We first met up with these two LAST Labor Day weekend for a fun session with ice cream and their dog up at a campground near their home. Then, THIS Labor Day, these two got married! They actually got engaged at their friend’s camp and Banner (the dog) played a part in the proposal too wearing a bandanna!
Rain threatened all day, but it held off! It was a hot one at Armstrong Farms Westminster Barn, but it was so beautiful. Some of my favorite details were Jess’s cowboy boots and the gift she carefully put together for Austin (socks for cold feet, a smart watch so he would be on time, etc). And of course, Banner – Banner is a beautiful lab and so incredibly well-trained! During the ceremony, Jess and Austin burned their personal vows on special wish paper at the unity candle.
We started with the ladies in the big cabin, then moved to the guys in the little cabin right there. The ceremony was able to be held down by the pond – and the two resident geese there kept their distance! Then the dinner was in the tent (which is in a new location now!) and reception dancing in the barn. The barn doors stayed open all evening and people spilled onto the lawn celebrating the last weekend of summer.
After some night shots, Jess and Austin did one of the most incredible exits I have ever seen – confetti and lighted balloons – it was spectacular. I would have said goodbye to them but I saw them walking alone towards the honeymoon cabin in the evening darkness just having a moment alone and I thought it was a perfect ending to a perfect day!
Note to the couple:
Jess and Austin, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!
Prep location: Armstrong Farms Westminster Preserve
Gown Designer: Stella York
Bridal Salon: Posh Bridal
Boots: Boot Factory Outlet
Veil: Posh Bridal
Other Bridal Accessories: Kay Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie, David’s Bridal, JJ’s House
Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Sola Wood Flowers
Hair Stylist: Heathens Hair Studio
Make-Up Artist: Heathens Hair Studio
Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Pittsburgh North/Cranberry Woods
Transportation: Star Limousine and Campbell Bus Lines
Coordinator/Planner: Kristy at Armstrong Farms
Ceremony venue: Armstrong Farms Westminster Preserve
Reception venue: Armstrong Farms Westminster Preserve
Cake: Windy Hill Bakehouse
Catering: Hartsek Family Catering
Entertainment: DJ Diehlz Entertainment
Rings: Kay Jewelers and Etsy
Linens: Hartsek Family Catering
Lighting: DJ Diehlz Entertainment
Alterations: Alterations by Netta
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Armstrong Farms Westminster Preserve
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography