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Big Bash Wedding in New Jersey

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High school sweethearts, Ali and Eddie have been in love for longer then they can remember. So, when it came to tying the knot they had to have a huge blow out in order to invite everyone they knew. Fortunately they found the perfect venue in Windows on the Water at Frogbridge. With a beautiful outdoor patio for them to say 'I do,' and a ton of space for their giant reception, it was the perfect wedding venue. Lucky for you, we have your VIP ticket into this fabulous shindig!
Still wanting more? Don't forget to visit the full gallery here where you can see even more of this big bash wedding in New Jersey, flawlessly captured by Christina Szczupak Photography. Read on to hear more from the bride, including the full budget breakdown of this New Jersey wedding.

gold wedding shoes

pretty wedding hair and makeup

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mint, navy and grey bridesmaids dresses

From the Bride:Eddie and I knew we wanted to find a place for our wedding that could accommodate our large guest list. After visiting a few places, we knew that Windows on the Water at Frogbridge was perfect. We could have the ceremony outdoors with an awesome back up plan in case of rain! It was the perfect blend of casual, intimate, and special. Not to mention everyone there was so helpful and friendly!

grey and navy groom

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The rest of planning process was a lot of fun. We had so many talented friends and family to help us with all the details! My sister is great with flowers and works in the styling industry so we spent countless phone calls going over details and decor. We asked a dear friend of ours to marry us and another to play guitar at the ceremony. My college roommate even sewed the chuppah cover!

wedding ceremony sign

live wedding ceremony music

hydrangea aisle decor for outdoor wedding

wedding kiss

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It was important to set the right mood for Ali and Eddie's grand reception. To do just that they hired a unique DJ/Cinematography team from Lovesick Inc. Believing in defying the mainstream Lovesick Inc. is all about creating a cool, and inspired experience at all of their clients events.

thumbprint wedding guestbook

escort card station

tent wedding reception

classic wedding florals

funky table number stand

the wedding dance

thank you wedding sign

Get a closer look at this big bash wedding by watching the wedding video from Lovesick Inc below.

https://vimeo.com/74223756

Read on to hear what Ali would have done differently and to see how much this big bash wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

We were so lucky and so many things worked out exactly the way we pictured them. I can only think of a minor example. I would have put up signs and had the DJs announce the photo booth and ice cream bar that we had during the reception. Since the photo booth was in the back corner of our tent, some of the guests did not know it was there!  They missed out on posing for funny pictures and taking home shots from the night.  Similarly, the ice cream bar was over to the side and many of the guests missed out on making a sundae.  If I could do the day over, I would make sure all of my guests knew what was available.
Dj and Video- $5,000.00
Photography- $4,000.00
Photo Booth- $1,500.00
Transportation for our guests- $1,500.00
Venue- $35,000.00
Flowers and Decor- $3,000.00
Hair and makeup for bride, bridesmaids, and moms, $2,000.00

ServiceVendor
Bridesmaid Dress DesignerJ.Crew
Cinematography & DJLovesick Inc
Dress DesignerIvy & Aster
FlowersStripes & Florals
Groom's AttireBrooks Brothers
Hair & MakeupModel Bride
Photo BoothWe Love Photobooths
PhotographerChristina Szczupak Photography
Shoe DesignerKate Spade
StationeryLove vs. Design
VenueWindows on the Water at Frogbridge