Close your eyes and imagine - It's 1950 and you couldn't have asked for a better day to get married to your best friend. The sky is shining, the birds are chirping, and a great tune is playing on the jukebox in the corner of the room you're getting ready in. Sounds great, right?
Well, it may not have actually been 1950, but that was certainly the vibe that Jillian and Marek were going for on their special day. We were beyond grateful to have been apart of their special day, and we made sure to share with the world just how gorgeous this wedding was.
To give you a better picture of how the day went down, let’s bring you back to the beginning. It’s early morning, and the bride and groom were getting ready in their adjacent rooms. The venue they chose for the wedding was Tarbin Gardens— a spectacular hand-built, five-acre touring garden. Located in quiet Franklin, NH, this garden actually started offering weddings about two years ago. The owner, Robert Tarbin, was kind enough to sponsor today’s post. If you’re looking to find an affordable and dreamy venue, check them out.
Pictured here was our beautiful bride, Jillian, getting ready with the renowned Toni Mognosa.
Boutique Leslie Bridal specializes in personal one-on-one experiences with their brides to make sure each and every couple is feeling a direct connection and like they are gaining a friend out of the experience. Danielle, the owner, does whatever she can to be flexible and available for her brides. We asked her to describe working with us and the couple:
“It’s always so nice getting to connect with new vendors in the wedding industry! Brad from Loon Weddings was great to work with! You can easily see he has a wonderful knowledge and passion for what he does! I was so grateful to have one of our dresses be a part of this [special day]! I knew the final product would be amazing, and it was beyond my expectations!” - D. Warren
Every successful wedding has an event coordinator/planner behind the scenes, and Jillian and Marek’s did not disappoint! Amanda Teune Events is super passionate about her job and was kind enough to speak with us throughout the day. She was magnificent— from handling location scouting, hitting her clients’ timelines and even brought our couple snacks in between our shoots.
“Brad’s vision for the [Fifty's Wedding] was detailed and exciting. He kept his energy and positive attitude the whole day. I always enjoy working with Brad because I know that not only will he capture beautiful shots, he always gets inspired to do something fun.” - A. Teune
That brings us to the most important part of our process with our clients — the shots. To help us capture the magic we were envisioning, JT Warkenstein of Wark Media and Geoff Holder were our BTS videographer and photographer, respectively. Together, we make the magic happen to deliver our couple’s stunning shots and video that they can reminisce with for years to come.
“Working with Loon Weddings felt like the perfect combination of professionalism and fun. From the the pre-planning to seeing how it all came together in the end, I couldn’t have imagined it going any differently. Great to work with, great to be around, great to associate with, A+ as always!” - J. Warkenstein
Here’s a secret fun fact we’d love to share: Brad’s own parents, Lori and John, provided the two hot rods for the couple to shoot with. The 1951 Chevy Pick-up truck was actually used by the mail man in the movie Funny Farm. John had purchased it off the set of Warner Brothers and fixed it up and his daughter Sarah airbrushed the flames on it.
We were thrilled to make this day memorable for everyone involved. You could feel the magic, the energy and excitement in the air, and we did everything we could to capture that essence in our videos. Enjoy the video from this special shoot.