The very moment I walked into the Briar Ridge Country Club (which doubled as both the “getting ready” location and the reception location!) I felt a sense of family. I made my way through the ballroom area and noticed Lauras mom arranging things on a table and others getting things ready for the celebration to follow a long awaited ceremony. Upon reaching the Bridal Prep area, I immediately noticed a sense of peace. It was quiet, calm, and just peaceful.
This day had been long awaited! Laura & Kurt met in their freshman year of high school and begin a romance just a year later that would last all the way through to this day. The day they would become a team for life!
The decor was beautiful and followed along with the Enchanted Forest theme. But what was so beautiful to observe was the strong emphasis on family. Laura’s grandmother made her wedding cake, her mama helped and spent lots of hours making all the centerpieces and seating arrangement cards, even their vintage pick up truck was loaned to them from Kurt’s dad! There was such an overall feeling of family legacy throughout the whole day. Kurt comes from a large family with 7 kids! (He is the baby and the last to get married!) and everyone was involved and so full of JOY!
Kurt & Laura…I left feeling as though I was part of your family! You are both so loved by everyone around you and it was a joy to experience that and be a small part of telling your story! Enjoy your preview and I hope you are having the most relaxing time in Jamaica!
I have wrote and spoken it about this many times…but I LOVE when my couples do a “First Look”! A First Look made it so we got all the photos done before the ceremony and Laura & Kurt got to see and spend more time with each other throughout the day! It also made sure that we got plenty of time for portraits and bridal party photos!
To view Kurt & Lauras Engagement Session click here: Laura & Kurt E-Session
The Creative Wedding Team:
Bridal Gown Designer | Allure Bridals
Bridal Gown Store | Paris House Of Bridal
Florist | Jeana Otte (Brides Mom)
Ceremony Venue | New Life CRC
Reception Venue | Briar Ridge Country Club
Makeup | Makeup by Krissy V
Hair | Rachel Clousing | RLC
DJ | First Request Music & Entertainment
Videographer | White Border Pros
Cake | Jennie Vandekieft (Brides Grandma)
Bridesmaids Dresses | Rochelle Vanderzee
Grooms Attire | Dunhill Tuxedos
Invitations | Holland Printing
Second Shooter | Teresa Schmidt Photography