Couple: Tony & Maj
Maj and Tony got married on a sunny February day at Rock Island Lake Club. While the girls got their hair and makeup done at the hotel, Tony and his groomsmen also decided to get pampered with traditional straight razor shaves at High End Barbershop in Morristown.
Maj & Tony’s families poured an incredible amount of heart into making their day unique, personal, and special. The mother & godmother of the bride made the bouquet & flower arrangements with the help of Floral Gems. Maj designed and made all of the paper goods and signage, and Maj and her sister dip dyed the georgette circle skirt that her sister sewed for her wedding dress. Maj has a talent for all things design-related, so of course she made every single piece of the invitation suite, programs, escort cards, menus, signs, and the labels for their personalized “punny” favors. Maj even hand-made all of the paper flower corsages & boutonnieres for the bridal party and family members. The guests and family members from the bride’s side wore blue and the groom’s side wore red – the purple color scheme of the wedding represented the joining of these two sides and the blending of two families into one.
Maj & Tony share a love of books, typography, and reading; so they decided to incorporate a literary theme throughout the wedding. The centerpieces included antique Danish books, Maj’s manicure was stamped with type from book pages, and in lieu of a guest book, the guests filed away their advice and best wishes in a thrifted library card catalog. How awesome are those cuff links?? A gift from Maj, personalized with Tony’s logo!
After a sweet First Look, the guests made their way to the ceremony, participating in a “ring warming” on their way in. With musical accompaniment by Lisa Frost-Goodall, and friends & family looking on, her sister had the honor of pronouncing Maj & Tony husband and wife! The proud family & friends headed downstairs to the cocktail hour and enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, seafood, fondue, baked brie, a bacon station, and drinks. Everyone headed upstairs for the reception which kicked off with heartfelt speeches and an impressive choreographed first dance. The day continued with dancing and more delicious food stations. Guests were welcome to have their silhouette portrait cut out by the talented Ruth Monsell or deck themselves out at the temporary tattoo station. The night finished off with a hilarious “Shoe Game,” a traditional Danish kransekage, and then the married couple drove off into the sunset (literally) with a lavender toss send-off.
Photographer: Lin Pernille Photography//Floral Designer: Floral Gems//Hair Stylist: High End Barbershop//Musicians: Lisa Frost-Goodall//Reception Venue: Rock Island Lake Club//Favors and Gifts: Ruth Monsell//Hair Stylist: Salon Fig//