katie who started working for me about 5 years got married last fall to her best friend, matt blauser. i cannot find enough words to describe how charming & perfect her day was but i can tell you that alli, krista and i had a ball photographing the entire day! along side of us was gary garwood from Studio 213 Films and sarah delaney who helped coordinate the event. lucky me, katie edited her entire wedding as well as prepared the blog images for me to share with all of you … i sure do miss her editing weddings for me, haha! anyhoo, here is a snapshot of her day. oh and check out the film david schmaus and gary produced katie’s wedding filmin katie’s words here’s what she said on her blog about the day:
we tried to keep our wedding very true to who we are as a couple. we wanted a no frills, fun, friends & family celebration. we chose to have the wedding at my grandparents farm in farmersville, ohio. my mom had always dreamed of getting married there when she was younger but my parents wed in february so an outdoor wedding wasn’t really an option! it quickly became a dream of my own. i made most of the details for the day like the guys mismatched bow ties, pig place cards, my veil, dance floor, cornhole boards, and mini chandeliers. i had so much fun making everything! we tried to include as many special details as we could like the star trek communicator pins on the boutonnieres, the hanger for my dress my dad made from an old tobacco spear from when my grandparents grew tobacco on the farm, the piece of my mom’s veil pinned to my bouquet, and tying an actual knot during the ceremony while making ten promises to one another.
we were married down the tree lined lane by my 93 year old grandpa who owns the farm. matt’s grandma played the piano and our siblings and closest friends stood by our sides. we continued the celebration in the barn where my grandparents have raised thousands of pigs and later ran a produce stand. it has been empty for some years now so it took hours and hours of vacuuming and power washing but it paid off! chandeliers hung in the barn and yummy pulled pork filled our bellies. the night continued to the back of the barn where we had the ohio state ( my husbands alma mater) vs wisconsin football game playing through a projector on the side of the barn. we knew many people there were going to want to be watching it so instead of them checking the scores on their phone we embraced it and even played hang on sloopy during half time! we danced the night away on the peach and cream checkered dance floor we built and sipped on our signature drinks of mango margaritas and mojitos. we ended the night with a noise maker exit and headed off to our honeymoon in curaçao the next day.
it truly was a family affair and we couldn’t have made it happen without the help of our amazing family and friends! so a huge THANK YOU to all of you again. and words can’t describe how special it was to have such wonderful friends capture our wedding day. i am so blessed to have such talented people in my life! we love you guys!!!