This bride and groom had the ultimate plan for their beautiful surprise elopement at Frelinghuysen Arboretum! They invited their children and grandchildren to a “family photo session” and told them to dress nicely.
They had the ultimate surprise up their sleeves! It was also going to be their wedding day. They couldn’t think of a better way to do it than with all of their family by their side celebrating their love.
This couple is so fun, and the story of their day really captures that. This will be a story the whole family will tell for years to come! Congrats, Rich and Lynn!
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Rich had the camera ready to capture the expression on his family’s face when Lynn announced they were going to get married — TODAY!
The result of announcing their elopement did not disappoint! So many ear-to-ear smiles from this crew!
We had arranged everyone for a “first family photo” to make sure we captured all of these AMAZING reactions.
When you hear you get to be a flower girl at an impromptu elopement! I’m not sure she knows what “impromptu elopement” means yet, but she sure was excited!
Lynn’s son walked her down the aisle. A special moment for the two of them, for sure!
The garden space at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum provided the most gorgeous backdrop for this elopement.
The ceremony meant so much to this bride and groom. With a beautiful trellis above them, a family friend officiating, and their family beside them, it was everything they wanted on their wedding day.
The secret is out. Now time to celebrate!
The ceremony at this elopement at Frelinghuysen Arboretum was short and sweet. Afterward, everyone celebrated with the perfect complements to one another- bubbles and bubbly!
Since they told everyone this would be a family photo session, Rich and Lynn made sure they still got all the group shots that would have happened if they hadn’t surprised everyone with their elopement at Frelinghuysen Arboretum. I have a feeling the whole family will be framing quite a few of these!
It wouldn’t be a true wedding day if we didn’t grab some portraits of the lovely bride and groom!
There were so many fun spaces to take advantage of at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, like this barn. How great does Lynn’s white dress look against that backdrop?!
The whole crew! What a day for these two!
Another unique spot we found during this couple’s elopement at Frelinghuysen Arboretum. All smiles after pulling off surprising the whole family and now being able to call each other husband and wife!
Rich and Lynn pulled off a truly great surprise as their wedding day. I’m so happy I got to be “in the know” and see the look on everyone’s faces when they found out! I wish this bride and groom all the happiness in the world as they begin their marriage journey.
Are you planning a giant surprise for your family like Rich and Lynn? Just ask them, I can keep your secret! Let’s talk soon.