Sara + Chris’s Barn Wedding at Perona Farms

Perona Farm

On a beautiful mid-march day, Sara and Chris said I DO at the gorgeous Perona Farms. This beautiful farm venue is located in the serene countryside of Northern New Jersey and is nestled on gardens, an orchard, and the Perona Lake. Sara and Chris had their wedding ceremony and reception inside the Perona Farms barn. The barn was decorated with beautiful string lights, cute handmade nicknacks on the tables, and so much greenery! The staff was absolutely incredible and very attentive to the bride and groom and all of their guests.

It was like yesterday when we photographed Sara & Chris’s engagement session at Manasquan Reservoir, AKA, the location that Chris proposed to Sara at! A couple months later and this gorgeous couple is saying “I Do.” 

We arrived at a cute bed and breakfast, where Sara and her girls were getting all dolled up for the big day. With the biggest smile on her face, Sara welcomed us into her space, and we began photographing immediately. Sara and the girls were getting their hair and makeup styled. Their makeup was done by Kathy of My Make Up Artist Victoria, who did a fabulous job at emphasizing the girls’ beautiful features. Their hair was styled by Denise of My Make Up Artist Victoria. Sara chose to have her gorgeous locks pinned up in a messy.. but super elegant… updo with a pretty floral detail hairpiece. She looked soo pretty!! We found the perfect window lit room to photograph her Justin Alexanderwedding dress she purchased at I Do… I Do…boutique. The space was so open and bright, we decided to shoot all her details and even her getting ready photography in this space. Her bridal details were so soft and unique, she had such beautiful jewelry, and her Ken and Dana Designs rings just sparkled in the light! Greenery filled the frame as we photographed her beautiful, fun, and colorful details. We even played around with the succulents in her wedding bouquet arranged by Eileen Ibranyi of Ibranyi is Floral. THE BRIDAL BOUQUET WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! So stunning, the green with the white florals were a dream.

When all the girls were hair and makeup ready, we took a couple robe photos that showed off their cute navy robes with bridal party detailing on the backs. While the girls giggled and finished getting ready… Chris was at the Courtyard by Marriotgetting himself all dressed up with his best man and brother, Daniel. Looking sharp and spiffy, Chris wore tones such as sandy tan, cream, white, and brown. He completed his look with a brown textured vest and suede light brown dress shoes. Eager to see his best friend and soon to be wife, we headed on over to the first look….

 Sara walked up to Chris and tapped him on the shoulder; when Chris turned around, his eyes lit up when he saw his beautiful bride in her wedding gown. It was such a romantic, and special moment these two shared. We are so delighted when our couples choose to do first looks, because not only do they have this super special quiet time between the two of them, but they also have extra portrait time before the wedding ceremony begins. It is such a pure moment, we all stopped to awe as our hearts fluttered with love for Sara and Chris.

The ceremony was very sweet. Held in the barn at Perona Farms with the strings lights dangling over the ceremony space, it was so serene and very pretty. After sharing their vows and having their first kiss… or two… 😉 Sara and Chris walked hand and hand down the aisle as bride and groom. Cheers of joy filled the space; it was definitely time for a celebration! Chris Marino of Limelight Entertainmentrocked the barn that night with the best tunes around. Everyone was up and grooving to the beat. It was a lot of fun! The guests even started a limbo dance line right on the dance floor! It was awesome!!! SO MUCH FUN!!

Congratulations, Sara and Chris! Thank you so much for choosing Limelight Entertainment on your wedding day. We had a wonderful time celebrating with you and all of your loved ones!

 

Photographer: Casey Lebiedziewicz
Officiant: James John McElvaney III
Invitations: Shutterfly
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“I had decided to forgo the high heels, and found an artist to custom paint canvas slip on shoes. To go with the shoes I chose “Wonder Woman” socks to go with his [Chris’s] Thor socks.”
“I chose my dress for its classic look and beautiful train with Chantilly lace. At the same time, it was incredibly comfortable! I could move, breath AND sit down. “
“Chris skipped the jacket and went with dress pants with a tweed vest, Thor (superhero) socks and leather sneakers.”
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“Our overall favorite parts of the day were the first look and the first dance. They were two of the most special moments for both of us.”
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Contact Us Today! “A lot of the decor was already ingrained in the Barn itself. However, our main decor was hand built materials by us. Chris hand made the arbor that we were married under. It was made from two antique doors that he re-painted to give a distressed look.” “For our centerpieces we used lanterns that encased wrenches surrounded by moss with charms representing our interests. The wrenches were used to symbolize both of love of tools, cars and building different projects. The charms included football helmets, as Chris played college football, baseball bats as I played college softball, a variety of weights, barbells and kettle bells and anchors to represent our love and our parents/grandparents love of being on the water.”
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Advice from Sara and Chris:

“When planning your wedding make sure that both of you take an interest in making the decisions and choose the things that will make you both happy. Then when it comes to the big day make sure that you are able to do the things that are really important to you but be open minded. Sometimes if you are flexible about the way things are done it will make your day run smoother and be a lot more fun for everyone.”
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