Brittany and Ethan’s country wedding ceremony at 1899 Farmhouse, shot by Dallas wedding photographer Maria Leinen.
It was a gorgeous summer evening for Brittany and Ethan’s outdoor wedding at 1899 Farmhouse. They really lucked out with the weather since it had been raining just the day before the wedding, and the heat & humidity came back with a vengeance starting the day after the wedding. With a high of mid-80′s that day, they wound up having the perfect temps settle in right as the evening ceremony began on the front steps of the farmhouse.
When Brittany and I first spoke on the phone and I asked her about their wedding style, she admitted that she wasn’t really sure yet even just 6 months away from the wedding date because she liked almost every wedding inspiration photo she had seen. She liked both rustic/vintage, as well as modern. I could definitely relate! I knew it would be interesting to see how everything came together, and fortunately for me, it was stunning! I have to admit though, I am just a tad bit partial, not only to the overall look they had, (which combined both that rustic/vintage appeal with modern elements) but also to the purple and green wedding colors they had (ahem! Kind of looks like my business colors, right?). ♥♥
The wedding and reception were hosted at 1899 Farmhouse in Princeton, Texas. The bride’s looked amazing in her dress from Alfred Angelo. It really was the perfect dress for her and it fit so well with the overall style of their wedding. The bride and bridesmaids looked gorgeous, thanks to the hair stylings of the bride’s sister, Brooke Pollard. The groom’s stunning black tux came from Men’s Warehouse. Their minister, Jeff Brooks, was the young pastor at Ethan’s church and he added just the right amount of laughter for the ceremony. Gorgeous floral design was done by Angela Reese and the purple and green accents in the decor really jumped out from the surroundings.
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Every once in awhile, as I’m editing photos, I start looking at a wedding like a music video… That’s usually the start of the creative process that results in this…
Once Brittany and Ethan were dressed, they had a “First Look”. I found a nicely shaded spot with the ceremony area in the background and set up for them to see each other privately before we started with the family formal photos. I *love* Brittany’s reaction when Ethan turned around! Unbeknownst to me, the bridesmaids were in the front window watching the whole time. Ok, I confess— I chose this spot deliberately because I knew they would want to see. It was rather perfect so they could have their First Look without any distractions, but the girls could all witness it too.
For her bridesmaid gifts, Brittany had custom charms made with each girls name on the front of a heart, and the wedding date on the back. They were super pretty!
I took Brittany aside right before the ceremony for some privacy so she could read the letter Ethan had written to her. Brittany said it was the closest she got to shedding some tears before she walked down the aisle. (Such a sweet moment!)
These have to be my one of my top 5 ceremony programs so far! Brittany made them and they were a good balance between informative and humor. Since Brittany and Ethan are both self-professed math geeks, they included a soduku puzzle on the back for guests to complete.