Maureen and Steve are two of the sweetest people Paul and I have met here in New Jersey. It was such a pleasure and honor to be there with them and their friends and family at their intimate wedding under a gazebo in Milburn, NJ. There was a threat of rain all week, but the day ended up being perfect without a drop of rain in site. Even if there was, I don't think it would have dampened this celebration anyway!
Maureen and her son DJ have found their forever family with Steve and watching them start their family unit was so incredibly special. They were surrounded by closest friends and family who watched as they said yes to each other forever. My favorite part of the ceremony was where they passed their rings around to all of the guests for them to bless the rings with their prayers and love before they put the rings on each other. So special!! I absolutely loved that.
Steve's vows were about three pages long (or close!!!) and he had everyone laughing and crying. At one point he grabbed Maureen's hand and put it over his heart and I am pretty sure everyone just about lost it. After they had their kiss and were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Russell, they headed out of the gazebo with incredible emotion and a sparkle in their eyes. They did it!! Finally they were husband and wife. YAY!!
They spent some time welcoming everyone and then while we did some photos, the guests headed over to the party at the Moonshine Supper Club in Milburn, NJ. What a fun party! Everyone danced and snacked on finger foods and had a fantastic time.
Even though our time with Maureen and Steve (and DJ) was short, they impacted us greatly. I am absolutely in love how these images document their most special day as a family and I look forward to seeing their family continue to grow in love! Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Russell!!