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A Summer Wedding at Bull Valley Country Club: Nicole + Tim

Everything about this sweet summer wedding was absolutely stunning. Truly, stunning.  When I arrived to Bull Valley Country Club, Nicole and all of her closest friends and family were busy getting ready.  Final touches of hair and make-up were being fine tuned, and the Bride-to-be just glowed.  A day, several years in the making, was beginning and you could just feel the excitement as the day was about to get started.

Nicole and Tim opted not to see one another before getting married.  Instead I was able to capture some gorgeous bridal portraits under some gorgeous weeping willow trees along the golf course.   Afterwards, Nicole’s dad saw his gorgeous daughter in the sweetest First Look moment just before getting married.  After such a romantic ceremony and the two were pronounced Mr. and Mrs, the rest of the night was spent celebrating with thoughtful toasts, dancing, and sparklers on the patio under the stars.  Congratulations, Nicole + Tim!  Photographing your stunning wedding was such an honor to document and we wish you all the best in the next chapter of your lives together! xo, Annie

I hope you enjoy some of my favorites…

Nothing says class quite like a white bouquet of roses and greens


As the bride got ready, I was able to capture some of the details she would be wearing for her day

Jessica, Nicole’s sister and maid of honor, helped her sister get into her dress….

All ready and just glowing as a bride….


Just before the ceremony, we headed to an area on the golf course property that glowed with the most beautiful light and weeping willow trees…

I pretty sure this dress was made for Nicole <3


A favorite of this gorgeous bride…


A ‘First Look’ when Nicole’s dad saw his daughter for the first time as a Bride <3

While the bride was busy getting ready, so was her groom-to-be…

Tim, looking equally as handsome…

As the sun was setting lower in the sky, guests were seated on the green at Bull Valley Golf Course…

Just a little after 5:30pm, Nicole and her dad walked down the aisle on a perfect summer’s night


I just love everything about this sweet look between two sisters and best friends <3



Officially, official!

As the rice was tossed into the air, cheers were heard for the new Mr. and Mrs!

I don’t know what it is about Golf courses, but time after time…the light is always magical.






Such a wonderful bridal party in such a wonderful location




The sweetest little flower girl alongside Nicole and Tim…

After  cocktail hour on the patio, guests were welcomed inside for a fabulous sit down dinner…


Thoughtful toasts were made by sisters and best friends….



The couple danced their first dance to Tim McGraw’s “One of those night” which was perfect!


Congratulations, Nicole and Tim!

 A special Thank you to the following…

Venue |  Bull Valley Golf Course

Planner |  Vickie Boysen

Hair | Vanessa and Sonia

Make-up | Jaycie

Florist |  Periwinkle Florist

Bakery | Lovin Oven Bakery

Photography | Annie Steele Photography


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  • October 3, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    Raelene - These are just beautiful! Love all the details you captured!ReplyCancel

    • October 6, 2014 - 1:33 am

      anniesteele - Thank you! This Wedding was so stunning and we were honored to be able to document it for the lovely bride and groom!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2014 - 7:26 pm

    Arica - There are too many beautiful details to even mention! You did a fantastic job of capturing this wedding.ReplyCancel

    • October 6, 2014 - 1:32 am

      anniesteele - Thank you so much! So many lovely details there were to photograph! <3ReplyCancel