With our one year anniversary quickly approaching, I thought it was about time to share my own wedding day at Bayonet Farm with you! It’s so much fun to look back at all of these amazing photos by Christy Nicole Photography, my dear friend and fellow wedding photographer, and relive our wedding.
My life and Lou’s have always been entwined – even before we were officially dating. We hung with a lot of mutual friends and despite going to different high schools, we saw a lot of each other! It’s crazy to think that we’re here, married now! After high school passed, we went onto different colleges, states, even other relationships. But not long after that, we settled back home.
Through one of my mutual friends, is how we actually started hanging out and then eventually dating! Before long, we moved to Hoboken together then bought a house in home area surrounded by friends and family. Literally we all live within 5 miles of each other! haha About a year after we bought the house Lou and I went to Arizona where he proposed overlooking the Grand Canyon. I was so surprised and cried for about an hour- happy tears of course!
After a month of letting the engagement jitters settle down I looked at my own wedding schedule and realized if we wanted to get married and go on the honeymoon to Italy we always dreamed of then the weekend of July 28th it had to be! The wedding planning was officially underway! We’re pretty laid-back people and all about our family and friends, so really the only thing we wanted was a big party outdoors. We envisioned boho inspired details, delicious BBQ food, summery bright colors, and a live band. Oh! And pizza delivered at the end – because who doesn’t love pizza?! I chose to get ready for our big day in our home. When we bought that house, I knew our living room/my office would definitely be where I wanted to get ready for my wedding day. Only a photographer would think that! We made sure we included Layla, our sweet golden retriever in our big day too! She was our flower girl!! It was great having her with us to celebrate.
Since I’m (obviously) a wedding photographer, I knew I was going to have to pick someone special to me to photograph our big day. Christy was incredible and she’s one of my good friends so I felt very comfortable and loved having her there. Also one of my bridesmaids was our planner (Blue Mae Events), too! I don’t know what I would have done without her because having an outdoor wedding is A LOT of work and she took care of all of the nitty gritty details while I took of care of the fun pretty details.
I found my dress at a local boutique, my gold wedges were from Target and I wore my grandmother’s turquoise ring as my something old and something blue. One of my bridesmaids lent me her veil as my something borrowed and my earrings were my something new. The boys arrived by a firetruck driven and the girls arrived in style in a vintage RV- both driven by my neighbors who I’ve known my entire life and are like family.
The wedding had a couple aspects of DIY but honestly I left it up the professionals because let’s be honest DIY is not my strong suit! My bridesmaids and I actually made the floral gold hoops to hang from the barn doors, my dear friend Erika from Adorn Market made the drink coasters and table numbers and our ceremony arch was rented from Rustic Drift. I was obsessed with the pink goblets and vintage mismatched plates on the tables because they went perfect with the colorful centerpieces. “The Scaduto’s” gold sign was hung behind our main table as well as the long macrame hanging topped with florals.
Bayonet Farms was the perfect location for us – it was close to home, gave us that outdoor vibe we wanted, and it didn’t rain! Yay! We couldn’t ask for anything more!
Happy (almost) anniversary, Lou! I can’t believe it’s been one year! Here’s to many more!
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Photographer | Christy Nicole Photography
Wedding Planner | Blue Mae Events
Venue | Bayonet Farm
Hair | Sweet Hair Peace
Makeup Artist | Make me up by Eva
Calligraphy | Adorn Market
Table Numbers | Etsy
Florist | Circus Foodtown
Invitations | Kelmade Goods
Bride’s Earrings | BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes | Target
Videographer | Reggio Productions
Catering | Q Crew BBQ Catering
Bar | Cocktail Caravan
Entertainment | Daddy Pop