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A Rustic Backyard Wedding

What happens when two fun-loving laid back people get married? They throw an epic party reception complete with a pig roast and killer dance moves. On a beautiful fall day in southern New Jersey, Jackie and Junmar wed in a traditional Catholic ceremony in front of 150 family members and friends. Immediately following, guests joined the newlyweds at their newly purchased home for a rustic backyard reception where they were able to party well after the sun went down. The bride and groom met on the dance floor so it was only appropriate that their backyard reception featured a stellar DJ and a totally awesome dance floor built by the bride’s father. Guests were able to show off their impressive moves surrounded by romantic string lighting in the casual setting. Jackie wore her mother’s stunning lace drop-waist ball gown with long sleeves and a classic high neckline. If that doesn’t tug on your heartstrings enough, the bride’s late-grandmother’s wedding gown was on display during the reception surrounded by portraits and mementos of the couple’s grandparents for guests to view. The groom and his groomsmen wore traditional Filipino embroidered barongs to honor his family’s heritage. Later on, Jackie changed into a darling skater dress and kicked off her heels to enjoy the dance floor with her new husband and their guests. Joseph Hardin Photography captured stunning images of the entire affair. Take a look at all of the beautiful details below.

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Jordan Merlino

Event and Wedding Planning


Jordan Merlino Events offers full-service design and planning services based in Yokosuka, Japan with select dates available in the Greater Philadelphia Area. We specialize in well-orchestrated private, non-profit, and military weddings and events. Allow us to turn your vision into reality and create a meaningful celebration for you and your guests. Now booking through 2018.

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