Dirt, Pearls, and Curls

Bernardus Wedding with Lavender in Bloom!

collage of man and woman getting ready for an event

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing this beautiful wedding a Bernardus Lodge and Spa alongside Jodee Debes! The day began with the sweetest couple relaxing and getting ready!

bride and groom seeing eachother for the first day on a wedding day

They chose to do a first look and they are just the sweetest. The vibe of the day was certainly ‘all fun, no stress’ and these two certainly pulled it off!

bride and groom hugging at wedding venue

Portraits after first look are always so sweet to me! It’s such a special time where the couple is relaxed and just purely happy to see one another.

Bride and groom standing in front of tree and red building
bride and groom in front of trees and lavender hugging

As a bonus – your hair and makeup is perfectly fresh during this time!

bride and groom in front of trees and lavender hugging
bride and groom in front of trees and lavender hugging

It was perfect that the lavender here was blooming! Also, having your guests walking through lavender is that extra little boost of scent that will leave them remembering pure magic!

Bride and groom in path of lavender with hills behind them
Bride and groom hugging and laughing

Black and whites are so classically beautiful to me! I always deliver about 25% of your gallery as color PLUS black and whites!

Bride and groom in front of hills

Bernardus is such a gorgeous venue! I love that there are places for guests to stay on-site and everything is easy and close!

collage of a pretty venue with a fountain and lavender

How many venues have fountains, lavender, roses AND vineyards?!

wedding party standing in venue

These two had a small wedding party with only their closest friends and family!

bridesmaids in cornflower blue helping bride walk
Bride walking down aisle with father

There is nothing I love more than brides and grooms enjoying their ceremony! Look at your partner, look at your guests and soak it in!

bride and groom during ceremony reading each other vows
Bride and groom kissing and then cheering
collage of appetizers and charcuterie board

This couple wanted to really be present in their day and chose to do an extended cocktail hour! Their grazing table was stunning. My favorite might be the goat cheese with herbs and dried flowers… yum!

people enjoying drinks and appetizers at a resort

Cocktail hour was complete with lawn games for guests to enjoy, like put put, cornhole and mega jenga!

cornhole and guest playing put put
Guests mingling during cocktail hour

The couple had an impromptu dance when their favorite song came on, and this is why thorough coverage is so important to me! I always have an eye on the bride and groom to catch cute moments like this 🙂

wedding guests playing large jenga and it falling

These ladies enjoyed themselves playing Jenga – I was pretty impressed by how well they did!

lavender and dinner place setting

During cocktail hour, the incredible venue and coordinator team set up dinner in the same space as ceremony.

place setting card and wedding cake

The white and green florals look so classic against such a vibrant venue!

two photos of a wedding cake that is white with a few small white and green florals
Collage of wedding guests eating dinner and toasting at bernardus wedding
Wedding guests eating dinner with sunset and mountains behind them at bernardus wedding

I love toasts. I do! It’s one of the best ways to really get to see the side of the couples that their closes friends and family know! I love love LOVE candids of guests during speeches.

guests toasting down a long table at bernardus wedding

This family had some really cute traditions to welcome their new son in law into their family officially! They sang a song and took a shot together!

collage of guests during dinner and toasts laughing at bernardus

Overall, such a stunning wedding day at Bernardus Lodge and Spa. I hope I am back soon! Are you getting married at Bernardus? I would LOVE to photograph your day, reach out here!

Bride and groom hugging surrounded by trees

June 15, 2023

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