getting to explore and travel a bit around missouri (and beyond) is one of the many delights of wedding photography.
so we were excited to get a call from brooke and jeff to shoot their wedding in carrollton, missouri.
and extra bonus: they were planning to marry in the backyard of brooke's grandfather's 100+ year-old home.
but we're getting ahead of ourselves . . . FIRST, they decided to have their engagement pictures taken in carrollton, too.
so i met up with them last spring for my first ever tour of brooke and jeff's hometown:
AND brooke's grandpa's backyard . . .
OK, fast forward to wedding day. here's how the yard looked on the morning of (and hey, can you see that humming bird . . .
i was psyched to have caught THAT . . . talk about your fleeting moments :')
simple, classic, LOVELY! brooke, her mom, and all their helpers decorated the yard so beautifully
that it rivaled any wedding i've seen featured in "Real Simple Weddings"
and yet another thing i loved about brooke and jeff's wedding: a very small wedding party.
brooke's best friend was her maid of honor (and check out the front of brooke's grandpa's house):
and jeff's brother was his best man . . . once again, keeping it simple!
the gazebo was a perfect ceremony location . . .
after the ceremony we stopped at what everyone in carrollton calls the "county shed" and then a country road . . .
and then on to the reception . . .
brooke and jeff, keepin' it simple, personal AND elegant.
and the song that brooke walked down the aisle to is the song featured in their slideshow.
give it a listen and see their entire day by clicking here on Brooke and Jeff's Wedding Day slideshow.
Congrats, you two!