Joe & Krystal had a Pinterest wedding come to life! A beautifully appointed, rustic barn, a giant willow tree by the river, and a ‘57 Chevy… what more could you ask for?!
Their wedding weekend had nearly perfect weather (minus a brief, CRAZY-random rain storm… more on that later!), with abundant sunshine and a steady breeze, along with unseasonably cool temps which kept everyone cool throughout the day.
The groom & his men got themselves ready at The Hampton Inn Burlington, just a short drive away from the ceremony site.
The Bride and her ladies, after getting hair and makeup done off-site, then gathered in The Landing 1841 Bridal House. This was one of the highlights of the venue for me: a full kitchen, full bathroom, private bridal room for getting ready (AND “First look with Dad” photos!), a small bar… it was perfect!
The ceremony itself was held below a beautiful old willow tree, right along the river. It was quiet, peaceful, and beautiful.
After some quick family photos, we started with the fun & formal photos! A good friend just HAPPENED to have a ‘57 candy apple red Chevy for the bride and groom to snap some photos in. There’s just something so fun and romantic about a good old classic car!
We then took a quick trip around Burlington for a few more fun photos. My favorites were when we had the bridal party take a quick walk down a side street, and when a groomsman suggested we take a quick stop at a local church. What can I say, I’ll always have a soft spot for brick buildings with red doors!
We made our way back to the venue where the party was already getting started! The barn itself has two separate areas (perfect for those weddings that might get rained out and need an indoor backup space!), with a bar separating the two. Tasteful, elegant, yet rustic - my kind of place! The grand march led right into the cake cutting (TOTALLY the way to go so that your guests actually see what’s happening - I highly recommend this!), and the speeches followed soon after dinner was served (yes, I did cry).
The reception kicked off immediately after dessert (cupcakes galore, and SO delicious!), and we witnessed everything from a toddler getting in on the dollar dance, to the groom getting swept off his feet (literally!).
We tried to steal the bride and groom away for a quick photo session… which did NOT end well, and involved the poor couple getting stuck in a random torrential downpour, zipped back to the reception hall on a golf cart, while OUR golf cart was stuck without power a half mile away from the barn. I may or may not have attempted to run back in the rain, camera in hand, only to fall flat on my face in the field. Thankfully my husband did NOT have his camera out for that moment of the evening. What can I say? I had a job to do and didn’t want to miss anything important! We made up for it by waiting out the rain, once we all made it back to the barn, to snap a few more quick photos outside the barn doors.
Joe & Krystal, we wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and friendship, and are so thankful to have been a part of your special day!