Celebration Farm Wedding Pictures – Chris & Grace’s Big Day

March 6, 2024

Grace and Chris’ relationship began on 2/29, so it was only fitting that 8 years later, they would get married on the same date. I mean, their opportunity to do so only comes around every four years. So, they planned a late February wedding on a THURSDAY, and chose the beautiful Celebration Farm as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. As it turns out, this was supposed to be a windy February day . . . which wind is never really a great thing, especially in February. In the end though, we were blessed with a really beautiful day, and the arched amphitheater was generally very well protected from the gusty winds. There was abundant sunshine throughout the day, and the light was golden and perfectly directional for some 🔥 photos.

We started the day shooting details and the girls getting their hair and makeup at the barn. The guys were hanging out next door in the Timber Frame barn, entertaining themselves with an imaginative corn hole game of sorts. Their game pieces were a Jimmy Johns delivery box and three crumpled up Jimmy Johns sandwich wrappers.

While that nonsense continued, Grace slipped into her wedding dress and her previously mentioned makeup application got an immediate test, as Grace shared a first look with her dad, bringing tears to both of their eyes.

Next, Chris saw his bride for the first time that day. As he turned around to see Grace, she was already losing it—the whole day had led up to that moment when the two of them could be together. Once she had gathered herself, we ran inside for a box of tissues because we all knew it was going to get ugly again as Chris and Grace planned to share their vows together before the ceremony. It was an emotional and beautiful moment that I’m sure they will remember forever.

Again, we were so blessed to have a reasonable February day to be able to do most photos outside in that warm, golden light. Chris and Grace laughed their way through the portraits, and then laughed even harder when their wedding party joined us outside. I’m a big fan of tears and laughter on wedding days, so being able to capture both on this golden February day was just aces.

The ceremony was inside the DoubleRound barn, though it could comfortably been held outside. Sometimes it’s nice to just make a call and not have the stress of having to make a last minute decision. Emotions hit once again as the music played, the guests all rose, and Grace walked down the aisle with her parents. Grace’s brother, Mark, officiated the ceremony, and after playing with some sand, putting rings on each others’ hands and sharing a kiss in front of their guests, the two threw up their hands to celebrate their new marriage together.

The reception kicked off with a stellar dinner catered by Amos Deans, and Abby Rd Entertainment provided a fun atmosphere and dance floor for the evening’s celebration. We finished up with some cold and windy sunset photos, to put a bow on this February day that probably won’t see another like it for . . . I don’t know . . . maybe another four years?

Chris and Grace, thank you guys for choosing to have us be a part of your big day! I’m thankful the weather was kind to us and we were able to bask in that golden sunlight all day! It was a pleasure to serve you guys and your families!

Hair – Tessa the Hair Dressa

Makeup – Lindsey Rolling

Catering – Amos Deans

DJ – Abby Rd Entertainment

Dress – The Wedding Tree (Lacrosse, WI)

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