An Old-World Style Wedding in Hamburg, NJ

Using their venue as inspiration, Tara and Erik couple chose an old-world style accented with deep red, green, silver and gray.

Using their venue as inspiration, Tara and Erik couple chose an old-world style accented with deep red, green, silver and gray.

Charcoal gray pintuck linens and silver chargers topped with lighter gray napkins added a vintage vibe to the reception tables.
The couple kept the ceremony to a minimum, and allowed the natural beauty of the landscape to take center stage.
Erik’s boutonniere had allium, silver brunia berries, seeded eucalyptus and a burgundy dahlia bud, which stood out against the lapel of his charcoal-gray tuxedo.
“I tried to use in-season flowers so they would look as fresh and beautiful as possible,” Tara recalls. Her bouquet was made up of proteas, hydrangeas, dahlias, calla lilies, silver brunia berries, hanging amaranthus, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and allium.
“The picturesque landscape makes you feel like you’re in a different part of the country,” Tara says of Crystal Springs Resort. Because the garden was already filled with lush flowers, the couple opted to decorate the ceremony pergola with rustic vines and burgundy hanging amaranthus.
The couple served mini apple, pumpkin and blueberry pies, as well as assorted chocolate truffles, petit fours and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. The sweets sat on a table decorated with silver lanterns and large burgundy hydrangeas.
The tables at the reception were topped with one of two centerpieces, both of which had large purple and burgundy hydrangeas.
The couple sent guests home with small corked apothecary jars filled with mixed nuts.
Sexy ankle straps added drama to Tara's bridal shoes.
Tara made the long, double-sided programs, using the same font from the invitations.
Although Tara says that she and Erik aren’t “cake people,” they decided to have a small, two-tier confection to cut in front of everyone.
Tara's engagement ring was set in a sparkly halo setting and surrounded by small diamonds along the band.
The bridesmaid bouquets were filled with color and texture, thanks to blooms like allium, dahlias, calla lilies and hanging amaranthus.
Tara made the escort cards from small, die-cut flags and had a friend write each guest's name in silver ink. The flags were displayed in two moss covered trays just outside the reception room.
Tara made the menu cards, which were also clever napkin belly bands! She tucked small sprigs of allium into the bands for added texture.
Tara chose the color and designer of the bridesmaid dresses, and each maid chose the style of dress she was most comfortable wearing. The result was a cohesive look in a gorgeous eggplant color.
A moss-covered ampersand sat between Mr and Mrs letters on the card table at the reception. Small vases filled with flowers in the wedding palette added a touch of color to the display.