The Wedding of ...
Meghan Harp & Kris Steingall
Ceremony & Reception: The Olde Mill Inn,
Gown: Sottero and Midgley
Bridesmaids: Occasions by Hayley Paige
Tux: Ralph Lauren
Photographer & Cinematographer: Douglas James Studios,
Makeup & Hair: My Cinderella’s Dream
Florist: Wildflowers with Tami
Cake: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery
Ukulele: Johnny Herbert Music
Band: The Wedding Crashers
Favors: Megz Cookies from Etsy
Top Notch Service
Kris and I knew each other from high school, but it was not until the summer before college that we started spending a lot of time together. There was an instant connection, and when we went to different colleges that fall, we maintained a long-distance relationship. He studied to become a physician assistant, and I studied to become an attorney.
Years later, we excitedly brought home our new four-legged family member, Rudy. Kris slipped a collar he had specially made onto Rudy. When I noticed the collar had “Will You Marry Me?” engraved on it, Kris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes, of course!
We knew we wanted a venue with an intimate setting where we could have both our ceremony and reception. It was also important to us to provide our guests the convenience of having on-site accommodations. The Olde Mill Inn provided everything we were looking for and so much more. I cannot say enough great things about Amanda Virga, my maître d’. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and genuine caring nature made our entire experience wonderful.
Our ceremony took place in the courtyard. As I walked down the aisle, ukulele player and singer Johnny Herbert played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which was a special song I shared with my parents. To signify our two families becoming one, The Olde Mill Inn helped us arrange a tree planting in the courtyard using soil from both our parents’ backyards.
As complete “foodies,” Kris and I can confidently say the quality and presentation of all the food exceeded our expectations. We named our blueberry mojito signature cocktail “Something Blue.” Our favorite food stations were the New Jersey slider bar with beef, vegetable, and crabcake burgers and the Mash-tini Bar with whipped Idaho and sweet potatoes with chives, crispy bacon bits, beer cheddar cheese sauce, and much more. We also had many hors d’oeuvres including mini grilled cheese sandwiches with a shooter of tomato soup, chicken and waffles with maple drizzle, and parmesan truffle French fries.
We created a natural glam décor in our ballroom with lots of greenery and flowers and a hint of metallic colors. Our low centerpieces were comprised of peonies and overflowing greenery surrounded by metallic votive candles. We also included greenery inside each folded napkin, which held the menu and a monogrammed sugar cookie.
As if the cocktail hour food was not enough, dinner was next! Our guests began their meal with a baby spinach salad and lemon sorbet. Then they chose from one of four dinner selections: honey-miso glazed salmon; chicken stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, and spinach; slow braised short ribs; or three-cheese cannelloni. For dessert, we had our delicious wedding cake, French and Italian pastries, and chocolate covered strawberries!
Thank you to Amanda and The Olde Mill Inn staff for their top notch service and fabulous food. Thank you to all our spectacular and talented vendors. Thanks to our bridal party, family, and friends for celebrating our special day with us. And most of all, thank you to our parents who made everything possible!