real weddings

Kelly & Brian: A Black Tie Affair

Brian and Kelly’s glorious May wedding was sophisticated, yet simple. Nestled in a secluded region of Monmouth County New Jersey, Ashford Estate, with its barn chapel, carriage house, natural grounds and grand ballroom, provided the ideal setting for the classy affair.

The white wood chapel was adorned with delicate floral arrangements and candles—a neutral backdrop for the stunning fashion choices for the wedding party and parents. The reception was elegant and inviting with the ballroom simply decorated with cherry blossom centrepieces, black linens, white menu cards and gold chairs. Dramatic lighting created a magical atmosphere for a fun evening of dancing to the accomplished Code Bleu band.

It was a formal, yet intimate celebration attended by the closest and most important people in the couple’s life. In honor of Brian’s father, a donation to The ALS Association was made in lieu of wedding favors. From charming getting-ready images to the family portrait session on the grounds of the country estate to a final “Happily Ever After” photo at the end of the night, OLLI STUDIO was on hand to capture all the love and warmth of this beautiful celebration.

The Wedding Makers
Photographer:  OLLI STUDIO | Event Venue: The Ashford Estate | Caterer: Merri Makers Catering | Floral Designer: WaterLily designs | Band: Code Bleu

Classic Registry Picks
Blend traditional and contemporary styles for a simply, elegant look. White foundations, gold accents, timeless heirloom-ready pieces, and quality kitchenware make for a chic, yet comfortable home. Here are some classic gift picks from Zola wedding registry by some of our favorite brands.

Shown here: Safavieh hand-crafted iron bar cart (above); Eccolo mother of pearl tray, Kate Spade New York Daisy Place Odds and Ends dish; Lenox Tuscany Classics teardrop decanter; and, Safavieh Trompe L’oeil urn table lamp

Shown here: Lenox Prismatic Gold dinnerware collection; Fort Standard stone platters and trivet; Lenox Portola 65-piece flatware set, service for 12; and, Rossana Decor Bon Bon round cake stand.

Shown here: Le Creuset Signature oval dutch oven in white; Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste rectangular cutting board; Cuisinart Elemental 8-cup food processor; and, All-Clad Tri-Ply 10-Piece Cookware Set

Zola Wedding Registry is a one-stop solution for the modern couple, and your guests will love it too! Gifts, experiences, cash funds, and anything from any store: it all fits on your Zola Registry. Sign up now to discover the smarter wedding registry.


Image(s): OLLI Studio