Downtheaislemagazine.com is an exclusive resource guide that provides wedding inspiration to discriminating brides in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. With planning tips, gorgeous photography and real wedding stories it will help you discover your own signature style. We connect you to top-tier wedding professionals that are handpicked by our publisher and are listed as preferred vendors at some of the top wedding venues in our region.

Best wishes on your journey down the aisle.

Karen

Start your Journey Here

  • So you are engaged and can’t wait to get started on the planning. Our site has all the components you need to get you from here to the aisle.  Whether you are planning your wedding in the Philadelphia area, New Jersey or Delaware,  here are some tips that you might want to consider before you start: View and Print our Countdown Calendar and Budget Planner to be sure that you are getting everything done in the proper time frame and [ Read more ]

START BY VIEWING AND PRINTING OUR PLANNERS

Budget

  • As you plan every detail of your big day you don’t often think of what would happen if something were to prevent your wedding from happening.  It could be a death in the family, sickness or [ Read more ]
  • In today’s world where the economy has taken its toll on families and weddings are quite expensive, the traditional budget planning sometimes has to be altered to fit the needs of each family, [ Read more ]

Your ceremony details

  • Wedding transportation in Philadelphia and New Jersey: Wedding transportation has changed over the years and now there are more choices than ever to get you and your bridal party to the church.  [ Read more ]
  • In the last 10 years couples have been opting to have their ceremony and reception at one location and many catering venues in Philadelphia and New Jersey can create a separate ceremony space in [ Read more ]
  • When my daughter got married we decided to add Doves to her ceremony and it was the best decision we made.   After the ceremony we invited the guests out to the front lawn of the Church where [ Read more ]

Your Reception

Photo and Video ideas

Say It With Flowers

  • In our region two popular themes are beach weddings and vintage weddings due to the numerous venues that we have close to the shore and in historic districts.  Here are some ideas to match your [ Read more ]
  • There are many different styles that you can choose for your bridal bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets.  Here are some styles you can consider: Hand-tied bouquet A hand tied bouquet is a popular [ Read more ]
  • Choosing Flowers for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make.  Flowers set the tone of the wedding by incorporating a theme or color scheme for your reception and [ Read more ]

Your Music

  • Choosing the right songs for your ceremony and reception is one of the most important parts of your special day. Here are some ideas that you can play right here from youtube: Ceremony: Prelude: [ Read more ]
  • Choosing the right music for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you’ll make other than the food.  They both must be exceptional because they are the two things that your [ Read more ]

Final Details

  • Invitations and stationary are some of the most important part of your wedding because it sets the tone for your reception. One of the first considerations should be the [ Read more ]
  • Your dress is the most precious thing you will buy for your wedding day.  It is a purchase that comes from the heart and when the purchase is made, you and your family are [ Read more ]
  • Your honeymoon is the first place that you will start using your “Mr and Mrs” status, but ladies,  make sure you only wear it on a shirt, beach bag or towel.  [ Read more ]

Digital Wedding Brochures

Creating Your Bridal Gift Registry

You just got engaged! The first stop on your journey should be to set up your bridal gift registries. If you are having an engagement party you will want your guests to choose a gift from your gift registry. Registering at Bed Bath and Beyond is so much fun. You will be given a little machine that you can go around the store with and zap all the goodies that you want on your wish list. It is the ultimate in window shopping. The machine creates your registry in the store's computer and your guests can receive a print out when they go in to purchase all your wedding related gifts. So get started on your wish list right now.

Real Weddings

  • Shadowbrook, a beautiful 1907 Victorian Mansion in Shrewsbury, NJ, was the perfect setting for Gina and Robb’s Victorian themed wedding.  The weekend event started at the Historic Molly Pitcher inn on the Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ where the couple and their wedding party stayed and [ Read more ]
  • Peter and Jaclyn celebrated their beautiful Winter wedding on 12/12/14 at La Massaria at Bella Vista in Gilbertsville, PA.  Alex Soult of Soult Studios shared their photos.  One of the advantages of having a Christmas wedding is that the banquet facility is usually already decorated, which can [ Read more ]
  • You can’t find a better team for your special day than the Holly Hedge Estate in new Hope and Cindy DeSau Photography.  Her photos evoke the emotion of the day at one of the prettiest venues in our region.  Here are two wedding stories that she shared with us at Holly Hedge Estate. [ Read more ]
  • Bonnet Island Estate is part of a distinctive collection of wedding venues that define elegance and opulence.  The collection consists of bayside estates and country mansions.  Bonnet Island is located on Bay Avenue in Manahawkin, NJ.  www.bonnetislandestate.com.  Here is the real wedding [ Read more ]
  • When looking for a wedding venue at the Jersey Shore, check out the Ocean City Yacht Club established in 1901.  It is located right on the bay where you can enjoy waterfront views and fabulous sunsets in a nautical setting.  Nobil Caterers provides exquisite culinary options for your guests and [ Read more ]
  • Melissa and David were married on the beach in Cape May, New Jersey adjacent to their reception venue, The Grand Hotel.  They kept true to the beach theme with their cake and room décor.  The Grand Hotel offers a grand ballroom, beach ceremony option and overnight accommodations, making it the [ Read more ]

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