Melissa & Brandon’s Whimsical Marian Hills Farm wedding was the perfect end to September! I have a thousand things to say about how wonderful and beautiful and fun their day was, so prepare yourselves for their super long blog post! Aside from the beautiful decor and color scheme, Melissa & Brandon just have such a natural and fun relationship, and it showed so much throughout their day.
Tanner I arrived at the venue before anyone else and it was SO quiet and calm. You could hear the fountain in the lake and the wind rustling the leaves. We went inside the prep space and went up to the balcony to find Cami and her amazing team of florists setting up the ceremony space below. It was such a beautiful view, I knew right then this day was going to be one for the books! While Tanner and I were photographing Melissa & Brandon’s details, we see the girls driving down the long gravel drive way, with the dust picking up behind them. As soon as Melissa & her bridesmaids stepped out of their vehicles, this calm and quite morning became a roaring party! These girls really know how to celebrate!
Before we knew it, our time to quietly photograph the bridal details was over and and minutes later we were popping bottles! Aaaand during those photos I told Melissa to aim the champagne directly at me (whyyyy!?!) and definitely ended up covered in champagne. But, it was totally worth it! And this wasn’t the only time that alcohol was photographed during their Whimsical Marian Hills Farm wedding!
Melissa & Brandon were a huge fan of “Icing” each other and their wedding party! For those of you who don’t know what “Icing” is, its when someone hides a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and when another person touches the bottle, they have to drop to one knee and chug it! Talk about becoming suspicious of hugs by the end of the night! Apparently “Icing” is a HUUUGE wedding trend and not only have I never heard of it, I’ve NEVER seen it happen at a wedding, ever! That was definitely a fun surprise for us to watch happen over and over throughout their whimsical wedding!
Shortly after chugging her first Smirnoff Ice that morning, it was time for the first look with her groom! Brandon waited patiently, while the wind made the speckled light on the ground dance around. This was a first look that no one wanted to miss, so their friends and family watched lovingly in the background. It was so sweet to capture some of their reactions as well.
The rest of their Whimsical Marian Hills Farm wedding went off without a hitch! We had the most beautifully lit locations for their wedding party photos, family photos, and newlywed photos! I mean, just look at their ceremony arch!! How gorgeous and magical is that!?! I seriously did not want their day to end, but at least we had a stunning and super fun sparkler exit to say goodnight with! I am STILL swooning over these two and their wedding and as much as I want to do it all over again, I know that nothing could top how emotional and fun their day was.
Melissa & Brandon, we LOVE you! We love you so much! We couldn’t be happier with how incredible your wedding turned out and we are SO excited to be sharing your gallery with you! We wish you nothing but the best as your marriage ventures forward and we know that great great things are in store for you!