Some families are extra special around here for Aaron and I, this family being one of them.
Shayli is the last of three sisters to get married and our first Annsfield wedding. What makes Shayli even more special is that she was our babysitter until her and Jake were married. So you will see a special flower girl in her wedding too.
Annsfield has the most perfect photo locations throughout the old home. This area at the top of grand staircase was simple, but perfect for a photo of all of the dresses.
Moving downstairs, I utilized the built-in’s for a solo dress photo. Gosh do I LOVE old homes!
These three ladies are near and dear to me. Aubree and I met first when she was life guarding at the daycare we both worked at. Shortly after the summer ended, she asked me to take her high school senior portraits. Tarah’s high school senior portraits were next up followed by Aubree’s wedding, Tarah’s wedding and then Shayli’s senior portraits. These lovely ladies were also a part of a girls group I use to run back in the day. Needless to say, these ladies are more like friends and sisters.
There sweet momma is now our babysitter since Shayli and Jake got married and if you saw last week’s blog post, she will be my doula for baby#3’s birth. I don’t always have the opportunity to bond with all of my clients, those that I do become good friends and it’s a true treasure!
With each of Lisa’s daughter’s weddings she creates their bridal bouquet and gifts them each a cute little charm. Shayli’s bouquet was a mix flowers she grew in her own garden over the summer and a few pretty white peony’s that I couldn’t help but snag for her.
All of the dapper gents got ready in the Annsfield wedding groom’s cottage behind the main house.
Back behind the main house was a tree grove that created the perfect backdrop for Shayli and Jake’s wedding ceremony.
One very special little guest was their flower girl and let me tell you, she was so excited about her wedding role. However, it typical kiddo fashion, it was her turn to walk and she panicked. All of the prep in the world didn’t help. Oops!
Now Caroline was in her element with her “Miss Shayli.”
Family portraits, bridal party portraits and then we got to favorite part, bride and groom portraits.
The Annsfield wedding dinning room space was perfect for their cocktail hour.
Shayli had created the cutest little wedding favors with seeds from her own garden. Remember how I told you she grew some of her wedding flowers? Well this was just one more labor or love and a sweet attention to detail to make her wedding day more special.
Some more of her special flowers to adorn the tables.
In typical Caroline fashion, she quickly made friends with the other kiddos at the wedding.
Shayli & Jake’s wonderful vendors who helped make their Annsfield wedding day possible:
Venue: Annsfield Estate
Florist: Shayli’s mom Lisa and her bridesmaids
Wedding Planner: Joy Filled Occasions
Invitations: Jack’s family’s company