A Rustic, Autumnal Wedding at Oakeside Mansion in Bloomfield, New Jersey
Rachel and Christopher were introduced by mutual friends. It was almost a year before the two started dating, but the wait was well worth it. After three years together, Christopher popped the question. For their wedding, the couple planned a rustic, fall-inspired affair at the Oakeside Mansion in Bloomfield, NJ. The grounds were the ideal backdrop for the day, the property showing off brightly hued leaves so iconic of the season. To bring their vision to life, Rachel and Christopher incorporated pumpkins and seasonal blooms in shades of red, orange, purple and white into the decor, with burlap table runners and mason jars adding a subtle, rustic touch. "We tried to keep the feel simple, warm , rustic and very autumnal," says Rachel. To introduce an air of ambiance to the tented ceremony and reception space, the couple looked to votive candles and strings of fairy lights to cast a warm, inviting glow.