Oh, friends! I am seriously so thrilled to share this summer wedding with you! Before summer goes – I cannot believe it is August already!!
But Sara and Rob’s wedding is definitely a highlight of my summer! Anyone who knows Derek and I’s own wedding story will know why. More on that soon…
Sara and Rob have such effervescent smiles and their love is just so beautiful! You may remember their engagement session last month in the sunflower fields! They met in dental school in Buffalo and are such sweet people. They planned the most gorgeous wedding at RedBarn20 in Cazenovia, down to the last detail! When I arrived in the bridal suite of the farmer’s cottage, I was in love with all the greenery and light green bridesmaid dresses that Sara chose – so stunning! It was sweet to see her with her mom and sister get dressed and see her closest friends when they saw her as a bride – Sara was SO radiant!
Right before the first look, it looked like rain but we thought it may hold off. As we were setting Rob up to meet his bride, the rain started down pouring! We ran into the red barn and had Sara meet us there under their beautiful arch, where she saw her groom for the first time. It was such a sweet moment and really just perfect!
We took photos of the two of them outside and again it started pouring, so we ran under the coverage of the estate porch and took some gorgeous photos there. Throughout it all the two of them never stopped smiling and as the rain come their love just glowed brighter and brighter. Their bridal party were even good sports when it was drizzling and all took photos with clear umbrellas – which were SO beautiful and fun and different!! I’m in love with them! Before the ceremony, Sara and Rob took photos by the beautiful tree decorated in flowers by Spruce Ridge – it looks straight out of a fairytale!! It was perfect timing because it started raining again.
Sara and Rob made the call to get married under the tent outside instead of by their gorgeous tree. It was such a beautiful moment because as each member of the bridal party entered the tent, their guests started cheering! It really brought me back to the meaning of marriage and how the most important moment of that day took place under the tent – and it wasn’t the perfection that was beautiful, it was the imperfection and how their love shined through. That is what happened to my husband and I on our wedding day so experiencing it again with Sara and Rob was so meaningful!
Their guests had cocktail hour before the ceremony as they waited for the rain to pass, so after the ceremony they went into the red barn for dinner, which was decorated gorgeously with greenery and florals! Sara and Rob had a sweet first dance, and then danced with each of their parents. Then the party started! As the weather cleared up their guests really enjoyed mingling on the patio and by the fire pit outdoors. I even took Sara and Rob out for portraits as fog was lifting over the fields – it was really magical!
At the end of the night, we went out for amazing night portraits – of course it drizzled for a few seconds during them and it was the most magical moment I may have captured all season! They ended their night with a sparkler exit with all their family and friends – the most fun end to their day!!
I enjoyed every minute with Sara and Rob and wish them every love and joy in their marriage and life together! Hope their story inspires your weekend!
So gorgeous! Love love Sara’s dress!
Love this ring box and their color palette!
“Something blue” and a necklace of the Linklaen house on the right!
These ladies are the cutest!!
Obsessed with Sara’s tulle skirt!!
Sara gave a really sweet gift to her sister! Adorable reaction!
Love Sara’s laughter! She is such a radiant bride!
Had to take this shot on the left, it’s so Sara!
Love Rob’s gift to Sara, a mountain bike!! So fun!
Gorgeous detail shot!
Love this of Rob and his dad!
Great shots of Rob!!
Ahh the sweetest first look!
Love these!! How beautiful are those arches with greenery?!
LOVE! Sara you’re stunning!
So beautiful with the blue sky behind them!
Love these shots on the porch!
Aww one of my favorites on the left! Such joy!
Love these of the bridal party with umbrellas! Their colors are so stunning too!
Such a fun one!
Love this of the ladies! And all the green!Nice of the guys!
FAVORITE right here!
Love these by their tree! Spruce Ridge did so amazing with the florals!
Their laughter is so sweet!
AHH straight out of a fairytale with that tree and flowers!
Guests mingling and getting ready for their ceremony under the tent!
Aw so sweet!
The red barn was decorated so beautifully with this greenery!
I love these circular hoops above their bridal party table! Gorgeous!
These desserts are beautiful!!
Love that guest signage too! Sara and Rob made that!
Such a sweet first dance!
I LOVE these portraits with the fog! Can it get more romantic?!
I had to capture the “silver lining” on these clouds – it so represents their day!
Obsessed with this one! Pure magic!!
The best end to their day!!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Sara and Rob’s beautiful day possible:
Venue: RedBarn20 at Windridge Estate, Cazenovia, New York
Day of Coordinator: SoireeNNY
Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography
Florals: Spruce Ridge Landscape & Garden Center
Catering: Red Apron Concepts Catering & Events
Band: Nik and the Nice Guys
Desserts: The Cake Shop CNY
Transportation: Big D’s Limousines
And a huge thank you to my second photographer Kristie Fletcher, you were amazing to work with!! And Kes Stefanik my intern for all your help throughout the day!