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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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Love this greenery installation by @thefloristlilyinthevalley that was tied into our vintage door backdrop at the @seashellresort. So much local vendor love right here 💕Photography: @anncoenphotography

Our bar cart never looked so good! 🍾🍾Photo: @jianca_lazarus | Florals: @saipuaweddings | Rentals: @rusticdrift . . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftbars #bar #reclaimedwood #weddinginspo #njwedding #weddingbar #handbuiltrentals #specialtyrentals

Groom's shoes and chivalry on point 🙌🏻💁🏼‍♂️Photography: @anncoenphotography | Bouquet: @chicoryflorals | Kicks: @bucketfeet . . #bucketfeet #groom #weddingflowers #bridalbouquet #bouquet

I don't even know how to caption this amazingness! Photo: @jianca_lazarus | Florals: @saipuaweddings | Tent: @sperrytents | Rentals: @rusticdrift . . #sperrylove #rusticdrift #njwedding

Happy real wedding day @leahricciardi + @austin_van_bogh. Sending all our love and well wishes! . . Photographer: @anncoenphotography | Florist: @reynoldsgardenshop | Dress: @dmonacodesigns | Hair: @christinashaircraze | Makeup: @beachhousespa . . #lbiwedding #newjerseybride #njwedding #bonnetislandestate #brideandgroom #styledshoot

Just realizing now that this shoot had some serious unintentional La La Land vibes. 🎥 #tbt . . Photography: @anncoenphotography | Rentals + Styling: @rusticdrift | Florals: @katydidflorals | Invitation Suite + Stationary: @perchalfibers | Vintage Stamps: @littlepostagehouse | Dress + Accessories: @freelovebridal | Venue Bookings + Catering: @merrimakerscaterers | Cake: @tastethecakesandicecream | Hair + Makeup: @beachhousespa + @nicoledemiesthetics | Videography: @darnswellmedia | Photo Assisting: @alexriveraphoto + @ryanjohnson_1 | Models: @callama + @nboyd7308 . . #rusticdrift #eventrentals #weddingrentals #taylorpavillion #lalalandwedding #modernwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #modernbride

Love the setup at @brantbeachyc for Taylor + Rich's Wedding last weekend! Photography: @justrobjohn | Arbor + Buffet: @rusticdrift | Benches: @oceantents | Florals: @mdsfloral | Makeup: @beachhousespa ............................................................. #Repost @justrobjohn ・・・ So much happy

This vow renewal completely had my heart. Grooms/spouses/partners etc. take note. This was sweetest gesture that ever was! . . Photography: @hpalecekphotography | Planning + Coordinating: @bogathevents | Arbor: @rusticdrift | Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftceremonies #arbor #weddingarbor #weddingceremony #beachwedding #vowrenewal #lbiwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #arborflowers

Clear top tent, walls up, 65 degrees at night.. the absolute most perfect weather for last weekend's Fall inspired cocktail party. . . #rusticdrift #winebarrels #winebarrelhightop #cocktailtable #cocktailparty #harvestparty #backyardparty #tentedevent #eventrentals #weddingrentals #rusticparty #falldecor

Happy 3rd Birthday baby girl. I'll never forget this birthday, when I fabric markered your birthday shirt and you thought it was the best thing ever. Stay sweet, stay kind, stay you 💕

Heirloom heaven. This weekend's event is going to be a goodie 🍂🌾🎃 . . #rusticdrift #falldecor #heirloompumpkins #pumpkins #october

I can't get enough of all the pretty little details on top of our table from Krissa + Bill's Wedding. This bride and groom went all out collecting vintage bottles and greeting cards to use in their tabletop decor for over a year. And not just our sweetheart table. Every table was this perfect. Totally obsessed. This wedding was really incredible. Amazing work @krissa_louise + @bherm40 . . @Photography: @idaliaphotography | Planning: @shoretopleaseweddings | Flowers: @flowersbymelinda_ | Arbor + Specialty Table Rental: @rusticdrift . . #rusticdrift #tabletopdecor #tablescape #vintagebottles #antiquebottles #weddingflowers #centerpiece #weddinginspo #weddingdetails #sweethearttable #njwedding #newjerseybride

Look at these two sweethearts in front of our sweetheart table 💕 . . Photography: @idaliaphotography | Planner: @shoretopleaseweddings | Band: @silverarrowband | Specialty Rentals: @rusticdrift | Tent + Rentals: @oceantents | Flowers: @flowersbymelinda_ | Hair: @nicoleantos88 | Makeup: @makemeup_eva | Dress: @bhldn | Amazing Bunting Flags: AFeteBeckons (Etsy) | Suit: @josabank . . #rusticdrift #farmtable #sweethearttable #njwedding #newjerseybride #sandyhookchapel #tentedwedding #bunting #buntingflags #weddingdetails #weddingband #firstdance

It's like a firework of the prettiest flowers on our birch arbor 😍Photography: @idaliaphotography | Flowers: @flowersbymelinda_ | Arbor: @rusticdrift | Planning: @shoretopleaseweddings . . #rusticdrift #rusticdriftceremonies #arbor #bircharbor #flowers #weddingflowers #ceremonyflowers #pastelwedding

Tented weddings will forever have my heart. . . Photography: @alisondunnphotography // Flowers: @lovenfreshflowers // Planning: @styledbride // Rentals: @oceantents @partyrentalltd @rusticdrift // Catering: @fenwickcateringandevents // Venue: @lbif . . #tentedwedding #lbif #lbiwedding #njwedding #newjerseybride #centerpiece #weddingflowers #weddinginspo