December 13th, 2017
Sam & Ashley are quite honestly the sweetest people I have ever met. The two met at church in 2015 and had their first date soon after. Their first date was at Cracker Barrel, and we actually took some of their engagement photos there! These two are obsessed with all things Disney & Christmas, so they decided to combine their two loves into one beautiful wedding. This Christmas morning themed barn wedding wedding took place in Merritt Island, Florida at a new venue called Barnstall Winery & Wedding Barn. It was a gorgeous December day. The venue actually had a petting zoo & animal sanctuary in the far back of the property complete with goats, horses, a camel and a zebra! The first thing I did when I arrived was check in with Nicole, the wedding coordinator, and then quickly visited the baby goats that were born just a few days prior (cutest animals EVER).
When I started to photograph the details of the wedding, I was completely blown away. This Christmas morning themed barn wedding was exactly that! It was nostalgic, rustic and incredibly charming! As a lover of all things Christmas myself, I wanted to live there immediately. The venue had a large open space for the tables & dance floor, with a loft for the DJ that came in handy for us photographers! Each table was beautifully decorated, complete with photos of the bride & groom at their favorite Disney attractions.
Every moment of this wedding was special. Some of my favorite moments were the bridesmaids praying over their girl before she walked down the aisle, and Sam’s face when he saw Ashley walking towards him. After the ceremony, the newly married couple decided that they wanted to take communion as their first moment as man and wife. These two lovebirds have been through their fair shares of hardships and it is so inspiring to see them rise up and beat those challenges.
These two lovebirds have been through their fair shares of hardships and it is so inspiring to see them rise up and beat those challenges. I was so honored to be able to capture their beautiful day!
Second Photographer: Laura Hagood
Dress & Veil: Aurora Bridal
Hair: Shana Darby
Make-up: Tenacious Glam
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus
Garter Set: Scarboroughrose
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Amazon
Venue: Barn Stall Winery & Wedding Barn
Catering: A Chef’s Touch
Cake: Publix Bakery
Décor: FamilyWedding Planner:
Wedding Planner: Nicole Squared
Dj: Eric Romanoff
MC: Kevin Radelin
Photographer: Megan Abbott Photography
Officiant: David Gammon