our reception was FUN (so HOT, but fun!). we wanted it to be a party and not super formal and we are so happy it turned out to be just that! the barn was a pretty blank slate to work with and left lots of room for scheming and dreaming. thanks to my amazing parents and friends who put up with my schemes and dreams, there was a wholeee lotta DIY going on in the months leading up to our big day and when they saw it all i had to bring them all up to speed. the morning of the wedding my parents and friends straight up HUSTLED to get everything done in a short amount of time and to bring my vision to life. they’re pretty dang awesome. i couldn’t be more happy with my decision to take on everything for our wedding. i wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. we are so grateful to my parents, who spent the whole day laboring over and perfecting everything. my mom and dad took on all of my stress to make the day go as smoothly as possible. nate’s parents were also such a great help, making our arbor and other wood projects for that day.
it was fun to add personal touches and things that felt really “us” into our wedding day. it really was magical and amazing and all those cliche words that people use when describing their wedding. it was everything we imagined and a whole lot more. we are so SO thankful and appreciative for everyone that made our day a reality. we are still blown away by everyone who helped make it our dream day and for all of the constant love and support that we receive from our family and our friends.
beyond all of the fun details of the day itself, for us, our wedding day really was about the celebration of of our love for one another. marriage is such a sweet gift and i feel blessed that i’m experiencing it with a really amazing guy. we have had so much fun the past 5+ months as newlyweds and are looking forward to lots of new + exciting adventures in the months (and years) to come! cheers to forever with my loverman nate! thanks for marrying me!
*photos by Jenn Manor