We were thrilled that we were available for this wedding day when Kimber’s mother, Kerry sent us an inquiry through our website! It was so wonderful to speak with the two of them as they discussed their plans with excitement, and we couldn’t have been happier that they chose The Ashford Estate for their entire day’s events!
Kimber and Rob met each other as freshmen in high school and knew by the time that they moved into their first apartment five years ago that they were going to be together for the rest of their lives. The next step in their adventure would be the marriage proposal!
Rob planned his fantastic proposal to happen while he and Kimber were on a cruise with her family. Kimber happened to notice some roses and made a comment about them. So while at dinner one evening at one of Kimber’s favorite restaurants on the ship, Rob arranged for crew members to deliver a dozen roses to her one by one during the meal. Kimber thought it was a joke because of her comment but after the last rose, a plate was brought out that read, ‘Will you marry me?’ in cherry sauce and Rob popped the question! Kimber said ‘Yes!’!
Months of careful planning later and here we are at their wonderful wedding event at The Ashford Estate in Allentown, NJ! Kimber and Rob both got ready for the day’s events with their bridal party at this gorgeous venue. After relaxing for a while on the covered porch and inside the Groom’s Lounge, Rob and his groomsmen dressed into sharp blue suits and coordinated their ties (Rob standing apart in a modern bow tie) and pocket squares with the beautiful bridesmaids’ dresses. Meanwhile, with her mom by her side, Kimber and her bridal party got ready for the day in the Bridal Parlor.
Kimber then put on her beautiful wedding gown. She wore a gorgeous off-the-shoulder, lace covered dress with a lovely sweetheart neckline and a fit and flare silhouette. In her pretty long blond locks, she attached a delicate, sparkling headband and a long, flowing veil for the ceremony. She looked absolutely amazing!
Kimber’s father and step-father then had their very emotional first looks at the beautiful bride in her wedding gown. Then, it was Rob’s turn! They met along the Ashford’s long, tree-lined drive to see each other for the first time on this special day. It was so sweet. You could see just how excited they were to be married in just a few short hours!
In the meantime, photos were taken of the couple, their family and bridal party outside on the grounds of the grand estate by the team at Off Beet Productions. It was really fantastic to work with them for this special event. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to see a couple of beautiful photos of Kimber and Rob!
Kimber and Rob’s ceremony was then held in the rustic Barn Chapel onsite. Kimber entered through the barn doors and her father and step-father each walked her part of the way down the aisle to an awaiting Rob. Their ceremony was very personalized and very sweet (and funny at times too!) as we “took a trip down memory lane” before witnessing Kimber and Rob recite the amazing vows they wrote for each other.
We moved into the ballroom next for Kimber and Rob’s reception. There, they shared a beautiful first dance that included a fabulous dip, with parent dances following. We won’t soon forget all the emotional, thoughtful speeches from the fathers, maid of honor and best man that evening. They were all so well-spoken too as they expressed their love and admiration for Kimber and Rob. It was hard for anyone to keep a dry eye during those toasts and speeches.
Dancing kicked off next, thanks to the awesome music of EBE Talent’s Dreamtime! Everyone had a ball laughing and dancing! Later during the reception, the couple was treated to their college alumni song and guests continued to dance the night away to the very end!
Filming at The Ashford Estate is always terrific and working with this incredible couple and wonderful family made it even more fabulous! Congratulations and best wishes to Kimber and Rob!
Photographer: Off Beet Productions – Holmdel, NJ
Floral Design: MDS Floral Designs – Manahawkin, NJ
Hair Stylist: Salon Jade – Jelena Sossa – Toms River, NJ
Makeup Artist: Ashley Landry Makeup Artist – NJ
Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Entertainment: EBE Talent – Dreamtime – Philadelphia, PA
Cake: The Bake Works – Northfield, NJ
Officiant: Scott Isaacs
Venue: The Ashford Estate – Allentown, NJ
September 6th, 2019
by Kristi Chapman
in New Jersey Wedding Film