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Bryan & Samantha | A Glamorous in Gold & Blush Sugarland Barn Wedding.

May 29, 2015

I’m just going to start by saying it–yes, it rained on Bryan + Samantha’s wedding day. And while it rained the whole day, I’m not at all afraid of acknowledging it because personally, I think it was one of the BEST parts about their wedding day. Not only did it allow for me to take some of the best images I have ever taken, but the constant pitter patter outside the windows made for the most romantic + peaceful backdrop to a day that will simply, take your breath away. 

Everyone gathered together under the original wooden beamed ceilings of the old farmhouse to help Samantha + Bryan prepare to see one another for the first time + make their way to the altar to become husband + wife. They each shared quiet moments of reflection on the iconic white porches of the home that will forever make me feel like I am in the south. The details that Samantha so carefully chose popped with gorgeous tones of pinks + gold. And as they said yes to forever under the flower infused chandeliers hanging from the barn ceiling, all sat a little bit closer + shed tears of joy + happiness. There were so many moments I will not forget.

Samantha, you were one of the most stunning brides I have ever seen + it is quite obvious that you took Bryan’s breath away the moment he laid eyes on you. Thank you for trusting us to captures the details + experiences of your day that were so beautifully + meticulously crafted from your heart. I want to tell you, from one photographer to another, that your wedding day has inspired me + ignited in me a greater passion for this blessing of a career we share. I am a better creative because of it–that I KNOW–and I thank you for that : ) Caleb + I feel so fortunate to have met you + Bryan + we cannot wait to continue this friendship for years to come!! Toasting you both to decades of sweet memories as husband + wife together!! We love you!

Ohhhh, the details!! I don’t even feel guilty about how many shots I’m posting because they are just SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

A new favorite detail shot!!

I cannot wait for you to share this with your daughter someday, Samantha!!!!

When Bryan was little, he traded baseball cards with his friend Jarid. One time, he traded Jarid a baseball card with this note on it … so now he finally gets it back : ) I can’t handle how ADORABLE this is!!!!! So glad you saved this, Jarid!!!

The best “bridesmaids” first look! I love their reactions!! Samantha looked SO AMAZING!!

Just stunned by her beauty : ) : )

LOVE this!!!!

These bridesmaid dresses + bouquets by Alluring Blooms are a match made in heaven!!!

I wish I could take credit for this brilliant idea, but it was all Caleb!!

A new all time favorite!!!

Daaaaaaang, girl!!!!!

Beautiful signage by A La Crate Vintage Rentals : )

Each ceremony chair had a small bag of lavendar on it to throw when Samantha + Bryan said “I Do!!”


I love this oak tree!! So darn beautiful!!!!

How gorgeous is this barn!? Hats off to Alluring Blooms + Canvas Weddings for helping bring Samantha’s gorgeous vision to life!!!

This was an (amazing) rap/speech!!

Oh, these vendors!! We LOVE them!! So much talent!!

Getting Ready, Ceremony, + Reception Location: Sugarland Barn | Catering: The Old Feed Mill | Officiant: Sky’s the Limit Weddings, Rev. Arthur Hendrick | Florist: Alluring Blooms | DJ: Your Mix Entertainment | Rentals + Chalkboard Signs: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Linens + Drapery: Event Essentials | Cupcakes: Madison Sweets | Bridal Gown: Vera’s House of Bridals, Designer: Maggie Sottero | Bridal Earrings: Marah’s Elegant Bridal, Designer: MEG Jewelry | Hair + Make Up: Julia Grace Salon | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe Inc. | Menswear: Nedrebo’s


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