Collin and Christine’s wedding at Crossing Vineyards was long-awaited! A Covid bride and groom, their original wedding date was May of 2020. They got legally married on this day, but their big party had to wait. They rescheduled for September but had to reschedule again. To say it was a roller coaster of emotions is an understatement!
Finally, one year later, they got to bring all their friends and family together. This is what they were looking most forward to, celebrating their love for each other surrounded by everyone they love!
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Crossing Vineyard had a lovely bridal suite area for Christine to get ready with her group of girls. It was a great space, and everyone was comfortable!
Never a dull moment when these brothers are together. They took groom-prep very, very seriously.
Our groom wanted to make sure he put on the sweet gift of a new watch for their celebration. Matches that suit so nicely!
This absolutely stunning bridal gown had buttons for days. Look at that gorgeous lace detailing!
Mom helping the bride get ready is always an incredibly special moment.
When you do a first look with your girls, and they make the best faces you could have ever imagined. Adorable!
Even with the forecast calling for rain later in the day, our bride was still all smiles! Her ability to stay positive is one of our groom’s favorite things about her, and she showed how true this was on her wedding day at Crossing Vineyard!
This groom was so present and emotional during the first look with his love. I love to see this during this unique moment for the couple!
When asked what she loves most about her groom, our bride gushed, saying, “I love Collin’s ability to make me laugh, his warm soul, his hugs that make me feel safe in this world.”
This couple decided to share private vows and promises in the more intimate setting of the first look. This is something they will never forget.
The weather wasn’t about to stop this couple from getting stunning portraits on their wedding day. Even through shivers from the cold and drizzle falling from the sky, our bride said she wanted to maximize having the outdoor space at their Crossing Vineyard wedding. Worth it! These pictures touting their umbrella are definitely frame-worthy.
A perk of the rainy wedding day for this bride and groom – the colors at Crossing Vineyard actually became more vibrant!
The couple was aiming for a rustic style at their wedding, which Crossing Vineyard nailed so well. Carrying the theme through to the reception, the tables had mason jars with daisies, baby’s breath, and eucalyptus. A soft touch with everything tied together!
Christine came up with the sweetest way to honor those who had passed but she still wanted to keep close on her wedding day. She clipped small photos of them to her bridal bouquet. Such a wonderful idea.
Our bride and groom love being outside, so when they saw the beautiful white, crisp tent at Crossing Vineyard, they knew it would be the perfect place to tell their story in front of treasured friends and family.
Since this bride and groom were already legally married, this ceremony at their Crossing Vineyard wedding was a lot of fun! Instead of exchanging vows, stories were told about how they met and who they are as a couple.
When you’ve known each other for 25 years, and your engagement story includes a trip to Yankee Stadium with the proposal projected on the big screen, there is plenty of material to reminisce about!
A shoutout to one of my former brides! She is how I got connected with Christine and Collin. Her name is also Jenna, and Christine was one of her bridesmaids in 2019. Always fun to see familiar faces!
Christine’s closest friends gave a beautiful, funny, emotional speech, making our bride dab away a tear.
The guys stayed true to form as their goofball selves, playing rock, paper, scissors as they got ready to speak.
These newlyweds always knew they wanted their wedding at a winery. When they got to Crossing Vineyards, they looked at each other and immediately knew it was the place they would get married.
At the bride’s request, we snapped a portrait in the barrel room, and it did not disappoint!
The love bug will always win…
I feel like this perfectly embodies this couple; Christine cutting the cake, Collin dancing.
Christine loves how much Collin makes her laugh. Their wedding day at Crossing Vineyard was no exception!
A few Shirley Temples later and this guy was bustin’ a move!
Everyone at the party was so excited for Christine and Colin. The energy was great. It turned into a super fun party with tons of dancing all night long.
This bride and groom go out of their way to make people feel loved, and the celebration of their marriage was no exception. It was so much fun to be part of.
These two truly are the perfect “Peare,” and I couldn’t be happier for them!
If you are looking to have your wedding at a winery like Crossing Vineyard, let’s talk soon!
Venue // Crossing Vineyards
Jeweler // Walter Bauman Jewelers
Dress Store // Bridal Suite Boutique
Groomswear // The Suit Store Outlet
Band // The Pour Boys
Ceremony Officiant // Kyle McMorrow
Hair Stylist // Laura Benedetti, Abigail Opdyke, and Dana Triano
Make-up Artist // Beauty on Location NJ
Florist // Angelone’s Florist
Videography // SaraJane Videography
Catering // Emily’s Cafe and Catering
Bakery // Cinderellie’s Sweets
Transportation // RPD Limo