Updike Farmstead Wedding

Jun 27

Blair and Anthony

wide angle photo of the farmhouse at the Updike Farmstead, where the bride and groom are looking at one another while sitting on the front porch steps

Having an almost blank canvas as a wedding venue, like that of the Updike Farmstead in Princeton, New Jersey, allows for brides and grooms to truly build their own, original, perfect wedding. When I tell you that Blair and Anthony nailed their own, original, perfect wedding, I am not kidding. Their day was exactly as they wanted it: laid back, casual, intimate, with tons of laughs, dancing, and of course, excellent food and drink! From the oyster bar to the confetti cake, this wedding was on point. Read on to see for yourself!

Blair and Anthony are no question one of the coolest couples I have ever worked with. Blair is super fun-loving: from her laugh to the awesome white jumper with just the right amount of detail that she rocked for the reception, her personality shined through all day. The second I met Anthony he struck me as being so incredibly kind; the way he was with Blair was super sweet. Together, these two are so full of life! And let me tell you, so was their big day! With only 50 guests, 44 of which were some of their closest friends (all under the age of 40), Blair and Anthony’s wedding was exactly as they wanted it. From using one of Blair’s friends as the officiant, to the food and drinks flowing, and of course, Blair’s favorite cake, baked by her friend, an excellent time was had by all!

The Updike Farmstead is always one of my favorites to shoot at: there’s simply so much natural beauty around the property which allows for tons of great locations to capture memories. As essentially a blank canvas for events, the Farmstead, which is on the State and National Register of Historic Places, allows for its brides and grooms to create multiple areas of use during their wedding, from a glam Gatsby-esq event, to a laid back, fun farmhouse event, just like Blair and Anthony’s. While I literally loved every single thing about their day, Blair and Anthony had one of the coolest vendors out there as their cocktail caterer: 13th Street Cocktails. 13th Street even brought one of their mobile bars, a vintage horse trailer they converted on the inside, to the farm which was the perfect complement to the property, and suited Blair, Anthony and all of their friends perfectly!


Vendors

Venue: Updike Farmstead // Caterer: Emily’s Cafe & Catering //  Bar: 13th Street Cocktail Catering // Wedding Gown Atelier: Jan’s Boutique // Wedding Gown: Jovani // Hair and Make-up: The Village Salon // Floral Design: The Flower Shop of Pennington Market // Stationery: Zazzle Lighting: Best of Both Worlds // DJ: DJ’s Available Sound & Light //

display of the wedding invitation suite which has a digital mason jar with brightly colored flowers in it over a lightly whitewashed barn wall print
bridal details: brides flat thong gold, pearl and rhinestone sandals
brides pink tulle jovani gown with petal details on the bodice hanging on a white padded hanger against a white paneled wall
brides pearl bracelet laid out over her bridal bouquet of pink and white florals
the brides diamond and pearl drop earrings on a light pink peony in her bridal bouquet
brides round diamond engagement ring with diamond band in the center of a pink peony in her bridal bouquet
bridal bouquet of light pink and white peonies, roses and other assorted florals from the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
black and white photo of the bride gazing down while being buttoned into her gown
black and white photo of the bride putting in her earring
Grey suit jacket hanging on a light brown hanger on the hinge of a weathered white washed barn door
black and white photo of the groom buttoning his vest
Silly portrait of the groom in his grey vest and blue tie (no jacket), hands in pockets, looking coy at the camera while winking one eye
focus on the bridal bouquet held at the brides waist of white and pink florals
portrait of the bride in a pink v-neck tulle gown by Jovani gazing down at her bridal bouquet of pink and white florals from the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
black and white candid photo of the bride holding her tulle gown while dancing on the porch of the farmhouse
shot of brides waistline where she has her tied bridal bouquet of blush and cream florals
wide angle photo of the bride in pink tulle Jovani gown in the middle of the ceremony location aisle, gazing down at her bridal bouquet by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market. White washed barn, guest bench seating, and aisle decor all in image at the Updike Farmstead
bride in her blush tulle v-neck Jovani wedding gown carrying it with two hands smiling as she looks off into the distance on the farmstead. White washed barn with floral wreath in the distance behind her
groom posing with one hand on the railing, one hand in his pocket, smiling at the camera while on the porch of the farmhouse of the Updike Farmstead in Princeton, New Jersey
the bride and groom, one on each side of a white washed barn building, holding hands just before the first look
black and white photo of the grooms face as he sees his bride come around the corner of an aged white washed barn building at the Updike Farmstead for their first look
bride and groom side by side, each with an arm around the others waist, smiling towards the camera, during the first look outside of a white washed barn
bride and groom side by side, each with an arm around the others waist, smiling at each other during the first look outside of a white washed barn
black and white photo of the bride and groom nose to nose, grinning, during the first look outside a white washed barn
photo of the groom twirling his bride outside of a small barn at the Updike Farmstead
black and white photo of the groom twirling his bride outside of a small barn at the Updike Farmstead
bride and groom walking hand in hand away from camera in front of one of the barns at the Updike Farmstead, with bride looking back smiling at camera
wide angle photo of the bride and groom walking hand in hand, while smiling at each other, along a path at the Updike Farmstead
black and white photo of bride and groom walking hand in hand along a path, enjoying one anothers company, at the Updike Farmstead
black and white photo of the bride and groom looking at one another while sitting on the front steps of the farmhouse at the Updike Farmstead
bride in her pink tulle v-neck wedding gown holding onto the grooms arm, standing next to him, while looking at each other on the porch of the farmhouse of the Updike Farmstead
side view of bride being held by groom, as he kisses the side of her head, on the porch of the farmhouse at Updike Farmstead
black and white photo of the bride from behind, being held by her groom, gazing over her left shoulder towards the camera, smiling
bride and groom formal portrait standing side by side, arms wrapped around the others waist in front of the porch of the main house at the Updike Farmstead
bride and groom gazing at each other while walking hand in hand in front of the porch of the main house at the Updike Farmstead
bride and groom holding one another, noses touching, in front of the white washed barn ceremony location at the Updike Farmstead with large floral wreath of various shades of pinks and ivories by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
bride and groom holding one another, noses touching, in front of the white washed barn ceremony location with large floral wreath
double exposure of the bride and groom side by side with wild flowers
the bride and groom holding one another, while looking at one another in the distance
the bride in her blush v-neck gown on the ground with her niece and nephew
wide angle photo of the front of the farmhouse at the Updike Farmstead in Princeton, New Jersey
wide angle photo of the main barn where the wedding reception held on the Updike Farmstead property
wide angle photo of the barn where the ceremony will be held with the windmill next to it on the Updike Farmstead property
wide angle photo of the White washed barn, guest bench seating, and aisle decor all in image.
details of the wedding ceremony: the large pink, blush, magenta and cream floral wreath by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market hanging on the white washed barn at the ceremony location
details of the wedding ceremony: one of two wine barrels at the start of the aisle at the ceremony location with floral display in various shades of colors and types of florals by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
details of the wedding ceremony: one of two wine barrels at the start of the aisle at the ceremony location with floral display in various shades of colors and types of florals by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
details from the ceremony: beverage station set up of iced tea and lemonade, along with water goblets and sunglasses for guests
brides niece, a confetti kid or flower girl smiling as she tosses flower petals in the air down the aisle, with her brother following behind
bride smiling in her blush v-neck wedding gown as she makes her way down the aisle to her groom
bride grinning in her blush pink v-neck gown with bridal bouquet in her hands at her waist during wedding ceremony
groom smiling while watching his bride walk down the aisle
wide angle photo from the end of the aisle during the wedding ceremony with guests sitting on wooden benches, aisle decor of wine barrels topped with wildflower displays, while vows being taken by bride and groom in front of white washed barn decorated with a large floral wreath of cream, pink, blush, and magenta florals at the Updike Farmstead
bride laughing during wedding ceremony in front of white washed barn with pink, blush, magenta and cream floral wreath
bride and groom kissing after being pronounced husband and wife in front of whitewashed barn with floral wreath of pink, blush, magenta and cream florals
bride and groom immediately after being pronounced husband and wife in the middle of the aisle, laughing and smiling
wide angle photo of the bride and groom kissing after their wedding ceremony on the farmstead
reception details: welcome table inside the barn of the Updike Farmstead that has blush linens, a wildflower and rose floral arrangement, card basket and tray of escort cards
details from the wedding reception: wire and muslin baskets filled with pashmina wraps in white and blush pink, flip flops in white and blush pink
small floral arrangement in a metal milk jug on top of wooden wine barrels set up throughout the cocktail hour area outside of the barn at the Updike Farmstead
small multicolored wildflower, rose and gerber daisy arrangement in a metal milk jug by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
further shot of the horse trailer turned bar behind the wooden bar set up by 13th Street Cocktail Catering
custom beverages signage at the bar from 13th Street Cocktails
interior photo of the horse trailer customized into a bar by the 13th Street Cocktail Caterers
details inside the 13th Street Cocktails converted horse trailer into barn. Eloquent display of liquors, candles, candle sconces and glassware
action photo of the bartender from 13th street Cocktails making a drink for the bride and groom at their wooden bar, in front of the horse trailer turned bar
bar tenders hands in focus while making a custom drink during the cocktail hour of the wedding
action shot from the side of the bar as the bartender pours a drink for guests
passed item of mini tartlets during cocktail hour from Emily's Cafe and Catering
passed item of bacon wrapped scallops during cocktail hour by Emily's Cafe & Catering
a spread of cheeses, meats and veggies by Emily's Cafe and Catering outside the barn of the Updike Farmstead
a spread of cheeses, meats and veggies by Emily's Cafe and Catering outside the barn of the Updike Farmstead
guests enjoying the outdoor area behind the barn during the cocktail hour prior to the wedding reception
guests enjoying the outdoor area behind the barn during the cocktail hour prior to the wedding reception
wide angle photo outside of the barn showing the cocktail area with aged barrel tables and guests mingling
photo of the bride sitting in front of a group of female guests
3/4 photo of groom in grey three piece suit looking off into the distance, holding a bottle of beer in his hand, smiling.
oyster bar set up during cocktail hour with white tiled bar topped with information signage, empty oyster shell garland and lemon wedges on ice by the 13th Street Cocktails Catering
close up of oysters on ice during cocktail hour
focus on a bottle of beer held by the bride at her waist with both of her hands.
guests enjoying the oyster bar outside the barn on the Updike Farmstead
wide angle photo of outside the barn during the cocktail hour of the wedding reception featuring a line of guests at the custom wooden bar from 13th Street Cocktails
male and female guest in sunglasses in front of bar area clinking glasses
guests enjoying a game of cornhole outside of the barn on the farmstead
brides brother and niece enjoying the outdoor area behind the barn during the cocktail hour prior to the wedding reception
brides brother tossing his son into the air outdoors
close up of small reception floral arrangement of multicolored wildflowers, roses, peonies in a small wooden box with wooden table numbers by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
close up of small reception floral arrangement of multicolored wildflowers, roses, peonies in a small wooden box with wooden table numbers
close up of small reception floral arrangement of multicolored wildflowers, roses, peonies in a small wooden box by the Flower Shop of Pennington Market
inside the barn reception at the Updike Farmstead where round tables are set up with cream linens, wooden farm chairs and small floral arrangements of multicolored wildflowers, roses, gerber daisies
inside the barn reception at the Updike Farmstead where round tables are set up with cream linens, wooden farm chairs and small floral arrangements of multicolored wildflowers, roses, gerber daisies
photo of reception table decorated in cream linens with a short wildflower centerpiece and farmhouse style wooden chairs. Each place set with a mixed salad.
black and white photo of bride and groom during their first dance inside the barn, taken from the back of the bride, seeing the grooms smile at his bride
black and white wide angle shot of bride and groom inside the barn during their first dance
guest at wedding having a "drink" with the nephew of the bride
bride in relaxed jumper attire outside of barn posing with a male friend
custom gobo on the floor of the barn during the wedding reception with the bride and grooms names and date of wedding
guests dancing during the reception inside the barn
guests dancing during the reception inside the barn
guests dancing during the reception inside the barn
bride and guests dancing during the reception inside the barn
one tier wedding cake covered in rainbow sprinkles on a crystal cake dish with a custom acrylic cake topper with the bride and grooms names and date of wedding
bride and groom laughing while cutting their custom made one tier sprinkle covered wedding cake
black and white photo of bride and groom kissing in front of the vast farmland on the Updike Farmstead
photo of bride in relaxed jumper with her groom wrapping his arms around her outside of the barn at dusk

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Updike Farmstead wedding photos by New Jersey wedding photographers, Jaye Kogut Photography

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