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Shannon + Scott -101 Centre St

Before we even had a website Shannon & Scott were one of the very first couples to reach out to Rustic Drift (thank you Instagram). In terms of their wedding day concept and design, they had a clear idea of exactly what they were looking for. Our rental items seemed to aligned perfectly with their vision and their venue, 101 Centre Street. 101 Centre Street is a beautifully restored three story Victorian Home nestled in the heart of Beach Haven, NJ on Long Beach Island. The wrap around porch and wonderfully landscaped yard were perfect for cocktail hour. We made sure several special detail items that Shannon + Scott wanted to incorporate into their wedding were clear and visible during cocktail hour for everyone to see. Here's just a little taste of what these details included:

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- A spiked lemonade station displayed on our wine barrel bar with a custom chalkboard sign, mason jars, wooden crates and a beautifully moss covered 'Love' sign (which the bride made herself - she's so crafty!).

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- A card table displayed on our accent table featuring our 1942 Royal Typewriter (which was my grandparents'), our 9 pane vintage window with every guests name handwritten and some of our vintage suitcases with a custom burlap 'Cards' sign.

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- A wine and champagne bar was created on our reclaimed lumber bar cart and greeted guests as they returned from the beach vows.

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- The menu was featured on one of our vintage three pane windows. Dinner was served family style so we separated each pane by the type of dish (i.e. Filet Mignon, Grilled Chicken and Halibut). The handlettering was pretty complex on this but well worth it. I was beyond satisfied with the end results (in fact I'm having a hard time erasing it because it still looks so awesome). Also, I can't fail to mention here what a fabulous job was done by the caterer Shore Fire Grille.

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- Our wine barrel high tops were filled to the brim with tasty beers during cocktail hour and were perfect for guests congregating on the lawn.

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Moving on to the reception details, my very favorite design element of this wedding would probably have to be the candy bar. It looked too good to eat. Red and pink candy overflowed glass jars that were placed on various wooden crates and our newly refinished antique tea cart. The floral touches were completed by Michele Tallent and featured hydrangeas, dahlias and garden roses. The pink and white looked so pretty against the old wooden colored tones. Rustic chic at it's finest. Another custom burlap sign reading "Love Sweet Love" was designed to drape across the whole setup.

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The gazebo served as the main bar during the reception. While the couple started cocktail hour with wine, champagne and a canoe full of beer, the reception consisted of two bars: a whiskey bar and a signature drink bar. We created a directional sign on the property to point out all the awesomeness that was going on that day. Additionally we pieced together the Shannon + Scott sign that was front and center on the bar. I can't take credit for the wine cork heart that was incorporated on the sign. That was all the bride (again- ain't she crafty!!).

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In front of our sweetheart farm table we also designed a marquee light SV2 (svsquared) sign. Shannon + Scott now both share the same initials. They even had an SV2 logo created and incorporated into everything their wedding weekend (welcome bags, wedding programs, cocktail napkins, etc.) They might not know this but Joel and I also referred to them as SV2 since we first saw the logo ;)

The metal letters were provided by the bride and groom. We threw some blush paint on them, put them on a whitewashed wooden backboard and assembled the lights. As nighttime rolled in, this sign stood out all night long. A perfect example of a love that will last forever.

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A special thank you to Shannon + Scott for giving us the creative freedom to help make their wedding day dreams come true. It's no easy task to put all your faith into a brand new company when you're dealing with such an important day in your lives. Thank you for believing in us and our business. This has been an amazing journey for us and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this opportunity. Love and happiness today, tomorrow and always.

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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