Let me start by saying how much I love this venue. 1890 is one of the most popular venues in the area and they just recently opened up the Fields. This ceremony location is seriously amazing. I love the background so much and they have about 80 acres to explore for pictures. Can I please have all the Fields weddings? K Thanks.
To start the day, Ryan began getting ready at the cute little cottage at 1890. I could have spent hours photographing her details. She had the most gorgeous shoes, jewelry, and don’t even get me started on her veil. If you follow me on Facebook, I talk about my love for veils at least once a month. Every time a bride has a long veil, I’m instantly in love. Ryan had the longest veil I have ever seen. It was insanely gorgeous and I really couldn’t get enough veil shots. I wish I had all day to play with this thing. I really can’t tell you why I love veils so much. I think they just bring an elegance to the shoot and you can have so much fun with them! If you are on the fence about getting a veil, just do it. I’ll love you forever and you won’t regret the beautiful images you’ll get from it.
We planned on getting some formal photos out of the way before the ceremony, but mother nature had other plans. As soon as they were finished getting ready, it started a torrential downpour. Ryan kept looking at me to ensure everything was still ok with the timeline. I reassured her and she kept telling me “Ok, if you’re not worried, I’m not worried.” I love so much when my couples have faith in me that everything will be ok! We didn’t have the chance to do formals before, but the sky cleared just in time for the ceremony and the rest of the day was gorgeous!
After Ryan and Randy got ready, they shared the most incredible around the corner first look. I love the sentimental aspect of weddings, but I never tear up. I don’t think I’ll even cry at my own wedding, but these two had me on the verge of tears. They wrote the sweetest notes to each other, one of which had more planning than the other. Randy decided to wing it, but it was still incredibly beautiful. Both of them were fighting back tears and you could tell how much they truly loved and cared for each other.
I mentioned the beautiful ceremony location above, but seriously, it was incredible. You have to scroll down to see these images. I also had a first during the ceremony. Randy took out his phone as Ryan was walking down the aisle to capture her in all her beauty. I had never seen a groom do this before, so it was an incredible moment to capture.
After the ceremony, we did some portraits (omggggg the veil shots) and began the reception. Guys, they had a pasta bar! If I didn’t love this wedding so much already, this definitely sealed the deal. I get way too irrationally excited when I see pasta. Who doesn’t love pasta especially when you can mix and match sauces and topics???? Ahhhh, it was incredible. The night ended with some dancing and sparklers.
Thank you again Ryan and Randy for letting me be part of your incredible day. Here’s your full preview!
Venue: The Fields at 1890
Florist: The Cottage Rose
Catering and cake: Sugar and Spice
Share your inspiration and the atmosphere you’re creating for your wedding.
Natural and relaxed.
Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s).
I’ve always been in awe over the 1890’s house and having a wedding there would be such a fairytail dream come true. When I started planning I knew the type of venue that fit us the best would be a barn setting because I love the cozy unintimidating vibes barns create so when I heard the fields were under construction for 2018 I knew then it was meant to be. A barn setting with that amazing house from my childhood dreams on top of the hill?? I call it fate.
What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples planning their wedding?
Have a vision first then pinterest. It is okay if you haven’t decided on a flower girl hair comb at your first appointment with your florists. You are not an indecisive person if you and your groom wait until the last minute to pick a song for your first dance. Let the experts lead the way. Take your time developing your perfect day. Let it fall into place organically.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
Seeing it all come together and the feeling of accomplishment thus far.