A stone farmhouse, orchids, fireworks, thunderstorms, donuts. I knew I would have to prepare myself for the beauty of this stunning, at-home wedding. If I told you how quickly this wedding was planned you would not believe me. I met and booked with Jennifer just a few short months ago and this wedding was like a gift that fell into my lap from our very first interaction. I don't meet too many couples anymore, with many folks opting to book over email or a phone call. Having coffee with Jen and hearing about the details of John's and her day felt like getting together with an old friend. Add to that all of the perfect decisions they made about the wedding; the sailcloth tent, her delicate lace dress and the beautifully manicured gardens at the house, getting dressed at the Woolverton Inn in Stockton, and the fact that the wedding took place on a gorgeous property right around the corner from my own home, it was perfection.
The threat of thunderstorms may have dampened the mood a bit in the morning but I was thankful that John refused to get married anywhere but on the lawn, as planned. I quietly love when a couple shares my vision for an outdoor ceremony, no exceptions. Everyone was prepared with umbrellas but I think John and Mother Nature had a serious and threatening conversation and she actually conceded as the skies cleared right around 6pm, ceremony time. What a gift. The rains poured down later in the evening but glowing tent was so cozy and inviting that no one seemed to notice.
If I could shoot this wedding three times over I would. I truly enjoyed every minute of it. Sage did a fabulous job with the catering and The Living Earth did a tremendous job making the flowers unique and beautiful. By 11pm I had fallen in love my with my job all over again.