If you have been searching for stunning New Jersey micro wedding inspiration, you are in the right place. Madeline and Will got married on a beautiful summer day in June and even though the guest list was small, the details weren’t. Madeline and Will were another Love Wed Collective couple where Mile Square Moments is so proud to be the exclusive photographer.
Love Wed Collective is made up of a team of wedding vendors (a planner, a photographer, a florist, and a calligrapher) who are just as passionate about micro weddings as you are. Formed out of the pandemic based on a real need, I don’t see micro weddings going anywhere anytime soon. As a wedding photographer, these intimate weddings and events have been so incredible. If you are looking for a wedding photographer to capture your wedding day – regardless of if your guest list is large or small – I would love to hear from you. Tell me about your wedding day vision (and love story – because that’s my favorite part).
New Jersey Engagement Photos
I will never apologize for booking extra long engagement photo shoots (they are typically booked for two hours!). Not only does this leave plenty of time for location (and outfit!) changes, it also leaves time for the couple to get comfortable in front of the camera AND ACTUALLY ENJOY THEMSELVES. I have always felt like photos are only as good as the experience you had taking them. It’s so important to me to capture the chemistry that naturally exists, not just walk you through a series of poses, tell you to smile at the camera, and then see you on the wedding day.
For Madeline and Will, we spent their session in the beautiful outdoors of DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, NJ. We were able to take a mix of photos in front of the water and some surrounded by greenery. We even squeezed in a quick game of frisbee. When it comes to engagement photos – you can truly do whatever you like!
Catholic Wedding in Hoboken
I might say this every time but Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church is absolutely breathtaking – both inside and out! The church entryway is just stunning. Madeline and Will actually met at a church beer garden in 2012 and already had mutual church friends, which made them a great match. You could feel the love in the room for their intimate church ceremony. After the Catholic wedding ceremony, we headed to Riverview-Fisk Park for some outdoor wedding photos! The weather was PERFECT. I’m biased but I feel like the photos turned out as joyful as the day!
More than that, Madeline and Will had lived together in Hoboken for a long time but just recently moved to Jersey City last year. In that way, it was kind of special to have the ceremony in Hoboken and the reception in Jersey City – a true mark of the next chapter for them unfolding!
The Hutton Wedding
Like I mentioned before, this New Jersey micro wedding was not short on details. Love Wed Collective includes services from a top floral designer (A Petal to Peddle) and stunning wedding calligraphy from Write Pretty for Me. Madeline and Will wanted to get photos of all of the incredible details (the escort cards, the florals, the menu cards, the antique window welcome sign, the Giant Jenga), so our team was happy to oblige.
If you are looking for a restaurant wedding venue in Jersey City, NJ, The Hutton did a fantastic job as well. Their patio felt completely private and was well equipped to handle all of Madeline and Will’s precious reception moments: From the first dance, to Madeline’s father-daughter dance, to the speeches, all the way to the cake cutting. The food and drink service was excellent as well (although that much was to be expected!).
A Hoboken & Jersey City Micro Wedding
Why choose between Hoboken and Jersey City when you can have a little magic from each? I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for the next chapter of Madeline and Will’s love story. It might surprise you, but these two actually dated for a long time! They met in 2012, got engaged in 2019, and were finally married in 2021 (it was worth the wait!). For those of you who always love a good engagement story, Madeline is from Southern Indiana and when Will went home with her for Christmas in 2019, he proposed at the top of a fire tower!! Cheers to many, many, more romantic days in their future!!
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Reception Venue & Catering: The Hutton
Mile Square Moments is a wedding photography company based in Hoboken, New Jersey. If you are new around here, you should know that we love getting to know each couple personally. Wondering if we would be the right fit? You might be a MSM couple if you aren’t afraid of getting a little up close and personal in photos. We love natural chemistry and a little PDA around here! BUT, also enjoy a night in binge-watching Netflix. Are you planning a wedding in New Jersey? If you are, Contact us here to find out about our photography/videography packages. We also love stories on Instagram. If you want more micro wedding inspiration, check out my favorite from 2020 here. Enjoy!