Cyrielle and Matthew were both elated the morning of their wedding. While the girls were upstairs sipping champagne and excitedly chatting about the upcoming events of the day, the guys were in a downstairs gentleman’s room having a couple beers and chilling. Cyrielle and Matthew had been planning their wedding for nearly a year. All the details of their day were perfectly planned, the linens beautifully laid on the tables, flowers in the picture-perfect bouquets, not a single hair out of place on all the beautiful bridesmaids. What made the day even more extraordinary was the excitement that the day of their marriage had finally arrived.
Cyrielle and Matthew opted not to see each other before the ceremony. Matthew wanted to experience that one moment as Cyrielle walked down the aisle towards him. Although they were surrounded by hundreds of friends and family, in that moment there was only two of them. They didn’t notice the looming dark sky over head, the hundreds of eyes on them, the music playing, the cameras snapping. It was just as though, in that moment, they were the only two people in the world.
Matthew couldn’t keep his eyes off of Cyrielle from that moment on – and she couldn’t keep the biggest smile from leaving her face.
Heritage Prairie Farm is one of the most beautiful and elegant farm venues that we have had the pleasure of photographing a wedding. It was the perfect backdrop to capture the love between Cyrielle and Matthew. As the day turned to evening, guests were escorted into a beautifully decorated white tent for dinner. The grey linens perfectly accented the elegant ivory and greenery tablescapes – each place setting had a little jar of Heritage Prairie Farm honey. How sweet is that?
It was Cyrielle father’s speech that really added some wonderful insight on the newlyweds. He spoke of how Cyrielle had been born in France and how they had come to the United States to raise their family. He even joked at giving her a name that we Americans can’t possibly pronounce correctly. His tear-filled, heartfelt speech spoke dearly of his daughters and his new son in law. Over the years of shooting weddings, we have not only fallen in love with our couples, but many times their families as well. Seeing a father bursting with so much joy and emotion is such a tender piece we get to be a part of in our profession.
Matthew keep grinning at your beautiful bride and Cyrielle keep sharing your infectious smile. We look forward to seeing where life takes you on your beautiful journey. Enjoy a few of our favorite from your memorable wedding day.