Janessa and Tyler never had a “white wedding.” Just before their wedding was to take place, Janessa’s father passed away. They cancelled their celebration, and decided to focus on starting a family. Sadly, Janessa and Tyler lost a baby at 38 weeks, and their focus shifted yet again. Janessa and Tyler were married 3,111 days before they got to say “I do,” surrounded by family and friends, and their children.
They rocked a vintage 1970s-inspired theme including Janessa’s custom dress with epic sleeves (made from a vintage pattern), and Tyler’s casual look with a vintage tie. Everything from the locally brewed beer to the French champagne toast had a chic and laid-back vibe. They’re animal lovers so they even had a visit from some alpacas!
Rev. Michelle Wahila wrote a special message based on their love story. They wove peacocks into their day because the bride has beautiful peacock tattoos that help her to keep her father’s memory, and are also a sign of rebirth. Their ceremony even had some “marriage advice from a peacock” in it! We used several hand-painted antiques featuring peacocks, feathers, and a rustic birdcage to help carry the “love bird” theme throughout the day.
This nature-loving couple got engaged in front of a waterfall, so they chose to have their ceremony in front of a waterfall as well. The paperless ceremony featured no chairs, no petals or confetti thrown, and a beautiful natural backdrop. They left our ceremony site exactly as they found it.
Photographer: Michelle Montgomery • Photographer: Isabelle Ramirez • Planner & Officiant: Rev. Michelle Wahila • Florals: Adrienne Donovan Sterling, Sterling Stems • Champagne: Albert Beerens • Champagne Sourced by: Cynthia Coutu of Delectabulles • Décor & Styling: Field & Gown • Handmade Soap Favors: Sophie Edme • Stationery & Calligraphy: Sarah Wishing • Wedding Dress: Elsie Vintage • Lace Boots: House of Elliot England • Venue: Juniper Hill Bed & Breakfast • Cupcakes & Beer: Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse & Bakery • Alpacas: Cabin View Alpacas • Ceremony venue: Robert Treman State Park • Makeup: Faces By LC