Friends, yesterday was a dreamy day. David and Hannah finally got to say I do, and it was more fun than we could have dared to dream! These two are just as joyful, romantic, and friendly as the photos imply. The whole day was full of sweet laughter, prayer, and so. Much. Dancing. :) We couldn't have wished a better beginning for these two.
Here's how their big day went from Stephen's and my lenses...
When we pulled into Southwind Hills' barn, we were quickly greeted by the wedding party, where rehearsal for the ceremony had just ended and everyone was about to finish getting ready. I joined Hannah and her bridesmaids, and when she slipped into her gown, we all ooh'd and aww'd (she looked unbelievably gorgeous!!!). Stephen, meanwhile, hung out with the boys upstairs in the "Man Cave" (complete with TVs and shuffleboard, of course), until David was ready for portraits. We then took the two parties out at different times to snap some photos before the ceremony came. Time flew by so quickly!
Hannah!! You are so beautiful!!
I just love those colors!
All about the details...
Sister, bride, and mom. ❤️
Love that David had not just his groomsmen, but some of his Air Force buddies with him to celebrate the day!
Love that charming smile!
Then, it was time for the ceremony!! The moment to say yes to forever was here.
Some friends of theirs played beautiful hymns (and even the Mrs. Darcy song from Pride & Prejudice!) as the processional began. As soon as Hannah made her entrance with her dad, David couldn't stop smiling. It was a beautiful worship service, where the gospel was delivered and God was glorified. It was a wonderful way to start off marriage!
These two are so loved; they had people from literally all over the world attend their wedding. Brazil, Kenya, France, Russia, and even Australia were some of the far away places that some traveled from to be here!
Love this shot Stephen got during a worship song!
The Saber team had to make sure that David kissed Hannah juuuust right before they were allowed to leave the ceremony. ;)
Once the marriage license was signed and family photos were complete, we ran outside to take some more photos on the front lawn of the barn!
Don't mess with anyone holding sabers! :)
Once portraits were finished, it was time to really celebrate! There was dancing, a brunch buffet (complete with mimosas and coffee!), and beautiful toasts made to the couple. This crew really knows how to party!
How cute is this?? Each table was labeled by a postcard with a piece of Hannah and David's story written on it. These two love to travel!
David's nieces and nephews were ready for that cake to be served! :)
David's parents (with 44 years of marriage under their belt) won the Anniversary dance. Knowing them, it was NO surprise that they celebrated their victory with a dip kiss! :)
Congratulations to a beautiful new season of life. David and Hannah, we felt so privileged to pray, worship, and celebrate with you all. We adore you both and wish the best for you!
Venue: Southwind Hills
Photography: Andrea and Stephen Barnett
Videography: Hannah Keller (friend of B&G)
DJ: Roger at M&M Productions
Ceremony Musicians: Suzanne & Chris Evangelista, Venessa Crompton (friends of B&G)
Catering: Southwind Hills (Exec. Chef Fred Auletta)
Cake: Amy Cakes
Florals: Rootstock Floral Design Studio
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia purchased at Ava Laurenne Bride
Wedding Bands: Bride's - S. Kind & Co. Ethical Fine Jewelry, Groom's - custom made in Qatar
Hair Stylist: Jill Neal (bridesmaid) of Shear Addiction Salon
Makeup Artist: Selina Jayne-Dornan
Coordinator: Casey Schmitz of Southwind Hills
Officiant: Luke Holland at Capitol Hill Baptist in Washington, DC