August 1, 2018

[ kristin + tj | private residence, suffolk ]

Posted in: Weddings

I don’t even know where to begin with this private residence farm wedding! The bride, Kristin, is such a gem of a person – she has the biggest heart, works a full time job, owns her own business, and is a total yes person, always willing to help someone out. I was honored when she reached out to me about helping her with the day-of coordination details for her wedding day. Kristin, TJ, and most of their close friends grew up, and still reside, in Suffolk. They spend their evenings and weekends in a huge group at each others’ houses and are incredibly tight-knit. They knew that they wanted their wedding day to be a representation of that, so they decided to host their ceremony and reception on TJ’s family farm.

Fast forward to their wedding day – there was rain in the forecast all week, but the day of, it was looking like it would clear up for the afternoon. Their ceremony was scheduled to start at 4:30 and at 3:50 as guests started to arrive, the skies unexpectedly opened up and it began POURING. Within a matter of minutes, their entire ceremony space was flooded! As my team was doing our best to rid the tent of the water, the groom and groomsmen immediately came out, rolled their pants rolled up, and did everything they could to dry out the sand. Friends started bringing out bales of hay from the barn to lay over the aisle and really wet spots to dry things out. When I say it takes a village y’all… it did. And it was so powerful watching their friends do whatever it took to make sure they had a beautiful day. Even with a crazy 30 minutes, their ceremony still began right on time and the skies cleared up for a beautiful evening celebrating between the tent and the barn. I think it’s safe to say that, despite the elements, Kristin + TJ had a wonderful time celebrating and, if rain truly is good luck, they are set for a pretty incredible marriage! Congrats y’all!



Venue | Windrush Farm [Hinson Family Farm]

Photographer | Melissa Kay Photography

Venue for Bridal Prep | Cohoon Creek House

Hair | Hair by Kristin

Makeup | Beauty by Tiffany

Cake | Sugar Bottom Bakery

Cheesecakes | Taylor Howell

Florals | Johnson’s Gardens

Catering | Mermaid Catering

Dress | Studio I Do

Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu

Decor | KBuck Studios [Kristin’s business]


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