An Elevated Tented Wedding at The Abbie Holmes Estates by Elizebeth Unruh Studio
This elevated tented wedding encompasses all the details we love for boho inspired nuptials. An open air ceremony space with rustic elements and draping, understated, yet chic florals, and thoughtful signage for a personalized touch are all elements you’ll find in this gallery captured by Elizebeth Unruh Studio. Plus, the historic property of The Abbie Holmes Estate offers an inviting setting throughout the property. We bet you’ll quickly envision taking a few moments to bask in newlywed love on the quaint porch–while sitting in a rocking chair, of course. Continue reading below!
From Elizebeth Unruh Studio….There was a special place In my heart that formed when we met Wellie and Francesca for the first time at their engagement session. Leading up to their wedding, I knew this celebration would be one I’d remember forever. The couple brought their fall boho inspired wedding to the iconic The Abbie Holmes Estates, In Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The Abbie is known for their delicate and intentional designing techniques which fit Franki’s vision quite perfectly. Their colors ranged from fall favorites of burnt orange, burgundy and greeneries. They incorporated a twist of blush and fresh berries in their bridal bouquet made by Jennifer Lieb. The tablescape and centerpieces match the simple decor and fall colors complete with glass table numbers. On the lawn was their custom photo-booth back drop which read their new last name along side of a cozy apple cider station. Across at the Spring house chapel were hand made pieces and calligraphy by the Cultured Coop to welcome guest.
We started with the ladies in the Abbie Holmes bridal suite. The ladies shared champagne and a beautiful cheese board from local company Cut and Board as her co-works of Tint Color Bar did the hair for the her and her bridal party. Make up was done by Ashley Viera, of Say I Do Hair and Make up. When it was time for Franki to get ready we went to the private room where The brides mother helped her get into her dress. Franki wore a gorgeous form fitting gown from Free Love Bridal in Cape May. Right outside of the venue, Wellie met at the Abbie for his portraits with his handsome groomsman who wore Calvin Klein Men from Mens Wear House. Both the couples wore the gift they were given before they saw each other for the first time. Frankis being a Ralph Lauren Romance perfume and Wellie sported his brand new watch.
The couple waited for a traditional met at the alter in front of their family and friends which did not disappoint. As Franki walked down the aisle Wellie the emotion in the chapel ran high and many tears, including out groom were shed. The couple shared their own hand written heartfelt vows to each other which gave us all an insight into their relationship. The deep respect, support and compassion flowed thru each of heir words with a lot of laughs in-between!
Family is the most important to the newlyweds, down to the florals which were made and designed from the brides Aunt. Their family members all had a special place in their wedding day standing next to them. The Ceremony was performed by a family friend, Casey, who had the privilege of announcing the couple as Mr. + Mrs. for the first time!
The bridal party and parents of the bride and groom brought the energy to an all time high as the newlyweds busted out of the Abbie Doors to “Jump Around” by House of Pain! The crowd. Went. WILD! It was an incredible energy surrounding Wellie and Franki as they shared their first dance together as husband and wife. Upon speeches and dinner, Franki and the bridesmaids and the bride all received a gorgeous custom jackets from Frankis sister, owner of Thread and Root. They rode out the rest of the night in style dancing under the stars surrounded, safely, by family and all the love the world has to offer.
The couple enjoyed their signature cocktails ( Captain + Coke and Titos) as they were reunited after portraits with their guest.
Reception Venue: Abbie Holmes Estate / Photographer: Elizebeth Unruh Studio / Floral Designer: Jennifer Lieb / Stylist: Tint Color Bar / Custom Signs and Calligraphy: The Cultured Coop / Makeup Artist: Ashley Viera / Jackets: Tread and Root / Gown: Free Love Bridal / Suit: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse