There’s nothing else like having a wedding ceremony amongst tall trees with a gorgeous view of the Forest Hill mountains past the wedding arch. As Laura walked down the aisle, everyone could see the emotions in Barrett’s expression filled with happiness and excitement.
The day started in the Bridal Salon at Forest House Lodge with the bride, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride getting their hair and makeup done. All of the ladies were in great spirits with a mimosa in each person’s hand. The Bridal Salon had a bar area where the ladies got ready, a seating area if they wanted to relax, and a separate area to intimately capture the wedding dress moments. After the girls finished their hair and makeup, the bridesmaids had gifts for Laura that had everyone smiling nonstop in the room. While the ladies were having their fun, the groomsmen were having their own fun in the After Party area which had games such a billiards, foosball, ping pong, and more! Then everyone was ready to get into their wedding outfits to take bridal party photos.
Laura’s mother and sister helped Laura get into her wedding dress which was a pivotal part of the day. This is one of our most favorite parts of the day because it’s the intimate moment with the mother and daughter and it was definitely a lovely moment between mother and daughters. Barrett was getting suited up in a room not too far away with the rest of the groomsmen. The groomsmen were having fun and laughing throughout it all which you can tell that the wedding day is going to be a great time with these guys. Now it’s time to head to the ceremony.
The guests get shuttled from the Lodge to the ceremony location and as you step out of the bus, everything is so breathtaking from the nature that surrounds the venue to the ceremony details. After everyone is seated and Barrett is at the end of the aisle waiting for his bride, Laura walks down a long path through the trees and the dreaminess of the wedding flourishes. Everyone felt the love and happiness from the vows that were exchanged between Laura and Barrett. Then to top off the whole ceremony, Laura and Barrett rode their motorbike to end the ceremony which was awesome!
After family photos and guests leaving the ceremony site, we had a beautiful portrait session with Laura and Barrett. The light through the trees was magical, soft light was gorgeous, and they could not stop holding onto each other while giving each other kisses.
When we arrived back to the lodge, the mezzanine was prepared for the reception with the floral arrangements, desserts, and tables. Both of the bride and grooms siblings gave heartfelt and humorous speeches that left the crowd in happy tears and awe. The father of the bride had some stories of his own that had everyone smiling as well. The first dance was special because Laura was surprised with the song that Barrett chose himself. The rest of the night was open to dancing and after-party festivities downstairs.
Laura and Barrett’s wedding was nothing less than beautiful and dreamy. It was not only because of the gorgeous venue they chose but because of their love for each other, their family, and their friends throughout the day.
Thank you so much for having us there to capture your beautiful wedding day and congratulations to the two of you!
-Inspired By Studio
Venue: Forest House Lodge
Video: Inspired By Studio
Photo: Taylor Brooke Photography
DJ: Roots Pro