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Hi! I'm Karina. I love photographing weddings + special moments throughout the East Coast! I'm happily married to my best friend and I LOVE love. I'm overjoyed to share these beautiful love stories with you!

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Spring Wedding at The Ryland Inn // Rosie & Andy

Welcome back to the blog! I’m so excited to share Rosie and Andy’s magical wedding at The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, NJ. The day started in the on-site bridal cottage, where Rosie, accompanied by her mom and bridesmaids got ready. Rosie’s gorgeous Sarah Nouri gown, complete with a stunning bow detail in the back, was absolutely breathtaking. Her veil, which Rosie chose even before her wedding dress, featured delicate lace that added an extra touch of elegance. Just wait until you see this bow! Her bridesmaids, dressed in matching white pajamas and sunglasses, added a touch of playful charm to the morning. 

One of the standout features of Rosie’s wedding was the choice of mismatched blue bridesmaids gowns. The bridesmaids wore dresses in different fabrics and prints, creating a visually captivating and dynamic look. The blue floral prints and soft blue satin created a dreamy and romantic atmosphere, perfectly complementing Rosie’s vision.  It is definitely one of my favorite bridesmaids looks this year! 

The First Look:

Among the many memorable moments, one of my favorites was Rosie and Andy’s first look. They were both filled with joy and I loved seeing the look on their faces! Andy waited at the entrance of the Ryland Inn and when they saw each other, they both had the biggest smiles. I think it really set the tone for the rest of the day! (Also one of my favorite first look photos ever!)

The Ceremony:

Rosie and Andy chose to celebrate their love on Mother’s Day! During the ceremony, they involved both of their mothers, who had the honor of draping the couple with rosary. This beautiful gesture symbolized the merging of their families and the importance of love and support in their lives. Rosie walked down the aisle with her father, and he helped lift her veil as she reached Andy. It was a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony! 

A Picture-Perfect Reception:

The reception at The Ryland Inn was STUNNING, with an abundance of greenery and white florals adorning the space. Cascading greenery surrounded the couple’s sweetheart table, creating a lush and romantic backdrop. The chandeliers were draped with enchanting greenery, adding an ethereal touch to the candlelit ambiance. The combination of natural elements and delicate florals created an inviting and elegant atmosphere. Their florist, Whisper & Brook Flower Co, did an amazing job throughout the day!

The Ryland Inn offers a lot of picturesque locations for capturing unforgettable moments, but the white columns are one of my personal favorites. The architecture and landscapes throughout the venue make for stunning backdrops and intimate portraits any time of the year! 

As the evening progressed and the festivities continued, Rosie surprised everyone by changing into a sparkly little silver dress after cake cutting. Her radiant smile and twirling on the dance floor captured the essence of pure joy and celebration.

Ryland Inn Wedding Photographer:

Rosie and Andy’s wedding at The Ryland Inn was an absolute dream to photograph. From the unique bridesmaids gowns to the lush greenery and white florals, every detail was thoughtfully crafted to create an enchanting atmosphere. Being able to witness and document the love between Rosie and Andy was an honor. I’m so excited to share these treasured memories with you! As a Ryland Inn wedding photographer, I can’t wait to be back later this year for more beautiful wedding celebrations! 

Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Karina Mekel Photography

Videography: Amelia Frances Film

Wedding Planner: The Wedding Plan and Company

Venue: The Ryland Inn

Florist: Whisper & Brook Flower Co

Dress Designer & Shop: Sareh Nouri

Invitations: With Love Daily Designs

See more wedding photos from this Romantic Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club Wedding! Or contact me anytime to inquire about photography for your wedding!

Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NYC wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.





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