Ryland Inn Wedding Photos

Sep 11

Courtney & Kevin :: Ryland Inn Wedding Photos

The bride and groom kiss behind a lit firepit outside in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos

Courtney and Kevin’s big day was picture perfect: from the weather to the incredible amount of unique details, nothing was missed, and everything had a place. Bride Courtney was the perfect wedding planner and it shows in every photo! Take a peek for yourself…

Courtney and Kevin are the picture perfect couple: they are sweet and kind, active and fun-loving, and super adorable. They love to poke at how tiny she is compared to how tall he is, and even used it as a hashtag for their big day, #thetallandthesmall! They are such a special couple to me for many reasons, and I knew it from the moment I shot their engagement shoot at Princeton University.

The Ryland Inn is one of my favorite venues to shoot at: the location is gorgeous, with multiple spots around the property for amazing shots, the food is fantastic, and perhaps most importantly, the staff is unbelievably kind and caring. With weddings, come hiccups, and every single person at the Ryland Inn will go to great lengths to ensure whatever is thrown at them is handled with style and grace.

Courtney was super prepared and had such vision, that when it all came together, nothing was missed. From the colors she selected, to the record player with vinyl records of love songs used for the guestbook, to the family traditions throughout the day, each detail was selected with purpose, pride and joy.

Thank you Courtney and Kevin for giving me the honor of capturing your big day. I loved every second of it and look back at all of your photos with so much joy – I hope you do, too!

Vendors

Venue: Ryland Inn // Stationery: Minted // Florals: Bloomery Flower Studio // Cake: Palermo’s // Make Up: Beauty on Location // Hair: La Sorella Bridal // Wedding Atelier: Kleinfeld // Wedding Bands: Gabriel & Co. // Veil: Kleinfeld Bridal // Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka & Kate Spade // Bridesmaids Gowns: David’s Bridal // Bridal Jewelry: Kate Spade // Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein // Bridal Gown: Madison James // DJ and Saxaphone Player: iReserve Entertainment // Cinematographer: Live Picture Studios //

Wedding invitation suite by Minted on display with wedding jewelry and florals
Wedding invitation suite by Minted on display with wedding jewelry and florals and the brides Badgley Mischka shoes
Close up of wedding invitation suite by Minted on display with wedding jewelry and florals
Close up of wedding invitation suite by Minted on display with wedding jewelry and florals and custom made purse
The brides oval diamond engagement ring with diamond halo displayed with the grooms brushed titanium wedding band and brides diamond eternity wedding band by Gabriel & Co set on a peach rose
The brides oval diamond engagement ring with diamond halo displayed with the grooms brushed titanium wedding band and brides diamond eternity wedding band by Gabriel & Co set on a peach rose

How did you two meet and fall in love?

We met through a mutual friend.  Kevin was visiting his friend from back home, who was my neighbor and good friend in college.  I saw Kevin standing in the corner of the party and asked one of my friends who he was, since i hadn’t seen him before, and he walked me right over to him and introduced us.  After that party we kept in touch and our first date a short time later was a hockey game and pizza – Kevin did his research and found out that those are two of my favorite things!  It has been a decade of knowing each other since, and throughout the years, falling in love and really feeling an appreciation and respect for one another.  

Bride holding open a custom made purse showing the special message inside
Bride holding open a custom made purse showing the special message inside
A member of the bridal party holding a custom champagne flute
The bride playing in confetti while getting ready in a cutom lace robe by BHLDN
The bride and her bridal party in coordinating robes by BHLDN wedding
The grooms brushed platinum wedding band by Gabriel & Co on display on top of a custom engraved box with a message from the bride
The grooms details: pearl and silver cufflinks
Black and white candid shot of the bride admiring her hanging wedding gown
Black and white candid photo of the bride being helped into her wedding gown by a member of her bridal party while holding hands with her mother, smiling in these Ryland Inn wedding photos
The bride showing off her oval diamond engagement ring with diamond halo along with her Kate Spade NY bracelet
A photo capturing the brides father's first look at his little girl
Black and white photo of the groom being helped into his Calvin Klein tuxedo by a groomsman
Classic bridal portrait under veil; makeup by Beauty on Location
The bride twirls in her Madison James ballgown in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Formal bridal portrait of bride in Madison James gown
The bride in her Madison James gown and peach floral bouquet by the Bloomery Flower Studio
Family herilooms attached to the bottom of the brides bouquet
The bride coming up behind her groom during the first look outside the Ryland Inn

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?

There really are so many I can’t pick just one!  I loved our first look- to be able to see each other and have that initial reaction captured and shared in a smaller setting is something we will both treasure, and am really happy we opted to do one.  It was special getting ready that day with my mom and my sister in laws and all of us being so excited for the wedding.  A few of our dances were also highlights- we both loved our first dance, where we had sparklers timed with the transitions in the music, my father-daughter dance and dance with my brothers are moments that I will forever cherish,  and I loved that the end of the night was a huge dance circle of everyone (including my grandmother in her nineties!) surrounding us.  There was so much love in that room, and you could feel it in that dance circle.  We are such a blessed couple to have all of these amazing people in our lives to celebrate with.

The bride comes up behind her groom in these first look photos in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
The bride comes up behind her groom in these first look photos in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
The bride and groom take a stroll during their first look outside the Ryland Inn
The bride and groom kiss outside the grand ballroom at the Ryland Inn in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
The bride and groom stroll with their arms around one another around the Ryland Inn
Portrait of the bride and groom kissing outside the Ryland Inn during the day in these Ryland Inn wedding photos
The groom kisses the temple of his bride in these outdoor couple portraits in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
The bride and groom stroll during their first look
The bride in her Madison James gown walks hand in hand with the groom in his Calvin Klein tuxedo
The bride leans into a sitting groom for a portrait

What was most important to you when planning your wedding?

We wanted the day to be a true reflection of us! This also included incorporating the little details (having our favorite comfort foods at cocktail hour, creating a cozy feel with floating candles and lanterns illuminating the ballroom).

Portrait of the bride and groom in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Portrait of the bride and groom in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Close up portrait of the bride and groom behind the flowing veil
A bridal party member in her portobello gown by David's Bridal holds a bouquet of peach florals from Bloomery Flower Studio
A candid, fun photo of the bride and her bridal party laughing in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
The groom and his groomsmen laugh and have a good time in this fun shot
Formal photo of the groom and his groomsmen in their Calvin Klein tuxedos
Fresh flower petals line the aisle of the outdoor ceremony location
The bride in her Madison James wedding gown being walked down the aisle by her father
Candid photo of the groom during the wedding ceremony
wide angle photo of the wedding ceremony in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
The bride and groom have their first kiss as husband and wife
Bar display in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Cocktail hour food display of fresh fruits
Custom wooden welcome sign at the entrance to the wedding
Wide angle photo of the escort card table in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Wedding details of candles and pumpkins in gilded bronze and cream on display on the escort card table
Couples engagement photo on display on escort card table
Wedding details: card and gift table display
Alternative view of the sweetheart table decorated in greenery and peach roses, lanterns, candles and white pumpkins by the Bloomery Flower Studio in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos

Was there a theme behind your wedding day? What colors did you choose? What ‘feeling’ were you going for?

Our theme was “falling in love” – we wanted to embrace the change in season in September and the romantic vibe of a fall wedding. Our colors were portobello, gold, and peach, with greenery and white pumpkins in our décor.

Wide angle photo of the grand ballroom at the Ryland Inn
Details of floral and candle centerpieces by Bloomery Flower Studio
Close up of the traditional italian bomboniere made by the bride and her italian mother in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Alternative view of the sweetheart table decorated in greenery and peach roses, lanterns, candles and white pumpkins by the Bloomery Flower Studio in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Details of floral and candle centerpieces by Bloomery Flower Studio
Details of floral and candle centerpieces by Bloomery Flower Studio
Family heirloom cake knife and server
Wedding details: Sweetheart table chivari chairs draped with chiffon fabric, tied with satin bow and adorned with custom glitter Mr and Mrs signage
Alternative view of the sweetheart table decorated in greenery and peach roses, lanterns, candles and white pumpkins by the Bloomery Flower Studio in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Sweetheart table decorated in greenery and peach roses, lanterns, candles and white pumpkins by the Bloomery Flower Studio in these Ryland Inn Wedding Photos
Custom wedding favor display by the Ryland Inn
The bride and groom dance in the grand ballroom of the Ryland Inn in front of fireworks

What made you choose your specific venue for your wedding day?

We toured the Ryland Inn and immediately knew this was the place we wanted to get married and the place that was the most fitting to symbolize the start of the next chapter of our lives together.  We selected their grand ballroom- in particular we loved the high ceilings, charming birdcage chandeliers, and rustic stonework surrounding the fireplace.  The Ryland ballroom offered us a touch of elegance, while at the same time being warm and inviting, and reflecting our personalities and how we wanted everyone to feel at our wedding.  Being able to have our ceremony onsite in the grand ballroom patio space provided the intimacy that we wanted for our vow exchange.  Last but not least, the food at the Ryland Inn is delicious – we loved the farm to table concept, the support of locally grown fresh ingredients, and the combination of textures and flavors in each dish making everything truly taste delicious and unique.  We appreciated having our wedding at a venue that could accommodate all of the personal touches we wanted to incorporate, and deliver an enhanced experience for our wedding guests.

The bride and groom dance in the grand ballroom of the Ryland Inn in front of fireworks
The bride and groom dance in the grand ballroom of the Ryland Inn in front of fireworks
The bride and groom gazing into one anothers eyes as they take their first dance as husband and wife
The father of the bride dancing with his daughter
The groom dancing with his mother
The bride shares a special dance with one of her brothers
Close up of the top of the four tier embossed white wedding cake accented with beige and pink roses by Palermo's Bakery
Four tier embossed white wedding cake accented with beige and pink roses by Palermo's Bakery
The bride is fed a piece of their wedding cake from Palermo's by her groom
The bride and groom kiss behind their four tier white embossed wedding cake by Palermos in these Ryland Inn wedding photos
Dessert tray highlighted with guests dancing in the background at the Ryland Inn
Reception shot with sweetheart table in foreground, desserts at the places of the bride and groom

What piece of advice would you give to future couples planning their big day?

Plan early and research your vendors well- remember, these are the people that are providing a service on the most important day of your life!  You will remember each other, your families, and your friends, but you also remember some of the people that do everything possible to make your day amazing, and we are fortunate that our vendors- photography, entertainment, makeup, hair, and the team at The Ryland Inn, all came together and were truly incredible and did this for us.  Create the day that you want to have and that shows your relationship as a couple, because everyone is there to celebrate you both!

The bride and her groom kiss outside at night in front of the main building in these Ryland Inn wedding photos

NOW BOOKING COUPLES FOR 2021!

INTERESTED IN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
PLEASE 
FILL OUT OUR CONTACT PAGE AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!  

Ryland Inn wedding photos by New Jersey wedding photographers, Jaye Kogut Photography

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.