Gale Woods Farm | Leslie Larson Photography | Jen & Chris

The 4th of July is a time of celebration. On this weekend we celebrated Jen and Chris’s marriage at the historic Gale Woods Farm.  The couple complimented the 4th of July with lots of bold red, American flags, and had Famous Daves cater their yummy BBQ meal.

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Jen couldn’t stop smiling. During her bridal prep, when most brides are nervous, Jen laughed and smiled through the whole morning.  I knew that were going to have a great day.

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After capturing fun and laughter with the girls, my next destination was to the grooms house where him and his groomsmen were finalizing their handsome looks.

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Jen and Chris did a “First-Look” when they arrived at Gale Woods Farm which allowed them to take family photos and bridal portraits prior to the ceremony.

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Could this couple get any cuter!  Their happiness radiates to anyone who is lucky enough to be near them.

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The bride made all the floral arrangements herself with flowers she picked up the day before at a local farmers market.  Gorgeous!!

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When portraits are scheduled at noon in the summer, we find shade.  Without shade, the details in the gown would be blasted out by the sun and the couple would squint.  Thankfully there was this fantastic tree which offered beauty and great shade for all the noon portraits.

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The bridal party was just as happy as the bride and groom. They were troopers in the heat and we all had a blast.

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The outdoor ceremony was filled with heavenly devotion and praises to Jesus Christ our Lord.  I believe that when Christ is the center of the marriage, the couple will survive and thrive.

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One last grouping with the bridal party before party time.

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On the walk back to the barn, the couple shared some smooches along the fence looking out toward the lamas. Yes, there were lamas.

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Speeches were from the heart and the couple soaked it in.

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These two rock stars came out of the reception for a few sunset shots where they continued to be adorable and fabulous together.

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Yummy mason jar desserts! I took one home with me and had an indulgent party-for-one when I got home that night.  Job well done by all.

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