Gloria and Rick’s New Jersey Farm Wedding was simply amazing. The wedding took place at Gloria’s parents farm in Allentown NJ. The farm was an absolutely perfect wedding venue. From the beautifully restored farm house, to the old barn where the ceremony was held, to the formal garden that hosted the cocktail hour and finally to the open air tent with a clear ceiling so Gloria and Rick could enjoy the reception beneath the stars. There was so much to like about this wedding, and not the least of which was Gloria and Rick and their fantastic personalities.
There is a tradition in the South that in order to stave off rain on your wedding day, the couple buries an unopened bottle of bourbon, upside down at the site of the ceremony exactly one month prior to the day. I can’t speak to its supernatural effectiveness but I can report that the weather on Saturday was absolutely perfect so maybe there’s something there. One of the highlights of the day to both witness and photograph was Rick and Gloria digging up that bourbon bottle. They had apparently buried it deeper than they’d intended so it took a bit longer to exhume, which of course meant more time for pictures. It was excellent. Before the bourbon fiasco and before the ceremony, we also dedicated some time to photographing Gloria with her horses. Gloria is a champion horse rider and wanted to make sure she got her two horses, who live on the property, into her wedding photos. They made for excellent subjects.
This wedding day required a lot of organization and planning and I can’t say enough about the excellent work of Kristin Phalines and her team at Kyle Michelle Weddings. Their setups looked fantastic and they managed the day seamlessly. They also did a great job working with the amazing artistry of the Chesterfield Floral Company.
Congrats to Gloria and Rick! Be sure to wish the couple well in the comments below!
Wedding Planner: Kristin Phalines www.kylemichelleweddings.com
Hair/Makeup Stylists: Brittany and Alexa
Caterer: Max Hansen Caterers
Florist: Chesterfield Floral Company
Videographer: Atomic Tangerine
Band/DJ: Love Sick