SHP started Brystal and John’s big day at Dewitt Community Church. First, we met up with Brystal, who was able to take advantage of the lovely side room at the church for the finishing touches of her getting ready. She was surrounded by her favorite (and very helpful!) ladies. With hair and makeup on point, she was helped into her dress. Once she was all buttoned up, everyone took in the sight of Brystal, The Bride. Everyone agreed she was a classic, picture-perfect one!
John waited in the church sanctuary with his fellas and greeted guests as they started to trickle in. Brystal requested John’s best man deliver a gift and then bring John to her blindfolded! This was our first blindfolded “first look”. It was a sweet twist on the new tradition! Sarah snapped a couple photos of their interaction and then left them for a moment of privacy.
Brystal’s processional was started by a very special flower girl. Their ceremony was prayerfully sweet. They were pronounced husband and wife and made their way back down the aisle to hide from all their guests. They chose not to do a receiving line, so hiding was the best idea! Of courses their guests were eager to congratulate them, but we had a timeline to stick to!
Once we completed family formals at the church alter, everyone headed out for the reception at the Landmark Theatre! Family and friends chatted over cocktails and cheese plates as Sarah, Wesley and the wedding party explored the theatre and made some awesome images. The Landmark Theatre is an artist’s dream. It seems there’s inspiration around every corner.
Jonathan Paduano, of Paduano Studios kept the guests informed, and got the party started by introducing the couple as they descended those epic Landmark stairs. There, spot-lit in blue, Brystal and John shared their first dance as a married couple!
Karen’s Catering did an awesome job with the plated dinner that followed (have you had their spaghetti pie?! Team SHP highly recommends it!). The fathers of the bride and groom toasted the couple with a few sweet childhood memories and their view on how Brystal and John’s love story began, making everyone teary! The Maid of Honor and best man rounded out the well wishes with toasts of their own too! Once the cake was cut, the dance floor opened for party time. Jonathan kept the guest entertained while Sarah and Wesley went outside to set up an epic shot for Brystal and John in front of that dazzling marquee!
Here are some highlights from Brystal and John’s wedding
Congratulations & best wishes, Mr. & Mrs. Nichter!
Featured Wedding Professionals || Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero | Dress Vendor – Spybaby Bridal | Cake Artist – Mrs. Kelder’s Cakes | Florist – Whistlestop | DJ – Jonathan Paduano | Catering – Karen’s Catering | Hair – Kaitlyn Schnabl, Hair Habitat | Makeup – Amanda LaDue