Though Amanda and Daniel met in elementary school, they didn’t begin dating until high school. The pair stayed together through college, and after a year-long break, they reunited and moved to Philadelphia, where they later got engaged. Their June 1, 2012, wedding — held at a bed and breakfast in Hope, New Jersey, was a simple and elegant garden-party celebration filled with many DIY touches and flowers galore.
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Amanda carried a clutch of peonies, roses, ranunculus, and sweet peas in soft pink tones. Florist: Days Gone By Florists.
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Amanda's 'maids wore pink J.Crew frocks. Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew.
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The couple’s service was filled with personal touches like hand-written vows and readings from family members, including an excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit — a book that the bride’s late grandmother read to her growing up — and a poem that Amanda’s aunt and uncle wrote for the big day. Venue: The Inn at Millrace Pond.
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Coral and gray paper fans kept attendees cool at the ceremony. Stationery and Calligraphy: Daniel Cantada.
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The menus, which the couple designed, were gussied up with a Martha Stewart scalloped border paper punch. Amanda, who has her own online pastry shop, was able to use Classic Cake’s kitchen to make blueberry jam and peach butter for takeaway treats at the reception’s conclusion. The couple canned them and Daniel created the labels.
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The couple asked Nic Endicrat of Classic Cake to create a vanilla sponge cake with a layer of lemon curd, mousseline, and fresh raspberries. Cake: Nic Endrikat of Classic Cake.