✨MR AND MRS BARKSDALE✨
I couldnt hold onto these sneak peeks any longer, so here I am blessing your feed with these two on this fine Wednesday morning 💓🔥
06.20.23 Sneak Peaks! Ben and I rented 3 cabins on a 32 acre property inside of the White Mountain National Forest with just our immediate family and best friends. We checked in Sunday. Monday we set up and rehearsed, and then ate dinner in the magical backyard. My friends surprised us to a flash mob to TS’s “You are In Love”, followed by an outdoor movie night. Tuesday we got ready for the wedding, with penguin ice cubes in our mimosas. I kept my dress a secret from everyone except my MOH, so walking out to TS‘ Bejeweled and seeing everyone in the bridal suite react to the shimmer of my dress was so memorable. Our nieces lined the aisle with rose petals from my moms vintage Longaberger baskets, and our nephews were our “Teddy Bearers” helping Teddy down the aisle. Nichole and Corey helped me with the timing and the music of the ceremony, and our friend Ryan officiated. When Ben turned around to see me for the first time we were both teary eyed. We took portraits in the yard, and then took a quick trip to Mt Washington Resort and a National Forest area for couples portraits. We rode to dinner in an open air Trolley watching the kids ring the bell, and a butterfly landed on the front window, it was magical. We ate dinner and cut cake at the Woodstock Inn and Brewery, with heartfelt toasts. After dinner we rode home in the open air trolley watching the sunset over the mountains and singing along to my Spotify playlist that was crafted for this occasion. Back at the rental cabins, we threw plush dogs that look like Teddy to see who the next people to get a dog would be instead of a bouquet toss. We danced on the stone patio for our first dance and parent dances, and then invited everyone up to dance along to my parents wedding song. Ben and I gave a thank you speech and toasted to Ouzo. We passed out light up sticks and danced the night away, had a fire, beer pong, axe throwing and cornhole. Most people ended the night in the three hot tubs. The next day we had brunch in the backyard. Photography @leahs_lens_ other vendors in comments #whitemountains #microwedding #nhweddings #2023bride #2023wedding #nationalforestwedding
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Dress is absolutely beautiful!! They were super communicative and helpful with the shipping process. The dress itself is so sparkly and has some glitter to give it even more of a sparkle. I feel like a princess in it and cannot get over it!