3 Things Every Bride Can Learn From This Vibrant Wedding in New Jersey

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It took a serious twist of fate — and a heavy dose of confidence in a close friend — to bring Hannah-Lynn and Jason together during the summer of 2010. Especially because, when the two first met, they were technically 1,000 miles apart! Hannah-Lynn was living in Morristown, New Jersey, and Jason was in Tallahassee, Florida, when a mutual friend from church introduced them by phone. Though they hadn't met in person yet, the pair hit it off, building a long-distance relationship as friends for two years before getting serious in August of 2012. Just seven months after they "officially" started dating, Hannah-Lynn and Jason were engaged—and five months later, they were married! Sometimes, when you know, you know.

For their August 25, 2013 wedding in South Orange, New Jersey, the couple played up the already beautiful outdoor setting at Orange Lawn Tennis Club by decorating with bright flowers, lots of light, and crisp white chairs for their 120 guests. Check out Jac&Jules Photography's photos below to see a few of our favorite ideas from this fun, family-friendly wedding.

Match your bouquet to your bridesmaids' dresses: Hannah-Lynn wanted her bridesmaids to be able to customize their looks, so she selected short periwinkle dresses by Von Vonni. To tie the whole look together, she included hydrangeas in the same hue in her bouquet of white roses, calla lilies, and orchids.

Borrow jewels from someone you love: For Hannah-Lynn, pearls were the perfect "something borrowed." She complemented the simple strapless neckline of her Gia Lamothe gown with her stepmother's necklace and earrings.

Change for the getaway: There's no need to wear white all night. As a nod to their Jamaican heritage, Hannah-Lynn slipped into a festive tribal print dress before she and Jason left the reception. Guests cheered on the happy couple and lined the exit with hot pink sparklers that perfectly matched the dress!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club || Wedding Planner: McEmsara Quesada & Carina Moreno of Luxe Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Gia Lamothe || Hair: Mia-Shanelle Thomas|| Makeup: Marilyn Figuereo || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Von Vonni || Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein || Florist: Maricela Bermudez of Décor Galore || Photography: Jac&Jules Photography

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