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Rustic Drift Launch Party

On December 7th we had the awesome opportunity to host our very own VIP Launch Party @ Black-Eyed Susans in Harvey Cedars, NJ. Our good friends and co-owners Ashley Pellegrino and Chris Sanchez were kind enough to open their doors in the off-season to help host our event. We invited local wedding professionals, vendors and venues to attend our launch party, snack on some delicious hors d'oeuvres, drink some craft beers, listening to the acoustic rhythms of local musician, Ryan Zimmerman and take a gander at the rental items we would be offering for the 2014 season. Some items we featured included our 10’ and 5’ farm tables, mismatched china, wine barrel high tops, wine barrel cooler, reclaimed lumber bar cart, ice cream cart and both our Edison and lantern string lights. We packed the house and received amazing feedback and recognition from the peers among us in the industry. We couldn’t be happier with the turn out, not to mention the wonderful write up we received from the Sandpaper.

As we broke down the event the next day we were hit with the very first (of what seems like 200+) snowstorm of the season. Moving everything in a couple inches of powder was no easy feat but after the night before nothing could break our spirit. We want to thank all of our attendees. The support from the LBI community, our family and friends has been commendable beyond our belief.

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Launch Party Pics

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When a gray sky makes everything look perfect ☁️ ・・・ Arbor: @rusticdrift // Florals: @desireedeandesigns // Photography: @meggsndbacon // Venue: @thecrystalpoint ・・・ #Repost @desireedeandesigns

Mood. ☁️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @torikelner // Cake: @flourbomb_ // Florals: @kp_designsfloral // Rentals: @rusticdrift

Interrupting my normal posts of pretty wedding pictures to share this pic of my kiddos, Haven + Sawyer who are finally both back in school. We had an incredible summer going to the beach, watching some local children’s theatre, listening to concerts in the park, hitting up the spraypark + waterpark, visiting the zoo, going to a museum or two, boating and swimming.. lots of swimming. I fell behind on emails, proposals and whole bunch of other stuff related to @rusticdrift. Working at home mom life is hard, motherhood is hard, and running a business is hard. Keeping my kids happy, my clients happy and myself happy is challenging. I’m over here just doing the very best I can despite all the juggling. Thanks for your patience, support and kindness. Now time for an uninterrupted cup of hot coffee and emails without a kid on my lap 😜 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @ashleymacphotographs from the amazing Camp Mamamama event put together by @gildedlilyevents at @theherbarybearcreek

This woodsy styled shoot was featured on @junebugweddings today and I’m as happy as a kid jumping in a pile of leaves 🍁🍂🤗 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @torikelner | Photo Assisting: @jenniferlarsenphoto | Videography: @tonemedia | Florals: @kp_designsfloral | Dress: @vesabrides | HMU: @michelleeliseartistry | Models: @chrisx0x + @ry_forrest | Macrame Backdrop: @mosshound_designs | Rentals: @rusticdrift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . << link in bio >>

🌴 Arbor 🌴 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @jessicaerbphoto // Venue: @seashellresort // Arbor: @rusticdrift // Florist: @morethanagift

Still summer, still a ton of beach weddings, still so many awesome moments like this 😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @jessicaerbphoto // Florals: @thefloristlilyinthevalley // Ceremony Rentals: @rusticdrift {featured rental: cedar post arbor}

Holding on to all things summer 🌊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @mollysuephotography // Florals: @flowerchildfloral // Calligraphy, Paper Goods + Signage: @writeprettyforme // Planning + Styling: @copperandchloe // Gauze Napkins + Runners: @linenlark // Tabletop Rentals: @borrowedblu // Rentals: @rusticdrift

Tropical arrangements, loads of greenery and mustard yellow accents .. all my favs in one place 💚💛🌿 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VENDORS: PUBLISHER | @bay_magazine PLANNER | @bogathevents PLANNER ASSISTANT | @sophia_hogan PHOTOGRAPHER | @susanelizabethweddings RENTALS | @rusticdrift HAIR | @lavishlbi MAKEUP | @ciaartists BRIDE'S DRESS SHOP | @freelovebridal RECEPTION DRESS DESIGNER |@frenchknotcouture GROOM's ATTIRE | @theblacktux INVITATIONS | @sdesigns RECEPTION VENUE | @parkersgaragelbi FLORIST | @reynoldsgardenshop CAKE & DESSERT BAR | @sweetmelissagoodness MODELS | @jillianspano @billyspano

Cheers to an awesome summer 🥂🍻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @tylerandrew // Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop // Rentals: @rusticdrift { featured rental: wine barrel bar}

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not. Give me all the sweets 🍩 🍪🍦😋 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @susanelizabethweddings // Planning + Styling: @bogathevents // Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop // Venue: @parkersgaragelbi // Desserts: @sweetmelissagoodness // Press: @bay_magazine // Rentals: @rusticdrift

So in love with our newly refinished biergarten tables + benches .. how ‘bout you? 💛 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VENDORS: PUBLISHER | @bay_magazine PLANNER | @bogathevents PLANNER ASSISTANT | @sophia_hogan PHOTOGRAPHER | @susanelizabethweddings RENTALS | @rusticdrift HAIR | @lavishlbi MAKEUP | @ciaartists BRIDE'S DRESS SHOP | @freelovebridal RECEPTION DRESS DESIGNER |@frenchknotcouture GROOM's ATTIRE | @theblacktux INVITATIONS | @sdesigns RECEPTION VENUE | @parkersgaragelbi FLORIST | @reynoldsgardenshop CAKE & DESSERT BAR | @sweetmelissagoodness MODELS | @jillianspano @billyspano

This flower girl + ring bearer team 🌸🐶 #nationaldogday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photographer: @wearesaltwater // Florals: @agardenpartyllc // Ceremony Rentals: @rusticdrift

Still can’t get over all the pretty from last weekend 💙💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @tylerandrew // Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop // Rentals: @rusticdrift

Love when our rentals get incorporated into engagement shoots 💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE CREATIVE TEAM The Couple | @1bajillian @the_jman820 The Pup | @kissfroma_rosie Photography | @idaliaphotography Planner | @bogathevents Hair & Makeup | @lavishlbi Florals | @thefloristlilyinthevalley Calligraphy | @theshadedmaple Rentals | @rusticdrift