Breanna + Michael Wedding | Photos by Athena Pelton

I wasn’t one of those girls who grew up planning her own future wedding. In fact, the idea of getting married in front of a bunch of people terrified me. My expectations, however, couldn’t have been further from reality. In a good way. If I could bottle up all the love that filled our day, I would. If I could relive it over and over and over, I would. Although we spent many long months planning every single detail of our big day, those aren’t the things I’ll remember. Not at all. Instead, I’ll remember my dad joking about my puppy while walking me down the aisle to calm my nerves. I’ll remember Michael’s shark socks. I’ll remember our friend Jesse singing “Home” so perfectly during the ceremony. I’ll remember hand feeding everyone at the head table our wedding cake because it was so good and I wanted them to enjoy some, too. I’ll remember wearing special jewelry that belonged to each of our Grandmothers. I’ll remember not so secretly dancing to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance in the woods during a portrait shoot. I’ll remember how beautiful everyone looked. And as sappy as this all sounds, it’s the honest to God truth. Love is all that matters.

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I literally wanted to blog every single image from this day, but stopped myself from getting too out of hand. ;) If you’d like to see even more photos, our lovely photographer + my good friend Athena Pelton blogged even more several weeks back. You can see my hairspray face even, so there’s that. And because this is the internet and people may be wondering, I’ll go ahead and link as many vendors / resources as I can below. Without them ( and my amazing family + friends + Maid of Honor ), this day wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you thank you thank you. ♥

Wedding Venue : Coop’s Event Barn | Photography : Athena Pelton | Florals : Barb Deroiser
Catering : Andiamo’s | Cake + cupcakes ( seriously SO GOOD!! ) : Cakes By Jan | Wedding Dress : Allure
Stationery : Breanna Rose | Piano : Beth Gothmann | Musician : Jesse Daniels
  1. dianna says:

    lovely wedding! thank you for sharing! There is a lot of personality resonating throughout all of the photographs!

  2. Brooke says:

    Your wedding day looked beautiful! Congratulations and thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures!

    xo,
    Brooke
    The New Mrs. Hamilton

  3. Maja says:

    Congratulations! You are such a beautiful bride. And I absolutely love the b+w group shot in front of the corn field. What a great photograph!

  4. Colet says:

    Aww. What a lovely and memorable wedding that you have! :) Congratulations to you and your husband!

    -Colet @ chocoletchip.com

  5. Lizzy says:

    Such beautiful photos, and you looked amazing!

    Lizzy at Nomad Notebook

  6. molly yeh says:

    i am so showing this to my fiancé!! we are getting married at our farm in december, and it looks a lot like this one! i love how everything is decorated, and once of my bridesmaids is getting that beaded dress that one of your bridesmaids wore! love it so much.

    beautiful photos, breanna! and many congrats to you and the mister :)

  7. Lauren says:

    BEAUTIFUL!! I picture an in-the-woods with sparkly lights everywhere type wedding, myself. Nicely done, all of it! And congratulations again!!

  8. lucinda says:

    congratulations again, breanna. you made a beautiful bride and your husband, a handsome groom. these photos are stunning and captured so many lovely and special moments, thanks for sharing with us.

  9. Neha says:

    Ah! Breanna, these are BEAUTIFUL pictures! You looked absolutely stunning on your wedding day! Wishing you and Michael the best of luck in your marriage! So happy for you :)

  10. Danielle says:

    Stunning. Congratulations on such beautiful memories. Love is all that matters. xo

  11. Sarah says:

    This photos are so beautiful. Can’t say anymore to that, just SO so so beautiful :)

  12. Athena says:

    You have the best hairspray face ever. I’m still so overwhelmed by your and Michael and my happiness for you. It really was THE BEST DAY. Love you. Xx

    • breanna says:

      Glad you approve. ;) Thank you for capturing our special day – – I couldn’t imagine it captured any other way and that’s THE TRUTH. #donut

  13. Vanessa says:

    AW these are so amazing. You looked absolutely gorgeous. So happy for you and Michael <3

  14. Kercia says:

    Congrats Bre! My sister just got engaged and I am so sending her this post for insiration and for a good reminder that though details matter, it’s really the love and happiness that mean the most! Congrats again to the both of you! :)

    • breanna says:

      Yes yes yes! Love really is what it’s all about. :) Congrats to your sis! Hope all is well with you. <3

  15. I literally just got goosebumps. It sounds like you had the most amazing day (and focused on the most important parts!) Amazing, amazing, amazing photos.

  16. jensen says:

    Everything looks so lovely, really love that first photo of you and Michael.
    And that photo of you with your sunglasses on, DAMN GIRL.

    So, so happy for you two!

  17. Kat Curling says:

    Your wedding looked lovely! It seemed the perfect amount of intimate but fun. I’m terrified of ever having a wedding if/when I get married, but I think you’re right! Love is everything and I know I’ll be missing out on something special by not having one. I love the table runners and the barn! It looks so dreamy! Congrats!

    • breanna says:

      Totally! During the planning process, I kept wondering why we were even going through with the whole thing, but man, I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Definitely something you’ve gotta experience.

  18. jessie says:

    SOOOOO gorgeous Bre! Looked like a wonderful day. Endless congrats!

  19. So good to relive the day through all the pictures everytime I see them! <3 <3 <3

  20. GodMother says:

    What a happy, beautiful day full of LOVE.
    Everytime I look at your wedding photos I feel like we are all back at Coops reliving your special day.
    Love you both!

  21. Wendy says:

    Absolutely beautiful !

  22. Gemma says:

    Congratulations and what a gorgeous wedding! Your venue looks amazing and you looked beautiful – love the dress!

  23. Mailinh says:

    Breanna–You’re photos are simply stunning. You look so lovely. Congratulations! :)

  24. Michelle says:

    Love love love!!! So beautiful! :) Congratulations!

  25. Congratulations on such a beautiful wedding, you look gorgeous and it looks like it was a perfect day :)

  26. Helena says:

    This is SO SO SO beautiful!!! And your words are seriously touching!! I believe they make the images even more special. It looks like the most beautiful and loving wedding ever!!! :)

  27. the wedding looked stunning

  28. Christina says:

    The photos are perfect and I was smiling all the while because of the real happiness feeling I got by looking at them.. Congratulations!!

  29. Everything looks so absolutely perfect from these photos. What lovely place (reception)!
    And the coolest thing is that you just look so natural on all these photos. You guys look like an normal lovely couple, surrounded by normal lovely people. And I say “normal” with the most wonderful meaning -because things are so fake, so overly dressed, so overworked these days, that having something just normal and natural, feels so refreshing and true. Speaks volumes!

  30. rachel says:

    Congratulations– these are incredibly beautiful!!

  31. Just came back from a wedding in Chicago . And it was so nice to get to remember and witness that at a certain time frame, even if it’s just a small , stopped moment in time, two people are honestly and with all of the purest feelings , in love with each other and are willing to testify of those feelings in front of an assembly. And that means something . So yes, love is all that matters.

  32. Stacia says:

    So beautiful! You were a lovely bride and your day looks like it was delightful!

  33. amanda says:

    You were SUCH a beautiful bride! The wedding looks fantastic & I hope that my wedding dayworks out as great as yours!

  34. So beautiful!! Gorgeous photographs :) Making me all teary-eyed remembering my wedding day (it was the weekend after yours)!

  35. Congrats again Breanna, lovely dress, lovely photos, lovely day!
    Sorry for the delay in reading this but I find it harder and harder to find time to read my favorite blogs often these days but as long as I eventually get to them right. :)

  36. Sarah says:

    I am in love with your wedding, Bre! And the words you’ve written here to describe it all. Just perfect.

  37. It looked like the most perfect day for the two of you. Congratulations again…

  38. I want to thank Pinterest for making me stumble upon you, your hot husband and wedding ideas (for I am one of those girl planning their weddings stupidly early). Girl, your husband is HOT. From H to T HOT. And you are SOO beautiful and I love your dress so much. By the way, I absolutely loved your menu idea, (and might copy that in about 10(?) years). Oh! If your ever struggling with what to get your hubbie, I have an entry on my blog that might help you (http://bornonacatwalk.webs.com/lifestyle scroll down to Present Ideas).

    Anyways, enjoy your hot man for all eternity and keep posting,
    Federica.

    p.s: I’ve now realized this comment is pretty long, sorry :)

  39. Niken says:

    beautiful. again, congrats Breanna

  40. niki says:

    What a beautiful wedding

  41. late to the party, but i had to comment! these are absolutely beautiful, your day looks wonderful! congratulations!!!!

  42. Amy says:

    Oh, Bre. This is so beautiful – you made an absolutely STUNNING bride. I love seeing the emotion on both of your faces in the photos…you can tell how how special you are to one another :) What a gorgeous celebration! Congrats!!! xo.

  43. Lea says:

    beautiful pictures and wedding, congratulations!

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