Olivia + TJ: Colorful Early Spring Wedding at Blue Haven Barn

Olivia and I first met in October when she was hustling to get everything ready for her March wedding. I was obsessed with the idea of starting my "wedding season" a bit earlier than usual (March weddings are hard to come by in South Dakota!), and Olivia seemed like the kind of girl I could easily grab a cup of coffee with. In fact, when we met, we had coffee :) 

bride getting hair and makeup done for her wedding

Olivia and TJ's wedding day was at Blue Haven Barn in Sioux Falls, SD and it was beautiful start to finish. It was so nice to have everything–getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception–all in one place. Talk about easy!

joyful purple floral wedding invitation

Olivia and TJ have the best love story. They met at church just a year before they got married, but you'd never know it from the way they are when they're with each other. They really are two halves of a whole.

bride writing love letter on wedding day

Probably the sweetest thing about their story and their day are their daughters. TJ's daughters brought so much fun to the entire day, and I loved watching them with Olivia. The way they look at her, and the way she interacts with them is like they've always been around each other. It's so sweet and special, and I'm so happy for this whole family! 

blue sequin wedding shoes and wedding rings

I loved all the unique things about this wedding. Everything from Olivia's two tone ring stack, to her insanely bright and colorful bouquet from Meredith & Bridget's, to her sweet vows to her new daughters, to their unconventional wedding party (no formal wedding party, just lots of friends and family that love them!), this day was perfection from start to finish. These guys did it right! 

meredith and bridget's colorful wedding bouquet
bride hugging daughter on wedding day
bridal gown
flower girl first look with dad on wedding day
daddy daughter first look on wedding day

Blue Haven Barn was the most perfect location for this day. I have been dying to shoot a wedding out here, and it did not disappoint! Even on a chilly March day, the barn was perfect and warm and we loved staying in one spot. The light in this place was UNREAL. Seriously–a photographer's dream!

flower girls walking down stairs at wedding
beautiful bride on wedding day
bride and daughters on wedding day
beautiful jeweled backless wedding gown
flower girls on parents wedding day
mother of bride helping with jewelry
wedding day first look on staircase
first look with dad of bride on wedding day
bride and groom on stairs
happy bride and groom
bride and groom under wedding day arch
beautiful bride and bouquet
colorful bridal bouquet
bride and groom laughing on wedding day
happy bride and groom on wedding day
bride and groom with daughters on wedding day
sisters on wedding day in beautiful neutral sequin dresses
wedding day details at venue
candles lining wedding aisle
bride walking down staircase with her dad
bride walking to her groom on wedding day
parents of bride and groom watching wedding
bride and groom during ceremony
flower girl barefoot during wedding ceremony
kiss at wedding ceremony
simple floral centerpieces at wedding reception
colorful flowers at wedding reception
open bar sign at wedding reception
silly laughing bride and groom
bride and groom walking in open field
bride and groom dancing in field
groom details
wedding reception speeches at blue haven barn
first dance at blue haven barn
dancing at wedding reception at blue haven barn

Cheers, Olivia and TJ! Thank you so much for letting me be part of your day, and for hosting such an amazing wedding to celebrate your new marriage. You two know how to throw a party, and I wish you all the happiness in the world!