Samantha and Colson had their Sunnybrook Country Club and Messiah Christian Reformed Church for their winter wedding earlier this month. I was so honored when Samantha asked me to photograph her wedding. I have photographed both of Samantha’s sisters’ weddings, and I love their family!
Samantha and her bridesmaids started out the morning by getting ready at Samantha’s house. After Samantha was dressed and ready, Colson met her at the house for their first look. I love to photograph the first look between a bride and groom! It is such a special time.
We then drove over to Sunnybrook Country Club to do all the wedding portraits by the golf course. Luckily, it was before we had the cold, cold temperatures and snow we received in December! But, it was still a chilly day outside for portraits! The wedding party and family members all took turns going in and out for their turn at portraits. We started out with the bride and groom, then moved on to the bridesmaids. When the bridesmaids went inside to warm up, the groomsmen took their turn, and we followed up with the family portraits.
Next was on to the church for the evening ceremony. Samantha’s dad started the ceremony by announcing the bride in with a trumpet solo. The beautiful ceremony ended with the guests singing “My Friends May you Grow in Grace” while holding hands and joining in worship.
After the ceremony, we headed back to Sunnybrook Country Club for the reception. The food was fabulous, and the party was festive. The friends and family kept the dance floor hopping all night long. Congratulations to Samantha and Colson as you start your new lives together as husband and wife. God bless your marriage! Make sure you check out the slideshow here to view more images from their day!