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Sarah + Chad

I remember sitting down with Sarah + Chad at The Arlington in the very beginning of February to discuss the details of their May wedding. I couldn't help but walk away from our meeting thinking, "Wow, now that's an awesome couple I would love to have had a drink with." But the only thing that was brewing for me was baby #2 in my belly. So I politely, without mentioning, made my own rain check to share a cocktail with this couple later in the year.

After flipping through our inventory, Sarah + Chad knew exactly which Rustic Drift items would fit perfectly into what they envisioned for their big day at 101 Centre Street in Beach Haven. We started with laying out the ceremony which included our cedar post arbor, two rows of church pews and chairs. The 5th Street Pavilion beach that the couple picked as the location to exchange vows was amazing. Low-tide provided plenty of room for our setup and several guests chose to watch the couple get married with a birds eye view from the pier. Everything was perfect.

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And now here's the most swoon worthy photo of our church pews you will ever lay your eyes on. How amazing is Ann Coen Photography?

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Sarah + Chad wanted our rustic bar setup which included our reclaimed lumber bar cart, wine barrel cooler as well as three custom chalkboard signs. They chose to use the wine barrel cooler to solely feature cans of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. We made a fancy dancy Leinenkugel's sign so guests knew what they were diving in to at this self-service station. Their chalkboard bar menu featured whiskey, whiskey and more whiskey ;) Kidding, there was some other tasty stuff on their as well. We just loved this set up.

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Aside from the bar, we also setup our sweetheart farm table and matching sweetheart chairs for Sarah + Chad front and center on the dance floor. This served as the focal point of the beautiful couple not to mention some hilarious toasts. With the help of Ann, we also came up with a perfect photobooth station draped in string lights. This made for some epic late night photos which pretty much summarizes this epic day for Sarah + Chad and Rustic Drift.

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The success of Rustic Drift relies greatly on the couples that we get the pleasure of working with as well as the vendors who work alongside us. Congratulations to Sarah + Chad. May every day be as wonderful as your wedding day.

And a special shout out to Ann Coen Photography. We know we wouldn't be where we are in six short months if it wasn't for you. To all engaged couples, families, LBI locals, visitors and tourists alike, go visit Ann's brand new gallery now open at 15th Street & Long Beach Boulevard in Surf City. And while you're in the neighborhood walk across the street and visit our girls at School of Vintage too :)

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Every morning should involve blankets and pillows on a beach. More from this feature coming soon! -------------------------------------------------- Photography: @anncoenphotography | Rentals: @rusticdrift | Florals: @katydidflorals | Dress + Accessories: @freelovebridal | HMU: @beachhousespa + @nicoledemibeauty . . . #rusticdrift #groundlounge #lounge #geometricwedding #beachwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #brideandgroom #weddinginspo #belmarwedding #modernwedding

Lounge love. πŸ“· by @idaliaphotography | Florals: @thefloristlilyinthevalley | Rentals: @rusticdrift | Venue: @parkersgaragelbi . . . #rusticdrift #eventrentals #weddingrentals #loungerentals #lounge #handbuiltrentals #reclaimedwood #parkersgarage #njwedding #lbiwedding #loungearea

Absolutely loved the entire setup we put together for Laura + Kyle's beach ceremony. Photo: @delaney_dobson_photography | Florist: @thefloristlilyinthevalley | Rentals: @rusticdrift . . . #rusticdrift #lbiwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #beachwedding #beachceremony #weddingrentals #welcomedrink #lemonade #nauticalwedding #nauticaldecor #weddingarbor #driftwoodarbor #weddingceremony

Hey brides πŸ‘‹πŸ»! Summer means it's time to venture to Cape May and check out this amazing bridal shop. Major major heart eyes! πŸ“· @freelovebridal . . . #bridalshop #weddingdress #capemay #shoplocal #weddingaccessories #retail #dressshopping #sayyestothedress #freelovebridal #windowboxes #flowerboxes #flowers

Loving all the florals on our arbors this year especially this masterpiece by @mdsfloral at @brantbeachyc last weekend. Congrats Maureen & Karl. I knew that rain was going to pass right in time for this beautiful ceremony! πŸ“·by @jonathonpeterphotography . . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftarbors #weddingarbor #driftwoodarbor #weddingarch #arbor #weddingceremony #brideandgroom #weddingflowers #flowers #yachtclubwedding #bbyc #lbiwedding #lbiregion #njwedding #newjerseybride #weddingrentals #handbuiltrentals

Back at 101 Centre doing our thang. . . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftsigns #101centre #beachhaven #backyardwedding #tentedwedding #weddingsign #weddingsigns #lbiwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #weddinginspo #directionalsign #woodensign #oursmashingday #weddingrentals

Friday introductions.. this is a thing right? We are Megan + Joel, the coffee loving, cheap wine drinking, Caribbean dreaming, old school Reggae listening, ocean inspired Founders + Owners of Rustic Drift. We started this company a little over three years ago with the goal of creating a business that combines our strengths and talents, provides some flexibility for our family and leaves us with a career that is both meaningful and rewarding. Starting a family and a business simultaneously has been quite challenging as both our children and work need constant attention. The truth is we're still learning how to be the best parents for our children, the best leaders for our business and the best spouses for each other. Thanks for following along! "What we learn with pleasure we never forget." - Alfred Mercier πŸ“· by @idaliaphotography

/\ + 🌿🌺🌸= πŸ™ŒπŸ» Photography: @anncoenphotography | Florals: @katydidflorals | Arbor: @rusticdrift . . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftarbors #weddingceremony #beachwedding #geometricwedding #geometricarbor #weddingrentals #njwedding #newjerseybride #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #weddingarbor #weddingflowers #flowerinspiration #flowers #peonies

We added a ton of special little details to Laura + Kyle's wedding day. I love when the photographer notices them too πŸ™ŒπŸ» @delaney_dobson_photography . . . #rusticdrift #lbiwedding #njwedding #weddingdetails #weddingdaydetails #prettylittledetails #vintagebook #beachwedding #weddingrentals #weddingstyling #eventrentals #seashell

It's been quite the project for @rusticdrift_joel. 22 farm tables and one matching sweetheart table finally completed. Every single one built by him and only him....Something that makes this little business of ours pretty damn special πŸ’• ---------------------------------------------- Photography: @idaliaphotography | Rentals + Styling: @rusticdrift | Florals: @thefloristlilyinthevalley | Venue: @parkersgaragelbi . . . #rusticdrift #weddingrentals #eventrentals #farmtables #farmtable #handbuiltrentals #rusticwedding #woodworking #njwedding #lbiwedding #newjerseybride

When I dip you dip we dip. --------------------------------------- Photography: @delaney_dobson_photography | Rentals: @rusticdrift | Florist: @thefloristlilyinthevalley . . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftarbors #weddingceremony #weddingrentals #arbor #driftwood #driftwoodarbor #beachwedding #lbiwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #rusticwedding #boardwalkrunners #aislestyle #weddinginspo #arborflowers #weddingflowers

Spent the weekend at the dreamiest little beach cottage with a bunch of my closest friends. Feeling recharged but also very behind on emails + paperwork πŸ™„The sign on the wall couldn't be more fitting. #cestlavie #staycation #beachcottage #beachhouse #vacationhouse

Loving this bridal bouquet from one of our spring weddings. Photo: @jenniferlarsenphoto | Florals: Petals Florist . . . #bouquet #bridalbouquet #weddingbouquet #flowers #succulents #peonies #weddingflowers #petalsflorists #peronafarms #njwedding #springwedding #springbouquet