I can't even describe to you how delighted I was that this was the wedding that wrapped up our wedding season for 2016. I totally connected with Steven & Whitney during their engagement session- their love for nature & the outdoors, their strong family ties, and Whitney's ability to see beauty in the commonly overlooked details. Steven & Whitney's wedding day reflected all of these wonderful attributes and was such a joy and an honor in which Lance and I were able to take part.
I was gushing over the classy and soft color palette of navy blue and blush pink, not to mention all of Whitney's fun details. Their vows were exchanged beneath the big and beautiful blanket of a maple tree on the grounds of her sister's farm- Giving Tree Farm. And in place of a unity candle ceremony Steven & Whitney carved something special into the trunk of a tree that will be planted and grow along with them in their new life together. I just loved being right in the thick of all the family love that was surrounding Steven & Whitney... big families = big love! And I so loved being back with these beautiful people again after photographing her sister's wedding a couple of years ago.
Without further ado here is Steven & Whitney's gorgeous, summer wedding!
On the left is a photo of Whitney's SHOES!! Whitney has a free and floating spirit, she goes barefoot as often as possible... perhaps you noticed this in their engagement session! And I loved that she told her bridesmaids that shoes were optional =]
Steven & Whitney opted to not do a first look- but they did want to pray together before the ceremony... so beautiful <3
FAVORITE!! It is always worth slipping away during the reception to capture that beautiful golden light!
I also love this one Lance caught through the apple trees...
Whitney's dad had a little surprise planned for them as they were exiting...
... okay, it was a big surprise =]
Oo! It still gives me goose bumps!
Thank you to all of these vendors for making Steven & Whitney's wedding such a hit!
Wedding Dress (brand) | Christina Wu
Wedding Dress (from) | Brides Bouquet
Bridesmaid Dresses | Handmade by thepeppystudio
Flower Girl Dresses | Handmade by Happy2Sisters
Suits | Men's Warehouse
Florist | Dee's Flowers
Table Arrangement Flowers | Kelsey Schlegel
Hair/Makeup | Charissa Snyder Wilson
Caterer | Emma's Food for Life
Pig Roast, peaches & jelly favors | Schaeffer Farms
Cake | Sweet Beginnings by Kristan
DJ & Uplighting | Power House DJ
Bluegrass Band | Canaan's Land Bluegrass
Wedding Coordinator | Kate's Wedding Day
Tent | JBM Tent Rentals
Coffee Bar | Bason Coffee Roasting