This wedding was the perfect wrap up to my fall wedding season. I will forever and always look to small weddings as being my favorite. There is a low level of stress for all people involved, and there is such a sweet under current of emotion that wraps everyone up. Laura had a vision of Oriental carpets and candles surrounding an arbor, and boy did it come to fruition. All the warm tones of the days just made the cooler air temperature more bearable. I love November for weddings too, the light is gorgeous all day.
They had their first look just down the road from their house in a field overlooking the hills. We then tromped around the field a bit for portraits, before jumping in the car to warm up just a bit. I knew I had wanted to bring them over to the woods a little ways down the road, when I had been scouting a few days before. I was so happy it was a gorgeous sunny day, because the under growth of the forest was perfectly lit up and golden.
Back at the house we warmed up, took family portraits. There was laughter, pups and also lots of managing tears already. I can't help but cry when I see someone cry, so I was pretty much melting the whole time. After a fire was made, candles lit and the family gathered again in the house, Hannah of Grace Ceremonies quickly went over the choreography of the ceremony. Mike lead the way to the ceremony spot with family and dogs in tow. Laura and her father came down the aisle of greeting a glittering of tears in everyone's eyes. Hannah worked her magic while the sunset slowly set over the hills and Mike and Laura made their promises to one another. A champagne toast around the bonfire wrapped up the coverage of events, while the family all went to enjoy a dinner at the Farm Table. I loved this day.