Sunshine gleamed over the beautiful greenery at the Rushland farm on May 28th. It was a hot and humid day, but also a day full of special moments of laughter, love, and friendship. It was the day Helen and Dan exchanged their vows in front of their family and friends. It was a joy to join in the celebration and document the day as it unfolded!

It was wonderful to be able to do a “First Look”  with the couple, and then the portrait session with the bridal party. We were able to find a beautiful shaded area in the woods to capture the sweet moments between  the bride and the groom. We also used the area to capture the fun bridal party group shots, and even some adorable shots with the cutest flower girl, Madison!

The ceremony was magical. The serene and organic backdrop was perfect for the overall feel of the wedding. The guests looked on as Helen and Dan exchanged rings and had their first kiss as husband and wife. Gabriel, the groom’s uncle officiated and carried the lovely ceremony from start to finish with charm and a few great jokes. It was a ceremony to remember, and one of my most favorite parts of the wedding.

Magic wasn’t just portrayed during the ceremony, but during the reception. Every table was themed after a different Disney movie and the centerpieces were created by the bride and her sister – the maid of honor, and a few other family members. These centerpieces were beautiful, fun and elegant at the same time. Even the floral and plant detailing was masterful, created by the talented florist and Helen’s mother-in-law, Barbara.

The party started as the day began to cool down in temperature, and continued until the dark hours of the night. Even the power going out, didn’t get in the way of the good times on the dance floor! It was a pleasure to photograph the day’s various moments and wonderful to look back at the photos during the editing process and smile!!

Photographer: Mariya Stecklair Photography LLC

DJ: Synergetic Sound + Lighting

Dress: BHLDN

Catering: O'Neill's Catering

Venue: Rushland Family Farm

Floral Designer: Flowers by Barbara