An elegant Jasna Polana wedding

Meredith and Andy were married at the amazing Jasna Polana Mansion located in Princeton, NJ on June 7, 2014.

A former 226-acre estate of John and Barbara Johnson, the  mansion was designed in a neoclassicistic style.  Jasna Polana is Polish for “bright glade” and named for Tolstoy’s estate in Russia, Andy’s native country.    Meredith and Andy began their search for a venue in the hopes of being married outdoors.  They found more than they hoped for in the lush gardens of Jasna Polana and the beautiful reception area, the former pool room, which is round and enclosed with floor to ceiling glass walls, bringing the outdoors inside.  The mansion and grounds were an elegant setting for an equally elegant wedding.

For this special day, Meredith chose to work with Agnieshka Burke, Creator and Principal Wedding Designer from Pumpkin Coach Events.   Meredith selected a variety of flowers, including roses and peonies, in bold colors of fuscia and orange for her bouquets and centerpieces with beautiful gold mercury glass vessels, votives and gold rimmed chargers provided byFlowerful Events of Eatontown, NJ.

The story is in the details

The bride wrapped her father’s bow tie around her bouquet for her something blue and so that he could be there to walk her down the aisle.  Beautiful draping in the dome added softness and helped extend the outdoors inside, giving the illusion of a tent.  A wishing tree was inspired by blooming trees with multiple color flowers on the manzanita tree and tags purchased from Etsy with floral scenes and glittered edges.

Additional Wedding Details:

Dress Vendor:  Wedding Atelier, NY
Dress Designer:  Suzanne Neville
Shoes:  Manolo Blahnik

Hair & Make Up:  Mercedes Crescimbeni
Tux / Suit:  Burberry