In a culture of overwrought, overstuffed weddings, Kris & Christine’s wedding day at Hill Creek Farm stands out. It’s easy for couples to get wrapped up in how things look; trading in what’s real for production value so much so that they lose sight of what the day is all about. For that reason, it was so refreshing to celebrate with two people who were so down to earth and thoughtful when planning their wedding day.
Sentimental is the word that comes to mind. Dresses and pearls were donned at Christine’s childhood home; Her veil was placed in the very house her grandpop grew up in as he looked on from the sofa. The ceremony was set up on a farmstead that has been in her family for generations, out among the open fields. I loved it. Even though I didn’t know Christine & Kris before their wedding day, they included so many personal touches that you really got a sense of their story as a couple as the day went on.
The guests gathered in the rustic barn at Hill Creek Farm for the wedding reception among the apple orchards. Dinner was served along with pie and ice cream, and the kids toasted the newlyweds with champagne flutes filled with apple cider. So cute! There was a lot of warmth and love in the room as friends and family celebrated and danced the night away. One of my favorite moments of the day was watching Kris and Christine escape into the night as their guests waved them on, sparklers in hand.
When people dream of having their wedding in October, this is exactly the kind of wedding that comes to mind. It couldn’t have been more perfectly fall- soy bean fields, crunchy sycamore leaves under foot and trees laden with apples. It was just a dream, and it was made all the more perfect because it was it was all about the union of two people who love God being united as a team in marriage.
Christine & Kris, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day! I loved getting to work with the two of you. You guys are the sweetest! God bless your marriage and the years to come!