This wedding was my first experience as a Meadowbrook Farm Wedding Photographer. It’s a lovely venue in North Bend with great views of the mountains, wide open spaces, and an intimate and rustic reception space.
Meadowbrook Farm Wedding
Tracy and Matt’s wedding day included lots of DIY projects, family and friends lending a hand, and some luck in the weather. While the couple got ready for the ceremony Tracy’s family put together bouquets with bold summer colors. Other friends and relatives decorated tables with moss and wooden rounds. Still others wrote names of guests on rocks to be used as table place cards. I loved the homey vibe and the sight of everyone pitching in to make a beautiful celebration come to life.
Tracy and Matt had their first look in a forested area just a little bit away from the festivities. They wanted some private time during their day for photos. As we finished up couple’s portraits the weather began to change from bright and sunny to overcast. A little cloud cover can be a great help to a Meadowbrook Wedding Photographer. Bright sun isn’t very flattering. But I began to worry as the approaching clouds began to look darker and darker!
Ceremony and Reception
Luckily the rain didn’t start during the ceremony. The view during their vows was so beautiful with the mountain behind them! The couple’s officiant was a long time friend and it was great to hear stories about Matt and Tracy. After the ceremony ended everyone enjoyed some tasty BBQ. This is when the sky decided to open up and for about an hour it rained hard! Luckily by this time, we all were inside at Meadowbrook Farm. So we enjoyed our meal, some heartfelt toasts, and a giant donut for a cake! The highlight of the night for me was the memory book that Tracy’s mom put together. It included family photos and good memories of Tracy’s father who had recently passed on. Later that night to honor her father’s memory the entire party erupted into a sing-a-long of Sweet Caroline, a song that was one of her father’s favorites.