Lord Of The Rings Wedding :: NJ Wedding Photographers

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Lord Of The Rings Wedding :: NJ Wedding Photographers
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Lord Of The Rings Wedding :: Kat and Scott

These days, the internet is a crazy thing. We meet people, we reconnect – its absolutely insane! However, a lot of couples these days are meeting that way and its great! Kat and Scott were one of those duos that met online. After a few dates and getting to know each other and learning about each other’s deep interest in Lord of the Rings and all things nerd-like. ūüôā¬†
Fast forward to Spring 2017 and here we are capturing their wedding day! Kat and Scott chose to keep their wedding simple and intimate. They wanted to focus on the family aspect of the wedding and only had their immediate family at the wedding. Kathy wore a beautiful dress by¬†IEIE Bridal featuring gold intricate beadwork. She paired her simple gold heels with a handmade bag from her mother-in-law Rosita. Scott and his groomsmen all wore gray slacks and paired them with emerald green suspenders and Scott stood out with a golden yellow vest to match the color scheme. For the ceremony, Kathy’s uncle walked her down the aisle and family stood by and watched intently. After the ceremony and of course our time for photos – it was then time to party and celebrate! This family was no stranger to the dance floor and they all got up and enjoyed themselves on the back patio of the backyard.

Overall, this wedding was intimate and meaningful to every person that attended. I was so happy to be a part of it and capture these images for them.
Congratulations Kathy and Scott!

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Q: How did you two meet and fall in love?
A: We met online. When it came to falling in love it was a series of occurrences. For me, when we took our very first trip together to Memphis, Tennessee, Scott and I were walking back to his aunt and uncle’s house, I was walking along the street and he on the grass. He said “you know, you can get hit by a car if you stay walking on the street.” I replied “Eh yea, I know” (my response to a lot of things, haha). A car came speeding around the curve and Scott pulled me into the grass. He then said “You stay in the grass and I’ll walk on the street, I’m the one who is supposed to be in harms way.” According to Scott: He fell in love when we went to Memphis. He had a really bad break up before me and decided to go back online. He remembered speaking to me before and contacted me again. He then asked me to go to Memphis right after and crazy enough, I said yes.¬†

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backyard wedding ceremonies

Q: What was most important to you when planning your wedding?

A: what was most important to me when planning my wedding, was keeping the mind set of this being a family celebration not what alot of weddings nowadays turn into. I just wanted family, not to start our new life with debt and complaints from people we haven’t seen in years. Scott’s main goal was to make sure I was happy and we had enough food. His philosophy happy wife happy life.

Q: What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme or colors?

A: The inspiration behind our wedding was Bilbo Baggins’ 111th birthday party. We are dorks, Scott being a Star Wars buff and I’m a Tolkien fan. So, it obviously had to be based off of one of the two. Secondly, the feeling we got from that celebration was a sense of family where stories are being shared, food is passed around, laughter is mostly what you hear from every conversation. That is what we wanted and were inspired by.

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backyard wedding ceremonies in New Jersey

Q: What is your favorite memory from your wedding?
A: I’m pretty sure that between us and everyone who was invited, seeing Rosita (mother of the groom) so incredibly happy and dancing
wildly is everyone’s favorite thing. Her happy energy made everyone else feel like doing the same.

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emerald green and gold wedding ideas, backyard weddings in New Jersey

Q:How will you describe the feeling you had on your wedding day to your children one day?
A: I would tell them how on the wedding day we felt, incredibly grateful. Everyone came together, knowing how crazy busy we were, helped make sure everything went swimmingly and the best part was that our wedding stayed true to what we wanted without the bells and whistles. On our wedding day, we felt loved, nothing in the world can beat that.

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emerald green and gold wedding ideas, backyard weddings in New Jersey

Q: What piece of advice would you give to future couples planning their big day? 
A: The biggest advice I can give anyone is to keep it simple and do what YOU feel is right. Please, remember what a wedding is for. Unless you truly want to have the extravagant decorations and such by all means please do what you want and don’t let anyone stop you but a wedding shouldn’t be as complicated and others make it to be. It’s a day for celebration, its a day of happiness, it’s a day your life progresses to a new level. Enjoy it, don’t stress over it.

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Q: What was one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
A: I knew my venue was the “one” by just one standard. That one standard is: it was my aunt and uncle’s backyard (I was serious when I said I wanted to keep this all about family).

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lord of the rings weddings

Q: Which 3 details from your wedding were your favorites
A: The three details from our wedding that were our favorites. Let’s see.. just three? Ok, so, the three details that were our favorite were the cake and topper, my dress and attire of the bridal party and the lighting. We loved our lights. Besides needing to choose, there is nothing of our wedding we would change, everything was carefully chosen and created by us and our family.¬†

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lord of the rings weddings, antique china for your wedding day

lord of the rings weddings, antique china for your wedding day

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black and white wedding photos

Wedding Gown Designer :: IeIeBridals :: Bridesmaid Dress Designer:  The Daintyard ::
Floral Designer: DIY :: CakeTopper: Tiny Little Geeks ::  Favors: GypsyRaku
:: Cake Designer: Family Friend ::  Stationary/Invitation Designer:  DIY by Bride

A small intimate, backyard wedding themed after Bilbo Baggins birthday party;
a Lord Of The Rings Wedding by Jaye Kogut Photography.

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