Photographing weddings for old friends is always special and this one was no different. It was amazing to see the way they came together with their family and friends to make the day uniquely them. Tim told me they found the venue completely by accident. But I will let him describe how it all came together himself.
We stumbled into the venue completely by accident. Jenni had seen a friend post something on Facebook about Hideout in the Horseshoe, and booked us a room as a little getaway on the one year anniversary of our first date.
The place was amazing. The morning after the night that we stayed, we began to wander around the property. Shortly after descended the spiral staircase, we saw it. A simple wooden archway stood by the river, with chairs gathered around. I turned to Jenni, and said “I know you’re thinking what I’m thinking”. She responded “yes”. I blurted out ” this would be a great place” she finished my sentence “to get married”.
We booked the place a couple of months before I actually gave her a ring.
It turns out that the Hideout was perfect for us. We knew that all would be well with Jenni’s mom Joanne in charge of decor, and that we were close friends with the DJ, caterer, pastor, & one of the photographers.
Family and friends gathered for food, fun & surprises… The cakes were definitely a surprise for us. Jenni had planned all along for the Yoda cake to surprise me, & her mom had Jenni’s favorite Muppet, Miss Piggy made for her. Yoda didn’t exactly make it, but he was delicious.
All in all, the whole event was magical. I heard from one of my new sisters-in-law that she has never laughed or cried so much at any wedding, much less the same wedding!
The reception was one helluva party! I’m grateful for everyone that made the trip out to celebrate with us. From the first dance, to the laughter, to the eighties music, to the sparklers on the send off, I’ll treasure every moment for the rest of my days.
It was a truly beautiful night. Thanks for letting us share your day with you 🙂