Spring, Garden Inspired, The Ryland Inn Coach House Wedding Photography : Whitehouse Station, NJ

Katie & Andrew celebrated their modern and garden inspired wedding day on a warm Spring day in May at The Ryland Inn’s Coach House in New Jersey. Katie wore her Mother’s veil and surprised Andrew with a GoPro that morning. After getting ready, they decided to read one another their private vows during their first look. Their indoor ceremony in front of the fireplace was magical with lots of laughter and guests enjoyed a reception filled with polaroid cameras, signature cocktails named after the bar they met at, a wall of doughnuts, and an around the world table names of all the places Katie and Andrew have been together.

The Proposal

His Version: We first met in a lower east side bar. Katie approached me because I was tall.  I texted her the next day and asked her out to dinner at a wine bar in Murray Hill.   I proposed in Lake Placid NY. As most guys, I was extremely nervous, but it worked out. Katie says she had an idea it was coming, but I think she was very surprised.

Her Version: We met at a bar called Home Sweet Home in November of 2013.  I was dressed up for Halloween for a friends birthday party, Andy wasn’t.  I walked up to Andy and asked him to dance because he was one of the tallest (and most handsome) guys there.  We ended up going on our first real date a couple days later and have been together since. I had a feeling he was going to propose in Lake Placid because it was our 4 year anniversary and he was very adamant about going away for the weekend.  I was very busy at work leading up to the weekend, so when he did proposal on Friday night before dinner I was so caught off guard. It was the perfect surprise!

Wedding Planning Tip: We keep reminding ourselves that at the end the day the wedding day is about the two of us and our journey to get there. Any time we start to stress we just remember that as long as we are both there at the altar nothing else matters!


Venue: The Ryland Inn @therylandinn

Florist: Twisted Willow Flowers @twistedwillowflowers

Catering: The Ryland Inn @therylandinn

Cake: Palermos  @palermosbakery

Wedding Band: Love Sick Inc  @lovesickinc

Officiant: Celia Milton

Videographer: Willow Tree Films @willowtreefilms

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations @Shinewedding

Bridal Gown Designer: Suzanne Neville @suzanneneville

Bridal Shoes: Nine West @ninewest

Wedding Hair & Makeup by: Michelle Elise Artistry @michelleeliseartistry

Groom's Attire: Indocino @indochino

Honeymoon: New Zealand & Fiji