Becca and Billy found the perfect spot for their wedding: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms. Their special day in June was just lovely. As we arrived, we were greeted by some chickens and a feisty rooster who had wandered away from the barn. Although the weather was a bit overcast, it actually added to the charm of their outdoor ceremony under that massive tree in the field behind the inn.
Here are Becca’s thoughts and feelings on her wedding:
”I’ve always been drawn to the idea of a whimsical forest, with deep romantic colors and an enchanted fairy tale vibe. I’ve wanted that to be the theme of my wedding for as long as I can remember. (And my husband, who is the nicest man you’ll ever meet, was happy to oblige). He also liked the idea of doing something unique and not like your traditional country club wedding.
When we were searching for venues, we wanted something with a lush outdoor setting that we could turn into our very own whimsical forest. The Inn at Fernbrook Farm fit the bill perfectly. It’s a beautiful 230 acre working farm with hidden gardens and huge, ancient trees everywhere. And the inn at the farm (where we stayed with our families for the weekend) is charming and beyond adorable.
Once we locked in the venue, we worked with our florist (the Garden Party) to bring the whimsical forest dream to life. I wanted deep romantic colors: lush greens, burgundy, and dusty lavender. (Lavender is my favorite scent, so I was glad to be able to smell it in the bouquets all day!) I also wanted the bouquets to look a bit wild, like they were freshly picked from the forest. And I wanted lots of candles to add to the whimsy.
In Jewish culture, it’s traditional to get married under a Chuppah, or a canopy. I wanted to do a play on the Chuppah that was unique to us as a couple, and reflected the whimsical nature of our wedding. There was one tree at the Inn that we were drawn to from the start, and we knew we wanted to get married in front of that tree. We decided to do a twist on the traditional chuppah and have the tree draped with light, airy fabric that gently framed us while we were getting married. Seeing that tree draped with the gorgeous fabric for the first time while I walked down the aisle (and seeing my husband in front of it!) literally took my breath away. It honestly felt like we were in a fairy tale.
Other touches of the wedding included: butterflies that were released by our guests right after we got married, farm to table food from the inn, bridesmaid dresses that moved like air in different, dusty shades of lavender and blue (from Jenny Yoo), a naked cake with berries and whipped cream, an incredible band that rocked out & kept everyone on their feet all night (The White Rabbit), and a bonfire in the farm’s hearth with ‘smores and songs to end the night.
Lastly, the photographers that we chose (The Willinghams) reflected the vibe we were going for perfectly, and captured all the details and little moments to perfection. Their style is so dreamy and dramatic (and whimsical!) – and it was exactly the way we wanted our day captured and etched into our memories forever.”
If you’re dreaming of a picturesque wedding in New Jersey, you won’t find a better place than The Inn at Fernbrook Farms. It’s a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Garden State, offering a truly enchanting setting for your big day. From its stunning natural beauty to its impeccable service and top-notch amenities, The Inn at Fernbrook Farms is the perfect choice for couples who want a unique and unforgettable wedding experience.
Picture this: 230 acres of pristine farmland with rolling meadows, lush forests, and a peaceful pond. The scenery at Fernbrook Farms is absolutely breathtaking, providing an incredible backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. And let me tell you, we went crazy with all the stunning locations available for perfect portraits. Whether you prefer a cozy outdoor ceremony in their fields or a rustic barn wedding, The Inn at Fernbrook Farms has got you covered. Each spot has its own special charm and appeal.
Now, apart from its natural beauty, the farm goes above and beyond to make your wedding day truly extraordinary. Their team of experienced wedding coordinators will work closely with you to bring your vision to life. They’ll help you choose the perfect spot for your ceremony and create a personalized menu featuring their amazing farm-to-table cuisine. No detail will be overlooked.
The Inn also offers cozy and charming guest rooms, perfect for out-of-town guests or for getting ready on the big day. Each room is tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for you and your loved ones. Plus, you’ll have exclusive use of the entire property on your wedding day, creating a private and intimate atmosphere.
Now, let’s talk about these wedding photos.Here, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to capturing unforgettable moments. With its picturesque landscapes, the rustic barn, and the vast fields with an amazing view of the sunset, you’ll have the most breathtaking backdrops for your pictures. These natural surroundings will make your photos truly magical.
So, if you’re looking for the ultimate wedding venue in New Jersey, look no further than The Inn at Fernbrook Farms. It’s got everything you could ever want: jaw-dropping natural beauty, outstanding service, charming accommodations, and endless opportunities for amazing photos. Your wedding day will be a dream come true in this serene and idyllic setting.