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Sam and Matt’s wedding was quite literally the most PERFECT day and filled with so much love! When we first met last year, Sam and Matt told me all about their vision and how they were planning on having their wedding day at a family members beautiful home. Over the summer (when Sam was in town!), she invited me to come over and visit the grounds of the property. Sam and her Aunt Jeanette gave me a tour and were both radiating so much joy and excitement. I knew that Sam and Matt’s wedding day was going to be such an incredible, intimate, and family oriented day. And I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of it!

When I arrived the morning of their wedding day, the Sperry sailcloth tent was up in the front yard and the incredible Paulina (from Blue Jasmine!) was working her floral magic and putting all of the gorgeous centerpieces in place. I knocked on the front door and was led up a winding staircase to where Sam and her bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done. Everyone was so relaxed and truly enjoying spending this time together! After Sam finished getting dressed she shared a first look with her Dad which was such a special moment. Then it was time for Sam’s first look with Matt and bride and groom portraits (my favorite!). We had so many beautiful locations to choose from for their portraits. I could have photographed Sam and Matt all day!

The location that Sam and Matt chose to have their ceremony overlooked a beautiful river with a bridge. Sam’s brother, Clayton, officiated their wedding which made it so personal and true to Sam and Matt as a couple. Afterwards, guests gathered in the courtyard underneath a massive tree strung with mason jars filled with fairy lights for cocktail hour. As the sun started to set, guests made their way into the tent for toasts, dinner, and dancing! They finished up the evening with a visit from The Carnivale Donut Bar (which made the most delicious looking milkshakes and donuts that I have ever seen!). Such a beautiful, beautiful wedding day.

Sam and Matt, thank you so much for trusting me to photograph your special day! Congratulations, you two! ❤️

If Samantha and Matthew receive 30 comments on this blog post, I’ll send them a complimentary 8×10 print of their choice!

Lead Photographer: Tori Petrillo Photography
Second Photographer: Melissa Mattson
Floral Design: Blue Jasmine
Hair Stylist: JC Hair Design
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Samantha Linn
DJ: Baseline Productions
Catering: Market Basket
Dessert: Carnivale Donut Bar Truck
Invitations: Minted
Bridal Attire: Lazaro purchased at Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Attire: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux

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Private Estate Backyard Wedding | NJ Photographer | Samantha & Matthew

September 20, 2021

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  1. Sabrina says:

    What an amazing and special day. The photos are incredible.

  2. John Seker says:

    Hi Tori. What beautiful pictures! You captured the joy of the day and the bucolic beauty of the setting!
    – John

  3. Samantha says:

    These capture our day perfectly and feel so us! So exciting.

  4. Clay says:

    Wow the pictures really capture what a joyous occasion this was! Sam and Matt you both look so happy and excited to be married. Thank you Tori and everyone else who helped to make this day as amazing as it was.

  5. Abby Seker says:

    Thank you Tori for capturing all these special moments for my sister and brother-in-law! It was truly the most magical day!

  6. Amanda Lake says:

    These pictures are beautiful! What a special day for Samantha and Matt!! Stunning!!

  7. Meagan Bryan says:

    These photos are absolutely stunning!! So much joy between the couple and I love the flower colors.

  8. haley spechler says:

    Absolutely stunning inside and out!! Cheers to the newlyweds!!

  9. Morgan Adams says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a perfect day. The bride and groom are glowing with love & happiness 🙂 Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs!!

  10. Karen says:

    You captured all aspects of this beautiful, sentimental, hopeful day. The vibrant tasteful colors stand out even more than I remember.

  11. Kyla says:

    It was magical to get to relive this beautiful day through your amazing photos and descriptions, Tory! I have a feeling you will be requested again by Westwood friends & family 🙂
    Love,
    Kyla

  12. Justina Lopez says:

    Sam looked so beautiful! This wedding was amazing! I was honored to be apart of it. I am so happy for the both of you.

  13. Sandy DiRoberto says:

    Absolutely stunning! You did a fabulous job capturing each memorable moment. Can’t wait to see them all! Mom Sandy DiRoberto!

  14. Kyle DiRoberto says:

    Great photos,

    Thank you Tori

  15. Nicole says:

    Truly such a special day! Congratulations to the newlyweds. What beautiful pictures to capture every moment!

  16. Carol Roseberry says:

    Wonderful day. Perfect couple. Beautiful photos.

  17. Melissa Dishart says:

    Congratulations, Sam and Matt!!!! You look so in love and in the moment in these photos. What an incredible day! I can’t get over the flowers. Love you!!

  18. Lucy Goodman says:

    Amazing!! All the best to you both! Xoxoxo

  19. Hoft says:

    WOW! Those donut shakes are UNREAL! Oh and Sam and Matt look good too.

    Thanks for telling such a great story of their wedding day through these photos!

  20. Nina says:

    ❤️❤️❤️

  21. Paige Ferguson says:

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous couple, gorgeous setting! Congrats Sam and Matt, and kudos to the photographer, Tori!

  22. Colleen says:

    These photos are incredible!! Congrats Sam and Matt!!

  23. Justine DeNorscia says:

    The perfect wedding as reflected so beautifully in these photos! I love every one of them!

  24. Christina says:

    These photos are GORGEOUS!!! Congrats to Sam and Matt!

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I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in New Jersey. When I'm not photographing the sweetest couples around, you can find me watching the latest episode of Fixer Upper, listening to country music, or going exploring with my love, Ryan. We're always up for a new adventure!

I'm TORI PETRILLO.

Hey!

Explore

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