bride in strapless wedding dress and groom in tuxedo walk along covered porch

From handsome groomsmen playing croquet in tuxedos to a bridal party in vibrant royal blue dresses, this wedding is filled with the timeless details that were so important during this couple's wedding planning. Read below on Chloe's advice to newly engaged brides. Thank you to The Big Day Photography for sharing this special day with us!

wedding dress hanging in front of rows of croquet mallets and bejeweled wedding heels on top of balls
makeup artist applying eyeshadow on bride
bride in white satin robe before wedding
bridal party in spa robes and glass of champagne
strapless midnight blue bridesmaid dresses hanging up in hotel room
bride and bridesmaids share a Fireball whiskey shot
groom in classic tuxedo with white flower boutonniere
groom with blue and aqua argyle socks
groom and groomsmen in tuxedos get ready to play a game of croquet before wedding
groomsmen pose and goof off on croquet course
engagement and wedding rings on top of croquet balls
bridal party in strapless blue dresses holding white hydrangea bouquets
bridesmaid in royal blue dress and white hydrangea bouquet
bridal party in royal blue dresses pose with croquet mallets
all white bridal bouquet with ranunculus and hydrangea
groom in tuxedo stands on porch overlooking croquet course
bride in veil taps groom on shoulder for first look moment
candles in hurricane lanterns as aisle decor for traditional wedding ceremony
bride and groom standing on croquet field on breezy evening
white wedding centerpiece with hydrangea and roses on white linens
reception tables lined up under string lights on covered porch with croquet field in background
white wedding centerpieces with roses and hydrangea next to crystal votive holders
wedding venue at croquet course lit up at dusk
 bride and groom have first dance under string lights on patio
bride laughing and dancing with guests
sparkler wedding exit with bride and groom raising arms triumphantly

What was most important for you to include in your wedding?

Sean and I are all about family, friends, and having a great time. We said from the beginning that our vision for the wedding was “one big party.” It was our main priority for the guests to have a blast.

What was your favorite detail?

It is so hard to pick one, because everything that I had envisioned came to reality that day. The venue has to be my favorite thing about our wedding. The venue really captured our personalities. It was the prefect amount of preppy and romantic, and it was the perfect backdrop for all of the other details.

What was your wedding theme or style?

Classic and timeless. I have always been preppy and have loved the classic “Ralph Lauren” look. I wanted to look back in the years to come and still feel happy about the style we chose.

Five words (or less) that describe the two of you and your wedding:

So. Much. Love.   We could really feel that everyone was there to celebrate us and our love.

Your first dance song and why you chose it:

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”   We chose this song because the words are so simple, yet so relatable. I texted Sean that I heard the song at work and liked it, and he already had it playing when I got home. We started dancing in our living room, and decided that would be our song.

What is your advice to couples who are planning weddings now?

Enjoy it. Follow a month-by-month planning checklist, and you will find yourself being less stressed and more excited. Make sure that every detail chosen showcases your personalities. You want your guests to arrive to your wedding and think, “This is so them.”

Photography: The Big Day Photography   |   Venue & Catering: National Croquet Center   |   Flowers: Gerilyn Gianna Event & Floral Design   |   Paper Goods: Shine Wedding Invitations   |   Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza   |   Accessories: Badgley Mischka   |   Hair: Visions Hair Salon   |   Makeup: Jeanette Rivera   |   Men's Attire: Vera Wang at Men's Wearhouse   |   Rentals: Celebrations by Kathy, Regency Party Rentals   |   Music: Alwyz Entertainment