Christine & Brian first met during the Fourth of July weekend in 2015 at a bar in Portland, Maine. A short 3 years later, the two went to Utah for their anniversary and met up with Brian’s childhood friend and his girlfriend Lyndsey. They went camping and went on a high elevation hike, where Christine thought Brian was trailing behind because the elevation was getting to him. She soon found out that it was because he was preparing for his big proposal.
Lyndsey had a GoPro all set up for Brian’s final walk to the peak of the mountain, where Christine was waiting. She saw him walking closer with his newly donned suit jacket and knew exactly what was about to happen. Swept up in the moment, Christine doesn’t really remember what was said, but obviously she said yes! Another surprise to her, Alex had carried up a bottle of champagne up the mountain, which they happily drank on their descent.
Being the outdoorsy couple they are, they decided to go the untraditional route and have their wedding at the home Brian’s parent’s home in Hunterdon County, where his parents built a barn for this very purpose.
Here’s some favorite shots from their Hunterdon County barn wedding!
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It’s great to just take a moment to yourself on a wedding day to soak it all in. I’m glad to see Brian got a few seconds to steal for himself.
Anyone who knows Brian’s mom well knows that she’s a hugger and she lives in the moment, so no one is surprised to see her embracing the special people of the day, including Christine’s mom.
I’m always on team groom, but I have to agree with your brother, Brian. This may not have been the smartest choice with that crisp white shirt at risk.
A mother’s work is never done. A special moment between Christine and her mom.
The bridesmaids formed this impromptu huddle and it was a really great moment for them to just share together.
I warned Brian that she looked absolutely stunning, but really nothing can prepare you for this moment.
How can you possibly have your wedding at a venue when this the view from the front door? The entire wedding was held on the grounds of Brian’s parent’s property and it was an absolutely perfect choice for their day.
The two love birds in their natural habitat – constantly laughing and smiling.
Christine was really more of an all terrain bride, mountains, swings, woods, nothing scared her!
Christine had a dramatic entrance down front stairs, around the grove of trees and alongside the front pathway to the ceremony space overlooking the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, it made for so many great photo-ops.
When these two met at the bar in Portland, a Kesha song was on. Obviously she was worth a mention in the ceremony, which gave the crowd a good chuckle.
It was an absolutely perfect September day for an outdoor cocktail hour with a beautiful view.
The reception was held in the barn built specifically for this wedding. We can safely say it was christened.
There were a few childhood secrets that were revealed during the best man speech. A couple of people were thrown under the bus in the process. Those secret house parties thrown way back when are no longer secret. Sorry, Brian.
One of the special touches they had was a cigar bar for their guest to enjoy.
Anyone who knows this family probably ins’t surprised that this is what the party evolved into.
Jeweler // Derco Jewelers
Dress Store // The Wedding Embassy
Groom’s suit/tux // Ryan Seacrest
DJ // SCE Events
Ceremony Officiant // Deirdre Loftus
Hair & Makeup // Beauty by Kristen Marie
Florist // Carol Polcer
Wedding Planner // The Joy Standard
Catering // Redwoods Catering