DIY Rustic Wedding

Jennifer and Carlos’s DIY Rustic Wedding is the culmination of love, friendship, family and much emotion.  The truth is weddings naturally evoke an array of emotions.  All for many different and unique reasons.  For Carlos and Jennifer, beginning their life together as husband and wife has also meant leaving behind family and friends.

This day they celebrated the joy of having found one another and the thrill of getting to spend the rest of their lives together.  However, knowing this would mean being apart from her little sister (affectionately aka Velcro), parents and dearest friends and family, is always difficult for anyone to handle.  No matter how happy you are.  The good thing about family is, you can always take them with you in your heart. Wherever you find yourself, when you are with them, it always brings you back home.

A wedding that embodies the essence of what it feels like to be home…

Her hair and makeup were done by a talented friend.  Her dress was graciously passed on to her.  Dinner lovingly served by friends.  The delicious home made Portuguese desserts were made by family and the gorgeous cake by her friend Vanessa.   The DJ double-dutied as groomsman and entertainer.  (Hats off to you Thiago!)  A friend Charlotte from Elegance Remembered expertly pulled the look together with decor and linens.  I’m sure I missed somebody because everyone contributed in some way.  They all came together to create this beautiful, home made DIY Rustic Wedding memory.

Speaking of Carlos, Jennifer states, “In you I have found the love of my life and my truest and closest friend.” (Anonymous)  Carlos and Jenn, we are truly happy that you have found each other. And we are delighted to have met you.  We know you will bring joy and love with you wherever you go.  We wish you much happiness in your new lives together!

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Thank you to all the amazing friends and family as well as vendors who came together to make this wedding absolutely beautiful!

Venue: Italian American Club

Caterer: La Sicilia

Cake: Cakes By Vanessa

Linens/Decor: Elegance Remembered

Flowers: Local grocery

DJ: Thiago Caserta, friend

Dress: Borrowed

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Hair+Makeup: Monique Santos, José Eber Salon NJ

Photography: Rick Messina Photography



Super classy. Grocery store flowers? They look like a million bucks. You guys did a great job. I like the boho vibe of your imagery.

Thanks Samantha! This couple was so much fun to work with. They did a beautiful job decorating on a budget. We’re so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂