Maureen + Steve // Intimate Outdoor New Jersey Wedding

Intimate Outdoor New Jersey Wedding

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!!


Dress: BHLDN // Groom Suit: Hugo Boss // Florist: Rekemeier's, Summit, NJ // Cake: Splurge Bakery in Millburn NJ // DJ: Touch of Class DJ // Hair: Jennifer at Zoku Salon in Summit NJ // Make up: Alexandria Luz // Venue/Catering: Moonshine Supper Club  // Acoustic Guitar: Mark Bodino



Kim + John // NJ Backyard Wedding

Westfield New Jersey Backyard wedding

Paul and I hadn't met Kim and John before we showed up to photograph their intimate backyard wedding in Westfield, but as soon as we arrived and met both of them we instantly felt comfortable and pretty much like we were a part of the family. 

This gathering of family and friends at their home was such a special afternoon. The weather was perfect and there was hardly a cloud in the sky but the temperature was a perfect for an "almost" Fall day. As their family and friends started arriving for the ceremony, Paul and I instantly got a feel for the love and closeness that they all share with this special couple. 

Their day was absolutely perfect for them. A ceremony in one half of their beautiful yard and then a tent with tables for all of their guests to enjoy a delicious catered meal with them after the ceremony was over. All of the grandkids were there playing in the Radio Flyer and enjoying the most awesome kids table I have pretty much ever seen. Legos, bubbles, cameras and more! So much fun. A s'mores station was set up for later and there was some cornhole to play as well. Everyone mingled and just enjoyed themselves. It was laid back and relaxed and an absolute perfect afternoon for everyone involved. 

Even though we were only with them for a few hours on that Saturday it was such an honor to spend that time watching this family of five officially become "official". They have such a wonderful family and it was so fun to witness their unique celebration! Congrats to not only Kim and John but their family as well! Enjoy some of my favorites images from our time with them!