A Vintage-Inspired Fall Wedding at Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, New Jersey

From the dramatic burgundy and cream palette to the art deco stationery and mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses, Elizabeth (27 and a psychologist) and West's (29 and an engineer) early-fall wedding exuded effortless elegance. “We made very few specific requests of our bridal party and vendors and let them choose many of the details themselves; it wasn’t important to us to have every bridesmaid dress or centerpiece look exactly the same,” Elizabeth says. “We hoped that when our guests saw how laid-back we were about our details, they too would feel comfortable enough to let loose and have a great time.” The day’s decor was deeply rooted in old-world elegance, starting with the couple’s outdoor ceremony on the lawn at Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, New Jersey. The building’s early-20th-century architecture made a refined, sophisticated set, which was carried over to the reception through vintage silver vases, stately candelabras and even Elizabeth’s shimmery art deco-inspired Maggie Sottero wedding gown. Wine-colored linens and burgundy blooms popped against classic ivory linens, delivering warmth and hint of drama to the space. “We included centerpieces of varying heights and decorated the tall mantel behind our sweetheart table to draw our guests’ eyes up to the ceiling,” Elizabeth says. The evening was filled with surprises, such as a personalized photo booth, a "Game of Thrones" groom’s cake and a menu stacked with mouthwatering fare, including curried chicken and cilantro-apricot papadams. Elizabeth and West ensured the dance floor was packed all night, bringing in Center Stage Entertainment, who churned out an upbeat mix of old and new tunes. “We wanted an all-out dance party,” Elizabeth says. A tip from Elizabeth: “Wedding planning is an unexpectedly good time to reflect on what's most important to you, so don’t get caught up in the expectations of the day, but instead make decisions that are meaningful to you and your partner.” —Libby MacCarthy