Bride and groom sharing a cuddly moment under her veil.

A Garden Style Summer Wedding in New Jersey

Relaxed Summer Vibes while Getting Ready

This beautiful day could not have given us more beautiful weather for Erin and Cameron’s garden style summer wedding. These two are very laid back and just wanted to be around friends and family. So it was super fitting that the girls hung out in pj’s all morning and the guys got ready while watching football! The venue at Ramsey Golf & Country Club is a perfect summer venue with its indoor/outdoor vibes.

A Playful First Look in the Garden

Erin and Cameron were a little nervous about being the center of attention for their ceremony. To ease those butterflies, they were really excited to do a first look. It allowed their playful personalities to shine through and we even had some guest appearance’s from E’s dad and their dog Dewey! While we were doing their engagement session, I joked that sometimes tequila helps ease the nerves during photoshoots and they could not agree more! I thought it would be a funny little surprise to show up with tequila mini bottles for them on the wedding day and let’s just say… it was thoroughly enjoyed! Hahaha

Romantic Wedding Portraits

I truly just can’t get over how gorgeous the sun was coming through the thick green trees at their venue. So many pockets of warm sun and glowing greens and blues- perfect for their garden aesthetic wedding vision. We really leaned into the intense sun during their portraits with some intimate moments under the veil with the sun creating a glow around them. The contrast of the light also really brought out the details of Erin’s dress and pleated veil. Cameron’s blue suit also felt so perfect against the rich blue skies.

A Garden Style Summer Day

It wouldn’t be that dreamy garden aesthetic without a sun-drenched ceremony and the scent of beautiful florals enveloping you and all your guests. The ceremony was so sweet with Dewey coming down the aisle as the goodest flower boy and Erin sharing laughs the whole way up to the ceremony with her dad. The blue and white florals were the a perfect choice to bring out the blue skies and create a light contrast amongst the rich greens surrounding them. The bridesmaids also wore the most stunning mismatched styles of that same light blue.

After the ceremony, the bride and groom joined everyone for a lively cocktail hour with the sun setting behind the trees for the warmest glowing ambiance. Around the cocktail and reception areas were custom calligraphed and hand illustrated signage made by Erin in gold vintage frames. She even did all the dinner menus! The handmade touch left my jaw on the floor and was the perfect complement to the organic garden vibes.

The Reception

Once everyone filtered in from the setting sun outside, the reception started with a loud and energetic entrance by Erin and Cameron along with their wedding party and parents. They truly had the best group of people with them because the vibes on the dance floor were immediately high! The only time the dance floor was raging with every guest in the room were during the special dances and toasts! Even during dinner there were a few stragglers on the dance floor! Everyone from the couple’s parents and grandparents to their whole slew of friends enjoyed the party!

If you’re also looking to plan a garden style summer wedding, then you should also check out this colorful garden elopement I shot last summer!

Vendors: Venue: The Ramsey Golf & Country Club, Videography: Nick Collingwood Vintage, Photography: Randi Roberts Photography