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
Bridal Attire: Lazaro purchased at Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Attire: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux
Private Estate Backyard Wedding | NJ Photographer | Samantha & Matthew
September 20, 2021