July 31, 2017
We had so much fun working with Kati Hewitt Photography last month when she shot a wedding at the Rustic Grace Estate Chapel and Barn! She was not only the photographer for one of our June brides but a dear friend of the bride as well. We are excited to have her as one of our guest bloggers and to be able to get a glimpse into their special friendship.
You can see more of her amazing work on her Facebook page!
Carleigh and Dreu got married at Rustic Grace Estate last weekend. My husband, Alex, and I roadtripped up to Dallas and expected a 90% chance of rain. We were armed with a few emergency umbrellas and were starting to brainstorm rainy day photo spots at the venue. I think everyone at the wedding was shocked that despite the forecast, we did not see a drop of rain! Everything about Carleigh and Dreu’s wedding day was perfect. They wanted a rustic barn wedding, and I can’t think of anything more fitting than a little white chapel, red reception barn, and tons of details filled with southern charm. (Not to mention I am in LOVE with their lavender and peach color combination!)
Carleigh and Dreu were all smiles all day long. Carleigh has a contagious laugh, and I found myself laughing right along side her throughout the day! After a beautiful ceremony and fun bridal party photos, the sun started to set and the venue was lit by twinkling lights. During Carleigh and Dreu’s first dance, a side of the barn was opened up to reveal a gorgeous sunset. I was completely surprised! The rest of the evening was filled with country music, sweet wedding toasts, and a bubble exit!
Fun fact: Carleigh and I went to college together and were even lab partners in oceanography! (But honestly, I’m pretty sure Carleigh did most of the work because I was convinced that I hated all types of science!) It’s so much fun getting to watch college friends find the love of their lives and start their futures together. Needless to say, I loved being a part of Carleigh and Dreu’s wedding day! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Bynum!!
Obsessed with Carleigh’s gorgeous ring!
Carleigh, you are gorgeous!!
How perfect is this wedding cake!?
A sweet moment together before the ceremony
Love Alex’s perspective here!
LOVE this sweet bridal party!
Look how happy they are together- swoon!!
I love sneaking away to get venue shots right after sunset!
One of my absolute favorites!
Thanks to our awesome vendor team who made Carleigh and Dreu wedding a success!