Playful, fun, vibrant wedding uniting these two partners in crime & the usual suspects 😉
Kristin shared, “Our wedding was one of the best days of my life and I know that your photos will capture it perfectly.”
She continued, “We chose Rhinehart Photography because we love your creative point of view and use of vibrant colors. Working with you on our wedding day was such a breeze, from individual and group photos to candid in the moment frames; you seamlessly and elegantly instructed and photographed everyone all day long. You captured our style and personalities, incorporating various poses and backgrounds. That is something very unique about your work and something you do better than anyone else. ”
Chris added, “We chose you because you are hands down the best in the biz. You took great photos without taking us away from enjoying our wedding day.”
Aw thanks guys– your colorful personalities *needed* to be captured, and I feel so lucky to have had the privilege of doing that for you on such a special day!
Kristin dressed in the bridal suite in Liberty Mountain resort, pulling the zipper up on her hot pink sparkling heel– I knew the day would be fun!
She is stunning, yet so humble, I have several traditional portraits of her, but I like this giggly one the best…
I told you– stunning!!!
Here my second photographer, Kris, captured this awesome reflection of Chris!
He caught some beautiful light here, too!
Getting ready for “the first look”…
Chris shared, “Leading up to our first look was intense– I felt excited and nervous. I knew it was going to be great, but it was also the real official start to the day that was to become.”
Kristin shared, “I was excited and nervous, too. I was surprised how quickly everything moved that morning, and couldn’t believe it was already time!”
Chris said, “Look at you!!! You are drop dead gorgeous!!!”
He had to check out everything, the veil the sparkling details on her dress, it was really adorable.
Chris got deep, “I knew she was going to look stunning on her wedding day and she definitely did not disappoint. I look forward to starting our family together and watching her turn into the wonderful mother I know she’ll be.”
Kristin shared, “When I first saw him I thought: WOW is that tall handsome man mine? I am also looking forward to tackling life’s adventures together.”
You can see how cherished and loved she feels…
I knew they love vibrant colors and when I saw these intense purple irises, that reminded me of a Van Gogh painting, I knew i had to incorporate them some how!
I climbed in among them and snapped this shot as Chris and Kristin strolled by…
Kristin reminisced, “It was his charming good looks and sense of humor that drew me in. After I learned what a genuine and caring man he is I fell even further. I love the way that family is his first priority, which solidified that he is the partner for me.”
While I love to capture candid moments during a wedding day, I also make sure to get a few more standard portraits, too.
I love how comfortable and happy they look here…
I love to play with reflections and was particularly happy with this one as it looked super tropical…
Chris shared, “We’ve been on a couple tropical trips. Our first vacation was to Aruba, that is where we found out we really liked being together for long stretches of time.”
Kristin explained, “It was nice taking a quick break from the wedding day craziness to have a moment alone for the sunset photos.”
This seriously looks like they are the only two people in the world!
Kristin laughed, “I’ll admit it felt a little weird sinking into the dirt beside the irises but trusted Lisa entirely that the photos would be worth it!”
Kristin shared, “I think we work so well together because we’re opposites! I’m the detail-oriented planner while he is the funny, spontaneous guy. We bring our own perspectives to the table, but challenge each other to be open to each others point of view. This works most of the time, haha.”
Kristin shared, “We chose Liberty Mountain Resort because everything at Liberty was in one location (hotel, ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after party, brunch the next day!). My favorite part was the tall ceilings and open concept reception hall that enabled a comfortable atmosphere for dancing and partying all night long. Also loved the rolling green mountains; they made for the perfect backdrop.”
Chris added with a smile, “As Kristin said, we like the all in one spot. We had a lot of out of town friends and family attend and it was important for us to make their trip as painless as possible. Also, there is a golf course there…”
Time for the bridal party to join in on the fun…
Kristin smiled, “I love color! The brightly colored bridesmaids and flower girls dresses contrasted the green golf course and mountains so well!!”
Kristin laughed, “Chris loves his socks, especially pink ones so I know he wanted his guys to share that love.”
Chris agreed, “Yup, I’m a sock guy.”
Kristin shared, “My sisters and best friends are always there for me through thick and thin. I’m so lucky to have them in my life.”
She added, “Many of them have been by my side through sports and running adventures!”
I knew Kristin was a runner and wanted to fit this in…
Strike a pose…
Kristin smiled, “I believe I have the most adorable flower girl/nieces out there.”
Chris smiled, “As most boys do we spend our years growing up testing our strength against our fathers. He knows now that I got the upper hand, so this picture of him giving me a noogie will make him relive his glory days. HAHA!!!”
Chris’ mama was so happy to see him!
Kristin smiled, “My favorite part of the wedding day was the ceremony!! This took me by surprise because usually I find wedding ceremonies so boring. Being surrounded and supported by ALL of our friends and family who care about us was such a powerful feeling. Just about everything in the ceremony was a surprise. Sam could not have done a better job!!!”
The backdrop was stunning for sure…
Sam, Chris’ sister, opened with a photo of their dog, who was not able to attend the ceremony, so that he could be there, too…
Chris added, “My favorite part of the day was the ceremony as well. The reception was a great time, don’t get me wrong, but the way the ceremony turned out with the great weather and Sam doing a kick ass job on the ceremony really made that part of the day something we’ll never forget for the rest of our lives. Everyone loved it!”
They sure did– smiles all around:
At one point Sam got out shot glasses. When asked why there were three, she responded, “One is for me, of course!”
Kristin laughed, “The shots helped to break the ice a bit and set the tone for the wedding.”
Sam’s face, lol!
The mood quickly changed from playful to intensely intimate as Chris and Kristin read their hand-written vows to each other.
The look on Chris face is priceless…
The ring exchange, such pretty details…
Kristin shared, “Getting through the vows were tough but I’m so glad we did them! Made the whole ceremony very personal.”
Proud of the wifey!
I love to play with silhouettes, this is one from their first dance:
Chris explained, “My mom was so nervous for the first dance. She thought I was going to swing her around and she would have to show off her moves in front of the whole wedding. I wouldn’t trade the dance we had for anything. She’s also a huge Rod Stewart fan. Personally I didn’t think that was possible…HAHA”
Kristin dancing with her father…
Chris shared, “I thought the wedding speeches were great. I took a little bashing but that was certainly to be expected.”
Kristin laughed, “I can’t believe Kyle described Chris’ dating life as “tryouts”, so hilarious!”
Chris smiled, “Tryouts are and have been for a long time, officially over.”
Kristin laughed, “The cake smash was probably my second favorite part of the day! The only time it’s ok to smash food in Chris’ face. And the cake was delicious!”
Chris shared, “It was very important to us that our guests had a great time. It seemed like everyone really let their hair down. We still get comments today that it was the most fun they’ve ever had at a wedding. That’s the environment we wanted to create, and we are honored it worked out.”
Twerk it, gurl…
Don’t you dare leave the dance floor!!!
We need to twirl 😉
Dancin’ in the moonlight 😉
A few of the vendors that really stood out to Kristin & Chris:
Venue: Liberty Mountain Resort Wedding coordinator Adrienne Weikert was fantastic and made our day a breeze!!!
Make-up/hair: Laventide Salon and Spa The hairstylists and makeup artists were truly top-notch.
Florist: Blossom and Basket BoutiqueRene and staff made my wedding flower dreams come true!
Bridal shop: Bridal Suite BoutiqueTiffany and ladies made my dress buying experience a breeze. Highly recommend!
Cake: Main Street Sweets Jennifer made the most beautiful (and delicious!) wedding cupcakes. Can’t wait to eat them again for our one year anniversary 🙂
Rehearsal catering: Hempen Hill BBQ, Dave and Jane’s Crab House The food was amazing!