Stephanie & Brady | Shenandoah National Park Engagement Session | Blue Ridge Mountain Sunrise

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Mairi and Jude | Rainy Backyard Wedding in Chicago

“You two are just… so weird.” Said their priest during the Mass.

Their wedding day felt like a wedding day. It was all the right emotions - excitement, wonder, nerves, and pure happiness.

But boy, was it different.

Bridesmaids making their own bouquets, a (wild) party trolley, Irish dancing, tacos, a seemingly endless bar, pizzas made to order, the funniest faces I’ve ever seen, feet drenched in mud, fireworks.


If you’re looking for a stunning wedding day full to the brim of gorgeous details - but also looking for weird, wild, and quirky? Mairi and Jude got you covered.

Her wedding dress was part of her mother’s. She made the invitations herself. They had about 400 guests in their back yard. It stormed and poured all day. Their bridal portraits were taken after dark, with no rhyme or reason (just muddy feet).

It was the most fun, and absolutely perfect wedding day. All right here.

Rachel & Jackson | Backyard Wedding in Virginia | Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding

With a mountain backdrop, tons of homemade tables, incredible florals, and a “Hobbit Feast” - they hosted hundreds of their friends and family in their own back yard for their wedding.

When I first met up with Rachel & Jackson to discuss their wedding day what seems like so long ago, I knew it would be an unreal wedding - from Rachel being inspired by Jane Austen for the details, and then wanting a Hobbit Feast for their dinner, and the wedding taking place surrounded by mountains. It seemed like every email I got from them was “oh, and by the way, we’re also adding THIS awesome thing to the day”.

Not only was the wedding day stunning as far as the colors and the decor - the two of them were a freaking blast to hang out with. The perfect blend of gorgeous and absurd.

And then they ended the night with fireworks.

There’s really nothing else you could possibly want from this.

Flowers : Samantha Greenfield
Dessert Table : Bijou’s Sweet Treats
Dress : BHLDN
Photo Booth : The Rosy Co.

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