Dakota & Emily chose to say I do on Memorial Day weekend at The Schwinn Produce Barn in Leavenworth, Kansas. We arrived and the weather is typical midwest, rainy. We’ve started to wonder if all barn weddings this year will fall on rainy days! Less cold then our last, the day turned out to be perfect for an outdoor wedding. Emily is a hair stylist, so it was fun to watch her getting primped and fussed over. She’s also, stunning! We loved watching her mama tear up in joy watching her daughter throughout the morning.
A first look with her dad. Oh my gosh, all the tears. It was so such a sweet moment. We love when brides choose to be so intentional with the people in their lives, to take moments to say you matter and I want to create a memory with you. These sorts of moments and ways of being seem to come so naturally to these two.
It’s always amazing to see the difference in what it takes for a bride to get ready for a wedding and what it takes for a groom. Though, these gentleman pulled together nicely and we loved the Schwinn Barn as a back drop for the guys.
Again, more moments created and carved out for intentionality. Emily got Dakota a new watch and set the time for 1PM (ceremony time!) – so thoughtful! Dakota picked out a charm bracelet that he will be able to add to over the years for Emily – and his note brought out all the tears from his bride. (The hankie, Emily made for her bridesmaids – we loved them too!)
First look time!! The Schwinn Produce Barn has such a wonderfully set up property (and amazing staff!), their outdoor ceremony area is covered in turf, so even though it was drizzling, we had a perfect spot for these two love birds to see each other for the first time. Partway out to Dakota – Emily paused and started to giggle – which brought out the best smile in Dakota. These two are just so sweet, you can’t help but adore them.
Portrait time. OH yes, portrait time. Rainy mornings lead to perfection, at least we think so!
Check here for the rest of this lovely day!
Florist: Wild Hill Flowers
Videographer: Kelsey Diane Photography
DJ: DJ Connection
Decor Rentals: Vintage Rentals
Photo Booth: The Booth
Hair & Make Up: Hayden Sherek 314-753-7308