Speaking of the cake, Lacy had told me that she likes "weird" flavored foods, so it should come to no surprise when I tell you her cake flavors were lavender with lemon curd... and boy was it yummy! I love cakes that are out of the ordinary!
When we met with Morgan to talk about her wedding, one of the things that stuck out to me was that she said she was going to be having PIZZA at her reception... which spoke to my heart in all different levels, because ya girl loves pizza! Hungry Howies catered their wedding, which is one my favorite pizza restaurants. You could say I've become well acquainted with that place!
Their wedding was held at Holland Farms in Milton, FL, in a charming little venue called Heaven's Trail Event Barn, which sat right next to a corn field. They got married outside in front of the entrance under a rustic archway, cherry stained chairs surrounding them. That was one of many things that caught my attention; the color of the chairs. Usually we see brown or white, so seeing the cherry was refreshing. I just love that color wood!
I've said this before, but I'll say it as many times as I want! One of my favorite things to witness during a wedding is the groom's expression upon seeing his bride. Bryant teared up when he saw Morgan walking toward him, but he got even more emotional when he was saying his vows to her. Needless to say, it had me tearing up behind the lens! Fun fact: Gnats were EVERYWHERE during the ceremony. So not only was I tearing up while shooting, but I also had gnats flying up my nose! But alas, I powered through! Now that I look back on it, it's actually pretty hilarious to think about!
Morgan made it known to us that capturing a little extra photos of her niece was of utter importance. Right next to the barn was a tree that had a rope swing hanging from it, and there we snapped a few shots of sweet little Ellie. She was the cutest little thing and performed so well!
By the end of the night, once everyone was just about cleared out, we were able to get a shot of them in the barn entryway. It was so lovely getting to shoot such a romantic shot of just the two of them in an empty barn!
As we said our goodbyes, we were gifted with an entire pizza and box filled with leftover cupcakes...which I was really ecstatic about! I already expressed my love for pizza, but I also have a sweet tooth. So, getting to take home some of my favorite treats on top of shooting a beautiful wedding was really the icing on the cake! (No pun intended.)
ou have to understand, wedding photography is not as scary and hard as a lot of people make it out to be. However, a lot of new photographers believe once they've shot a couple of pretty awesome pictures that they know everything they need to know. But real professionals will tell you that they never stop learning!