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Katryna and Pete’s wedding was featured on Rustic Wedding Chic today.
Ever since I met Stu and Ashley and heard about the unique farm wedding they had planned, I have been looking forward to this wedding day. It was an early fall day and the air was perfectly brisk, but with a bit of warmth still left over from summer. Ashley and Stu were married at 4:30 in the afternoon in a field overlooking a beautiful pond and wild grasses. The decor included handcrafted programs, wooden table numbers, a vintage photo booth, white chandeliers that filled the barn, homemade honey for each guest from Ashley’s family farm, and much more. One of my favorite parts of the day were all the zinnias and dahlias throughout the ceremony, reception, and in the girl’s bouquets. Every flower at the wedding was grown with love in Ashley’s grandmother’s garden. How fantastic is that!! This is a bride after my own heart, as the dahlia is my favorite cut, bouquet, and garden flower of all time and dahlias and zinnias are exactly the flowers that fill both ends of my vegetable garden every summer. My love of dahlias comes from my late Grandpa George. He loved the pon pon dahlia, and it’s become a love of mine to grow more and more of them each season. I may not have room for vegetables one of these years.
My other favorite part of this wedding was the amazing location. Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room has a beautiful barn, reception tent, great veranda complete with late night smores, horse stables, fields of corn, wild grasses, a pond, and a fabulous bridal suite that looks a bit like a chicken coop, but when you enter it is all chandeliers and old world benches. Beautiful!! The staff there makes everyone feel like family, too.
Loving this hand made Just Married! See more at Elite Photo on FB.
Grown With Love in Grandma’s Garden
What probably looks like a simple picnic in the park was actually a thoughtfully planned out colaboration between me, Andrea, and Dan. They picked some favorite foods and wine and I brought along 4 or 5 picnic baskets I wanted to try (I couldn’t decide). In the end, we chose the basket they brought. There was actually no contest because when I found out she had borrowed her parent’s picnic basket they had received as a gift at their wedding some 25/30 years ago….I couldn’t pass it up. Isn’t it cute?
This was so much fun. I can’t wait to photograph their barn wedding coming in June, 2013. Whoop!
We went with mason jars instead of wine glasses to set the perfect tone to go along with the feel of the wedding (Andrea).
I like water shots.
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As someone really terrific ended a letter to me this week……Have a Beautiful Day.
Reanna and Steve were married in Evanston, IL at St. Athanasius Church and had their beautiful reception at the Kenilworth Club in Kenilworth. The club is just a couple blocks from the beach, so we took advantage of the fantastic location and had some fun. Here’s a sneak peek! Much more to come in September. We are not quite finished with their wedding photos as the front entrance to the church was being repaired, so we are going to go back and do some more at that location as soon as it is completed.
I love the contrast between the wedding party and the ring bearer.
Those of you who follow me on Pinterest, have seen this in a lot of my bride’s favorites. I think it turned out better than the original thanks to the awesome bridal party!