Handmade New Jersey Wedding

DIY Weddings

While this New Jersey wedding is sweet enough, it’s made even sweeter by the fact that the bride handmade so very many of the lovely details you see here. Love Me Do Photography captured the day, including the flowers provided and arranged by Love n Fresh Flowers and the bride. Get ready for some yellow + blue goodness:

handmade new jersey wedding // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

From the bride, Christine: In the very initial stages of planning our wedding, we decided to focus on what the day would feel like and not necessarily what it would look like. It was important to make it really feel like “us” which we achieved through all of the handmade elements and curated vintage pieces. Things I made included the cross-stitch table numbers, the fabric garlands that hung above the reception, the ribbon boutonnieres for groomsmen, the cement candle holders, the pinback buttons as part of the seating display, and the pom pom garland that framed us at the ceremony.

elegant wedding invitations // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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navy bridesmaids dresses // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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elegant wedding invitations // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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bride with sunflowers // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

Our family and friends all contributed to the wedding which we feel so grateful to have received. My Mom and Aunts helped make hundreds upon hundreds of pom poms. One of my bridesmaids is a graphic designer who designed our invitation suite and the imagery that later appeared on our pinback buttons and packaging for our honey jar favors. When it made sense to hire out for projects, we first looked to the handmade community and DIY businesses. After the wedding, one of the best compliments we continuously received was that when folks arrived at the wedding they instantly knew it was ours.

yellow wedding bouquets // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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bride during ceremony // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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newlyweds in veils // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

escort card buttons // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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yellow blue receptions // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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green table numbers // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

From the groom, DJ: Music has always been a huge part of our lives. We both have backgrounds in college radio and journalism and we met while working for the same music marketing firm in Boston, so it was really important to us that we nailed the playlist. One selfish highlight was getting to play Madness, the Ramones, the Bouncing Souls, and Rancid in succession during the reception. Getting an entire dancefloor of friends and family shaking and smiling might go down as one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.

grooms cake tables // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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romantic wedding details // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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momofuku wedding cakes // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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wedding dance parties // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Clermont, NJ / Photographer: Love Me Do Photography / Flowers: Love n Fresh Flowers / Bridesmaids’ Flowers: Love n Fresh Flowers and Produce Junction in Northfield, NJ, arranged by bridal party / Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Day-of Coordination: Xenia Catering at The Abbie Holmes Estate / Wedding Dress and Veil: Mill Crest Vintage / Ceremony Shoes: Loeffler Randall / Reception Dress: BHLDN / Reception Shoes: vintage from eBay / Bride’s Jewelry: earrings from BHLDN, bracelets vintage from Etsy and gift from groom / Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Bario-Neal / Hair: Artizan Salon / Makeup: Lauren Keenan / Groom’s Suit, Pocket Square, and Tie Clip: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Shirts, Suspenders and Ties: The Grunion Run / Wedding Cake: The Bakeworks / Groom’s Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar / Honey Favors: Cape May Honey Farm / DJ: Dana McDonald / Save the Date Pennants: designed by Liz of Super Runaway / Fabric Printing: Spoonflower / Sewn by bride / Invitation Suite: designed by bridesmaid Monica Hargrove / Fabric Pockets sewn by bride



12 comments
  1. Diana {BloomsByTheBox.com}

    Perfect example of DIY flowers done with taste! Really great inspiration for all other brides looking to try create DIY arrangements!

  2. Chicago Photographer | Couture Boudoir

    Great post!

  3. Emily Heizer Photography

    Mustard is my favorite color!!! And I love the lace on the bride’s dress!

  4. Chloe Bellagala Intern

    These flowers are incredible. The invites and banners are a really fun idea and good way to show the couple’s personalities!

  5. Celia Milton

    Beautiful,beautiful wedding, but someone married them. Why no credit for them?

    • Amanda

      Because most likely who officiated the wedding was a family friend or relative.

  6. Ashley Meyer

    The theme is wonderful! From wedding decorations to wedding favors are in details and it really turn the wedding into a perfect dream wedding. Thank you for sharing your wedding to all of us. Congratulations

  7. William James

    Loved each and every detail of decor..its simply unique and inspiring!

  8. Olivia Fisher

    Yellow and Blue color combination is very nice! Bride’s lace wedding gown is beautiful!

  9. fotokunek

    nice colors and crops.

  10. Hayley Anne Photography

    That is one of the cutest wedding cakes I’ve seen! Nice color combos too.

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