Good Monday morning! And welcome to a new week! We’re gonna kick things off right for ya, as all day today will be Kristin & Bill day here on the blog J&M. We’ll be backing em up and cranking em out, so be sure to check back. And often. But for now, let’s get started with Part I.
But before we get going, let’s just take another look at that stellar lineup of vendors that came together to make their day possible: Miss Sara Faella on makeup, Linda Sample and the entire A Thyme to Cook crew batting catering & set up, Merrily & Michael from Saltwater Farm Vineyard on deck, Leah Miner of It’s So Ranunculus taking a lead off second and daring em to pick her off, Felicia’s Sweetface Pastry selling sweets in the stands and DJ Doug from PowerPosse Productions sliding into home.
Ok, let’s get going now.
We’ll start with the bible that Kristin’s grandpa gave her grandma on their wedding day, 70 years ago almost to the day. It was beautiful!
To the one and only. Always. Love this!!
Kristin’s absolutely gorgeous dress, which she said YES to at Keinfelds! (Which if you’ll remember, is why Say Yes to the Dress was there)
The light in Saltwater Farm Vineyard is insane! They should bottle that and sell it too!
A yellow pair of Louboutin’s? Kristin, just when I thought I couldn’t love you any more you took it to a WHOLE ‘nother level! LOVE these! LOVE you!!
Ok, so now those of you who have been to a “Walk Through a Wedding” workshop might very rightly turn this back on us and ask us our “Why?” Why are the shoes hanging from a wine barrel Mary? And while we’re at it, why is the dress hanging on the wall? Fair enough. But in this case, chasing the good light and texture was our why. Normally I’m not a big fan of shoes or dresses stuck in random places that they wouldn’t be found naturally, but in this case since the girls were actually getting ready at the vineyard and it was such a big part of their day…it just somehow felt like it worked. But rest assured, we did ask ourselves “Why” before doing it. And I think that’s the most important part.
After we spent a good amount of time playing with all the fabulous details, Justin went over to hang out with Bill. Who was just writing this letter to Kristin.
The ever-handsome Bill workin it before heading to the church.
Meanwhile, Julia was grabbing this super emotional moment with Kristin & her mom Pam (who I ADORE!!)
Sara Faella was on hand to rock out Kristin’s hair & makeup, as well as make her custom headpiece, and I LOVE her! Definitely give her a call if you are in need of something gorgeous for your hair!
After the dress goes on, I always get 5-10 minutes with my brides with no one else around (except for Julia of course!) We use that time to breathe, take some quiet time, and grab some bridal portraits in the process.
Kristin you are exquisite! Absolute, sheer perfection.
Then it was time to head to the church!
Where there were some pretty killer details waiting. Kristin & Bill HANDMADE all of their programs from the bindings of old books, and then packed them all in this basket to keep with the Sunday Picnic theme. I LOVED them! Like love, loved them! Loooooved them. You get the idea. it took hours of work, but it was SO, so worth it!
This little guys so reminds me of the kid in Love Actually. RIght?! And I love that he’s holding the world’s tiniest paper airplane.
Kristin’s dad also definitely makes my people I adore list. I love this little look right before they head down the aisle…
….and the hug at the end of the aisle.
The vows were super emotional. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place by the end of them. Luckily, we have autofocus. :)
How could you NOT fall in love with these two?! Kristin & Bill, I love you and I love your love!
Mr. & Mrs!
Ten minute rule in full effect!! Aw yea.
Stay tuned!! Part II just keeps gettin better! :)