Countryside Wedding at Donaldson Farm | Hackettstown NJ

Bride and groom walking path

When Melissa, an artist and small business owner, told me that she and her fiancé were having their wedding at Donaldson Farm in Hackettstown, I knew it would be visually rich with details. After all, artists put a lot of thought and consideration into details. Melissa is a “traveling art instructor bringing “studio instruction” to parties of all kinds.” How cool is that?! Instead of going to a studio space, she brings the party to you! When the wedding day rolled around, It definitely lived up to expectations! I could see how much work the couple had put into the details, and much of the decor was handmade.

The ceremony took place in a spot that overlooked the farm. Guests were seated on burlap covered hay bales and each row was separated by a pretty mason jar bouquet. The bride, her father and bridesmaids were driven to the ceremony by hayride pulled by a tractor. Later guests made their way to the reception tent for dinner, dancing and a gorgeous sunset behind them.

The hillside, the on-site apple orchard, the fire pit surrounded by benches just outside the reception tent, the kids – I mean literally – the kid goats on the farm all added to the rustic, country-esque feel of the day. It was such a well-thought out, beautiful event. Take a peek inside this memorable day! And when you’re finished, I invite you to check out Melissa’s Facebook business page over at The Thirsty Artist NJ- traveling painting instructor ! 🙂

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bride and groom in vineyard

The grounds on Donaldson Farm included an apple orchard perfect for grabbing some photos of the bride and groom.

bridal party on farm tractor NJ

Who needs a boring stretch limo when you’ve got a tractor? So fun!

Donaldson Farm NJ wedding

NJ drone at wedding

One of the wedding guests brought along their drone to capture some unique arial shots during group portraits. It looked like we’d have to run for cover with storm clouds overhead but the rain stayed away!

baby goats at NJ farm wedding

One of the benefits to having your wedding on a farm – visiting the baby goats on site!

outdoor tent wedding reception toasts

wedding cake honeycomb design

How cute was the honeycomb design on their cake?

fire pit for wedding guests to sit around

Outdoor wedding tent reception

Then sun went down, but the outdoor tent reception was just getting started!

Bride and groom walking path

Hand in hand and happily every after <3



Ceremony Venue :
Donaldson Farms

Hair & Makeup :
Beauty by RoseMarie

Shughes Entertainment

Videographer :
Joyce Lee NYC, NY

Cake :
Jenna’s Cake and Cupcakes Middlesex, NJ

Catering :
Sullivan Catering

Favors :


Bridesmaid Dresses :

Dolores Bridal


Groomsmen Attire :

Dante Zeller W. Main St, Somerville, NJ


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