Holland Church of Christ & Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding | Brian & Valerie

Continuing on my catch up of weddings, today I am featuring Brian & Valerie’s Holland Church of Christ & Barn at Stanton Crossing wedding! Check out their engagement session for the full – and fast! – story of how we met! So just a few short months after meeting with the couple, they were ready to say I do! It was a chilly March day but the sun was shining, which always makes me happy!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Valerie spent the morning getting ready at the church with her Matron of Honor and Mom!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Her dress had this gorgeous mesh back with buttons all down it – it looked amazing on her!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Brian & Valerie didn’t want to see each other before the wedding, but they did want to pray together! These moments are always so special <3

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Brian could not take his eyes off Valerie the entire day! He just had this incredibly sweet look towards her the whole time!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

I loved this gorgeous stained glass cross that was front and center!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Instead of a unity candle or sand ceremony, they had a wooden cross and braided three strands together with it!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Seriously! The way these two look at each other!!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

They wanted to do some photos inside the barn with all the twinkling lights – so perfect!

Before the reception, we also headed out to nearby Hemlock Crossing for some photos with their wedding party and just the newlyweds!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

The sun was shining just perfectly! Look how gorgeous Valerie is!!

So she didn’t freeze to death, she also had this super cute little shawl to keep warm!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

I was able to steal them away for just a few more sunset photos outside their venue as well!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Since Brian is a woodworker, the party favors were these incredible handmade bowls! Each one was different, and engraved with the couple’s new last name!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Between the bowls, the adorable wooden heart on the cake, and the SAW they used to cut the cake, they made sure Brian’s talents were displayed!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

Once the dancing started, it was one heck of a party!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

All the twinkly lights added a perfect effect to their dancing photos!

Special shout-out to Justin at Complete Weddings for assisting with the lights!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding
Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

I love when we get to end the night on one last super cool shot, like this one, again with all the twinkle lights!

Barn at Stanton Crossing Wedding

I hope you loved Brian & Valerie’s Holland Church of Christ & Barn at Stanton Crossing wedding! Make sure you’re following Jessie Silva on Facebook and Instagram to be notified of the next blog post! You’re not going to want to miss it – it’s out of the world!