Cleared for take off!

This weekend was so much fun! Honestly, we had an amazing time spending time with the family that came into town for Mackenna and Cody's big celebration. We got to watch as they all laughed and roamed the property, exploring all the areas that are so special.

The barn was cleaned, the tables were set beautifully, flowers had arrived fresh and ready! We watched as the Mother of the Bride did her final walkthrough, and her pleased smile spoke wonders. 

Mackenna and Cody have been best friends for years, throughout school and Cody pursuing his military career they have remained side by side. It was a refreshing type of love that walked through our doors the day of their first visit, and it was that same love we saw this weekend!

  "And I have met many people through the ins and outs of my life but you, among all, will always be my favorite." - R.M. Drake

"And I have met many people through the ins and outs of my life but you, among all, will always be my favorite." - R.M. Drake

I got to stand beside Mackenna in the last few minutes before she walked down the aisle to her handsome (soon to be) hubby. Her hands were shaking just enough to notice, she was fidgeting like I do after one too many cups of coffee and she was smiling ear to ear.

"Were you this nervous on your wedding day?" She laughed. I had spoken those exact same eight words to my sister on my big day.

"Yes." I replied, "But I promise, as soon as you see him, there's nothing in this whole world that will feel more right."

At the moment of the first kiss, the cheers and whistles were so loud and exuberant that they could be heard all through the woods and fields. Every detail after that was perfect. From the local wine served at the bar downstairs, to the delicious food made on site, to the sparkler send off where they were showered with love as they left to start their biggest adventure yet:  MARRIAGE. 

We cannot wait to see what the future holds for these two love birds!

 

Photographer: Photography by Kirsten Smith

A rainy, fall wedding

This weekend was one for the books! As much as every bride hopes for sunshine and clear skies on their wedding day, this bride got the very opposite. But, all the plans were quickly arranged to accommodate Mother Nature. We can't imagine the day going any other way now that we are looking back! Everything. Was. Stunning.

The ceremony was so incredibly personal in the barn under the chandeliers. 

"I fell in love with the boy you were all those years ago. I am in love with the man you are today, and I vow to love every version of you that I meet in all our years to come."

The guests moved downstairs afterwards for a glass of local wine and a piece (or two) of the candied bacon that made everyone go crazy! The bridal party adventured out in the rain clouds for pictures as the tables were easily moved inside to get ready for the real party.

With candied bacon in hand, the guests moved back upstairs as the DJ started setting the mood for the entrances. The sounds of Beyonce started playing through the barn, people started cheering and the party got kicked off!

Thank you to everyone that made this the most amazing celebration! Cheers to all the adventures to come!