Legacy Hill Farm Wedding / Katlynn + Stephen / 7.23.17
Katlynn and Stephen met on a mission trip in Nicaragua. They talked for hours during the long car rides and were able to get to know each other. They discovered they had a lot in common like craft beer, dogs, and the outdoors. When they returned, they kept the conversation rolling until it blossomed into a loving relationship. Their Legacy Hill Farm wedding took place on a Sunday and they were so right to book this place, it was an impeccable venue to host their wonderful celebration!
You can tell Legacy Farm Hill was built with weddings in mind. The bride’s room sits upstairs in a tiny cottage. When I arrived, the hustle and bustle of the bridsemaids combined with the little ones getting their coats buttoned and their hair curled made the room buzz with excitement. Katlynn was as cool as a cucumber and hung out with her friends and family while I took her dress and details to be photographed.
When I brought the dress back, Katlynn’s grandma sewed in some final touches and soon after, Katlynn’s mom helped her into the dress. Before leaving the bride’s room, Katlynn took a moment to look out on her wedding day. The farm hills rolling in the background, big puffy white clouds floated against the blue sky. As she saw her friends and family arrive, a few happy tears rolled down her cheek and into the roses of her bouquet.
The groom’s room was just as exciting. The groomsmen clipped on their suspenders and helped with each other’s ties. The only other girl in the room helped tie up her boyfriend’s hair then made her way around helping anyone in need. Stephen’s mom popped in before the ceremony to see her lovely son and pin on his boutonniere.
One of the greatest things about having a your wedding at Legacy Hill Farm is the backdrop of the ceremony space. Katlynn and Stephen had an arch that stood tall against the scenic groomed farm land. Shades of green from the corn and, trees set against the blue sky made it feel so peaceful and serene.
Stephen got into his position down the isle and awaited his lovely bride to be. The usher’s opened the doors to reveal Katlynn standing in white lace, arm in arm with her father. As she floated down the aisle, Stephen’s face lit up, and as soon as her father gave her away, he jumped right in for a hug.
Their pastor is a friend and was also apart of the beginning of their relationship, so he knew just what to say. He shared how their love can be compared to brewing a fine beer- something they both love to do (Stephen brewed all the beer for the rehearsal dinner and I got to try some, amazing)! He said that a marriage, like growing hops to brew, takes strong soil, a well cared seed nourished with water, and lots of sunshine. They vowed that they would be there together to grow a strong relationship and after exchanging rings, shared a sweet kiss.
They greeted their guests one by one after the ceremony, then we headed around Legacy Hill Farm for pictures while their guests enjoyed the social hour. This place is dreamy, and I could spend days their exploring, but we kept it to the point, and after photos the bride and groom went back up to the cottage to enjoy a toast before entering the reception.
This Little Piggy arrived with the pig roast and all the good fixings, so after the wedding party marched in, it was time to eat. Once everyone had a plate, Katlynn and Stephen cut their blue cake (it was the most beautiful blue, I know want everything to be that color) and their closest friend and family members gave a few toast to honor the happy couple.
After dessert, the dance floor was open and the couple broke it in with their first dance as husband and wife. Friends and family filed in after and the party was official in full swing.
One of my favorite moments in wedding day history happened during, of all things, the garter toss! Stephen got the garter stuck on a nail high up one of the wood beams of the ceiling. People would run and jump to try and grab it, people even got on each other’s shoulders. After five minutes of no success, one of the tallest people at the party put someone on their shoulders and after a small struggle, finally got it down. It was hilariously awesome, you might have had to be there, but when everyone including you is holding your belly because you just laughed so hard, you know it was funny.
Katlynn and Stephen— I am so happy for you both! Thank you for choosing me, trusting me, and making me fall deeper in love with what I do! I had so much fun getting to know you both! Thanks for having me at your incredible Legacy Hill Farm wedding!
Venue: Legacy Hill Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy
Photography: Angela Divine Photography
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