A Romantic, Garden-Inspired Wedding at Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, New Jersey
Alissa Coslit (34 and a registered nurse) and Christian Gabel's (36 and a pharmacist) Crossed Keys Inn wedding venue in Andover, New Jersey, was more than just their setting. They turned its lush grounds and charming stone cottage into their romantic inspiration. Complete with a wooden cart drink station, overflowing centerpieces and a flower-covered wedding cake, the entire celebration felt like a walk in a chic garden. The cottage marked their ceremony space as each guest gathered his or her program fan from a gardening cart. Fresh flowers inside galvanized pails covered the center, while dispensers of fresh lemonade and iced tea decorated the back. Every detail added to the summer fete with a refreshing taste or a natural design. After the couple said their “I dos,” their venue-inspired party moved to a tented reception with organic centerpieces from Event Designs by Katherine. Wooden breakaway boxes of hydrangeas, roses and dahlias marked each one in pastel hues. Matching wooden table numbers highlighted each one with a rustic look. Alissa and Chris's cake, however, took the day’s motif to another level. Already surrounded by mason jars, vases and pails of flowers, each tier had more dahlias and cosmos on its side. Every flower reflected the Crossed Keys Inn. Brae Howard Photography captured all their peach, white and neutral details, below.