Ariel & Steven’s chic Renault Winery wedding was so much fun to capture! Ariel works in fashion as a Senior Associate Production Manager at J.Crew, so it’s only fitting that her wedding would be planned to perfect and reflect her personal style. Ariel & Steven worked together to plan the day. They dreamed of a romantic feel, with light cream colors with pops of blush pink. Ariel & Steven chose to not have a bridal party on their wedding day. “We really wanted our friends & family to enjoy the ceremony and party as guests, and selfishly we wanted our ceremony to be about us!,” said Ariel.
They chose Renault Winery Resort as their New Jersey wedding venue because of the beautiful outdoor ceremony space and the rustic warm feeling in the ballroom. Ariel got ready in the bridal suite at the ballroom and popped outside onto the ballroom deck to pop champagne and hang out in the chic lounge. The couple shared their first look in the ceremony space underneath their gorgeous floral arch.
Live ceremony music was a must for the couple! It added such a romantic feel. Ariel & Steven had their dogs walk down the aisle. The pups are a huge part of their lives, and all of their friends and family know them. From Ariel: “we wanted to have an intimate ceremony to highlight our love and then a DJ with great energy to really get the party going!” The reception room was absolutely magical! The modern seating chart welcomed guests into the space, which was adorned with blush details. The tables were designed with blush, white and gold details. Pink champagne glasses were perfect for toasting to the couple. In addition to the traditional father & daughter and mother & son dances, the couple shared a special dance with Ariel’s mom and Steven’s grandmother. It was a total tear-jerker!
Later in the night, the couple surprised guests with an outfit change and a second entrance into the reception, complete with sparklers! Ariel’s Jimmy Choo shoes were perfect to pair with her chic mini dress and gloves that read, “To Have And To Hold” on one hand, and “To Love And To Cherish” on the other. We are obsessed with their style! The couple snuck away from the party for a few minutes to cozy up together on the pink couch in the outdoor lounge. The entire day was magical and Ariel was gushing about all the details being even better than she imagined!
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Venue: Renault Winery Resort
Florist: Florals by Magnolia Events
Dress Designer: Milla Nova from L’Fay Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Engagement Ring: Yadav
Hair: Corrine Bridal Hairstylist
Makeup: Jamie Saunders
Groom Suit: J. Crew
Groom Shoes: To Boot New York
Ring Box: Liron Trésor
Cake: The Bake Works
Table Design: Magnolia Events
DJ: Posh DJs
Ceremony Music: The Music Boutique
Renault Winery Wedding Photographer
Photographed by team photographer Kelee