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What a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with my beautiful friends Chris & Lindsey’s harvest wedding day?! Seriously, it’s like they gifted me the perfect themed wedding for this week’s feature!
A rustic setting, pumpkins, autumn leaves, and a gorgeous barn to seal the deal. MKJ the Farm was the perfect backdrop for their beautiful day. Now lets talk about Lindsey & Chris and their incredible group of family and friends! Can I tell you that these people are so dedicated and in love with this couple it blows my mind. The way everyone jumped in feet first to help create their day was extra special. A huge shout out to Rick Luckette and Cheryl Severance who’s artistic eyes & mad organizational skills really shown through. I had a great time capturing all of the beautiful little details.
So you can imagine that Chris & Lindsey’s day was pretty perfect. The sun shown down, there was a slight breeze, and laughter could probably be heard all throughout Deansboro. This group is overflowing with joy for this awesome couple, and when you get to know them it’s easy to see why. These two have giant hearts and a sarcastic wit that everyone loves! Their snakiness fit perfectly with mine which turned into a day of hilarious banter and friendship. Huge hugs go to this couple, I can’t thank them enough for choosing me to capture this incredible day!
I love this shot of Lindsey, her eyes are POPPIN & LOCKIN!
This is also a personal fave, so elegant!
MKJ Farm is just stunning
One of my favorite first dance photos of the season…booooookehhhhhhhhh!
The night sky was incredible that night so I had to try something new! It was TOTALLY worth it!
Especially when the big dipper decided to photo bomb
-Tell me a bit about the planning process for your wedding:
-Well, after the first month or two I was not a huge fan of wedding planning. Too many decisions and not so much time! My husband was a huge help during the process and he was very involved. He found our wonderful venue. My favorite season is fall, so I knew that I always wanted a fall themed wedding. This was the easiest decision I had to make. I recruited my friends Rick Luckette and Cheryl Severance and they helped make my wedding location and day absolutely beautiful. I showed them what I wanted it to look like and they surpassed anything I could ever have imagined it looking like!
-What was the most memorable moment(s) of your day?
-I was able to spend a lot of the day with my mom and my sister. They were with me from the moment I woke up and they stayed with me at each stop getting ready. Different people would also come to different getting ready stops, but I really cherished that alone time I had with them both before the wedding craziness began. They helped to make the day calm and special for me. I also loved Chris and I’s first look. That was a special time we got to enjoy together before everything began. He looked so handsome!
-Funniest memory from your wedding day?
-Chris and I loved listening to Cindy Ormond’s introductions of our bridal party, but we especially loved what she said about one of my bridesmaids. Jokingly when I was filling out the “getting to know” paperwork for our bridal party, my bridesmaid Mariah told me to answer one of the questions with “single and ready to mingle”. Little did we know that Cindy would actually say this in front of everyone! This was hilarious!! I wished I was able to see her face when it all happened.
-If you had to do it all over again would you change anything?
-I would slow the day down! It goes by so fast. I would also not worry about anything because it all comes together in the end.
-Any advice for future bride & grooms?
-Enjoy every moment! It really goes by in the blink of an eye!! Also, if you don’t like the planning process like me, then enlist help from others to plan. People are more than willing to help and they aren’t too busy! Just make sure your opinion is heard and at the end of the day it’s the wedding you and your spouse always thought it would be!
-What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?
-I didn’t really have any fears. I trusted Mabyn’s expertise and I knew her photos would capture the day perfectly! Chris and I loved our You and Me session! This helped us feel comfortable with having Mabyn take pictures of us.
-What, specifically, was your favorite part of working with Mabyn Ludke Photography and why?
-She is HILARIOUS! She has such an eye for special unique photos! Mabyn and her second photographer Emily really were so great to work with! They kept us laughing and enjoying the moments during pictures!
-If you were to recommend Mabyn Ludke Photography to your best friend, what would you say?
-If you want quality pictures and a great experience then choose Mabyn! She is very thorough and takes good care of you!!
Hair: My hair was done by Amanda Guardipee. // Makeup Artist: My makeup artist was Lynne Winters. // Dress Designer & Store Location: I got my dress from David’s Bridal in Syracuse NY. // Jewelry: I rented my jewelry from Rent The Runway. // Veil or Hair accessories: My veil was from David’s Bridal too. // Shoes: I wore Tom’s wedges. // Bridesmaids Dresses: The bridesmaid dresses where from David’s Bridal. // Grooms Attire: His suit was from Men’s Warehouse. // Ceremony Venue: MKJ the Farm in Deansboro NY // Reception Venue: MKJ the Farm in Deansboro NY // Florist: Sam Rao // DJ: Ormond Entertainment // Caterer: Brooks Barbeque Oneonta NY // Cake: Dessert bar made by friends and family // Event Designer: Rick Luckette and Cheryl Severance // Invitations & Stationary: nmi Creations