** If you’re just finding this, be sure to check out my most recent Millcreek Barn weddings from 2016 (here) & 2017 (here)!
I have a sweet obsession with Millcreek Barn in Watervliet, Michigan. While Amy and Kirby are well-known for their Blue Dress Barn, their Millcreek Barn was simply a blip on the wedding radar two years ago when Adam and I exchanged vows there. Since then, they’ve made a few cosmetic improvements, but OH, the garden in which you say “I do,” the chicken coop turned bridal suite, the gorgeous natural light of the reception hall, the expanse of wild grounds…I fall to pieces, basically.
You can understand my excitement then when I received an e-mail from Samantha and Tom earlier this year about photographing their country glam wedding! I had met Sam earlier in the year at another wedding, and Adam actually knew Tom through high-school
band — because Adam was a band nerd; we couldn’t have been paired with a better couple! Tom and Sam held a Friday evening ceremony with their dearest friends and family. The day was beautiful, and the sunset divine. What a perfect way to start a marriage!
hi, bride-to-be. : )
A wedding day isn’t complete if your ENTIRE family can’t come along! Thankfully, someone brought Sam’s sweet girl for a few minutes while she was getting ready.
long, gorgeous, diva lashes…
Sam was a stunning bride in her lace dress with flashes of glitz and glam. I was looking forward to bridal portraits all day!
I love a man who can rock a bow tie.
Brides have such details and thought put into their wardrobe. I adore when my grooms do the same.
I love First Looks, but not all brides opt for those. However, a No Look First Look is still a chance for a bride and groom to be together to pray, calm nerves, or simply be together — just us two — before walking down the aisle and starting a new forever…and I love it because these moments still allow for amazing pictures!
…a bride knows how to fancy up her man. ; )
After we whisked Tom away (and strategically brought and sent people for pictures), I had a few moments alone with Samantha — and WOW! …simply perfection.
They also decided on smaller bridal parties (which I love, love!) so we had oodles of time for all sorts of amazing pictures.
–> time to get married!
We were together. I forget the rest.
Their smiles say everything.
I normally don’t post family portraits in the blog, but oh how I adored this little flower girl! What a love!
umm…can you say perfect marketing for all things Millcreek?!
The four of us walked around Millcreek’s gorgeous grounds and just delved into romance.
These next few? YES, YES, YES!
No photoshop needed when God gives perfect sun flares on your wedding day.
Falling in love yet? Oh, if you haven’t
(which is highly unlikely), just keep scrolling. : )
fun toasts, and a hilarious history of Sam & Tom given by their M.C.!
I’ve never ever photographed lanterns, but I was so excited they had brought some! Unfortunately, Millcreek doesn’t allow anything involving fire on their grounds, so the entire party walked to a place where we could light lanterns and let wedding wishes float into the sky.
Our only light…their only wish.<3
Thrilled, THRILLED to share this wedding with you! Tom and Sam, you two were such amazing people to work with, and your wedding day was perfection.
Adam and I wish you years of beautiful memories, surprises, joy, and wishes come true. Happy ever after, you two! Blessings upon blessings.
xo, the Burnetts.
What an amazing shoot Bren! I know Sam from working with her, she is such a beautiful young woman and you made her even MORE beautiful if that is even possible! Best wishes to her and Tom 🙂
Question: Do you know where they walked to to light the float candle. Please e-mail and the pictures are gorgeous, cann’t wait to get married there.