Bryan proposed after recreating his and Emily’s first date. They met at what was both of their first jobs after college. The couple spends a lot of time at North Park in the summer so they chose to have their November wedding at the Rose Barn. I was actually a groomslady in this wedding and photographed it (with the help of Alisa)!

Emily and Bryan describe themselves as “weird, laid back and unfiltered”. It was important to the couple that this wedding completely fit their personalities. It was untraditional, rustic and a lot of DIY. Bryan had a groomslady and Emily had a bridesman in their bridal party. Emily made her bouquet and her maids’ bouquets. The barn was beautifully decorated by the couple with hanging lights, hanging greenery, upcycled wine bottles, candles, chalkboard signs and painted pumpkins.

Emily and Bryan had a sweet and short ceremony. After the ceremony, the couple popped champagne with their bridal party before we took them around North Park for portraits. Emily’s parents’ dogs came and attended the ceremony and stayed for the reception too!

This couple kept things non-traditional and like a lot of couples now, they didn’t do a lot of “special” events at the reception, such as bouquet and garter toss, dollar dance, etc. Instead they had their friend and bridesman Brad DJ their evening while guests enjoyed their cocktails from their custom mason jar glass favors.

Note to the couple:

Emily and Bryan, than you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day! It was such an honor to be a groomslady for you and I am so glad we are family! 🙂 We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always! Congratulations!

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Invite: VistaPrint

Prep location: Home 2 Suites in McCandless Crossing

Gown Designer: The Exquisite Bride

Other Bridal Accessories: Charming Charlie’s

Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Trinity Jewelers

Florist: Made by the bride, floral from Sam’s Club

Hair Stylist: Elisha Evans

Makeup Artist: Clare from Ciel Cosmetics

Ceremony venue: Rose Barn, North Park

Reception venue: Rose Barn, North Park

Day of Coordinator/Planner: Melissa Crawford of Devoted to You

Cake: Bella Christie

Catering: Yinzburgh

Entertainment: DJ B-Tru & Dee (Darryl Paelltz)

Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography

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