Laurie and Nick come from different sides of the country, so their wedding would be the first time a lot of their Texas loved ones would meet the East Coast family. Because their love is as big as the Texas sky, their New Jersey wedding needed to have that rustic essence that is so synonymous with Texas weddings. The Inn and Millrace Pond was the perfect setting for their day, being a little rustic pocket in the New Jersey woods. Photography geniuses The Markows beautifully captured the natural and whimsical celebration, as well as all of the details Laurie and Nick carefully chose to reflect their love.
Laurie and Nick
Inn at Millrace Pond, Blairstown, New Jersey
I was never really the girl who dreamed of putting a wedding together, I think I could have easily eloped but then we would have cheated everyone out of meeting each other and that didn’t seem fair. I am not sure if we will ever have another event where all of his family and all of my family would have the opportunity to get together from New Jersey and Texas, which made our wedding even more special. So we wanted it to be very us, low-key, romantic, intimate and it was really important to me that we showcased how beautiful New Jersey is for all of our Texas travelers. The Inn at Millrace Pond made that easy. It was secluded, rustic, simple and breathtaking.
The party! We knew with all of the thought and work we put into the wedding it would be beautiful and we were getting married to each other so the ceremony would have been perfect anywhere, but you never know how the party is going to turn out and whether or not people would have fun. When the party started it was such a relief. I don’t think Nick and I had any idea how much everyone would get into it and we can’t say enough about our DJ/Band. They really made sure everyone was into it and it just made a perfect day even better! We knew we had booked a good DJ but they really made the night special and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. People are still talking about the awesome job they did with the music.
The Couple Recommends:
TWO WORDS: THE MARKOWS. Their pictures are so stunning and they are so amazing to work with. We really could not be happier with our choice. They were actually the first photographers we even looked at and we just loved their style. They really were able to capture the feel of our wedding and all of the elements we worked so hard to put together. We really can’t say enough about them from start to finish.
Our florist Tracey was amazing! I sent her an inspiration board with ideas and she just ran with it. I love her organic style and she uses such a unique variety of flowers. We were so lucky to find her.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Markows Photography
Venue – Inn at Millrace Pond
Floral Design – Tracey Reynolds Floral Design
Catering – Frungillo Catering
DJ – D’Amico Entertainment
Makeup Artist – Angela Calisti
Wedding Dress – Anna Campbell via Blue Bridal Austin
Bridal Accessories – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J.Crew, BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Perry Ellis
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Perry Ellis
Rings – Bachendorf’s
Wedding Signage – Remember November Inc
Cake Toppers – Lovebirds Custom Goods
Favors – Nature Favors
Thanks to The Markows for giving Junebug a glimpse into Laurie and Nick’s Texas-inspired wedding! For more whimsical wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Shona and Fin’s sunflower wedding in Northern Ireland.