DAVID & JILL'S WEDDING AT CALGO GARDENS IN FREEHOLD, NJ WAS JUST SO UNIQUE AND FILLED WITH PERSONAL TOUCHES. EVEN HURRICANE MATTHEW BOWED DOWN TO THEM AND SERVED UP A GORGEOUS SUNNY EVENING!
We have worked at Calgo Gardens before and we absolutely LOVE it there! The family who owns it is super sweet and not only offer lots of beautiful plants, planters, and garden supplies, but have a really cool store that boasts a ton of unique decor and gift items! Within the last couple of years they renovated the farm house which now houses a full commercial kitchen, a yoga studio, and some beautiful rooms upstairs that serves as offices and prep spaces for the weddings they now host. It is rustic chic at it's finest! You need to check it out, a true gem!
We were so excited to photograph David and Jill's garden wedding from the moment we spoke with them! They are adorable, their venue is amazing, and we already know and love so many of their family and friends. Nerves were certainly in overdrive as we made our way to the wedding that day, Hurricane Matthew was in town and it was pouring! But nothing could stop the love and happiness that filled their day. The rain drizzled on and off as we photographed some details, did and intimate first look on the front porch (which is adorned with some of the coolest things we've ever seen!), signed the Ketubah, and captured their beautiful Jewish ceremony. Then hurricane Matthew finally surrendered! The skies opened up so the happy newlyweds and their nearest and dearest could enjoy a sun-drenched reception in the garden! They are such a charming couple, and we were able to capture not only exquisite portraits in the garden, but also some dramatic shots of them with the magical sky that the crummy morning weather had left behind. It was glorious! Wishing David and Jill a future filled with love and laughter! Enjoy!