Abby & Tyler – 10.17.15
When two loving families come together to create a memorable night for a loving couple that would perfectly describe Abby and Tyler’s wedding. Add a splash of chic and a little bit redneck and you’re in business! From the moment I arrived to find Abby waiting for her brother to see her in her dress for the first time (only to share some tears shotgun beers together) to the ‘ball and chain‘ garter removal this wedding was one for the books!
This was truly a fun wedding. Despite the cold weather, guests joined together to warmly recognize this newly married couple. The ceremony was held outside at the lovely Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast. There were special touches throughout, from a string ceremony to a frame filled with sand by Abby and Tyler. The bubble procession begun after their first kiss was had and they received kisses, hugs and laughs from all their guests.
Abby and Tyler champed through their photo session despite the cold (and Abby having virtually NO sleeves!). After sneaking off to get warm with their party in the inn I got to start photographing guests and the little details of their reception. Everything had a touch of the couple from sunflower place card holders for their guests, a hand-painted tree canvas for everyone to sign, to sunflower cupcakes and a cake topper with the bride wielding a hunting bow dragging the groom.
After everyone was announced, the couple had their first dance leading into the cake cutting (and cake smashing!). The speeches began and one of my favorite moments happened. The best man (who has literally known the groom his whole life), pulled out a framed shadow box to present the couple which included the blanket he had stolen from the groom in their childhood. The look of surprise on the groom’s face and the laugher of the whole party and guests was priceless! What an awesome groom’s gift, definitely one for the books.
Family dances soon followed with the bride dancing with her brother and the groom with his mother. Shortly after, the bride tossed her bouquet for the single ladies to catch. The best man had another surprise in store when he pulled on a literal ‘ball and chain’ for Abby to pull Tyler by to get the garter. The single man and single lady had a blast putting the garter back on (it was put on with teeth, no joke) much to the hoots and hollers of the crowd. All in all, a wonderful wedding to shoot. Congrats again Abby and Tyler, I hope your marriage is filled with as much happiness and laughter as your wedding day was!
– Venue – Fallen Tree Farm Bed & Breakfast –
– Caterer – Crider Meats –
– DJ – Brandon Beam –
– Florist – Blue Mountain Blooms –
– Photography – Alysha Yoder Photography –
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