Mariah + Grant | Sycamore Creek Wedding | Branson, MO

Mariah & Grant’s Wedding Day arrived on another gorgeous, warm and sunny Spring day. It was like a dream. I heard Mariah say multiple times that she couldn’t believe was finally here and how it just didn’t feel real. Multiple ladybugs and butterflies graced us with their presence throughout the day, bringing good luck to the happy couple.

After spending some time with their parents & wedding party getting ready – it was finally time for Mariah & Grant to share a first look. When Grant turned around – his face said it all. He is so in love and you can tell he feels like the luckiest man in the world. Mariah’s smile was absolutely contagious. You couldn’t look at either one without feeling the joy between them. They chose to share private vows with one another under the shade of the beautiful Sycamore tree. It was such a perfect and sweet moment to start off their day of celebrating together.

After sharing some time alone together, it was time to include the wedding party in some portraits. They were a lot of fun and just as easygoing. I always like watching my couple’s personalities shine and come out even more around their friends. Sometimes it can be overwhelming being in front of a camera so much on a wedding day – but this group was rockstars and made it easy.

Before we knew it, it was time to hide away as guests began arriving for the ceremony. The butterflies were continuing to flutter thru the crowd as everyone made their way down the aisle. It was such a beautiful and sweet ceremony. I loved how both dads took a moment to speak to the couple at the beginning. You can tell that both Grant & Mariah are surrounded by so much support from their family and friends. It wasn’t long before the couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife. They headed back up the aisle under a shower of flower petals. They shared one more kiss and then rang the bell at the top of the aisle to celebrate that they are officially married!

After a few more portraits it was time to head into the reception. Everyone was so excited to welcome the happy couple. Plus, I was extra excited because one of my sweet couples was there DJing and running the photobooth. It’s always a special day when I get to see multiple couples I’ve had the honor of sharing in their day. After a yummy meal by Simply Delicious – it was time to do a quick rance around the barn to get photos with their guests. I actually don’t mind this – because I typically make an effort to get photos like these anyway – and this just makes it fun for everyone. We continued the celebration with toasts to the newlyweds and a few sweet dances before opening the dance floor.

We eventually snuck away for one of everyone’s favorite parts of the day. Golden Hour. A few more pretty portraits for the happy couple – and a chance to soak up a few minutes together, filled with lots of snuggles and laughter.  Soon it was time to head back inside to hear the results of the cake jar competitions. It was quite possibly the largest cake jar competition I’ve seen – and Mariah won, by A LOT!! Nobody was letting Grant put the cake on that pretty face. Though I think Grant got lucky in the end when the icing was not sticking to him! He was a good sport about it all the same and it was a fun way to end the evening before we headed out for the night.

Mariah & Grant, I hope you are relaxing and having the most amazing honeymoon. Thank You for sharing your perfect wedding day with me. I am so happy to have met you both and all of your favorite people! I can’t wait to watch your love story grow. Congratulations again!

Lots of Love,

Bridal Gown | Always & Forever
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Cake & Catering | Simply Delicious Catering
DJ | Elevate Entertainment
Photobooth | Selfie Mirror Photo Experiences
Photography | Jessica Yahn Photography
Venue | Sycamore Creek Ranch
Wedding Day Coordinator | Ashleigh Maneth
Venue | Sycamore Creek Family Ranch

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