An incredibly loving couple, a fun bridal party, and two amazing families. PLUS, a stunning venue on a beautiful summer day. Does it get better than that?
Nicole started her morning with her girls at Hair Tonic in Auburn for hair and makeup. The girls wore their “bridesmaid” robes, a gift from the bride the night before.
I love having time in the morning to get detail shots of the rings and other jewelry!
Meanwhile, Jeff had a tee time set with some of the guys. Later, he met up with the rest of his groomsmen at the Ramada Geneva Lakefront to get ready.
While the guys were off to the venue, the girls were starting to get dressed at the hotel.
I loved that the row of buttons on the back of Nicole’s dress was mimicked in her bridesmaid’s dresses as well.
Guests were arriving at Ventosa Vineyards for the wedding ceremony. The bright blue sky matched the bridesmaid’s dresses and encompassed all the greenery, from the vines, to the grass, to the big, big, tree. A stunning backdrop for the ceremony to take place!
And they are officially Mr. and Mrs. Abbott!
Jeff and Nicole were introduced and danced to “Everything I Do” by Bryan Adams for their first dance.
And then surprised everyone and switched gears into “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease! Their expressions, and then the guest’s reactions- amazing! You could tell they were having so much fun!
Maid of Honor Kathryn was Nicole’s best friend through the years, and the Best Man was Jeff’s brother, Matt.
Paul serenaded the guests through dinner with beautiful Italian music. And of course there was more limoncello!
The sunset started peeking through so we headed out to the vineyard with the bride and groom for photos.
These were some of my favorites from the day. The colors, and the sincerity of their expressions- LOVE!
The tree at Ventosa, is lined by grapevines leading you down to the water. It is a dream for sunset photos!
Back inside, the real party started! A lot of laughing, loving, dancing, and… air guitars!
Congratulations to you, Jeff and Nicole! It was the perfect venue for your special day. We had a wonderful time celebrating with you, your friends, and your families. I can’t wait to see how your relationship grows through the years! We wish you all the best <3
Bridget and Mark