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Francesca & Mikael’s Red Dutch Barn Wedding

It is Mr. and Mrs. Colangelo!!

Summer is here! I would say that Mikael and Francesca’s wedding day was the first of summer proper 2022, and with a wildflower theme that fit it just perfectly!

Mikael and Francesca found each other online and met the first time at a Dunkin Donuts. Which I extra love because Mikael is a fitness coach–it is all about balance, right?!? 🙂

These two are a delight and everything about their wedding day was laid back, full of love, and focused on family and the Lord. It was such a blessing to document the official start of their lives together with all their people!

Some of my favorite parts of their day were…

  • The wildflowers! Both the actual flowers AND the girls! Francesca had a big group of her best friends get ready with her and while they didn’t technically have a wedding party, these girls were essentially her bridesmaids. They all wore different bright dresses and she called them her wildflowers. And it was the sweetest!
  • Mikael’s suit!!! It was a dark green and I LOVED IT! It photographed beautifully, and green is my favorite color so I was extra a fan. Francesca hadn’t seen him in his suit yet, so she wanted to do a double first look so they saw each other at just the same time. So we did, and it was the sweetest!
  • The first look with Francesca’s dad, grandfather, and brother. When the guys turned around they were floored, so much that we all gasped when we saw how heartfelt and precious their reactions were to Francesca. Best family first look ever!
  • And we can’t leave out Athena and Bentley! Their pups got all primped up too with a flower collar and bow tie. They are the best pups and the day wouldn’t have been the same without them.

Mikael and Francesca, it was an honor that you chose me to document your day. It was beautiful. You are beautiful. And the world will be better because you two are together in it! Stay in touch, you guys!!

Here is that first look with her guys. Insert photographer gasps and barely being able to photograph it because of all the tears and feels! <3

Many thanks to all the vendors for the day:

  • Venue: Red Dutch Barn
  • Planner: Eternal Elegance Events
  • Hair and Makeup: Sara Gjesvold
  • DJ: Bridal Djs
  • Florals: Paula Jeans Garden Etsy Shop
  • Cake and Desserts: Mad Batter Bakery
  • Catering: Aneita’s Catering
  • Groom’s Suit: Gregory’s Boutique
  • Bridal Gown: Vow’d in Knoxville
  • Woodworking Artist: Streamside Timbers
  • Ceremony Cellist: Sharon Gerber

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