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New Jersey Backyard wedding photos of The boys enjoying themselves as they pour colored sand into a glass jar

Hunterdon County, New Jersey Backyard Elopement Images | The boys enjoy themselves as they pour colored sand into a glass jar

The boys enjoy themselves as they pour colored sand into a glass jar as part of the unity ceremony.

Rather than opt for an elaborate affair with an extensive guest list, Stefanie and Andrew were married in an intimate ceremony that took place in the backyard of their new home in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. In fact, it was the exact spot where Andrew had proposed to Stefanie, so the experience came full circle. On a quiet afternoon with their four boys and two witnesses, the couple said their vows in this peaceful setting. In addition to the vows, the entire family took part in a unity ceremony. After the ceremony was complete, everyone enjoyed a lighthearted portrait session before they went off to enjoy a nice meal together.

New Jersey wedding getting ready image of The groom spending time with his son prior to the ceremony

New Jersey Elopement Prep Photo | The groom spends a few moments with his son prior to the ceremony

Andrew spends a few moments with his son prior to the ceremony, helping him get ready for the day.

Hunterdon Co, NJ wedding image of The bride and her friends helping all of the boys prepare

Hunterdon Co, NJ Elopement Picture | The bride and her friends work to make sure that all of the boys are prepared

Stefanie and her friends work to make sure that all of the boys are prepared for the event. They laugh together as they get all of the outfits ready.

New Jersey Backyard wedding image of The bride and her young son walking the outdoor aisle together

New Jersey Backyard Elopement Ceremony Photos | The bride and her young son walk down the aisle together

Hand in hand, Stefanie and her young son walk down the aisle together. Her son was charged with the important task of giving her away.

NJ Outdoor wedding image showing the boys couldn’t help but be distracted by the sounds and sights of the backyard

NJ Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photographer | the boys couldn’t help but be distracted by the sounds and sights of the backyard

The unity ceremony required concentration and commitment, but some of the boys couldn’t help but be distracted by the sounds and sights of the backyard.

NJ backyard wedding image of The couple smiling as they exchange marriage rings

NJ Outdoor Elopement Photography | The couple smile as they exchange rings

Stefanie and Andrew smile as they exchange rings in their wooded backyard.

NJ Outdoor wedding day portrait photo of The boys giggling and smiling together under the shade trees

NJ Outdoor Elopement Kids Portrait | The boys giggle and smile together as they prepare to take a portrait

The boys giggle and smile together as they prepare to take a portrait in the backyard.

NJ backyard wedding image of Everyone enjoying a family toast to celebrate the marriage with juice for the kids

NJ Outdoor Elopement Toast Picture | Everyone enjoys a family toast to celebrate the marriage

Cheers! Everyone enjoys a family toast to celebrate the marriage of Stefanie and Andrew. While the couple sipped bubbling champagne, the boys received a flute of apple juice.

NJ Backyard wedding newlyweds walk together, enjoying a few minutes during a portrait session

NJ Backyard Elopement Couple Portrait | The newlyweds walk together, enjoying a few peaceful minutes together

The newlyweds walk together, enjoying a few peaceful moments on this sunny Monday afternoon and basking in the fact that they are now husband and wife.