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Candlelit Pink Summer Barn Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 21, 2013

Sarah & Andrew

June 1

Ontario, Canada 

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From the photographers: “The rustic backdrop of Honsberger Estates in Jordan Station was the stunning location that Sarah and Andrew chose for their wedding day. If love is shown in the details, then Sarah and Andrew out did themselves in showing how special they are to each other.  From the burlap aisle runner to “made-with-love” preserves for guest favors to the wood-planked tables adorned with candle light, snapdragons, and rosebuds kept that elegant feel that Sarah and Andrew had hoped to achieve.  Every gorgeous detail was so beautifully put into place creating a warm ambiance for their friends and family to enjoy as they became husband and wife. 

The morning began with a surprise delivery of flowers to Sarah from Andrew as her aunt was putting the final touches on her classic updo.  After hair and makeup was done, Sarah personally handed out the bridesmaids’ bouquets complete with a added, personal touch – a gift of a brooch made unique to each bridesmaid. Meanwhile, Andrew and the groomsmen enjoyed getting ready at a friends house nearby.  Once the guys were ready, they had fun taking pictures complete with a vintage VW Beetle.  
 
The old exposed beams and embedded stone made for the perfect setting for their simple ceremony.  One of the highlights of the ceremony was when the guest were asked to join as they were led in a few worship songs that were close to the couple’s hearts, certainly a moment that will not be forgotten.  
 
For there formal couple pictures, we scouted out a field and grove of birch trees allowing Sarah and Andrew a moment to step away from the guests and enjoy a moment as husband and wife, capturing those intimate images that they had been dreaming of.  
 
As a special treat for their guests, Sarah and Andrew entertained their friends and family with a live band – The Postmen.  From fun dinner music to their first dance and some crazy fun on the dance floor, The Postmen kept the party rocking and did an amazing job.  To top of their amazing day, Andrew had a little secret that he had been planning for Sarah.  As night fell and the party came to an end, Sarah and Andrew got ready to exit with sparklers and guests waving goodbye.  Unbeknownst to Sarah, Andrew had arranged for some of the groomsmen to be hiding out in a local field with fireworks.  As they drove away, the sky was lit up.” — Mike and Jenny Vinson of VP Studios Photography

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Morgan & Brett

May 25

Nashville, Tennessee

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The biscuits and the fried chicken! Loveless Café is featured on all sorts of food television shows for their famous biscuits and fried chicken.  One bite and we knew we had to have our reception there.  Our friends and family still cannot stop talking about that food.  

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The personal touches everywhere.  Brett’s dad hand painted all of the birdhouses for our centerpieces and created majority of the signs / decorations.  Almost all of our décor was passed down or borrowed from our family and friends.  
  2. Our guestbook. We had one of our engagement pictures printed on a guitar and asked everyone to sign it.  It is something that is now hanging in our house that we get to look at and read every day.
  3. Our bridal party’s shoes. All of the girls wore their favorite boots and the boys wore their favorite tennis shoes.  People said we were crazy to allow the boys to wear whatever, but they loved it.  It was a way for them to add their own flair and be different…even if it meant seeing neon orange shoes in our wedding pictures.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

My daddy/daughter dance. I am the youngest to four older brothers so I am truly daddy’s little girl.  It is tough with him living in Michigan and I am in Nashville so I wanted this to be a special dance.  I did something a little different and asked him to pick out the song.  He surprised us all and started doing the robot to “Push It.”  Everyone died laughing.  But then it cut to “Timeless” by The Airborne Toxic Event.  It is not your traditional daddy/daughter dance song, but I lost it hearing the lyrics.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.  I still can’t listen to the song without tearing up.  I will be a daddy’s girl forever.

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Sarah & Richard

November 24

Brenham, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The horse barn. I had said from the very beginning that I wanted to get married in a barn and it was the perfect combination of rustic elegance meets country. 

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My dress, it was the first one I tried on

The tree we were married under was full of wonderful fall colors

A last-minute sign that my dad and Richard made for the entrance to our venue.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Be flexible. No matter how much you plan, something will always go wrong but just embrace it.  

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

This is a tough one. it would have to be between when I saw my husband for the first time during our sneak peek or listening to all the toasts made by sweet friends and family. It meant the world to us to have all the ones we hold close to our hearts at our wedding. 

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Relaxed, Bohemian Barn Wedding in Canada

Posted by Kim on Apr 17, 2013

Caitlin & Jeff

September 8

Ontario, Canada

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From the Photographer:

“I was very excited to shoot Caitlin and Jeff’s wedding knowing that it was going to be just a little different than the traditional. We eagerly arrived early afternoon at the family farm, and we knew immediately we were in for a treat from how calm everyone was, even the dogs, who greeted us. The ceremony was held on the front lawn – the location held a special place in the couple’s hearts. Caitlin and Jeff arrived at the outdoor reception in a candy red vintage ford. By then, the clouds had lifted, guests mingled amongst the hand-picked and crafted vintage decor and the tent was glowing with garden lights, colorful bunting,  hay bails, and eclectic seating at each table.

There was a certain magic in the air that evening that I can’t really describe, you could feel the love. It was  like we were attending a long overdue family reunion more than a wedding and thats the way Caitlin and Jeff wanted it. Guests were treated to a superb meal from a local catering company buffet with an build your own appetizer burrito station, to endless gourmet salads and corn on the cob to top it off. It seemed like the buffets went on forever.  A homemade pie station ended the perfect meal.

After dinner, everyone’s hearts filled up with touching speeches (I think the photographers even cried!), we saw people hugging, smiling, and lots of watery eyes.  A little fire pit outside kept people cozy while everyone danced without any hesitation. You could hear the laughter and guests singing out loud until it was time for us to wrap up and head home. We ended the night with one last shot – the bride and groom in a bohemian tent under the stars. Everything was perfect.” – Clint Russell of Renaissance Studios Photography

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Beautiful Blush and Coral Barn Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 29, 2013

Ashley & Scott

August 4

Nipomo, California 

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The beauty, the originality and the character of the Dana-Powers barn venue made me fall in love with it. Although is was just a “barn,” it felt like the most gorgeous and unique place to have a wedding. The surrounding hills were breathtaking and the furnishings and details that stood throughout the barn were something I couldn’t live without. No other venue we looked at could compare. All our guests didn’t know what to expect, and when they arrived that day, they were all blown away by the beauty.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

 1. Walking down the aisle with my dad, being filled with so much joy and excitement, seeing Scott for the first time that day. Although I thought I’d be full of emotions, I was just so happy.

2. Seeing the flowers come together. I was overly pleased with what my florist did. They were all so beautiful throughout the entire wedding venue.

3. Enjoying all my guests and watching them all have a good time. Being with everyone and celebrating for one night made Scott and I truly happy.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

Exchanging vows will forever be the most sentimental and memorable part of my wedding day. Listening to the words of our pastor and looking into Scott’s eyes made me the happiest girl. And I’m so glad all our family and friends were there to share it with. Our pastor said some very touching words to our parents on our behalf, and it was another very special part of the ceremony.

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