A Traditional, Coral and Navy Wedding at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, New Jersey

Julia Frieri (27 and a family and adventures coordinator) and Alex Cassisi’s (29 and in finance) wedding was all about family and personal traditions.

Julia Frieri (27 and a family and adventures coordinator) and Alex Cassisi’s (29 and in finance) wedding was all about family and personal traditions. They had sugar cookie escort cards shaped like wedding cakes (a favorite at her family’s weddings) and scratch-off lottery tickets hidden under every charger. While the tickets usually come up at holiday meals, Julia and Alex thought they deserved a place at the reception. But it didn't end there. A television was raffled off! “Long ago, my Grandpa Frank started this tradition and my Dad continued it at our wedding,” says Julia. Whether they won or not, everyone was given a t-shirt with Julia and Alex’s monogram and munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts. All these details were tied together by three bold hues: “My favorite color is navy so that was a definite choice and the peach just complimented it very nicely,” says Julia. “Some say the color palette was inspired by my alma mater, Bucknell University, whose colors are orange and blue.” Each table had navy linens paired with a lush arrangement of coral garden roses and white hydrangeas. See these sweet details and more shot by Havana Photography below!

Julia's bouquet was an explosion of color with pink peonies, coral ranunculus, blush garden roses, orange hypericum and peach roses. Barbara Bell Design tied it all together with a white ribbon. “My bouquet was perfect!" says Julia.
The bridesmaids wore these short navy Dona Morgan dresses with flowing chiffon fabric. For Julia, the best part was the personalized details. "Each girl could pick a different neckline," says Julia. "I just wanted everyone to feel comfortable and confident in what they were wearing.”
Now this is a lush flower girl basket! Forget the petals. Julia and Alex filled it with coral garden roses, orange hypericum and light orange garden roses.
Alex's groomsmen paired their gray suits with two navy accents. They wore navy ties and tripled white rose boutonnieres wrapped in navy ribbon.
Julia knew exactly what she wanted for the invitations: letterpress and a custom monogram. They used the monogram as a motif throughout the stationery. Each program even had the symbol on its border with a coral flower accent.
Julia and Alex decided they wanted a classic wedding day look. With this is mind, Alex picked out a gray three-piece suit from Men's Wearhouse. He paired it with a coral tie and matching pocket square.
Julia's love for "fluffy flowers" came out in the centerpieces. White hydrangeas, coral garden roses and pink garden roses were placed on tall cylinder vases in what looked like and overflowing pomander. This "fluff" could not be contained. It was that awesome.
Geometric Silver and White Reception Seating
Julia and Alex had a replica of their house made for the reception card box. Bringing out their wedding color, they paired its coral steps with a bouquet of matching coral roses on the side.
Julia and Alex left their guests with a few treats for after the wedding. Everyone went home with a monogrammed t-shirt and a personalized door hanger for the next morning. “We also wanted to make our out-of-town guests feel at home," says Julia. "Each room at the hotel got a welcome bag filled with our favorite snacks and a map with the weekend's events designed by the fabulous CW Designs.”