A Traditional Yellow Wedding at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

This wedding just gave fall a new look. Mary Cirella (27 and a teacher) and Andrew Heilmann’s (27 and in real estate) traditional celebration mixed wa

This wedding just gave fall a new look. Mary Cirella (27 and a teacher) and Andrew Heilmann’s (27 and in real estate) traditional celebration mixed warm yellow and subtle blue hues for a fun twist on the classic color scheme. “I wanted to keep the colors seasonal, but not do the October oranges,” Mary says. The couple started their day with a sweet church ceremony. The aisle was lined in baby’s breath as the bridesmaids made their procession with a welcome hint of color. Each woman wore a light blue, chiffon gown by Jim Hjelm with a fun one-shoulder strap. Warren Country Florist matched their dresses with bouquets of white delphiniums and fun yellow stock to include the couple’s wedding color. Mary’s wedding-day look was simple and sweet. She entered the church in a sweet ivory lace gown by Augusta Jones with a scalloped neckline. After the couple exchanged vows, they continued the celebration with a classic reception at an interesting location—a train station that was recently renovated into a ballroom. (The couple had booked it before the venue was even completed.) When the couple arrived, vintage chandeliers gave the room a soft glow as amber uplighting filled the space. Flameless candles on wooden bases were surrounded by pairs of yellow rose and white hydrangea centerpieces on each table. After dinner, everyone headed onto the dance floor. “We simply wanted to have fun with the people we love. Essential for that was the La Blanc Brothers band, the O Shoot photo booths and the outdoor fire pit s'more station,” Mary says. “In order to keep celebrations going following the reception, we encouraged people to join us at the hotel bar for a final hoorah.”

Andrew's look met their traditional ceremony with a few fun twists. He paired his Vera Wang charcoal gray suit from Men's Wearhouse with a fun mustard yellow, polka-dot bow tie to match the couple's wedding color. His white calla lily boutonniere even had a few yellow stock flowers.
Champagne Split Wedding Favors
Warren Country Florist helped Mary pair her sweet lace wedding dress with a classic bouquet. Their team gathered white hydrangeas, delphiniums and roses in an ivory ribbon as dusty miller sprouted from the top as accents.
Mary’s ivory lace Augusta Jones wedding dress was just the right touch for their traditional wedding. Her chapel-length train fit in with the church setting as the scalloped edge on her V-neckline added a slight touch of whimsy. It even had a keyhole back. “From the moment I tried it on, it made me feel elegant and beautiful,” Mary says.
Mary added a few fun accessories to her ivory lace wedding dress. She completed the look with a classic updo hairstyle, pearl earrings and cute ivory satin wedding shoes with a gold glitter heels.
“My invitations used both dusty blue and mustard yellow and turned out to be one of my favorite items," Mary says.  Hartford Prints designed an ivory invitation with blue embossed print and a fun mixture of envelopes in the couple's wedding colors. Their programs even had a custom monogramed emblem with a ring of garland to go with the couple's natural florals.
Warren Country Florist accented the church's gothic chandeliers and ornate altar with a simple touch. Each pew was met with a simple accent of baby's breath tied with champagne ribbon.
The team at Here Comes the Bridesmaid helped Mary and Andrew add an extra hint of color to their wedding. Each bridesmaid accented the neutral and champagne decor with light blue, one-shoulder dresses by Jim Hjelm Occasions.  To bring in the couple's yellow wedding color, Warren Country Florist put bright yellow stock in each of the bridesmaid bouquets.
Mary and Andrew's table names were both cute and playful. Rather than placing a number on each family-style table, the couple used common pairings such as movies and popcorn, fork and knife, and lemons and limes for each table to represent how well they go together.
"When we booked the venue in January 2013, they had yet to start construction," Mary says. "However, we knew, based on the restaurant, that this venue would have exactly what we wanted." On their wedding day, Mary and Andrew highlighted the space with neutral linens, gold chiavari chairs and natural centerpieces of white roses and hydrangeas. Each arrangement was placed by Warren Country Florist in a wooden breakaway vase.
Mary and Andrew accented their seats at the reception with a sweet and simple touch. Hartford Prints played on the custom monogram they designed for the couple and circled each letter of "Mr." and "Mrs." with the same garland border or a floral print.
Classic Bridal Updo and Pearl Earrings