The couple shared their first dance on their deck at their July 4th elopement brunch.
Angela and Jeff planned a simple backyard brunch for their wedding on July 4th. They encouraged their close family and friends to dress in red, white, and blue to celebrate with them - and they delivered! Everything took place at their home, which kept everyone relaxed and in good spirits.
Their marriage was a blend of their two families, and their sons played a big part in every part of their day. The shaded deck was perfect for their ceremony, and guests were sipping mimosas as they watched the couple say their vows, exchange rings, and release doves.
Then it was time to party, with a first dance and plenty of sweets - a cupcake tower was a huge hit with all the guests, but especially the boys! Because Angela and Jeff did away with the big venue, wedding party, plated dinner and many of the other trappings of a traditional wedding, they were able to choose all the traditions and personal touches that meant the most to them. The couple was surrounded by loving faces and they had exactly the intimate wedding that they'd dreamed of.
Angela's dress hangs at the ready while she gets her makeup done by a friend. Angela and Jeff both got ready at their own home in separate rooms.
'And with this ring...' Jeff marries the woman of his dreams in front of close family and friends.
To cap off their short and sweet backyard ceremony, the couple released a dove into the air.
The couple shared a quiet moment after the ceremony, taking a short stroll to a garden in their neighborhood where they had taken many walks as a couple before getting married.
Jeff kisses his new wife Angela's hand in a shady spot in their backyard. Jeff later confessed that he kisses her hand every day - it's one of their "things".
The newlyweds and their boys hear toasts together after the ceremony.
Angela shares a moment with her mom after hearing heartfelt toasts.
The couple cut the tiny top cake with the help of one of their sons, who was eager to grab a cupcake as soon as possible.