The Chauncey Conference Center calls itself, “The Best Kept Secret in Princeton”, and they could be absolutely right! I had the honor of performing a beautiful, funny wedding on their gracious grounds a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t wait to write about them. Located just minutes from Princeton, and midway between Philadelphia and New York City, this little gem the perfect place to have a wedding!
A gracious tree-lined drive leads your guest to a relaxing, 400 acre retreat framed by woodlands and dotted with ponds and walking paths.
The conference center accomodate all your guests, the bridal couple, who will have the Laurie House as their personal B and B. This little gem was a hunt club, but has been turned into a cozy retreat with seven guest rooms, living and dining areas, and a patio of its very own.
Michael and Michele, had their choice of an array of backdrops for their photos (by David Myles; more about him later; he just rocked!) and then made their way down to the water’s edge, under the magnificent shade trees for their New Jersey wedding ceremony. (You knew I couldn’t resist….)
And what a wedding it was! M and M are such creative and funny people that it was really a joy to work with them, and they deserve their own post (which is coming up soon!) But for now, I’ll give you the hilights; rhyming vows, handwritten by the couple; lollipop wedding rings, (their best man’s joke), Polaroid cameras for their guest to embellish and slip into an album, and as their recessional? “Nine in the Afternoon”, by Panic at the Disco! (Don’t miss the video; it’ll give you PLENTY of ideas for the day!)
After the ceremony, the guests took a leisurely stroll to the reception, on the tented patio. Melissa and her amazing staff orchestrated a delicious and bountiful brunch to the strains of Louis Armstrong. It was a beautiful start for a very cool couple!