Married! Cory & Meagan : Chateau Elan

I am honored to be a part of all of my couples' wedding celebrations, but I have to say that this wedding holds a special place in my heart. Meagan booked me for her wedding about a year ago, and at the time she was planning an entirely different event than the one you'll see in these images. During her engagement, her family suffered a significant loss, and she had to completely re-imagine her wedding day. The result, I think, was incredible. They had a quiet, intimate ceremony in the art gallery at Chateau Elan and their reception followed in the cask room. Every detail of the day was beautifully put together, and though there were moments of sadness for Cory and Meagan, the day was also full of unimaginable joy.

Meagan had her father's wedding band tied to her bouquet so that a piece of him would be with her throughout the day.

Goodness, Meagan, you look STUNNING! :) I could have photographed you all day!

Denise Myers with TruSo Weddings put together a beautiful bridal bouquet for Meagan.

I loved when I get to see my brides again! I photographed Derek & Jessica's wedding back in 2009.

Is it just me, or does Cory look stunned by the sight of his beautiful bride walking down the aisle? I love this moment!

After the ceremony, we headed out to the winery for their portraits together. The vineyard isn't lush and green just yet, but the stormy skies and the Chateau provided a beautiful backdrop for us!

See what I mean about those skies? Beautiful!

I am officially a huge fan of Chateau Elan's cask room. The warm tones and wooden wine barrels combine to provide a unique, intimate setting for a wedding reception.

Cory & Meagan chose to have a candy bar instead of a traditional groom's cake. I love all of the bright colors they used! And I also loved that they had chocolate bar wrappers printed with their last name.

Meagan had a special table set up in honor of her dad. The poem that she displayed was so tender and sweet.

Cory & Meagan, it was truly a joy to be a part of your wedding day! I know that over the last few months you've shared lots of tears, and I hope and pray that the time you share together in the future will be filled with laughter, joy and shared adventures!