April 3, 2019
When I met Brittnei and Marshall, I knew they were going to be a fun couple! You can see such joy in their photos. Their Alexander Homestead wedding was gorgeous with it’s expertly landscaped grounds and so many blooms! I loved the color scheme that Brittnei chose from the bridesmaids dresses, to the flowers down to her rose gold glitter Keds, everything went together perfectly. Her bouquet filled with white ranunculus and pale pink roses was one of my favorites! We could not have asked for better weather, especially considering it snowed at their venue today and their wedding was four days ago! Their outdoor ceremony was the perfect temperature and they even opened the huge barn doors during the reception so guests could enjoy the grounds, beautifully lit with market lights, and the fire pit for a little more warmth.
Brittnei and her girls arrived at the venue with some time to enjoy relaxing in the Carriage House before they started getting ready. After the ladies were dressed, Brittnei’s mom helped her get into her gown and we were ready to take portraits. As we walked down the stairs, the air was filled with the fragrance of the bouquets. After portraits with all of the ladies, the guys were arriving and it was time for their first look. It was such a sweet moment as you’ll see below. Spoiler alert: there were some tears. One of the reasons why we love first looks! What a moment to be able to share in private and have a chance to talk to each other and calm some nerves.
Brittnei and Marshall just had one photo request. They wanted a shot of the first kiss from the viewpoint of the officiant. We hadn’t done this before but were excited to take it for them and I’m happy with how it turned out!
During the reception, the DJ announced that we would be doing an anniversary dance. If you’re not familiar with it, all married couples come out to the dance floor and get eliminated as the DJ announces increasing periods of time of having been married. Naturally the bride and groom get eliminated first after the 4 hour mark. There were a number of couples who made it to 15, 20, 25 years but the winners were the bride’s grandparents. They have been married for 63 years. You read that right. Married for 63 years! What a great and beautiful accomplishment. There is a photo of them below also as she whispers something to her husband of 63 years. I hope you enjoy the photos from this beautiful spring wedding!
Venue : Alexander Homestead | Florist : Pink Petunia | DJ : All the right Grooves
Cake : Nona’s Sweets | Planner : Chris Schuchert