For ALL Couples Getting Married

A NJ Summer Wedding at Moorestown Community House

June 17, 2023, Moorestown Community House

Location : Moorestown Community House    Season : Summer    

Colors : Black, Champagne, White, 


When it came to wedding planning, TikTok influencer, Drianna Buonocore knew she wanted an elegant and romantic budget-friendly wedding her spreadsheet-loving fiancé would also love. Little did she know that one of her videos that went viral, would not only help pay for her dream wedding, but allowed her a wedding planning experience that most brides can only dream of. From bridal fashion week invitations to collaborations with world-renowned brands, Arianna’s social calendar was filled with events, all while she shared her very best planning tips and tricks with other engaged couples online. The best part is, we’re giving you an insider look into Drianna and Matthew’s New Jersey summer wedding at Moorestown Community House captured through the lens of Lindsay Eileen Photography. See all the pretty details below!

From Lindsay Eileen Photography…We met Drianna as the winner of our yearly Instagram giveaway, and were instantly captivated by both her love story and her love of Penn State, the university just miles down the road from our home in Central Pennsylvania. As a bride, she was organized, authentic, and really a bright spot on our calendar for the year. She even came with a bonus, the world’s most adorable steal-your-girl golden retriever named TaterTot. It should be noted that a photo from her wedding day containing the large printed face of TaterTot was featured in a New York Times article on clever ways to include your dog in your wedding day.

The florals were one of the first vendors I was “sure” about. We used Something Borrowed Blooms, a premium rent and return silk floral company. I fell in love with Wren – “the collection makes for a dramatic statement with its natural design of overflowing blooms. The collection includes a beautiful mix of white, cream, linen, and soft blush open rose varieties, paired with white and pale peach orchids. This premium silk orchid collection provides affordable luxury and design for all” as stated by SBB. the collection was what I always envisioned my wedding florals would be, down to the orchids. Something about Wren screams traditional wedding with a chic modern twist. It has those soft whites and pinks and adds liveliness compared to the typical “all white” bridal florals. We used Wren for all table centerpieces, the cake, cocktail table bud vases, the fireplace, the stage, bridesmaids and bridal bouquet and the grooms boutonniere. To me, the florals WERE the ENTIRE style of the wedding. Looking at our photos, it draws the eye.

I had not one, but three bridal looks. The first look was my original wedding dress. I wore this for the ceremony and first dance. It was an essence of Australia satin a-line dress with a long train. I always knew I wanted the “simple elegant” look. I was drawn to the clean lines, the pearly satin color, and the buttons down the back. The second dress was a more fun and whimsical look by Justin Alexander. I was lucky enough to attend New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2023. I got to meet Justin and the JA crew and was floored by the beauty of his gowns. I worked with Taylor, the brand director to rush order the Florita gown. I wore this for some of the reception, cake cutting and the most coveted photo time of the day, golden hour.  Florita has a “subtly sheer bodice features a strapless neckline with sexy exposed boning and delicate pleating overtop. Embellished with scattered tonal beading and 3D laser cut chiffon flowers, this romantic treatment continues into the soft tulle skirt. The feminine slit offers a show of skin and makes the airy skirt full of movement.” I changed into my final look of the night — a Nadine Merabi mini dress — full of sparkles and sequins. I wanted something fun and easy to dance the night away in. I also rented pearl/diamond earrings from luxury jewelry’s rental company — Verstolo. A true “something borrowed” for the bride.

Our venue was a 1920s English manor, and it was important to us to keep that vintage charm while also adding a touch of modern elegance. The venue has tons of oak colored wood, gold accents, and even a black and white checkered foyer. Our ceremony was outdoors with the stunning manor as our backdrop. We added two large floral arrangements on white pillars to frame where we’d say “I Do”.

We wrote and read our own vows during our ceremony. It was so special to be able to customize our ceremony to our own personal words. Many tears were shed. During our first kiss as husband and wife, the wind blew just the right was and lifted by veil up so gracefully. It made for a stunning photo, but an even more special moment as if the heavens were blessing our marriage.

The reception space was where it got fun! We had large and grand centerpieces with gold vases and stands, floral embossed chargers and candles spread on each guest table. Hung above our dancefloor were string lights. Our reception space had a huge stage and fireplace which we lined with florals. The florals were GORGEOUS — and the best part, they were rented silk florals from Something Borrowed Blooms. I was a DIY Décor Bride — I made all of our signage (vintage mirrors for our welcome sign, seating chart and selfie mirror), designed the bar sign, generations of love table (we framed our aunts/uncles, grandparents, parents wedding photos to display), and the memory table signage. 

Plan the day as if social media doesn’t exist. I shared every moment of wedding planning online to inspire others — but I also know how the pressure can mount. I’d see other brides planning, doing, buying, creating and question of what I was doing was “enough” or “right”. Take inspiration, but stay true to yourself in wedding planning. I’d also say to rely on the professional. There is some really wonderful advice online, but there are also people who have no idea what they’re talking about. I took the advice of my carefully selected vendors and that helped my day run seamlessly. Speaking of vendors — nearlyweds should consider how much time they spend with their vendors when selecting them! I spent so much time with my amazing photographer on our wedding day, and the same is said for other vendors like hair and MUA. Make sure you mesh well and love not only their work, but their personality. It makes all the difference.

Ceremony & Reception Location: Moorestown Community House / Caterer: Summit Catering / Photographer & Video: Lindsay Eileen Photography / DJ: DJ Time Productions / Floral Designer: Something Borrowed Blooms / Bridal Salon: Bridal Suite Boutique / Gown Designers: Justin Alexander, Essense of Australia and Nadine Merabi / Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes / Jewelry: Verstolo / Hair Stylist: MJ Bridal Artistry / Bridesmaid Dresses: Revelry / Apparel: The Suit Shop  / Ring Designer: Hitched / Paper Props: Newspaper Club / Live Event Painting: Catherine Rose Studio

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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