today’s love story:
Emily & Brandon’s Tent Wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn
and all the magical moments that made it
I recently headed back to one of my happy places, Zukas Hilltop Barn, to photograph Emily & Brandon’s fall wedding day. If you follow my blog, you probably know that Zukas is where Ben and I were married 7 years ago – I’ve been fortunate to photograph many weddings there since (thanks to Alyson’s preferred vendor list!), and they never disappoint. Each time I’m back they’ve somehow found a way to improve upon the last amazing wedding. Most recently this year with their new chavari chairs, which are gorgeous under the twinkle lights in the tent.
The foliage outside the bridal suite was insane…so had to light up the dress to make it pop against the fall colors! Brandon and Emily had their first look behind the fireplace in the main hall. I love the smile on his face as he waits – eyes closed – listening to Emily get closer.
After family & wedding party formals, we made our way through Zukas, from the tent (love those twinkle lights!) to the garden room (I think that’s what they call it) to braving the rain and mud outside for shots in the barn (Emily you are the best!).
Time to get married! Their ceremony was short and sweet, and they spent the rest of the evening enjoying time with their family & friends.
The centerpieces doubled as favors. In the handmade wooden boxes, were candied apples! Pretty awesome.
Brandon couldn’t keep his eyes off his new wife. He’s such a teddy bear, and has so much love for this little lady!
Speaking of Brandon being a teddy bear, it melted my heart 1000% seeing him with his grandmother. He was so incredibly sweet and caring with her, it was beautiful to watch.
And then it was party time. Pretty sure this wedding wins the “make crazy faces at the photog” award – haha, still laughing as I look through them.
Congratulations Emily & Brandon!