Christian and Devyn’s wedding was a bit of a hot one . . . as in temperature, but also as in quality of photos. They had their ceremony and reception at the Koru Berry Farm, and we were able to spend the whole day in one location (big win).
As I photographed some details, Kara spent time with the girls as they were getting hair and makeup done. All this went perfectly according to plan, and with the abundance of natural light around, everything looked great.
The guys spent the morning hanging out and getting ready in the lower level. When I went down to check on them, there were intense Fortnite battles taking place.
As the guys started getting dressed, this is perhaps where things didn’t go exactly according to plan. Christian had his dress shirt on and was ready to put on his cuff links on when he discovered a problem. There was not a place for them to be secured on the shirt. Christian’s dad took a pocket knife, looking to solve the problem. Just a simple, small hole was all that was needed. A quick poke later, Christian’s shirt had a flap of sorts because the knife was a bit sharper than expected and cut through the shirt’s fabric with unexpected ease. Add it to the list of crazy things that we’ve seen on wedding days. The list never ends and there is no shame in being added to it. So the guys getting ready time was put on an emergency hold. We had a hole situation and for the love of Pete, does someone know how to tie a bow tie??? If the guys aren’t familiar with a traditional bow tie and how to tie it, you can basically count on 30 minutes of trial and error while watching YouTube. 😆
The ceremony was outside and there was a bit of a problem there as well. Someone forgot to turn on the breeze. Woooo-eeee! Even though they had an immaculate arbor constructed for the ceremony site, there was no shade opportunities in site. Their ceremony was very much centered around God, which we always find refreshing and encouraging. Christian and Devyn took turns washing each other’s feet as a symbol of how they will be focused on serving the other more than themself. It took a while and everyone was hot as they watched, but I still saw a lot of tears around because the moment was precious. The commitment to serve another above oneself does not come naturally and it is not easy.
After the rings were on and they had sealed the deal, we all grabbed some much needed A/C. We got cooled off just in time to go outside for some more photos!! The Koru Berry Farm is like a photographer’s playground with different photo opportunities spread throughout the property. From wide open spaces, to mature trees, to rows of berry bushes, we did our best to take advantage of it all, especially with that beautiful, golden sunlight backlighting everything.
Dinner kicked off while we were out finishing photos. Amos Dean’s catered the event, and they do not disappoint. Soooo good! Devyn’s mom didn’t disappoint with the extravagant cupcake display either.
They had a couple big highlights toward the end of the night. They had a sparkler “exit” outside, which transitioned into their own personal fireworks show! It is a tremendous treat to be able to be able to shoot portraits with fireworks, but it is also very difficult and stressful! It takes a lot of coordination to know exactly when and where things are happening (and for how long), so we can get set up and prepared to make the most of the opportunity. Hopefully we got some killer images to help celebrate the 4th of July weekend!
Christian and Devyn, it was such a pleasure to spend the day with you guys and your family. We appreciate you choosing to partner with us for the photos of your big day!
Hair – Deeply Rooted
Makeup – Solace Skin & Beauty
DJ – Twisted Mics
Catering – Amos Dean’s
Videographers – Eyework Studios
Dress – A Storybook Ending