This Independence Grove wedding was just the CUTEST. Seriously. I don't even know where to begin! These two dog lovers are one of the sweetest couples I've worked with.
Krissa and Jeff met each other at Independence Grove for a first look moment before all of the day's wedding festivities began. After taking it all in, first order of business was to meet their adorable dogs, Ruby and Briggs, for a quick photo session. Their pups were excited to see them and gave Jeff a big, slobbery kiss before departing. I LOVE dogs so this was a ton of fun! We returned to Independence Grove and focused on photos of the couple together around the beautiful grounds. I was obsessed with Krissa's tulle dress, bouquet, and teal colored shoes.- she looked breathtaking. Her veil blew perfectly in the gentle autumn breeze. Their ceremony was held outdoors, and it was the perfect fall day for it. Their DIY programs doubled as a word search with information about the couple. Krissa and Jeff wrote love letters to one another and then locked them in a special box during the ceremony. On their anniversary, they will open the box and read these letters. Such a sweet idea! There were bubbles everywhere as guests cheered for Krissa and Jeff on becoming husband and wife. Their candlelit reception made the space feel magical. The room at Independence Grove was decorated with navy blue linens, DIY menus, scavenger hunt photo lists, wooden numbers, banners, and an adorable cake topper featuring a bride, groom and their two dogs. The toasts from the evening were all incredibly touching. Everyone, including me, was tearing up by the end. After the party got started, Krissa, Jeff and their wedding party snuck outside to play with sparklers for a few goodnight photos. They were such a fun and easygoing group to work with. Thanks again to Shangri-La Wedding Films for capturing all of the action throughout the day. They recently posted a trailer from Krissa and Jeff's day. You can check it out here! I can't wait to see the full video! :) I'll end it here, and let the photos do the rest of the talking. Thank you Krissa and Jeff - we loved being a part of your Independence Grove wedding!