You may remember Jen + Matt from their adorable blended family engagement session I did shortly before going on maternity leave. And yes, it really was that long ago. Oops. Well, today I have their gorgeous Commellini Estate wedding to share with you! Jen and Matt wanted to keep their wedding simple, and have it be all about blending their families. Which means it was one of the sweetest, most adorable ceremonies I’ve seen in a while.
Shortly before Matt & Jen’s first look, Matt saw his teenage daughter all dressed up in her bridesmaid’s dress, and he started getting teary. It was adorable, and got me a little choked up too. And then, then Matt saw Jen. Some of you have probably seen a few of the images, I posted them in my preview of their wedding last summer. Hands down, this was one of my favorite first look reactions. I know it’s common for all of us to want to keep our emotions in, but ya’ll, this is why I love first looks. Did it make the ceremony any less emotional? Heck no! Jen and Matt were tearing up then too. Oh, and during the first dance as well. I love people who wear their emotions on their sleeve. And yes, I was 100% choking up behind my camera. Don’t ever try to talk to me during the toasts, I’m holding back tears every time!
During the ceremony, I loved that Jen and Matt made a new piece of art with their kids during the ceremony. Each family member had their own paint color, and they made this art that is going to hang up on the wall of their home! You’ll see a few photos below. I loved spending the day with this beautiful family, and I can’t wait to see how their kids have grown the next time we do family photos!!
Huge shout out to my fantastic assistant, Keely, who helped wrangle kiddos and count heads during the wedding party photos. She was amazing and I was so lucky to have her along last summer. I included a look at what it’s like to work with ring bearers when they’re being sassy – you’ll see a good shot of the whole wedding party, and one where he was off stomping bugs below. As usual, you can find a vendor list at the bottom of the page!
Venue: Commellini Estate // Caterer: Commellini // Officiant: family friend // Cake: Sweet Frostings // Florist: bride // DJ: Moments Remembered // Bride’s dress: David’s Bridal // Groom’s suit: Sears