Call this the wedding of the year! Brooke and Ryan know how to have a beautiful wedding filled with sentiment and genuine emotion! Plus, add a dream vendor team with J. Scott events at the head of it all - this could not have been a better day!
Brook had some amazing details as part of her bridal attire (and also scattered throughout the décor of the wedding). One of my favorite details were the rings from her mom and grandmother that she wore throughout the day. It just seems like a very sweet way to keep powerful women close to you on one of the biggest days of your life!
After getting dressed in front of an absolutely gorgeous mirror that framed her perfectly, Brooke did a reveal with her bridesmaid that did not disappoint in reaction or emotion! I seriously just love how excited bridesmaids get when they see the bride in her gown - it never gets old!
I have also been loving Ryan's pre-ceremony pictures, while he wrote his vows. Not only are the vows preserved in their heirloom vow books, but Brooke can also get a glimpse into Ryan's demeanor as he wrote them out. It is clear by now that the little moments mean everything to me!
Before the ceremony, Brooke and Ryan remained unseen, but shared a first touch and vows with each other. This was especially significant because it took place at the where their ceremony was originally planned. With rain in the forecast (best sign of good fortune on a wedding day!), their ceremony was moved indoors. But we were able to beat the rain just long enough to do their vow exchange, and a couple wedding party photos in front of the gorgeous French-style venue.
Then Brooke shared a first look with her dad, who had no idea he would get to see her before it was time to walk down the aisle! It was a gift of heart and emotions, and one he will probably treasure for a lifetime!
Ryan and Brooke's Ceremony was absolutely one of a kind. An evening affair in a long room, lined with candles created an ambient mood of romance and intimacy. It was everything warm and personal that made you feel as if your place in that room was nothing short of the most intentional wish of the bride and groom.
The reactions of both Ryan and Brooke when they saw each other for the first time are absolutely heart-warming as well! If pure love and admiration could only be expressed in a glance, that is exactly what it would look like!
After the ceremony, rain couldn't stop us from getting a few "Just Married" Portraits. We braved the skies with an umbrella for a few moments for the most epic wedding portrait and then made good use of the venue's lovely entryway and green-wall for the rest of their portraits. Then on to the reception, which had the same intimate feel as the ceremony.
Lastly, at the end of the night, Brooke and Ryan made their exit by way of sparklers and a vintage car owned by Brooke's father. It was such a wonderful (and meaningful) end to an incredible day!