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Chris & Jessica's Black Barn Vineyard Wedding

Chris and Jessica's day was blessed with sunshine, family and friends from all over the states, and so much to entertain! It was the perfect day!

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When we arrived the Barn was absolutely stunning and the girls were all dressed in matching flannel shirts.!They were so cute laughing, getting emotional, and doting all over Jessica. It was adorable to see how close they all were! 

Growing up their families attended church together and it was at this very church where they first met each other. So prior to the ceremony, tucked away without seeing each other they took a moment to pray. And as guests were seated upstairs you could feel the excitement and joy of the two families ready to come together. 

At Black Barn Vineyard (BBV) everywhere we we went was picturesque! While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, the bridal party explored the grounds and we made our way into the vineyards. 

Dinner was so delicious! The speeches were hilarious (including the best man's who couldn't be there but gave his via live video chat courtesy of the DJ), everyone enjoyed the sunset while playing lawn games, and talked into the night on the open bar patio. As the sky grew dark everyone filled the dance floor and the photo booth.

And before anyone could get tired (With exception of the little people), the S'more Bar was lit and everyone enjoyed sweet treats from The Oak Tree Lounge. Everyone stayed until the end of the night when it was time to say farewell and Chris and Jessica ran off into a flurry of bubbles to their honeymoon!  

Chris & Jess, it was such an honor to be a part of capturing your day!  You are truly blessed with so much love surrounding you and I'm so glad to know that you have God as your center. Much love and God bless you in your new life together! 

And last but not least, THANK YOUS!
A huge thank you to my incredible colleague, dear friend, and 2nd shooter, Jennifer Jacobs! You are my 2nd half! My mind reader! You do such amazing work! Thank you to Marilynn & Travis for having the cutest kids ever! To the staff at the Oak Tree Lounge, Thank you for the beautiful display of cocktails, wine, and s'more bar. You kept everyone so happy! To Wendy, Lloyd, and the staff of Black Barn Vineyard & Winery, thank you for how you took care of everyone, everything, and created such a beautiful space to celebrate! I hope to work with you all again! 

Further Credit:

Flowers from Horrocks & designed by Deb Ramirez

Hair & Makeup by- Megan Jones & Beth Miller at Salon J'adore

Dinner- Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza

Appetizers, Cocktails, Wine,  S'mores Bar- Oak Tree Lounge Catering

Venue: https://www.blackbarnvineyardandwinery.com/

 

 

 

Sneak Peek: Chris & Jessica's Wedding!

A handful of bridal party favorites from Chris' and Jess's lovely Black Barn Vineyard wedding! There were so many gorgeous magical moments! I can't wait to share more soon! 

John & Meghan's Wedding Day!

Meghan and John have been together since high school and seeing how loved these two were by their families and how well both families blended together was so beautiful. It was like one big family! 

Moments before the ceremony John and Meghan prayed together (making sure not to see each other before the ceremony). His mom was so sweet and teary eyed before, during, and after the ceremony. John's uncle lead the ceremony. After their I do's they, along with their bridal party, headed to downtown Jackson in a trolley bus. The toasts before dinner were hilarious, the dinner fantastic, and the dancing incredible! The bride did such a beautiful job of completely transforming the space (Lumen Christi High School. Where they met!) into a beautiful banquet hall! Meghan added so many beautiful touches to their day, including their bouquets! Their night was so much fun! EVERYONE danced (even grandpa got up and danced with the bride) into the night and the two took off together through sparkling lights to their honeymoon! 

Congratulations Meghan and John! You are a kind and fun couple and it was such an honor to be a part of your day! 

Congratulations John & Meghan!

Sneak peek from Meghan & John's wedding! Their day, their families, and their love are so beautiful! Can't wait to share more from their spectacular celebration!!!

Keith and Krista's Wedding Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek of Newlyweds Krista and Keith who just tied the knot on Saturday! Congratulations Krista and Keith!
To see more sneak peeks from their day like the Facebook page or Follow on Instagram

Sarah & Patrick's Vintage Lake House Wedding

Sarah and Patrick's day was absolutely stunning, but what you must know about these two, is that whatever they do they do whole heartedly! Sarah in my book wins bride of the year for making her own wedding cake (blueberry and thyme cake with lemon curd filling, and butter cream frosting) and sewing dresses for their daughter and all the little flower girls. Together they even home brewed their own pale ale for their guests! This all being done for their Michigan wedding while living in New York! 

These two have been in love for quite some time and as the ceremony began you could already tell how much the two families had already become one.  The girls carried bouquets filled with the lovely scent of sage and the flower girls carried baskets with rosemary and lavender. The weather was perfect and everything looked, felt, and even smelled beautiful!

Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails (created by the bride & groom), hors d'oeuvres, and a family style dinner catered by Katherine's Catering. Everyone enjoyed dancing while the sun set over the lake and the celebration concluded with a large group photo and bouquet toss! It was an absolute pleasure getting to spend the day with this couple and their kind, generous, and sincerely cool family and friends. 

 

Congratulations to you Sarah and Patrick! You two are amazingly talented and you and your family are such beautiful people inside and out!

A huge thank you to Jennifer Buehrer and her team for their incredible coordinating of the ceremony at the Hillsdale Arboretum and complete set up of the lake house reception. You all made the vision come alive!  And a special thanks to my wonderful friend and assistant Erica McIntosh for the beautiful photos you take. And to Jennifer Buehrer again for the untouched reception and cocktail hour shots you were able to sneak in before the party started! You are both so amazing to work with! We make a great team!

Credits: 
Catering: Katherine's Catering Co.  Ann Arbor, MI

Hair: Kali Kleam and Adrienne Looper of Flip Salon

Makeup: Kim DeCovich with Mary Kay

Flowers: Angel's Floral Creations  Brooklyn, MI

Rentals: Grand Occasion Coldwater, MI & The Rental Co.  Holland, MI

DJ: Fairy Tale Productions

Coordinator: Jennifer Buehrer of Luna Dulce Photography

Chris & Heather's Beautiful Barn Wedding

Chris and Heather's wedding was absolutely amazing! No detail was left undone and the natural rustic barn setting so picturesque! And the best part, getting to work with such a friendly and fun group of people! Everyone was so attentive to Chris and Heather and the day just flowed so perfectly! Even with the cold weather there was so much laughter and great energy!  I can't say enough about how special and unique their day was- A witty and hilarious rap created and performed by the Maid of Honor, horses that ate the bride's bouquet, best wedding meal we've ever had, the most incredible sunset you've ever seen, a full on high five and dance party entrance into the reception!!! We loved loved loved this wedding! Heather and Chris, it was wonderful to see you surrounded by such amazing friends and family! Seeing your love supported and celebrated was such a beautiful experience! I wish you lots of love, laughter, and years together! Congratulations on finding your best friend and love of your life! 

And a special thanks to Kristen of Raona Acres for all your hospitality and availability! You have created such a beautiful venue! We are in love! And a big thank you to DJ Jack Brown for providing such great sound in every part of the venue and for the warm caribbean music while we took pictures in the chilly outdoors! 

Venue: Raona Acres, Williamston MI | DJ: Jack Brown DJ/Entertainment | Flowers: by the Bride | Catering: Mel & Beth Gleason | Bride's Hair by: Naturally Raw Hair Studio, Ann Arbor, MI | Dress: David's Bridal | Linens & all Details by- Bride and family