Traci and Matthew got married on a historic plantation on a rainy Sunday. Fog settled in over the hills. It was a chilly day, but the first day of the year that actually felt like fall. It was the kind of day that you want to cuddle up with a cup of coffee. How fortunate that Traci and Matthew provided a coffee bar from Sunergos and that all their guests were invited in under a tent of twinkling lights! Both Traci and Matthew met each other for the first time while working at a coffeeshop together -- it all fit perfectly.
The couple opted for a smaller wedding around 100 guests and no bridal party. Cutting out other traditions such as the bouquet toss and first dances allowed them to spend more time with the people they loved most. The bride told me she was so grateful she chose to do things the way they wanted them -- just a reminder that if you're planning a wedding, you don't have to do every tradition.
Keeping things even more intimate and romantic, Traci and Matthew's family and friends all helped to make their wedding day happen. Traci's sister did her makeup & hair. A dear friend made Traci's ring & her earrings. Traci wore a beautiful back-necklace from her mother. All the guys set up the chairs and provided umbrellas for the ceremony. Their pastor married them. The vibrant & stunning flowers were made by another friend.
After the ceremony, we photographers took the couple out to take photos in the drizzling rain. We got to enjoy the rest of the night and the reception as guests, since we’re friends of Matthew and Traci’s! We're thankful that we got to photograph such a sweet, loving and adventurous couple and to be able to call them friends. Traci and Matthew, we're so happy for you!
venue: Booker Brook Farm
florist: Sandra Krieg of Sandra Leigh Lynn Florals
photography: Trent & Kendra Photography
caterer: Sue Solinger
cake: Jacqueline Gottke
hair & makeup: Aubrey Diehl
coffee: Sunergos Coffee
wedding dress: David’s Bridal
groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse