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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/

 

 

 

Keith & Krista's Wedding Day

Congratulations to newlyweds Keith and Krista! This adorable couple were celebrated with their family and friends at The Silo in Allegan, MI under a beautiful country blue spring sky!  

Before guests arrived the two met together under the balcony for a "first look" and some alone time together (with a few cameras present ;) ). The rustic wagon, and covered porch were the perfect setting for their country styled wedding. These two were so sweet on each other that picture perfect moments were a breeze to capture!

It was beautiful to see just how much this day meant for the two of them. Together with written vows, communion together, and the tying of a three stranded cord they solidified their commitment to one another. 

After dinner the two slipped out to practice their dance and wowed everyone with their beautiful waltz and choreographed garter dance! Everyone filled the dance floor and some watched from the balcony as the two took a walk at sunset. After dancing all night the two headed off onto their honeymoon with a sparkler sendoff! 

Krista and Keith, I'm so happy for you both. It is a wonderful thing to share life with your best friend. I hope you continue to grow strong in your bond with one another and with God as your center. Congratulations! 

And last but not least a huge thank you to the wonderful staff at The Silo and a huge thank you to the amazing Jennifer Buehrer for assisting all day. Jennifer your perspective and timing are beautiful! I cannot imagine the day and the drive without your fun company!