We spend far too many days of our lives wanting to grow up. It's always the next thing for us, but before you know it, you've wished away some of the best moments of your life. However, what if you could turn back the clock and be a kid again, just for a day? To see the world in all its wonder and beauty and to view life with the lens of imagination could be one of the best gifts anyone could give you. And once you've imagined becoming a kid again, go even further and imagine the joy and wonder of a wedding day through the eyes of a child. Well today, we are being given that gift, as we take a glimpse of the wedding day through the eyes of Chelsea and Matt's three kids, of Lucas, Philip, and Miley!
After meeting Chelsea and Matt's family at their engagement shoot, we already knew that their wedding was going to be the perfect balance of romantic moments and child-like joy! It's honestly so hard for us to pick a favorite moment from the day, especially since we have TWO first looks to pick from: Chelsea's First look with her two boys, and Matt's first look with Miley! (And yes, the portraits of these moments will, in fact, melt your heart). However, the kiddos weren't the only stars of the show as Chelsea and Matt completely blew us away with how they perfectly remembered everything from their engagement shoot and how many photos we were able to capture of them all around Marion Magnolia Farms! And just when we thought our hearts couldn't take anymore, Chelsea not only shared a Father/Daughter Dance with her Dad, but by the time their song was over, each of her siblings had come out on the dance floor for a "Father/Family" dance! (Are we even allowed to have 10+ favorite moments from this wedding day???)
Marion Magnolia Farms is a relatively new venue to Southwest Michigan, but the moment we pulled up to it for the first time, we simply looked at each other and said, "Did Joanna Gaines have an influence here?" The bridal suite was gorgeous, the outside ceremony area is beyond darling, and the indoor reception area contained more than enough room for all of Chelsea and Matt's friends and family who came to celebrate with them! Everywhere we took Chelsea and Matt for their portraits ended up looking like it was straight out of a magazine, and by the time we left the reception, we found ourselves dreaming about the next time we get to shoot at Marion Magnolia Farms!
Chelsea and Matt, your kind spirits showed radiantly throughout your entire wedding day, and we can't express how thrilled we are for you two becoming "Husband and Wife"! There was something so special about watching your kids watch their Mom and Dad get married, and we are beyond honored that we got to share that moment with you all, not only as your photographers, but as your friends! (Because like it or not, we consider you two our friends now!) We simply can't wait to continue to follow the Beebe family as you all grow and thrive in the years to come! All our best!!
J + A
P.S. Stick to the very end for one of our favorite candid photos ever!!:D
Chelsea and Matt's Dream Vendor Team
- Venue: Marion Magnolia Farms
- Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
- Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal
- Men's Suits: Louie's Tux Shop
- Elaborate Florals: https://freshflowersbyanna.comFlowers by Anna
- Your Ring: Rogers & Holland
- The Shoes: Macy's
- Live Band/DJ: South Bend Premier
- Catering: Defay's Catering
- Hair Artist: Elizabeth Eggert
- Makeup Artist: Olivia Steinke
- Cake Artist: Amanda Miller
This sister-sister time of putting on the wedding dress was so sweet!
Can we just say how STUNNING Chelsea's details were? Andrea may have been geeking out while photographing them...
Needless to say AGAIN, not only did we have an absolutely gorgeous bride, but we also got to pair her with a gorgeous bridal suite as well! How fun is this antique couch?!
You'd been waiting for those photos...TOO CUTE!!
Now it was finally time to get these two MARRIED!!