Megan & Joe’s Woodsy New Jersey Wedding

* Megan, Advertising Coordinator & Joe, Chef Of The Future * Photographer: Kateryn Silva * Soundtrack for reading: “This Time Tomorrow” by The Kinks

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A relaxed and easy gathering in the woods.

The Info—Photographer: Kateryn Silva / Location: Morris, New Jersey / Venue: The Lodge at Schooley’s Mountain / Officiant: Unity of Sussex County / Catering: Redwoods Grill and Bar / Megan’s Dress: David’s Bridal / Megan’s Sweater: Van Heusen / Megan’s Fascinator: -Made at home with supplies from Feather Store / Megan’s Shoes: From DSW, already owned / Joe’s Suit: JC Penny / Joe’s Shoes: DSW

Other cool stuff we should know about: Reading everyone’s experiences really settled my fears about the things I thought people would miss. What, no dancing? What, no speeches? But no one did, it was all just as relaxed and easy as we had hoped for. People started eating the cakes before we did any official cutting. One of the Wedding Fairies came by to tell us we should get over there if we wanted pictures with cake. Our families don’t need to be told when to start on the desserts! The day was a little chilly, so I was glad to have picked a venue with a fireplace and it was a great backdrop for the ceremony. We had just the one location for both the ceremony and the reception, so we were able to maximize our time with everyone. And even then, I felt as if we couldn’t spend enough individual time with everyone. I was also glad for all the advice to stay present during the ceremony. It went so quickly, I’m still trying to hold on to that magic, feeling like I would burst with joy and excitement.

Favorite thing about the wedding: The Hug Line. Every time we stood still someone would come over to hug us and then a line would form! Everyone wanted to be a part of the spontaneous love. I didn’t want it to end.

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