Melissa and Matt have a New Years Eve / Star Wars Mystical Winds Gathering Place wedding.

I was so honored to capture a fellow photographer’s wedding last year. It’s always a huge compliment when another photographer admires your work enough to hire you! They decided to have a Mystical Winds Gathering Place wedding on New Years Eve and rang in the new year of 2017 married, so exciting! The black and gold details were amazing and they DIY’d most of it. And can I just say, Melissa is a tattooed purple haired GODDESS! These two are so nerdy in a really good way… they even met on Xbox.

I was playing Xbox 360 with a mutual friend and he added Matthew to the group. After Zeke (mutual friend) got kicked off due to internet issues and Matthew and I waited up for him. He never came on so we kept talking and we started a game together. We haven’t stopped talking since!

It was a beautiful day, the weather could not have been better. Thank you so much to my second shooter Leila Mullen for hanging out with the guys while they got ready at a local hotel. I started with the ladies at their home they bought together last year. Melissa and Matt had their first look at the house also and photos with their dogs.

We arrived to Mystical Winds for the ceremony and reception and there were gorgeous blue skies, beautiful barn, breathtaking scenery and a baby blue vintage Ford truck. Took some of my first night photography photos at a wedding with them too!

Amazing cake by Jessi Cakes!     Matt accidentally fed himself cake first and it was hilarious! Totally innocent!