What a gorgeous day! Brandon and Paige's August wedding was stunning from start to finish. We began the day at The Hotel at Kirkwood. I had not had the pleasure of photographing there before, but oh my! All the natural light!! Love it so much! I love having time to really capture the details of the day. Did I mention all the natural light?! I had so much fun capturing these gorgeous ladies getting ready for the and the window light made it so easy to capture them looking amazing! We took full advantage of our time at The Hotel. This hallway was a dream! The guys got ready at Brandon's family home, which was so fun because his sweet pup got to join in on the wedding day fun! "We met during our 9th grade science class (I know, cheesy right!). We both knew of each other before then just because we had been in the same middle school but we hadn’t actually talked with one another or even been in the same class until the 9th grade science class," Paige shared.
When asked if it was love at first sight, she said, "For him, he said he had a crush on me since the 7th grade but never had the courage to say anything to me (Lol). Once we started dating he said he knew I was the one right off the bat. For me, I had unknowingly seen him a summer or two before at the Hawkeye Downs motocross races and I remember looking at him like he was the guy of my dreams. I even remember going back to the bleachers and telling my mom that I hope to one day find someone like him!! When we started talking/ dating I told him I felt like that day I saw him at the race was foreshadowing or hinting where I would end up being." They shared a beautiful first look in front of Cedar Ridge as their friends and family looked on. "Our first date we went to Applebee’s. We still go back there and say “there’s our booth!” He even remembers what I wore on the date, which I think is impressive." Paige shared about when they knew this was the one, "I would say our love at first sight answer could come into this question too. For me, he sealed the deal I guess when I learned of his patience, kindnesses, and tremendous work ethic. Also, I just couldn’t see myself being with anyone else but him. For him, he says he always knew I was the one because I wasn’t like any other girls and when he's around me his heart feels 'tingly.'" The sun was very bright during our time for formal portraits. Thankfully, the front of Cedar Ridge made for a perfect spot for the bridal party and they room just off of the tasting room was ideal for family portraits. Doing family portraits inside allowed everyone to stay cool and relax when not actively in photos. After family photos, we went on a little walk over to the cask storage. What a GORGEOUS spot for photos! Love these so much!! Be sure to check back for more from Brandon and Paige's stunning wedding day at Cedar Ridge Winery!
Asst. Photographer | Samantha Owenson
Venue | Hotel Kirkwood & Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery
Dress | White Willow Bridal
Hair |Lori at Crave Salon
Men's Attire | XOXO Bridal
Flowers | Nature's Corner
Invitations | Vistaprint
Cake | That One Cupcake Place
DJ | Frontline DJ
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