Brandon and Madeline’s Nuzzo’s Farm wedding was very special because not only are they one of the sweetest couples on planet earth, but they are also who I have spent July 10th with for the past two years. Brandon was the officiant aka best man at Meghan and Eric’s wedding last year and they are friends with Taylor and Amanda whose wedding was this year. So at this wedding, there were three GEM couples.
While the guys got ready offsite, I captured bridal details and Madeline getting ready in the bridal suite. As i bopped to Beyonce I used pieces in the suite to design her details. Then set up her bridesmaids, father, and Brandon for their first looks. One thing that I pride myself on is sticking to the schedule as much as possible, and guess what we did the whole entire day. They were able to spend ample time during their cocktail hour with their guests because of it, but I am getting ahead of myself.
Following the first looks, we banged out family and bridal party portraits. Then I was able to get all of the floral-inspired details in the barn. The centerpieces were glass frames with pressed flowers and the signs had floral details as well.
As the guests arrived I was able to quickly catch up with my other couples, as the current one got some rest and an AC. The ceremony was performed by Brandon’s cousin, who performed her first wedding like a rock star. They gave vows that provided all the feels, and the hand fastening ceremony showed the beautiful unity of their two families.
After the adventure of capturing the extended family photos and the couple getting some time to mingle we did some golden hour photos. Madeline had a pearled denim jacket, which is perfect for a farm wedding, with Mrs. Gearing written on the back of it. I did some with the jacket and some without to give them some variety. I feel these photos show the relaxed beauty of their relationship.
After the sunset photos, it was time to party. They did all of the big dances and toasts back to back which I am sure Madeline was game for since she loves to party. Brandon and Madeline were in their own little world as they danced to Anderson East’s All I’ll Ever Need which I love because it gave me a new song to work to.. Madeline danced with her dad with tears on her face and Brandon danced with his mom who looked at him in awe.
Now the food. I have had a variety of types of food at weddings from a greek food truck to a tasting menu with words I can’t pronounce, but when I saw the words taco truck on their wedding questionnaire I may have done a happy dance. As someone who stops for tacos after a wedding (and not good ones) it was a real treat. From the flavor of the meat to the fresh guac it was a highlight for me.
What I love most about this wedding it felt like family. Not just because I had past couples there, but because I was able to chat and get to know guests and vendors. The relaxed atmosphere made it a day that I was able to capture the day authentically. I had never captured a wedding at Nuzzo’s Farm before but it felt like I had been there many times by the time I left.
Nuzzo’s Farm Wedding Photos
Thank you again to the Gearings for having me be a part of your big day. Not only was it a big GEM reunion for me I would have loved it just as much if you were the first. I know I’ll see you around.
Til Next Time
Nuzzo’s Farm Wedding Venor Team
Venue: Nuzzo’s Farm
Hair and Makeup: Dana Joy Beauty
Florists: Sterling Organic Farm
Catering: Taco Loco
Dress Designer: Lillian West
Dress Shop: The Wedding Dress
Groom’s Suit: Stitch and Tie