Inspiration & Tips

We could talk about how insanely romantic this lit-entirely-by-candlelight wedding is, or how much we love the dramatic pops of burgundy, or how Pinterest-perfect it all is, or the seriously epic (and never as easy as it looks!) champagne tower. Or we could just let the photos speak for themselves! From the bride, "My vision was to create an evening of romance with a hint of the 1920s ambiance. I hired CPJ+Co to make that dream happen and she was incredible. She took my mood board and made it reality! We heavily decorated with candles to set the mood and bring the essence of romance to the Castle. All the tables were drenched in candlelight and of course our alter/fireplace was overflowing with them. Probably the best part of my wedding decor! I loved how relaxed our day was. I woke up with my best friend/bridesmaid who spent the night with me at the Castle. Had breakfast with my girls, wrote my vows out on pretty paper. My makeup artist's girlfriend brought her massage table and gave me a massage on the morning of! AH! Amazing. My photographer Rebecca came in and started working her magic. I never felt rushed. My favorite story has to be that we really wanted romance for the day. SO! We were wrapping up family portraits in front of the Castle when it starts to drizzle...and by the time we have snapped the last shot is just starts POURING down rain. Our ceremony was now intimate, candle lit and a perfect oasis on a rainy October evening. It was perfect."

Vendors: Photography: Rebecca Anne Photography Venue: Thornewood Castle Event Planning: CJP & CO Floral: CJP & CO Stationery: Iwona Konarski Wedding Cake: Stellar Cakes Rentals: CORT Party Rentals Tableware: Vintage Ambiance Hair: Juel Hair + Makeup DJ: Sounds Unlimited Officiant: Penelope Bell Catering: Scooters Custom Catering Wedding Dress: Mea Marie Bridal Atelier Groom's Attire: Trillium Custom Tailor Bride's Shoes: DSW Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus