Fall in South Jersey makes for a beautiful wedding backdrop!
Chris & Kaitlyn got married in the peak of the fall season at Renault Winery in New Jersey. Renault Winery is one of our favorite venues, and Chris & Kaitlyn's wedding took full advantage of the many perks of the property!
Their day started with the couple split on different sides of the property, getting ready for their big day with their closest friends and family. We always love the first few hours of wedding days, as it gives us the chance to spend time with the lucky couple and their wedding party and see all the beautiful detail items and accessories that will be featured throughout the day - and this wedding day was no exception! We enjoyed seeing Chris & Kaitlyn interact with their "tribes", and all the smiles and laughter that ensued!
After they were ready, Chris & Kaitlyn met for their First Look. We found a quiet spot in a lightly wooded area of the property to tuck the couple away so they could have an intimate moment. After that, we were off and onto portrait time - and Chris & Kaitlyn absolutely ROCKED this! From the dress to the hair to the looks that these two were throwing during their portraits... they looked AMAZING! We explored the far corners of the property to find some more wild and natural spaces for them. And this is one of the things we enjoy about Renault Winery so much - that they have such a wide variety of locations on the property that there is something for every couple and every wedding aesthetic! Be sure to check out some of our other Renault weddings on our blog to see just how versatile this property can be.
From portraits, the couple had some time to relax with their friends and family before they were ready to say "I do". Their ceremony was beautiful and featured a gorgeous floral installation on their arbor - and can we just say that beautiful florals was such a huge theme throughout their day! Be sure to also check out the floral installation in their ballroom! After their ceremony, we took the couple for just a few more portraits before moving on to their reception, which was a real party! We always love a lively dance floor, and Chris & Kaitlyn's guests gave us such a treat with that! Chris & Kaitlyn hosted their reception in the Vineyard Ballroom, which was so beautifully styled for the occasion!
Some of our favorite moments of their day, both big and small, were:
- The FLORALS! We've mentioned them once, but seriously. The bouquets, installations, centerpieces... and Savannah's Garden Florist even packed up a set of loose blooms for us to feature in Chris & Kaitlyn's flatly and detail images.
- Kaitlyn's shoes. There's a lot of white and neutrals in the color palette, but if you scroll down you may just see an incredible POP of color :)
- Their First Looks with their wedding party. Chris had one with the girls and Kaitlyn had one with the guys. One of them ended up with a really sweet (and funny!) group hug.
- Their First Dance. A member of their wedding party sang their first dance song LIVE for them and all their guests. It was so beautiful and so special! And in terms of live music, honorable mention goes to the bagpiper that the couple had playing during their ceremony!
We hope that you enjoy getting to see a little piece of Chris & Kaitlyn's special day through our lens. And please join us in wishing the happy couple a lifetime of health and happiness!