Lauren+AJ // At Home, NJ

I'm calling this my "Father of the Bride" wedding. Just like the movie, which I have to sit down and watch any time it's on tv, I could rewatch/live this backyard tent wedding any time and never get tired of it. If you've ever thought of having an at-home backyard wedding, this is your inspiration post!

If you checked out Lauren and AJ's engagement session blog post, then you know that the couple was already married and that this at-home celebration was just a big, fun party for their families and guests to enjoy while still feeling like a traditional wedding. Lauren wore a gorgeous Pronovias dress from Jaehee Bridal that fit her like it was made for her and AJ sported a sharp blue plaid suit. Family was a big part of their reception as they helped to put together beautiful DIY centerpieces, baked Lauren and AJ's wedding cake, and kept the memory of AJ's father present with a beautiful ice sculpture tribute. While there wasn't a ceremony, the couple still did a first look (with a great reaction from AJ!), a grand entrance, and a first dance. Other then that, the reception was just one big party! Throughout the evening, guests could be seen enjoying the warm left-over summer weather, taking silly photos in the photobooth, and keeping the dance floor packed all night. It was the most elegantly casual affair I've been a part of and it was so much fun from start to finish!

Lauren and AJ, thank you both so much for trusting me to be a part of your wedding story! From your engagement session right up until the end of the reception, I've loved getting to know you both and getting to capture such special moments for you! All my best xoxo!

Big thanks also to all of the amazing vendors involved!: Event Planning- Details Made Simple | Catering- Harvest Moon Catering | DJ- Gold Standard Entertainment | Dress- Pronovias from Jaehee Bridal Atelier