Can I just start by saying, it was SO good to see Aran and Joe again?!? I had missed them so much since their Addison Street engagement session and I couldn’t wait for their NJ backyard wedding this August!! If you read their engagement blog, then you know their love story. They’ve been together since 2018 and got engaged in 2019 while on a trip to Maine with friends.
I know the two of them are BEYOND excited to finally stop being a long-distance couple and start the next stage of their live together as a married couple!!!!!!! Their relaxed DIY backyard wedding at Joe’s parents’ home was so beautiful and very them. I’m honored I could be there to capture it! And, I’m excited for you to see it now!
NJ Backyard Wedding
With a simple backyard wedding, Aran and Joe were able to focus on what mattered most with their big day: their family and friends being there safely. And, of course, getting married finally!! They chose to plan a wedding at Joe’s parents’ home and with the help of some amazing vendors, they had a truly beautiful day.
Like so, so many couples this year, their original wedding plans were affected by COVID, but nothing was able to take away their desire to get married this year!
Before their ceremony, we went over to Cooper’s Pond Park for a first look between Aran and Joe and portraits of them plus their bridal party. I absolutely loved working with EVERYONE in their bridal party! They were so joyful and full of excitement for the (almost) newlyweds!! Before long, we had to head back to prepare for their ceremony. It was SO romantic and full of many romantic and traditional moments. I don’t know why but the washing of the feet always gets me!!
Following their beautiful ceremony, they hosted a small backyard reception. With toasts and a cake cutting, everyone was able to celebrate Aran and Joe as they begin the next phase of their life together.
Aran and Joe, I am SO excited for you both and can’t wait to hear all about how married life is going!!!! I wish you nothing but the best!
Second Photographer: Janine Bergey
Wedding Coordinator: Irene Kim
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Azazie
Florist: Simply Events Pro
Beauty: Glamorous by Jennifer Rose
Officiant: Rev. Isaac Kim
Veil: Blanca Veils
Bakery: Despina Cream Bakery