“and i know
you are the last
i will ever have
you are the daydream
i am supposed to have
for the rest of my life.”
-tyler kent white
Before the wedding, Megan told me that the most important element of the day was her and Zac’s three year old son, Ryder. It was evident to me as soon as the festivities of the day started while everyone was getting ready at Alerin Barn, that this was absolutely true. The three of them are obviously very close-knit, and Megan and Zac involved Ryder in so many ways, from having him there for their first look to doing a special family dance together at the reception. He even hugged his daddy’s leg during their first kiss at the ceremony, and if that photo doesn’t melt your heart, well I don’t even know what to tell you. 😉
The Alerin Barn is the perfect venue for families as it is. With multiple places on the property for bridal party, guests, and family to stay and get ready, it makes for a weekend of togetherness for everyone involved. The couple had lawn games set up for guests to play, and their dessert bar of a variety of donuts and flavored popcorn was the perfect way to cap off such a fun-loving, family-oriented day.
From the birch-bark inspired wedding cake to the deer antlers decorating the sweetheart table to the groom’s custom-designed wedding ring, Megan and Zac perfectly incorporated rustic, country elements into a truly beautiful and elegant design. Their first dance as husband and wife was to “Cowboys and Angels”, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting song for this couple and this wedding. Megan’s vision came together wonderfully and it was truly special to be a part of it. And I have to say, I haven’t seen such an enthusiastic crowd on the dance floor in a long time!
Megan, Zac, and Ryder: thank you for making Ever After one piece of your gorgeous wedding day puzzle. I’m sure your Alerin Barn wedding will live on in many hearts and memories for a long, long time. <3
Ever After has limited dates for 2019 weddings available in August, September, and October. Contact Elysha to set up a consultation!
Venue: Alerin Barn
Catering/Bar: Cafe Sweet Basil
Flowers: Cole Gardens
Wedding Dress: Madeleine’s Daughter
Make-up: McKayla Hankin
DJ: Wedding DJ Vermont
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Photo/Video: Ever After
Images by Elysha Thurston. Design by Foil & Ink