Dustin and Rachel's rustic Fall wedding at The Red Barn Experience was filled with smiles and laughter. No really, my camera lens did not have to look far to see smiling, glowing faces. From the bride and groom themselves to family and guests at the reception. As I told Rachel before I left the reception that night, "you guys are doing it up right".
Speaking of smiling faces, when I entered the bridal suite at the Best Western Hotel in LaPorte I saw the dream team of hair and make up with Alex Garcia of Foxy by Alex Garcia and Krissy Vanderwoude of Makeup by Krissy V. and Shannon Grimmer of Fringe Salon. Rachel and her bridesmaids were in good hands and I'm sure the hidden stash of champagne made things all the better!!
Rachel had a lovely dress and I got one last shot of her showing off her garter before heading to the Red Barn to set up the first look.
The plan was to have Dustin wait upon a hill in the back field behind the Red Barn and have Rachel walk toward him for the big reveal. He was nervous and excited and turned around and walked toward her. We caught their embrace and some intimate talk with the iconic windmill in the background.
If you are a fan of the rustic look then certainly this is a great wedding venue that many from Northwest Indiana as well as Chicago and Michigan celebrate at. It was the perfect scene for some bridal party wedding photos as well as the couple.
After a walk in the cornfields and a cute kiss at the entrance to the Red Barn reception area, it was close to ceremony time.
Dustin was just as elated as the first look earlier when Rachel was walking down the aisle. The planted garden symbolism was very unique and I enjoyed that feature of the ceremony tremendously. As you may have noticed, weather was picture perfect.
Remember all of those smiling faces I talked about at the beginning of the day? Here they all were along with many more at the open air reception. Somehow the groomsmen grew mustaches while the bridesmaids hair went frizzy. Must have been something in the champagne!! :)
Dancing under the stars and the lighting of the Sky Lanterns during the first dance were some of the many highlights.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Dustin and Rachel's rustic Fall wedding at The Red Barn Experience. Subscribe to this Journal below and visit the Region Weddings Facebook page for more updates.