Unforgettable Wedding Moments: 2023 in Review

December 27, 2023

It’s been another beautiful year here at New Jersey wedding venue, Crossed Keys Estate, with stunning florals, unique decor, tasty bites, and of course, endless love. In June, the Estate welcomed the addition of the Conservatory, our stunning new cocktail hour space. Every weekend we watched as memories were made and vows were exchanged. Although each wedding was special and memorable in its own way, we thought we’d give you our own wrap up of some unforgettable wedding moments throughout the season.

Photo: Lauren Allmond

Photo: Ryon Lockhart Photography, Philip Siliciano Photography, Weddings by Hanel




An unforgettable wedding ceremony inside the farmhouse, where a takeover of African-inspired florals greeted Melissa + Michael’s wedding guests. The decadent chuppah perfectly framed the couple and their family for a memorable ceremony. Lush aisle markers led the married couple down the aisle to begin the celebration!

Photo: Off Beet Productions


Wedding Pups: 

Dogs are family too! Crossed Keys Estate takes pride in being a dog-friendly NJ wedding venue. These pups did not miss out on the celebration of such an important milestone for their family!

Photo: Kristin Piteo

Photo: Ryan Lockhart Photography, Mady Noel Photo, KeLi Photography

Photo: Elle Studios

Photo: LongBrook Photography


Late Night Bites: 

Whether served at the after party or offered “to-go”, Crossed Keys Estate guests could not get enough of late night bites. Although there was a wide range of variety, happy meals found their way to the top of the list.

Photo: LongBrook Photography


 Second Dress:

Short and chic, bold and fluffy, glitzy and glam, or maybe just RED! These second dress choices were unforgettable during wedding after-hours.

Photo: Nela Kekic Photography, Jessie Lyn Photography

Photo: Lee Meek Photography

Photo: Mackenzie Grace Creative

Photo: Pat Furey Photo, Monika de Myer


Wedding Cake: 

This year our couples made a statement with their cake choices. Picture perfect AND delicious!

Photo: LongBrook Photography, Elle Studios

Photo: Nela Kekic Photography, Cheyanna De Nicola

Photo: Kylie McCann Photography


Floral and Decor: 

Crossed Keys Designs transformed the Farmhouse into the most magical secret garden for Dani + Drew’s July wedding. Greenery seemingly covered every corner of the venue, making the indoor space feel like an extension of the outdoors.

Photo: Nela Kekic Photography
Planning: The Wedding Plan & Co.
Signage: The Jess Press


Seating Chart:

So many unique and playful seating charts this year but guests could not get enough of this classic escort wall crafted by Champaperie and adorned in greenery by Crossed Keys Designs.

Photo: Ryon Lockhart Photography
Seating Chart: Champaperie



Glowy, romantic, and luxe… Candles took center stage as the most popular “decor” item.

Photo: Ryon Lockhart Photography

Photo: LongBrook Photography, Ryon Lockhart Photography, Fourteen Acres Photography

Photo: Rachel Epperly Media


Bridal Party:

You can’t say “I do!” without your best friends by your side. Couples brought the most energetic, warm, (silly), and supportive wedding parties this year.

Photo: Catherine Coons

Photo: Jessie Lyn Photography, Dreamstreet Photo

Photo: Mackenzie Grace Creative

Photo: Kylie McCann Photography



Truthfully, there are unforgettable wedding moments happening every weekend here on the grounds. The CKE staff could not be more grateful to be a part of your love stories in another incredible season here at NJ wedding venue, Crossed Keys Estate.

Photo: Hugue-Robert Marsan

Photo: Jennifer Larsen Photography, Megan & Kenneth, Rachel Epperly Media, Monika De Myer

Photo: LongBrook Photography

Photo: Mackenzie Grace Creative, Jen Oceana Photography, Jordan Jankun Photography

Photo: LongBrook Photography 



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