From boots and belt buckles, corn hole to cows (wandering amongst the cars in the parking lot) - the “rustic barn wedding” that Minyon & Derrel planned for their big day could not have been more perfect! The S bar S barn Ranch in Lakeland served as the backdrop and Mother Nature added nothing but sunshine to a beautiful April day. We started the day with a little hair and make up over lunch before the bride put on her gorgeous dress (made by her mother!) and the groom took his mark outside for their “first look”. It may have been 137 degrees outside but the moment Derrel turned to see his bride in her wedding dress for the first time, it was if time stopped! From that moment on, this happy couple could not keep their eyes off each other and the smiles never left their faces. These two could not be more perfect for each other and I was honored to capture their special day from hair and make up to their sparkler exit and everything in between!
I've had the pleasure of photographing all sorts of weddings over the years but this one was definitely one of my favorites! Sure I'll admit that I was sort of "cheating" a bit on this one since I've known the bride and groom and their families for years but that only made this night more special. There truly are few things better then watching two people who couldn't be more perfect for each other exchange vows with smiles on their faces and happy tears in their eyes! An amazing couple, some adorable kiddos, two incredible families coming together and a wedding party that'll keep you laughing for days - talk about the perfect combination! Congratulations Shannons!!