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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/

 

 

 

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Brennan & Lisa's Jackson MI Wedding

Heartfelt embraces, love stories, and laughter! Lisa & Brennan's day had it all! Their day was simply beautiful and such an honor to be a part of!

© Meadow Lace Photography

© Meadow Lace Photography

We arrived just in time to see Lisa all teary eyed as she sat down to read her love letter from Brennan and note from her second love...her cat (A.K.A. "Allie Cat"). Perfect timing just before makeup! Though, not even makeup could keep the tears at bay throughout the day for this sweet bride. All day long Brennan was so happy that he could not stop smiling! 

Father Jim Shaver, knowing Brennan and Lisa well, led such a beautiful ceremony full of encouragement and blessing.  After the ceremony, family and friends enjoyed cocktail hour at the Jackson Country Club, while the bridal party celebrated together on the party bus on their way to Art 634, Jackson's historic train station, & The Grand River Memorial City Park for some Jackson skyline shots. Brennan's brother (Best Man) and friends kept things pretty alive with lots of jokes and even a prank (See pictures below)! 

DJ Matthew Wade kept everyone on their toes with an incredibly fun kissing couples game and impressive and hilarious reading of Brennan and Lisa's versions of their love story! After a spectacular dinner (which included delicious homemade Galumpkis made that morning by the Father of the Groom!) and dancing was under way we headed out on the golf course for some sunset pictures! 

It was a true pleasure to be a part of this wedding. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful and we got to serve alongside a such spectacular professionals! I want to give a huge thank you to my assistant photographer Erica. You are AMAZING and a joy to work with! And big thank you to both Jenna and Spencer of Dream Real Video. You guys were so wonderful to work with! You can check out their beautiful video of Brennan and Lisa's day here! And last but not least-Major props to DJ Matthew Wade & your assistant Caleb for making the night so incredibly fun! You truly blessed us all with a wonderful night! I look forward to working with all of you again in the future! 

Congratulations Brennan & Lisa! It's been so fun getting to know the two of you! Thank you for choosing me to capture your beautiful love story! ~Lindsay    

Congratulations Brennan & Lisa! It's been so fun getting to know the two of you! Thank you for choosing me to capture your beautiful love story! ~Lindsay 

 


Church: St. John's Catholic Church
Reception: Jackson Country Club

Bride's Hair: Stacy Fairbanks  of Rumors Salon
Bridesmaids Hair: Kelsey and Ann  
Bride's Makeup:  Bella Brown
Bride's Dress:  Allure from Becker's Bridal
Personalized Embroidered date & Alterations Done by: Kim at DeVaughn Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff #billlevkoffbridesmaids
Tux: Joseph A Bank
Flowers:  Becks Flowers
Cake:  Sugar Dust by Jessica DeWaters
Coordinators:  Colleen McCormick @ St. Johns  & JessAnne Osborne @ Jackson Country Club
Second Photographer: Erica McIntosh
DJ: Matthew Wade
Videographers: Jenna Vandusen, Randy Kulhawik, & Spencer of Dream Real Photo & Video