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A Beautiful Fall Wedding at Briar Barns in Sparta, Michigan // Nicole & John

John and Nicole were married on one of the last sunny and warm days in September, with a joyful wedding party by their side and the support of their wonderful families, Nicole and John spent the day smiling and laughing together. We loved capturing so many beautiful moments and can’t wait to share more with you below!

Nicole's wedding day style was so elegant timeless! With a gorgeous gown from Spring Sweet and stunning accessories. She and the ladies enjoyed a little pampering with hair and makeup before it was time for Nicole to put on her gorgeous gown with the help from her mom and sister. She then shared a quick first look with her bridesmaids before heading out to share a sentimental first look with her father. Just across the property John was doing the same thing! He spent the morning getting ready with the help from his family closest friends then headed to the indoor ceremony site; the lower level of the Barn.

Gorgeous bridal details at Briar Barns in Sparta, MI

Nicole's wedding shoes, veil and bouquet.

The wedding bands atop the wedding invite.

The Bridesmaids first look!
The Father's first look!

A portrait of the bride and bridesmaids at Briar Barns, Sparta, Michigan

The groom and groomsmen used the corner of the barn to get ready in, then headed out for group portraits before the ceremony.

The best man helping John get wedding day ready at Briar Barns in Sparta, Michigan

A portrait of the groom and groomsmen at Briar Barns

Nicole and John exchanged letters to read just before the ceremony, here's a look into their quiet moment.

The Ceremony was held in the lower level the Barn. The ceiling was strung with lights from the back of the room all the way to the front, giving the entire room a beautiful romantic glow. The aisle was Lined with baby's-breath and candles. The moment John saw his beautiful bride for the first time on their wedding day remains one of our favorite moments captured that day.


A full bridal party portrait

Nicole and John popping a bottle of champagne just after the ceremony in celebration!!

Once we finished bridal party group shots we went right into couples portraits with this gorgeous couple!

Following their beautiful ceremony and wedding party photos on the Briar Barn's property, it was time to head to make their grand entrance to their reception! The Guests enjoyed the warm weather and gorgeous views while sipping signature drinks during cocktail hour. Inside the large barn, tables decorated with baby's-breath flowers and candles, a truly rustic and romantic setting. Guests enjoyed toasts to the bride and groom, a delicious dinner and cake cutting before dancing got underway. It was the perfect end to this beautiful day!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Durante!! We hope your wedding day was everything you dreamed and wish you all the love and happiness in the many years to come <3

Vendor love:
Florist: Posh Petals
Event Coordinator: Briar Barns
Wedding cake: Cheesecake Factory
Wedding Dress: Spring Sweet
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Grooms attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse