Courtney walked up behind Nathan. I looked at them and said, “are you guys ready?” They both nodded. On three Nathan turned around to see his beautiful bride to be. Tears welled up in his eyes,” you look beautiful, I love you so much.” This was the cutest first look I have witnessed. Nathan was overwhelmed with excitement and joy and just kept saying I love you to Courtney.
The Sun was shinning when I arrived at Courtney’s house in the morning. The bridesmaids were all getting their hair and make up done and I snuck outside to take my detail shots. They were all laughing and having a good time inside, I love hearing morning of chatter. Once Courtney had her dress on we did a quick first look with the ladies and then we were on our way to the ceremony location.
The drive took about an hour but it was where Nathan grew up and it meant a lot for them to get married out there. There was more sky than there was land, it felt like the prairies. I could see some looming rain clouds on the horizon and was crossing my fingers it wouldn’t hit us.
After the first look we did all the portraits with the bridal party. We had to take break because well, the rain came… This was my first time doing all the portraits before the ceremony and it was amazing. Each couple is different, N&C said they wanted to do a first look so I asked if they would be up for doing portraits before the ceremony and they said yes! This gave us more time for photos and more time for family after the ceremony. I feel like there was less pressure on everyone to do photos before.
After the ceremony dinner was a BBQ and everyone was relaxed and enjoyed time together!
Thank you N&C for choosing me to capture your day! I am so happy for the both of you and enjoyed every moment of it. I am looking forward t seeing you two grow together fall even more in love with each other as time passes <3
Make Up: Antonela with the Hair Bin
Flowers: The Flower Hut
For more Country inspired weddings check out Clinton & Rachael’s Wedding!