Change of Plans
Rachel Borwegen, 30, of Edison, and Andrew Jaworski, 35, of Old Tappan, weren’t going to let Covid-19 defeat their plans or deflate their desire to get married. Instead, they took their original idea of an event for 200 and transformed it into an outdoor drive-in movie- theater wedding!
“My parents have been hosting monthly ‘Under the Stars’ movie nights for as long as I can remember,” Rachel explains. “Everyone brings a chair, snacks and enjoys a movie in my parents’ backyard. My step-father built a permanent structure to hold up the screen—that’s how seriously he takes it!”
So Rachel and Andrew took that idea and ran with it. “At the time, restrictions were very tight, but the governor had just opened up ‘car events.’ That was our cue to hold a drive-in,” she adds.
Details of the Day
With the help of Amanda Virga from AMV Events, they planned their dream day in one month. “Amanda took every wacky idea my out-of-the-box imagination threw at her like an absolute pro and figured it out,” Rachel says.
One hundred guests arrived on June 27, 2020, and were handed the essentials: a bottle of wine with label customized by Rachel’s good friend Joanna, goody bags full of snacks, hand sanitizer, a flashlight and a to-go cheese box.
The ceremony took place at sunset with a blowup screen live-streaming their vows so everyone could watch from the comfort and safety of their cars. “Some guests took it up a notch and set up tailgates complete with decorations…it was a huge hit!” Rachel says.
The first dance, the cake-cutting—a delicious bundt cake made by Rachel’s mom—and speeches by their bridal party and parents followed. Then it was time for the second main feature: Twister, their favorite movie!
Advice To Other Couples
“It ended up being the most magical evening,” Rachel adds. “Go get married to the love of your life. You can still do it while keeping your guests safe.”
After a honeymoon at home and a few day trips to the Shore, the Jaworskis are at home in Matawan and planning a trip to Italy once it’s safe to travel again.