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Nolan and Lisa’s lovely Empire Mine wedding

Super exciting news, my dear readers! We are so excited to announce that one of our favorites client’s wedding has been published in the Winter 2013 issue of Real Weddings magazine! Congratulations to Nolan and Lisa! They worked so hard to create an utterly beautiful and memorable event and I’m so glad that future brides will have the opportunity to be inspired by their happy day. We’ve been waiting until the magazine hit newsstands to share this wedding on our blog, and now that it has, we are so happy to share it here. Lisa Nolan Real Weddings 003aLisa Nolan Real Weddings 002Lisa and Nolan’s wedding at Empire Mine State Park was nothing short of perfection, from the very fun bridal party, to the cutest little youngsters, to the abundance of gorgeous details and the beautiful garden-like setting. It was our first time photographing at Empire Mine and let me tell you, it is gorgeous! I could have just walked the grounds all day long. I started my day with the ladies at a nearby hotel as they polished, primped, and preped for the big day.LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 005aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 008This is such a funny story. As a prank, Lisa bought an old wedding gown that was stained ripped, and pretty darn gross. When it was time to get dressed, the look on her grandmother’s face was priceless when she thought the dress had been ruined by the cleaners. Lisa quickly let them in on the joke but it was a great photo op!
LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 017aOnto more sentimental matters, Nolan sent Lisa a stunning arrangement of flowers along with her wedding gift. Lisa couldn’t help but tear up reading his heartwarming card.  LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 012LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 014aaLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 019LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 026LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 001 3Too much cuteness, I tell ya!LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 030aAs usual, Geoff got to hang out with the boys for the morning preparations.LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 038LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 042aAs a gift from Nolan, the guys received different cufflinks representing each of them individually.LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 055LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 074aTo share a personal moment together, Lisa and Nolan decided to see each other prior to the ceremony. I just love that we are able to capture these priceless expressions!LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 045LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 047aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 001 2LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 066LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 037LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 077LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 079aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 001 4LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 001 5LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 086aI could not believe how beautiful everything looked at the wedding – and it was all DIY by Lisa with the help of friends. Wow! I know it was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun!LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 149LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 095aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 097aWho wouldn’t love to have a celebration in a setting like this?LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 161LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 111aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 130This is too cute. Lisa and Nolan LOVE their dogs. All FIVE of them! So of course they had to have wedding favors for the furry family members!LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 120aaLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 157LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 103aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 166LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 167aLN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 172LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 001 6LN Empire Mine State Park Wedding 176We feel so grateful to have been a part of such a wonderful wedding for the adorableness that is Lisa and Nolan. We know they are going to have an amazing marriage and life together!VENDORS thumb

Photography | The Goodness!
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Empire Mine State Park
Florist | Art in Bloom
Catering | Antonio Ayestaran Custom Catering
Cake | The Cake Artist
DJ| Music & More Entertainment
Bridal Hair | Halo Salon & Day Spa
Bridal Makeup | Rachel Elise Makeup Artistry
Photo Booth | The Shot Spot by The Goodness!
Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents

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