Like a blind date, we rolled up to Raspberry Plains Mansion one beautiful August afternoon with nervous butterflies in our stomachs. Would they like us, would they think we were funny, would we all have chemistry? Oh yes, yes we would! Serene is like that old friend from college that you had a blast with but hadn’t seen for awhile and you pick up right where you left off. Sure we had one Skype date and a couple phone calls…but this was the real deal…face to face on game day! We couldn’t have been more happy with how relaxed and fun this group was. Despite the threatening rain, there was NOTHING that could wipe a smile off of Serene’s face. She was just minutes away from marrying the love of her life….someone she met on the street outside where she was attending a bachelorette party for a bride we shot a few years ago…how cool is that? Who knew that Heather and Tim were paying it forward with their wedding weekend for another couple in the future!
I love the fresh palette of greens, gold, and ivory both inside and out…natural and manmade. A beautiful and fresh feel everywhere you looked. Huge thanks to Lauryn Galloway for coming up to assist us for this wedding!
Serene’s twin sister and her beautiful mother.
These girls were a blast and looked stunning in their grass green J.Crew dresses.
I can’t even explain how much Doug looks like my cousin but with blonde hair. It’s crazy!
Caught Doug’s dad shooting over our shoulder.
This grandma had some serious sass. Every time she passed my camera she would flash that great smile and do a shimmy for me. Haha…it makes me chuckle thinking about it right now. Hope I have that much spark in me when I get older!
Always love the moment that a couple gets after they finish walking down the aisle and get whisked away into the holding pen. They look at one another and you know the knowledge they are FINALLY married washes over them and they are giddy.
Despite the fact it constantly went from drizzling to flat out raining the rest of the night…Serene was determined to get in a private session outside and I was THRILLED!!! The gown was debuted, now it was time to have some stolen time away with her beloved.
Love with a side of steamy!
Her grandfather giving the blessing over the Challah bread.
I do believe we have caught a bonafied Roger Rabbit going on.
I have to end with this series because this crew LOVED to dance. This gentleman literally killed it on the dance floor by doing the most legit “Dougie” ever. Would you like him to teach you how to Dougie, t-t-t-t-t-teach you how to Dougie?
Serene and Doug, I’m so glad our first date turned out so well :-) We are beyond thrilled for you guys and were honored to play such a huge role in your big day! Many blessings to you as you start your new life together!