Leah + Andy | Colorful Fall Wedding | Briar Barns | Sparta, MI
If you were walking along the street and happened to walk by Briar Barns last Saturday, you probably heard something to the extent of: "Have you all seen my wife? She's pretty amazing! Hey, have you met my wife yet? She's the best!" Now, most people will say that these are the words from a guy who is still in the "Honeymoon Phase," but we just have to say that most people haven't met Andy yet. When we think back to the first time he saw his bride, and the first moments Leah saw her groom on their perfect day, all we can say that the "Honeymoon Phase" just isn't going to go away for these two!
Leah and Andy's story with us actually began back in 2020 when we were introduced to Leah's family as her sister Maddie's wedding photographers! Fast forward to last Saturday and once we saw the Fiore family pull up, we felt like we were seeing old friends for the first time in over a year! However, Andy's family quickly won their way into our hearts as well, and as the afternoon turned into the evening, we found ourselves being joyfully caught up in the fun and celebration of Leah and Andy becoming husband and wife!
Briar Barns in Sparta, Michigan is a simple idea taken to extraordinary measures: what would happen if you took the charm of a barn and the whimsical feel of the woods and combined them together into a single place? Although everything at Briar Barns was close enough to walk, the grounds itself created so many different areas to take photos at that we finally had to tell ourselves that we could spend all day with Leah and Andy exploring the property! It was immediately obvious to us that this venue and its owners had listened carefully to Leah and Andy's dreams for what their wedding could look like and made sure to make every single one of those dreams a reality!
Leah and Andy, we think your sister said it best "You two are beautiful opposites." We have so clearly seen that in your lives and we think it's a beautiful thing when you have found someone who can round you out so well that you just can't imagine spending the rest of your life without them! Make sure to always lean into your differences and allow each other to stretch you in areas that you can always grow in! Marriage is beautiful place where you can learn and grow with your best friend right next to you! All our best!
J + A
Not only were the florists family friends of Leah, but they also did a killer job on everything floral and even let Andrea have several pieces for styling Leah's details. Andrea was in dreamland and had a blast!
Have we mentioned how much we love special hangers just for the bride's dress?!