Ashley and Philip’s Shadowbrook Wedding

Documented by Berit Bizjak & Carly Jara (Second Photographer)

Ashley and Philip met in Louisville, KY.  But when it came to their wedding, they wanted to incorporate details from both of their “homes”. Ashley is from New Jersey, and we know that a New Jersey wedding (especially the food) can’t be topped, so they chose the beautiful Shadowbrook as their venue. When I asked why they had chosen the Shadowbrook Ashley shared, “It has the perfect blend of old world charm, with modern touches – and who wouldn’t want their own mansion for a day!? We also wanted to honor our current home, which is Louisville, KY (and Philip’s birthplace), by incorporating subtle details into the day. Philip will be wearing cufflinks made from used bourbon barrels, the groomsmen will be wearing gold horseshoe boutonnieres, and our table names will feature locations from Louisville that are meaningful to us. Cocktail hour will offer a fun bourbon cocktail since Louisville is in the heart of bourbon country. We will also be having a special entrance performance by the bugler from the local horse racetrack (Monmouth Park), to introduce us as husband and wife (we have attended the Kentucky Derby every year since we’ve met, and Philip’s family has a storied history in the sport), and nothing says Kentucky like horse racing!”

Ashley and Philip’s vision was to have a classic, timeless, and elegant wedding that is warm, welcoming, and most of all loving. Not only was the day  a celebration of their love, but it was the coming together of two wonderful, caring, and supportive families. We are honored to have been a part of it!

Event Planning:  Louis Avanti of AMG Events & Visuals
Ceremony:  St. Catherine (Spring Lake) | Reception: Shadowbrook
Dress & Veil: Danielle Caprese| Bridal Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal | Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair & Makeup:  Dawn Rose Makeup Artistry | Bridesmaids:  Amsale | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Florals: Carroll’s Florist  | Cake:  Palermo’s Bakery
Invitation: Plume and Stone | Calligraphy:  Marcardin Calligraphy
Entertainment: Paris New York Band

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit

Shadowbrook Wedding | Ashley and Philip | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit