Vincent and Alexandra Velasquez celebrated their wedding at the bride's family home in Williamstown, New Jersey.
Engaged in 2016, the couple skipped a venue search and asked the bride’s parents if they could celebrate at their home.
Without hesitation, Mom and Dad accepted. But work needed to be done.
The entire family pitched in with installing a new fence, re-siding the house and more - finishing a home renovation that had been started by the bride's dad.
The family referred to the Victorian-style home as 'The Venue,' leading up to the occasion.
Alexandra and Vincent created a spectacular backyard wedding reception to rival any event venue.
It was truly a D.I.Y wedding - the couple worked with a number of vendors to bring everything from flatware, catering, tent, restrooms and entertainment to the backyard.
Alexandra and Vincent relied on an entire cast of family and friends to help make their vision come to life.
The newlyweds are forever thankful to their Wedding Planner, Carey Loch, for her friendship and guidance throughout the days, weeks and months leading up to their special day.
They also turned to a longtime friend - Sandra Golis Strang - to officiate their wedding.
If you find yourself lost on the Hurricane's site, you may recognize Vincent as a co-owner and co-founder of the company. And the Best Man, Strato Doumanis? He's the other half.
Vincent and Alexandra chose the best of the best when it came to Hurricane's staff to provide DJ entertainment, Lighting, Videography and Photography services for the wedding.
Here is a list of partners, vendors, and collaborators:
- Wedding Planner: Carey Loch
- Officiant: Sandra Golis Strang
- Emcee/DJ: Robert Padovano/Alvin Gay
- Videographers: Markus Robinson, Tyler Ajamian
- Photographers: Corynn Egreczky, David Costantini
- Lighting: Thomas Bishop/Nomadic Productions
- Video Editors: Markus Robinson, Jordan Goldstein
- Photo Editors: Nick Nittoli, David Costantini, Corynn Egreczky
- Hair: Melissa Coverly Aletich
- Makeup: I DO Hair & Makeup
- Caterers: Henri's Hotts BBQ
- Drinks: NYS Inc. (Olive Branch)
- Event Rentals (Tent, Tables, Chairs, Linens): Karcher Events
- Flatware: Preferred Party Place
- Cake: Stella Baking Company
- Ice Cream Truck: MJ Mister Softee
- Restrooms: Mr. Bobs
- Transportation: McGough Bus Company
- Additional Photo Location: Autumn Lake Winery