A love story eight years in the making began its next chapter with the beauty of nature as its backdrop. T.J. Barbalinardo and Mikey Maresca exchanged personalized vows in front of their family and close friends at the HollyHedge Estate in New Hope, PA. The venue's lush environment was like a Rococo painting come to life.
"We wanted the wedding to be very natural, romantic and elegant " TJ and Mikey told us about their wedding, "lots of lush greenery; blush, beige and light florals – something pastoral and sophisticated. We used a few 18th century paintings by Fragonard as inspiration for the color palette and we definitely think this all came through on the day of the wedding. The venue truly speaks for itself but our brilliant floral designer, Cynthia Manchester of Oleander Florals, brought it to a new level with the amazing archway above our heads and the pergola in the reception space. It also didn’t hurt that we had spectacular weather! "
HollyHedge Estate was the only place they had in mind that could bring their Fragonard inspiration to life.
"HollyHedge really hit all the marks for us. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful and rich in history, the staff there is a perfect balance between being laid back and friendly but also really organized and attentive. They took great care of us and we became fast friends. We knew we wanted a space that would make our guests feel like they had retreated from the outside world – we wanted it to feel private, peaceful and welcoming. HollyHedge offers both luxurious outdoor space but also chic, rustic indoor space so your guests can enjoy it all. It also provided us with comfortable accommodations for the night of the wedding with our entire family and wedding party."
"Looking around and seeing all of the people that we love in the same place at the same time. That was priceless."
T.J. and Mikey would like to thank all their family and friends and the vendors that made their day possible:
Wedding and Reception Venue
Allison Sargent Events
Lauren Fair Photography
Axel Marrero Studios
Philadelphia String Quartet
Robbie & Co.
Robbie & Co.
Hair and Make-Up
Daneene Jensen & Associates