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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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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

If you ask me if your arbor needs flowers my answer is always yes 👆🏻😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @wearesaltwater // Florals: @agardenpartyllc // Ceremony Rentals: @rusticdrift { featured rental: birch arbor }