Italian-style backyard wedding at home in New Jersey
Can you think of a more perfect wedding venue than a house you have fully renovated yourself? We certainly can't and that's exactly where Sam and Caitlin got married after their initial plans to tie the knot in Italy were curtailed due to Covid. The couple decided to celebrate at the New Jersey property that Sam has restored with his dad and two brothers, complete with rolling green lawn, wrap around porch and mature dogwood trees. Total backyard wedding goals!
New Jersey wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Upasana Mainali captured this heartfelt Italian-style backyard wedding, inspired by their original plans to wed in Europe. The couple worked with planner Adair Currie from Dairing Events to bring a taste of Italy to New Jersey, with heaps of personal details and organic touches. Groom Sam built the chuppah, which was decorated with season blooms by Michagan florist Rhiannon Bosse. Rhiannon was chosen for her whimsical and fine art flair, and she created the perfect centerpieces down to the most splendid little bundles of hand tied rosemary for each place setting.
"The most important elements to Caitlin and Sam were making sure that everything was locally sourced and guests were served the most organic dinner," explains Upasana. "The caterer certainly delivered. Cara with Simply Honest Kitchen prepared the most beautiful italian style meal from start to finish with items she personally shopped in local farmers markets because of the intimate group. Cheese from local dairy farms, edible flowers from a garden, and breads from the bakery just around the corner. Even the cake was a nod to Italy with a traditional millefoglie that was prepared by a first generation Italian baker local to New Jersey. "
Photographer: Upasana Mainali | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist and planner: Adair Currie | Floral designer: Rhiannon Bosse | Dress designer: Jenny Yoon NYC | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Hair: JC Hair Design NJ | Caterer: Simply Honest Kitchen | Groom’s suit: Suits Supply | Make-up: Beauty On Location NJ