A Country Wedding at Pretty Brook Farm Estate in Princeton, New Jersey

Kathleen Holderied (25 and a teacher) and Kenny Holderied (26 and a sales manager) brought country chic to New Jersey for their wedding. Rustic elements such as cowboy boots, wrangler jeans, burlap, lace and a moonshine toast are just a few of the elements that set the scene for this casual wedding in Princeton, New Jersey. The Princeton Day School at the Pretty Brook Farm Estate was close to the couple’s families and provided an idyllic setting for the outdoor wedding. The couple said “I do” in front of an arch surrounded by hay bales, a wagon wheel and burlap runners. At the reception, signature drinks such as the Redneck Manhattan were served, and guests found their seats by picking up half-pint baskets of fruit (from farmers markets) with their names attached. Kathleen grew up enjoying the delicious fare from Main Street Catering, and had always wanted it to cater her wedding. They did not disappoint! Cupcakes replaced a formal wedding cake, although the bride and groom chose a white cake with raspberry filling to cut (for the sake of tradition, of course) and save for their one-year anniversary. From classics to modern mash-ups, The Seven Band kept guests dancing until the end. A memorable moment? Kathleen’s brother chose a song in honor of their grandfather, and Kenny danced with his grandmother to it and an Italian song in her honor. See the details, captured by Jaye Kogut Photography, below.