Lindsey & John | An Intimate, Laid-Back Wedding Celebration in the Woods at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary
Wedding: 26 May 2019 | Posted: 13 July 2019
Did you ever buy a dress, or a pair of pants, or a jacket that you knew you wanted but that didn't fit quite right? Did you then get that garment tailored, put it on, find that it fits perfectly, and fall completely in love with it? Planning their wedding was kind of like that for Lindsey & John. They started with a perfect venue and people they loved, but something didn't fit quite right. And then—and then!—they made the true-to-themselves decision to scale their ~120-guest wedding back to a smaller, profoundly intimate celebration: 20 guests surrounded Lindsey & John while they exchanged vows in the woodland chapel at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, the perfect number for spending quality time all together, mingling families, and—for Lindsey and John, at least!—minimizing stress.
Y'all. We loved photographing this wedding. Such an intimate collection of friends and family means more opportunities for the exchange of genuine emotion among everyone present; it means a couple can inhabit the space of their wedding wholly together; it means it's easier for every little piece of the wedding-day puzzle to be intentional and infused with authenticity. One of my favorite examples: Lindsey's houseplants were the centerpieces of their dinner tables and had pride of place in their ceremony decor.
Overall, though, what made the day so beautiful to witness was all the joy: Lindsey couldn't stop giggling any time we took portraits because she was just so happy to marry John. All the toasts expressed not just love and support, but a true soul-joy at seeing Lindsey & John marry one another. It was a heart-swellingly sweet atmosphere, and we feel so privileged to have captured it. We wish Lindsey & John every imaginable happiness in their life together—enjoy a selection of our favorites from the day below, and congratulate Lindsey & John in the comments below!
Love the intimate, authentic feel of Lindsey & John's small and personal wedding? Planning an intimate celebration of your own? Ask us about our intimate weddings package! Something different in mind? We'd love to hear about that, too! Use the Contact Us link above or send Kate an email to start the conversation—we can't wait to hear from you!