Rachel & Maxwell | Wildflower Barn Wedding

 

I always say to make your wedding personal.

Add in elements that tell your story and allow your guests to basically walk around your little fairytale for the day.
That’s exactly what this bride and groom did. The Wildflower Barn in Driftwood was completely transformed with combinations of sunflowers and wildflowers, lanterns and jars, frames and signs.

If you have followed me at all you know I believe that guests need to be told what to do. A sign like the one made by 360 Press Solutions was perfect. Clear as day and very specific (and even polite!). It read:

“Welcome to our unplugged wedding
We thank you for coming to share our day
But for the ceremony please keep your
Cameras and cellphone 
Away”
Yes. All the yes.

Because when you walked down this ceremony aisle to find your seat, you should be staring at the gorgeous flower arrangements and the lanterns swinging in the trees… not seeing which filter you should use on your iPhone. (And this floral decor was perfection.)
With phones away guests and family could actually wait to see the bride. The groom was faced away from the crowd waiting for the word to turn around for his own first look. It was incredibly sweet how involved the family was to make this day memorable. The bride took her mom’s arm, took a deep breath and they held each other up for the walk down the aisle. Her grandfather was performing the ceremony which was full of such emotion.
Tears are always encouraged with me. We can fix your makeupYou can’t get that moment back. I’m so happy when I see tears even if it’s a difficult moment to keep taking photos. They let their emotions surface as they remembered her father who is no longer with us. It’s so important to keep those loved ones close during your special day and this family did that with such love.
When they finished the ceremony as man and wife we all celebrated and watched the flower girl and ring bearer walk out with their “and they lived happily ever after” sign.
I truly think they will.
During their engagement session I already could tell how loving these two were towards each other. It was such a joy to be able to shoot this wedding! We took some time around the Wildflower Barn for portraits and then joined the party which lasted all night! The music was so great and I was more than impressed.
We took a few moments out to do night portraits with the twinkle lights and the stunning Texas night sky. I wanted to capture the stars during the wedding for something new. I have never stepped out to do that during a reception but I’m glad I did!
We (yes, we) danced all night until they ran out to their lavender throw. I LOVE this idea. A lavender toss wedding exit ensures all your guests leave smelling amazing and it is eco-friendly!
All in all- this whole day was lovely. I grabbed a wedding koozie to keep as a memory and just have to say thank you again to Maxwell & Rachel for letting me in on your big day!

Wedding Venue: The Wildflower Barn – Driftwood in the BlueBonnet Barn

Wedding Florist: Moore Design Styles

Wedding Signs: 360 Press Solutions

 

10 thoughts on “Rachel & Maxwell | Wildflower Barn Wedding

  1. Amy Elizabeth has done it again!! Such wonderful wedding memories are captured with these beautiful photos!!
    The wildflower Barn in Driftwood makes a beautiful place for a Wildflower themed wedding!!! I loved the idea of no cameras or phone photos so that everyone can just sit and enjoy the wedding.

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  2. i Love this Wildflower Barn Wedding that was photographed beautifully by Elizabeth Birdsong. All the personal touches and how in love they are is magical!

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  3. Not just beautiful wedding photography, but great advice. Yes, yes yes yes! All about the feels! Let the makeup run, just be true to yourself and let your emotions flow. Experience your wedding day – love the advice, Elizabeth!

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  4. Such a beautiful wildflower barn wedding. My favorite part our the bridal portraits outside and night. The way you used the hanging lights is awesome.

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