Couple: Angel & Martha – 9.10.16
Photographer’s Note: Martha and Angel’s wedding was unique to say the least. I knew at first meeting with them on their engagement session that they were a couple that marched to the beat of their own drum and that they were madly in love
Martha and Angel’s wedding day began at Jack’s Barn as they both got ready for their first look. The bridal suite and groom’s loft were in the loft of the barn and were adorned in vintage everything. The rooms were so unique!
As I was shooting bridal prep and details I came to find out that Martha not only had one stunningly gorgeous wedding dress, but also had a second dress she later changed into for dancing. Her first wedding gown was a Hayley Paige creation that she found at Kleinfeld Bridal.
Martha and Angel found ways to make every little detail become a personal touch or nod to them as a couple or to their heritage. Some of Martha and Angel’s wedding details include the following:
Along with her mother and Aunt, Martha crocheted every single doily hanging in the barn. You can see some of them in the photos of her dress as well as hanging all over the barn.
Martha and her bridesmaids all wore cowboy boots to fit along with the barn wedding theme.
In her invitation, Martha included dried, pressed flowers. They then used dried flowers again after the ceremony, where all of their guests were handed a basket filled with them. Martha and Angel then had a grand exit hand in hand as husband and wife as their guests showered them with these dried flower petals.
Her bouquet along with the bridesmaid’s bouquets were wrapped in lace and included a pendant.
Both Martha and Angel’s wedding bands had inscriptions on the inside that read “Come What May” which I thought was super sweet. And I came to find out that they have matching tattoos that also read “Come What May.”
Martha made her own garter so that it would hold her lipstick and a pack of smokes.
Each table had a different centerpiece on it with an array of flowers in rustic colors in vintage containers. Some of the flowers were placed in vintage tea pots. All of the flowers were supplied by Little Big Farm, a local farm that grows flowers right on their property.
Angel’s suit lining was custom made for him with a skull and rose pattern. He surprised Martha during their first look in which he showed her, and she loved it.
In the barn, everywhere you looked, there were framed photos of Martha and Angel throughout the years. They were really cute and it made the space more about them and invited their guests to take a peek into their relationship. Some of the photos were also from their E-session which I loved seeing on their wedding day.
Their cake topper was the best part! It looked like a brass cake topper of a bride on a horse leaning down to kiss the groom. The groom on the topper was even wearing the same style hat that Angel wore on their wedding day.
Their card box was handmade by one of the bridesmaids and had a slot for notes of well wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs. on it.
As you can imagine, these are just a small fraction of the details and DIY projects that went into Martha and Angel’s wedding day.
The wedding took place at The Loft at Jack’s Barn which sits on a beautiful four acres of land. It is rustic as well as refined and one thing it does not lack is charm.
Martha and Angel’s reception included an array of performances. First, Martha’s mother sang a song to welcome guests to the reception. Then Martha and Angel and the rest of their band had rehearsed a few songs prior to the wedding day and performed them for their family and friends. Then they each sang a song to each other right before their first dance together as husband and wife.
From this performance, they went right into their first dance together as husband and wife. Their first dance song was “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros which was really sweet and they had so much fun with it. Halfway through the song they started grabbing guests and pulling them onto the dance floor.
There were so many different personal touches to this wedding, it is hard to list them all.
Photographer: Limelight Entertainment//Hair Stylist: Amazing Face NJ//Dress Designer: Hayley Paige//DJ: Limelight Entertainment //Floral Designer: Little Big Farm//Cake Designer: catering by the Maddalenas//Bakery: Chocodiem//Other: Little Bros. Beverage Outlet//Caterer: QClassic Catering//Equipment Rentals: Starr’s Party and Tent Rentals//Event Venue: The Loft at Jack’s Barn//