Samantha and her friends got ready in Effingham; so, I met up with them first to do detail pictures and capture the bride getting ready.
Samantha has a huge, audacious smile and laugh that just pulls you in. I love this image of her!!!
But, you know me, I like the 'quiet', contemplative images as well!!!
We did a first look with Samantha and her dad....one of the most touching, sentimental moments ever. There were many tissues needed.
And then I headed over and spent some time with the handsome Kyle!!
Kyle does a FABULOUS serious pose!!! So distinguished!!!
We headed to the farm after a few family pictures and got ready for the ceremony!
The flower girls came down the aisle in a little car...there are some signs of road rage in this one's future! LOL!!!
Kyle and Samantha seeing each other for the first time.....
...did not disappoint! Maybe best 'first' look ever???
Samantha's grandfather married the couple, which just added to the sentiment of the day!!
High Five! We are married!!!
But let's take a moment from celebrating to admire one of the most beautiful wedding bouquets EVER!!!
The reception was held in a tent just a few feet from the wedding ceremony site in the same pasture, and it had been decorated to the nine's!!!
A bit of cake fun!!
Samantha's dad gave a speech that was both touching and hysterical! He had the crowd back crying and laughing at the same time.
There were games set up all around the tent area for the guests to enjoy!
And later in the evening an old-fashioned ice cream truck made an appearance as a treat for the guests!
At the end of the evening, the guests came together once more to celebrate the couple and send them on their way with a sparkler send-off too!
Kyle and Samantha, once again, thank you SOOO much! Such a pleasure getting to know you, your relationship, your family....all of it! I cannot wait to see where your life together takes you! ~Kelly