Kerri and Christopher had their Francis Farm wedding on Sunday September 3rd and it was a day just as amazing as the two of them! Francis Farm was a great backdrop for Kerri and Christopher’s laid back vibe! All day I felt as though I was good friends with both Kerri and Chris they are just about the nicest people and a BLAST to be around. Whenever I get to witness two people that clearly love each other as much as Kerri and Chris do it gives me butterflies.
Kerri and Chris had a wedding that was definitely not cookie cutter, had so many elements that were uniquely them and most of all the day was filled with so much LOVE. I started the day with Kerri and her girls as they all got ready together. Just as Kerri’s very cute t-shirt said they were a stone cold pack of weirdos in the BEST way possible! After putting on her dress and final touches Kerri opened the gifts from Chris and her parents. Kerri’s parents had a beautiful charm made for Kerri’s bouquet that honored her brother Matt that has passed away. Kerri also honored Matt in her own way by having his blue sweatshirt sewn in her wedding dress in the shape of a heart. Although Matt couldn’t be there in body he was there in spirit and his loving presence was felt in many ways all day long. After gifts were exchanged Kerri met Christopher under the gazebo for a first look. You could tell that right when these two saw each other all the nerves they were feeling melted away and the small jokes and funny antics started.
It was a touching ceremony with personalized vows, lots of laughs, a few tears and SO much tribute to those that couldn’t be there. Kerri and Chris’s dog Dallas stole the show and was such a great dog of honor! After the ceremony we utilized the museums and sprawling property for fun family and bridal party. I am a big fan of the tractor museum and how awesome Kerri’s bridal party was when I asked them to climb John Deer tractors and sit on top of vintage cars.
Kerri and Chris made quite an entrance as they danced to I want to grow old with you played on the Ukulele by one of the groomsmen; Shawn Kelly. After toasts by best man Jonathan Howard and maid of honor Briana Johnson the crowd was ready for dancing, lawn games, and spending lots of time by the fire pit toasting s’mores. And that rain shower made for an unforgettable sunset, I was happy to bring Kerri and Chris out on the field to grab some photos and for them to spend a few moments together. I had a blast on your wedding day guys and I am SO happy that I was there to capture your love story and celebrate with you!