The day finally came!! Brandon and Abby are officially Mr. and Mrs., and yesterday couldn't have been any better. Even in the freezing cold (literally!), they had a glorious day, with plenty of hugs from friends and family to keep them warm. :) I hope you enjoy reliving the day through Stephen and my's point of view.
When Stephen and I arrived, the details were the first thing our cameras saw! I couldn't get over the colors chosen for the day; PERFECT for a winter wedding! Soon after, it was time for Abby to get into her gorgeous dress, and it fit her like a glove!
She is so stunning!
Stephen went and hung out with the guys while they were getting ready in another building nearby. Brandon gifted all his guys socks and ties as a wedding gift (I was told the "Swipe Right" socks were the favorited ones of the bunch 😉 ).
You are so handsome, Brandon!
Such a beautiful group!
Before the ceremony, Brandon and Abby wanted to have a moment of prayer together. I got all teary listening to Brandon lose words to say, as he was SO thankful for Abby and how God brought them together. The moment they had waited for all this time was nearly here!
Once Abby was hidden away for the ceremony, she had a first look with her daddy. Oh my goodness, cue the tears!! Todd was wowed by her beauty (you could tell that at this moment, everything was starting to feel like THIS was happening).
Then, it was time to get married! The whole ceremony was very focused on glorifying God, and it was so obvious that He was with them in that moment.
He was SO excited to finally see Abby, if you couldn't tell. :)
While the guests were sent to Town Hall, another building at Cedar Creek, we took some portraits of the wedding party and family. The wedding party even endured the below-freezing temps to get some photos!! They were all rockstars, and we were able to get all the photos we needed in only a couple minutes!
Then, it was time to party! The people at Cedar Creek quickly flipped the barn into a reception venue. The room was adorn with flowers, the fireplace was lit as a warm greeting from the cold, and guests were treated to the first part of their meal as they found their seats. It was beautiful inside!!
Morgan, Abby's sister, told Brandon his initiation into the family was to eat kale in front of her (something he is not a fan of :) ). And he did it in front of everyone (clearly a little kale was not going to stop him from getting his bride)!! It was priceless to capture!
There was plenty of dancing through the night; this group knows how to party!!
Congratulations to the start of happily ever after. We have LOVED getting to know you two more and more over the past few months. We love you guys!
Photography: Andrea & Stephen Barnett
Videography: Justin Howe
Venue: Cedar Creek in New Haven, MO
DJs: JT Nixon and Steven Fullington
Flowers: Tina Barrera
Wedding Dress: Simply Elegant Bridal
Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Wedding Bands: Helzberg Diamonds
Hair/Makeup: Melissa at Linea Salon
Coordinators: Melissa and Hannah Fork (of Cedar Creek)
Officiant: Tim Bounds and Cary Balzer