Sara and Andrew’s rustic chic backyard wedding in Freehold New Jersey
The threat of rain could not stop Sara and Andrew’s magical wedding this past Saturday. The whole week approaching the wedding we diligently checked the weather. Hoping that the rain would change course and not interfere with the tented backyard wedding of our couple’s dreams.
The Craig House
Luckily the all-day downpour that was predicted turned out to be light showers in the morning. The rain lifting just in time for the outdoor festivities to begin! With the raining halted we headed out to The Craig House, a restored revolutionary war home in Monmouth Battlefield State Park. Andrew and Sara decided to have their first look and photographs here because it’s historic aesthetic blended nicely with the couple’s rustic chic wedding feel, plus Andrew’s military uniform stood out heroically against the scenery.
After their first look and taking some shots with the incredibly sweet bridal party, we went off with the couple alone. Andrew and Sara’s love and their connection was so pure and touching. It really was a humbling experience to capture it. It was so clear that these two people truly belonged together!
The Ceremony and Reception
The ceremony took place in the backyard of Andrew’s childhood home. The couple felt honored to have their wedding in such a sentimental place where so many happy memories were made. The ceremony was beautiful and personal – and the rain continued to hold out! The reception was held in Sperry tents with stunning decor and flowers, which were arranged by the couple’s Moms! This was a DIY wedding that looked straight off of pinterest!
Between the backyard, the decor, and the handmade bouquets this wedding was distinctly Andrew and Sara. The couple and their guests had a wonderful time dancing and celebrating – and there may have been a bit of rain after all, but everyone was too happy to notice! We are so grateful to have been a part of Sara and Andrew’s special day and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!
What a fabulous backyard wedding!! We wish them years and years of happiness!
Venue: Andrew’s Backyard || Caterer: Della Terra || Entertainment Company: Xplosive Entertainment || Makeup: Tiara Styles Beauty || Hair Dresser: Tiara Styles Beauty Cake Designer: Palermo’s Bakery || Wedding Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo || Cinematography: Mike Simons Wedding Films || Rings: Tiffany & Co. || Tents: Sperry Tents