Brad and Danielle's Rustic Summer Wedding at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ

We’re excited about our new blog and will be working on blogging (hopefully once a month!) Today, we’re diving deep into our archives for one of our first day of coordination weddings, for Brad and Danielle’s beautiful Waterloo Village Wedding. I’m often skeptical about working with friends, but when Danielle and I met for coffee in the spring of 2016, and she shared some of her concerns about her upcoming wedding, I knew instantly I wanted to be a part of it. We’re both entrepreneurs and were running young businesses, so we offered a barter - I was their day of coordinator and she graciously completely redesigned my previous website! 

To this day, I think this is still the most I’ve ever walked on a wedding day, we covered close to 10 miles due to the size of the venue, but it was absolutely worth it! Waterloo Village is beautifully preserved 19th century town in Stanhope, NJ. The venue is situated surrounded by woods, making it intimate, while still offering many spaces for ceremony, reception and especially photos. 

Due to the rain, we ended up moving their ceremony inside, but Danielle had originally wanted a barn wedding so it fit perfectly and she was thrilled! 

Between the incredible, locally (much of it onsite) grown food, cake with a special vegan tier just for the bride and the bonfire with s’mores to round out the evening, it was a perfect day! 

 

Photography: The Markows | @the_markows

Day of Coordination: Greater Good Events | @greatergood_events

Venue and catering: Waterloo Village | @waterloovillageweddings

Florals: Whole Foods | @wholefoods

Tom and Jane's 20's Inspired Wedding at the historic Loew’s Theater in Jersey City

As we approach Tom and Jane’s one year anniversary (no idea how this year went so quickly!) we decided it was time to share a little of their special day and how we became their wedding planners!

Clients and friends alike, always ask me what excites or draws me to a couple? Its different for each wedding or event, but when Jane and Tom reached out and told me they wanted to host their upcoming nuptials at the famous Historic Loews Theater in Jersey City I think I yelped in excitement! 

Planning a wedding in a historic venue offers some challenges, but also great reward. We were able to utilize the overwhelming beauty of the venue and add unique and simple touches to make the space warm and inviting for Tom and Jane’s guests. 

I worked with Tom and Jane through their entire wedding planning process, when they approached me they were just about to book the venue and were unsure of how to connect with vendors, and sourcing the right people just for them. We planned a Roaring 20’s themed wedding in a 100 year old Theater in the heart of Jersey City and nailed it! 

 

Wedding Planning & Coordination: Greater Good Events | @greatergood_events

Venue: Landmark Loews Theater | @loewsjersey

Photography: Resonance Vision | @resonancevision

Florals: Karma Flowers | @karmaflowers

Make-up: @makeupbyjazminariza

Welcome to Our Blog!

Hi, and welcome to our blog! We’re excited to be kicking off our new site with a brand new blog! We’re refreshing our style and brand, connecting with our more creative side, infusing our work with deep sustainable practices. 

Our new website is only the beginning of our refresh, our social media will also be changing to reflect more consistency visually and offer you a better understanding of where our work is headed! 

As we we prepare to dive into 2019 we’re looking for new collaborative partners, near and far! We want to ensure we’re being thoughtful about sustainability and the ever changing practices in, sustainable, ethical, eco-friendly and environmentally conscious weddings and events. On our blog, you’ll find practical tips, tricks and ideas, plus we’ll also be blogging about some of the amazing weddings and events we’ve had the pleasure of being part of. 

The first half of 2018 has brought immeasurable growth with events across the country and event in the UK! Our team is growing and we’re excited to see how GGE evolves (stay tuned for a formal expansion out west!). Each day brings a new adventure, opportunity or possibility and we’re thrilled to be sharing it all with you. 

Thank you for joining us today and on this amazing journey!