Welcome Ryann

I adore my couples. Seriously, I do.

Even more than adoring my couples, I love the fact that 85% of our couples stay in touch LONG after the nuptials are done. Between dinner and drinks, home purchases and bi-coastal moves, our couples keep us in the loop a good majority of the time. But my absolute FAVORITE reason to stay in touch, well...

POSH is happy to welcome our newest addition to the extended POSH family, baby Ryann Nicole. Ryann was born to Mr & Mrs. Allen, whos Lucien's Manor ceremony and reception we coordinated in May 2006. Ryann was born yesterday evening at 9:46 pm and weighed in at whopping :-) 5lbs, 5.3oz and 20 1/4" long.

We are headed to the hospital to visit our newest little bundle of joy. Is she not just the cutest? Check out the details on the hat-DIVA!

Congratulations to the Allen family! See you soon.


Jennifer & Colby

Jennifer and Colby are our Virginia connection.

One of the best perks of being a Wedding Coordinator, and especially one located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey,is that due to our geographic location between New York and Washington DC, we have engaged couples come into the Delaware Valley region for their nuptials. This Virginia couple found Philadelphia the perfect location for their "destination" wedding.

Jennifer and Colby and I have been working together for months on thier wedding taking place next May. I remember the first time we met at the Hyatt Penn's Landing. From the very first exchange, it was obvious that this was a couple in love. Not just ordinary love either. These two truly finish each other's sentences, talk in a private language and laugh at each others jokes. They have THAT kind of love.

We don't get to see each other very often, since they are a distance planning couple for POSH, so we welcomed their last visit to the city for their engagement session with the always fabulous Rob Medina. Here are a few sneak peaks:


Make it Legal

If you are getting married in the state of NJ, there are a few steps to obtaining your marriage license. In preparation for a very busy wedding season, we felt it would only be appropriate to give a little refresher course:

Where should you apply for a New Jersey marriage license?

If the bride is a resident of New Jersey, the New Jersey marriage license must be obtained from the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the municipality where she lives.

If the bride is a non-resident of New Jersey and the groom is a resident of New Jersey, the New Jersey marriage license must be obtained from the Registrar in the municipality in which the groom resides. (For marriage license purposes, soldiers are residents of the posts at which they are stationed.) A NJ marriage license issued under either of the preceeding circumstances is good for use anywhere in New Jersey.

If both bride and groom are non-residents of New Jersey, the New Jersey marriage license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the marriage is to be performed and is only good for use in that municipality.

Who can perform a New Jersey marriage ceremony?

According to state law, judges of a Federal District Court, United States magistrates, judges of a Municipal Court, judges of the Superior Court, judges of a Tax Court, retired judges of the Superior Court or Tax Court, of judge of the Superior Court or Tax Court who has retired in good standing and any mayor/deputy mayor or chairman of any township committee, village president of New Jersey, County Clerks, and every minister of every religion may solemnize a marriage.


1. Photo identification for both you and your fiance.
2. Original birth certificates for you and your fiance.
3. A witness who is over 18 years of age.
4. Application fee of $28.00, cash, check or money order
5. There is a 72 hour waiting period after the application has been made. Therefore, if your proposed NJ wedding date is September 14th, apply on or before September 10th, to allow for the waiting period and your wedding date.
6. If either of the applicants is divorced, the divorce documents for the applicant in question must be brought in at the time of application.
7. Social Security cards.
8. The New Jersey Marriage License is valid for 30 days after you receive it. If for any reason you cannot use the New Jersey Marriage License within the 30-day period, you will have to reapply.
9. At the time of application, inquiries can be made regarding obtaining a certified copy of the NJ marriage license.
10. A New Jersey marriage license application may be obtained from your local municipal office or by going to The NJ marriage license application is a two page document. Only the first page of the application may be completed prior to your appointment. The second page is completed in the presence of the Registrar of Vital Statistics.

***Be sure to contact the Registrar well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the Registrar will be in the office.***
If you have additional questions regarding Vital Statistics matters, you may contact the State at the Office of New Jersey State Registrar (609) 292-4087.

Happy Planning!