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Kristin + Erik // William Heritage Winery Rustic Backyard Wedding
It all started with a little picture of a little girl. Dad’s favorite photo of Kristin. Cue the tears already, it’s fine. I have dreamt about Kristin and Erik’s wedding day for TWO YEARS and I’m happy to say, every second lived up to it. I love Kristin and her sister Brittany. I love how they love each other. I hope my girls love each other like this one day. This woman became a mama TWO WEEKS before the wedding y’all. She’s the most amazing super hero big boss mama ever!
Kristin and Erik’s wedding day was held at Erik’s family’s vineyard in Mullica Hill, New Jersey – William Heritage Winery. A beautiful little vineyard and farm with a rustic backyard wedding was just what my soul needed. Erik reminds me so much of my husbands best friend, I feel like I’ve known him my whole life. Almost as long as Kristin has. These two have loved each other for TEN YEARS. They grew up together. Blows my mind. Kristin is the most loving and selfless woman. She takes care of special needs children and I just don’t think her heart can get any bigger.
Friends and family meandered through the vines to this gorgeous little oasis for their ceremony. Cue more tears. Kristin can’t keep it together and neither can we. After the ceremony we went off on a tractor ride with Kristin and Erik and their bridal party. These two just exude pure joy, it’s electric to be around. They feel like home. Home is a very powerful concept and force for me personally. The place you grew up with the people you’ve known forever is the perfect place to get married, hands down.
Their first dance as husband and wife – COME ON. The way Erik looks at her could melt all our hearts. Speaking of those big hearts again – the amount of LOVE that flowed through Kristin’s dad as he thanked his wife, Kristin’s mom, for everything she has been for their family….ok cue more crying. A standing ovation. She deserves it ten fold. That woman fell off a ladder two days before the wedding and made it with some bruising and looked like a million dollars doing it. Phenomenal woman. Erik’s mom got to dance with all three of her boys. What a gift to have three happy and healthy boys and now a daughter.
This day couldn’t get any better. I am so honored to be a part of something so special to these two and their families. I hope we are good friends for a very very long time and my kids get to play with their kids among the vines while we drink rosé. What a dream!