I’ve really grown to appreciate how beautiful the area around St. Malo is so I knew Kristin and Landon’s wedding would be a wonderful opportunity to get some fun and picturesque country images. They live just 15min from Saint Malo. The couple involved the whole family in setting-up and decorating for their special day, since both the ceremony and the white tent reception were on Kristin’s parents’ property. They put a ton of thought and effort into making the space look absolutely spectacular and unique. One of my favorite details was all the seating arrangements for the ceremony; Kristin and Landon had rounded-up about a dozen old country church pews for the ceremony. What a great idea! :)
Kristin’s dress was lovely and it had a look that I hadn’t yet seen this summer. Stella’s Bridal did a wonderful job helping her and all the girls out with their dresses. Julie from the Floral Fixx created superb floral arrangements once again. I always love working with brides who hire Julie as I know she will always look after them and their flowers will be beautiful. Landon decided to keep it simple and ditch the suit jacket, but he still wanted to look pretty stylish, so he opted for Hugo Boss.
With most of the guests travelling from the city, Kristin and Landon chose to see each other before the ceremony. This allowed us to set up a special time and place for Kristin to be revealed to Landon. This is always one of my favorite moments on a wedding day; I remember this special moment when Meagan and I got married as well. :) We spent the next 45 minutes alone with just the couple and an old white barn. Afterwards we rallied the troops and got some unique shots by an old church in the area. Then it was time for some real country shots, so we loaded up a couple of those church pews and headed off to a recently harvested wheat field. The colors where so vivid and made for some beautiful shots! How often to you get to photograph a couple and the wedding party out in the middle of a field on some hundred-year-old benches? On the way back to the house we stopped at some train tracks off in the distance, I really loved how these shots seem to go on for ever. At this point we ditched the wedding party again and headed into the old historic church, which by now had some really dramatic lighting making for some really great silhouettes.
Before long it was time for the ceremony to begin and for Kristin and Landon to get married! Instead of a traditional centre isle, they had set up everything to have a kind of s-curved aisle so every one of their guests was able to be close and see Kristin as her and her parents walked down the aisle. Such a beautiful and considerate touch!
It was a perfect day and I loved how Kristin and Landon were so laid back and just plain excited to get married.
Thanks guys and enjoy. :)