started with a gift from her “fairy” grandmother. Before she died, Kim’s grandmother said she wanted Kim to have an entrance like Cinderella. So her parents surprised her with a white horse-drawn-carriage ride into the ceremony, complete with a pumpkin-shaped cab. Then, during cocktail hour, Kim and Nick's pianist, Johnny Herbert, took the theme to a more musical level. Guests sipped on signature cocktails while enjoying a few of Disney's classic theme songs. Finally, guests found their reception tables marked with mini posters of Disney theme park rides. The entire celebration was a classic twist on childhood nostalgia, and the photos from Jessica Oh Photography make us love it even more.

Talk about regal! The couple gave their 185 guests Beacon Lane invitations that looked as if they were welcomed to a ball. Thin black and gold alternating script filled the cards from within whimsical borders. A gold ribbon wrap brought together every piece for a fun yet sophisticated design.
“I went to a trunk show at the Wedding Store by Liz Clinton and tried on a bunch of dresses,” Kim says. “When I saw this one, I started shaking back and forth. It was just perfect.” On their wedding day, she slipped on an A-line dress by Justin Alexander. Lace highlighted her strapless sweetheart neckline and cascaded down the dress in tiers of chevron patterns. The gown even captured that vintage feel she wanted with lace appliques between each layer.
For her wedding heels, Kim had specific requirements. “I wanted vintage-looking shoes that were some form of pink or dusty rose and not too high,” she says. After searching through ModCloth, she found just that: Mary Jane heels with a neutral, antique-style patterns. Their double straps along the front and lower heels only added to the vintage look. (Since she loves Disney, it's "Mary Poppins" stand was no surprise either.)
Each bridesmaid rocked the couple's romantic pink and mauve color scheme with her own personal twist. The only instructions Kim gave them were to think vintage and shades of pink. “It was important that they feel comfortable in what they had to wear, shoes included,” Kim says. “So I said to have at it and just show me before you buy.” Each dress had added lace, rosettes, ruching or a cascading detail to meet the day’s whimsical inspiration.
Kim is a huge Disney fan. So it was no surprise that she got ready with an ornate mirror worthy of Cinderella herself. Her accessories also held some personal meaning. Her pearl necklace, however, stood out. “I had recently lost my grandmother, whom I was very close with,” Kim says. “My mother made three strands of pearl necklaces out of her pearls and gave them to my two sisters and me. We all wore them on my wedding day.”
Kim’s bouquet resembled a garden in itself. Pink and fuchsia roses, dusty miller, scabiosa, seeded eucalyptus and white ranunculus all cascaded down the arrangement. Ibranyi Is Floral marked the top with a grand white king protea, yellow roses, yellow astilbes and orange gloriosa lilies. Even seeded eucalyptus and white veronica popped from the arrangement. But what made it especially personal was the wrap. “I had three of my grandmother's brooches attached to the stems. Wrapped around that was my godmother’s wedding handkerchief. I call her 'fairy godmother,' ” Kim says.
“My grandmother passed away shortly before we were married. One thing she said to my mother before passing was that I should have a horse and carriage like in 'Cinderella,' ” Kim says. “That was kept a secret until 20 minutes before the ceremony. I was blindfolded and brought back to a clearing in the woods with my mother, father and two sisters,” There they surprised her with her very own "Cinderella"-inspired horse-drawn carriage for the ceremony entrance. “It was truly a dream come true: Disney magic,” Kim adds.
With the help of Ibranyi Is Floral, Kim and Nick used an abundance of greenery to mark their waterfront ceremony. Each post along the front of their birchwood wedding arbor overflowed with seeded, silver dollar eucalyptus and romantic pink garden roses. We love how they captured the Rock Island Lake Club’s tree-filled grounds in Sparta, New Jersey, with an organic design.
Kim and her bridesmaids weren’t the only ones with chic, garden-style accents. Nick stepped into the ceremony with a natural arrangement upon his neutral vest. Designed by Ibranyi Is Floral, its green wrap contained silver brunias, bold fiddlehead ferns, white veronica and scabiosa. A white carnation marked the center alongside leaves for texture.
Baby’s breath marked every row of white folding chairs toward their romantic eucalyptus and rose-covered wedding arbor at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey. As they stood below it, the couple took part in an ultra-personalized ceremony. “The ceremony was done by a great family friend and second father practically, Glenn Craig,” Kim says. Their friends and family members also assisted in the service with two spoken Bible readings and poems.
Now this was a chic way to bring in a natural setting. Kim and Nick found their neutral ceremony fans through an Etsy.com designer and personalized each detail. Its olive branch and pink flower-inspired border highlighted their venue while the distressed gray fonts alluded to the vintage, romantic wedding style.
Each bridesmaid sported her favorite knee-length dress in the couple’s romantic pink, blush and mauve wedding colors. Their mixed hairstyles, neutral shoes and delicate jewelry added to the day’s theme. The bouquets from Ibranyi Is Floral tied everything together. Each woman carried an overflowing arrangement of pink roses, dusty miller, white roses, seeded eucalyptus and fiddlehead fern shoots for a whimsical touch. The couple's flower girl and junior bridesmaid stood out among them with all-white dresses and natural baskets.
What a fun, casual look! Taking a tip from Nick’s neutral look, all six groomsmen donned white shirts and gray pants from Men’s Wearhouse. The neutral suspenders and blush bow ties made it slightly more formal, while their white, natural boutonnieres hinted at the scenery. Nick stood in front of them with a neutral vest from the Gentlemen’s Emporium and white bow tie.
Their Disney inspiration also made its way into the reception. The couple used vintage theme park posters to name every table atop a glass apothecary bottle. “We wanted to incorporate Disney without going too crazy,” Kim says. The accents served as a burst of nostalgia and a nod to their favorite rides.
A mix of romantic and natural decor covered the Rock Island Lake Club for their Sparta, New Jersey, reception. Ivory linens and dusty rose napkins marked each oval or round table. Organic moss and low arrangements of pink roses served as centerpieces alongside colored glass votives and various vintage-style trinkets. The mixed designs nodded to their natural ceremony setting.
But Kim and Nick ensured their oval seating stood out with added natural flair. Lines of moss filled the tablescapes alongside various tealight candles in mixed metal votives. Bulb vases filled with pink roses and greenery as well as low pink delphinium arrangements and more textured displays also highlighted the table. Champagne lace runners created a soft contrast against the ivory linens.
Of course, their pink wedding color also popped against the reception decor. Ibranyi Is Floral marked their tables with bunches of moss alongside mercury vases with pink ranunculus, astilbes, lisianthus and veronica. Wisps of added greenery and dusty miller broke up the display for a more natural look.
Thinking “Beauty and the Beast?” We are too. Along with little Mickey Mouse details hidden throughout their reception, the couple made subtle nods to their Disney inspiration with memorable details. Along with this covered rose, vintage posters reminiscent of Disney theme park rides also marked their tables.
“I had some vague ideas about the hair, but mostly let Marilyn do her thing,” Kim says. “She is fantastic and seems to always know what to do.” For their outdoor ceremony at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey, Kim wore her hair in a loose updo with delicate curls along its side bang. Her makeup also followed a more natural look. Since Kim also strays away from cosmetics, she opted for a classic pink lip and darker eyeliner.