angelina + brian | hastings lake | country rustic wedding

We were so blessed to be asked to capture the love Angelina and Brian have for one another on their wedding day...they both are beautiful people, on the outside, but especially on the inside!

When we stepped into Angelina's getting ready room, our breath was taken away with the beautiful, diffuse light. It made a perfect setting for her gorgeous gown and some of the precious details, like her maids' flower crowns, the couples' wedding rings, and her wedding cowboy boots, a gift from Brian.

 
 

We photographed the couple's first look (and a few portraits!) at Hastings Lake, just a few minutes walk from where they dressed. I loved being with the bride and seeing how excited she was for her groom to appear!

 
 

Angelina and Brian's beautiful children were also a key part of the ceremony: Angelina's daughter made for an adorable flower girl, while Brian's daughter was an excellent maid for Angelina, and his son was the keeper of the rings, stored in a little wooden box.

 
 

The entire day was filled with so many lovely personal DIY touches, all done by the bride...

 
 
 
vintage ring | country rustic wedding | lisa kathan photography
 

There were so many sentimental details throughout the day. Brian's vintage belt buckle was a great surprise, but the most incredible was an antique gold wedding band which had belonged to Angelina's great-mother. It only occurred to the family after the couple had chosen their date that the ring was inscribed with the same date of 7/7, but 77 years earlier.

What was so cool about this wedding is that Angelina and Brian totally nailed it when it came to giving me lots of time to photograph just the two of them. They're such a sweet, happy, romantic couple, these were some of my favorite couple shots to date.

 
 
Lisa Sulzbach