Brandy & Jeremiah’s Heritage Restored wedding had so many beautiful, authentic, natural moments! From an Amish cart passing the venue to the most adorable kids, to lots of loving memories of the couple’s moms, a patriotic nod to all attendees who have served, and a stunning barn reception and a bouquet stuck in the chandelier, haha!
I was so honored and grateful to capture them and their blended family!
Why Rhinehart Photography?
Brandy shares, “When I was looking for a photographer for our wedding I stumbled upon Lisa’s page and fell in love with her photos. Lisa has great attention to detail and her work is simply stunning. Jeremiah and I loved working with Lisa because she was fun and made everything easy. Lisa listened to what we wanted and even helped with giving us a timeline to work with since we didn’t have a wedding planner. We believe that was a bonus because you don’t hear that benefit from most wedding photographers!”
An Idyllic Setting
Yes, that is an Amish buggy! Heritage Restored not only has beautiful ceremony and reception spaces, but the area surrounding is so calming and instantly puts you at ease.
Meet the Bride
Jeremiah smiles, “I love Brandy for so many reasons, but one of them is her drive. She’s constantly pushing herself to be better. She completed her associate and bachelor’s degrees in only two and a half years and got a new job. Brandy’s a go-getter and a good role model for the kids, especially my daughter. She’s tough because of her service in the army and her all-around spirit shows my daughter that she can do anything she sets her mind to.”
In Memory of Grandma
Brandy shares, “I put out a sign to show Jeremiah, his dad, Amelia, and everyone else that Nancy [Jeremiah’s mom] was there celebrating and watching over us as we got married. Amelia’s crying made me cry. I’d like to think I’m tough but deep down I’m a softy and she brings that out of me.”
She smiles, “Amelia has a heart of gold and I’m always telling her to stay sweet. Amelia and I have a great step-mom and daughter bond. I feel so lucky for that!”
Jeremiah adds, “You can see how much Amelia looks up to Brandy. She got a bonus mom. I loved the sign Brandy put out for my late mother. I also cried when I saw it.”
Brandy shares, “The sign better together definitely represents my special connection I have with my bridesmaids.”
Brandy had the sweetest things to say about all of her bridesmaids! They truly mean the world to her. 🙂
More info on their decor from Peachy Keen at the bottom of the blog post ;).
Thank you for Your Service!
Brandy shares, “Three of my bridesmaids and myself all served in the military. We met at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina and have been friends since meeting. Many of our wedding guests served in the military as well so it was a great reunion.”
Jerimiah wanted this photo to be a surprise for Brandy. It was a team effort-– me composing and directing the shot, the groomsmen holding the flag, Jerimiah’s handsome smile and the venue owner (Karlen) pulling out her own family flag for our use!
First Look with the Kids
Jeremiah shares, “The boys told me I looked handsome and all the kids were so excited to see me. I was also overwhelmed and excited when I saw the boys. I’m excited to be both of the boys’ step-dad.”
Ready for the Ceremony
The kids in their wedding attire were so adorable! And how about that flower girl twirl?
Last Walk with Mama…
Brandy shares, “My mom passed away this past year, immediately following our wedding. I’m so happy she was able to spend the time she had left with me and my family. My mom being able to walk me down the aisle was beautiful and I know it made her truly happy.”
I was so sorry to hear about Brandy’s mom’s passing and shared some photos with her as soon as I heard.
Brandy said, “I was so overjoyed seeing how the photos of my mom and I turned out that Lisa shared with me. The look on my mom’s face was priceless. I wish my mom could see them but I know she’s watching over me and my family now.”
Heritage Restored Wedding Vows
I loved seeing how happy and emotional Jeremiah was during the wedding ceremony. It was an emotional day all around!
The Happy Couple
Brandy shares, “I was so nervous nothing was going to go right on our wedding day, but the day came and I felt at ease.
Jeremiah shares, “I felt overwhelmed and also happy that I was marrying my best friend. I didn’t care how the day went as long as we both said ‘I do’.”
Inseparable Since the First Date
Brandy shares, “Jeremiah and I kept in touch for almost two years before I made the move and asked if he wanted to get something to eat at some point. Our first date was February 14, 2019: lunch at Chipotle, Brandy’s favorite place. We’ve been inseparable ever since!”
Brandy smiles, “Jeremiah is a good man that loves his family and would do anything to protect them. He also accepted my two boys as if they were his own.”
I try to get a good mix of traditional shots and more emotional ones like this:
Heritage Restored Wedding Reception
Brandy & Jeremiah share, “We loved the farmhouse from the first moment we laid eyes on it. The rustic feel was the style and wedding theme we were going for. The farm had a timeless rustic charm that you see in magazines. We didn’t want your typical hotel banquet hall with cheap carpet, and the farm was perfect in our eyes.”
Jeremiah adds, “The reception intro was a last-minute idea by Brandy. She is always a quick thinker and she thought it would be cute.”
Heritage Restored is so gorgeous! I love that the reception space leads right outdoors. The drapery is such a beautiful touch. I loved Brandy & Jeremiah’s entrance when Jeremiah pretended to propose!
Wedding Party with a Sense of Humor
Brandy & Jeremiah’s wedding party members had the funniest speeches that made everyone smile and laugh. 🙂
First Dance (Interrupted)
Brandy says, “I wanted the first dance to be special, not just for me and Jeremiah, but for our kids. I was so happy Amelia and the boys wanted to come out and dance.”
Jeremiah adds, “The kids are always used to having dance parties at home with Brandy because she loves music, dancing, and making memories with the kids.”
Mother of the Groom
Brandy shares, “Jeremiah’s dance with Belinda, his stop-mom, was a beautiful moment. Belinda has been in his life as long as his mom has been in heaven, so she means a lot to him and it meant a lot to me to show her how much he cares about her.”
She continues, “Amelia is always crying but it’s so sweet how she is a very caring person!”
So many emotional moments during their reception!
The Song Brandy was Named After
Brandy smiles, “I surprised my mom by playing Brandy by Looking Glass during the reception. My mom heard this song as a little girl and swore she was going to name her daughter Brandy, and she did. I loved dancing with my mom that was we had so much fun!”
Brandy shares, “My angel wings were my first tattoo that my mother paid for when I was 19. It was one of many bonding experiences we had together. I love my angel wings, and now they’re one of the little things I have to remember my mom by.”
Heritage Restored Wedding Reception
Brandy shares, “I loved that everyone was having a great time dancing. Jeremiah and I are truly thankful to everyone who came to our wedding and shared our special day with us.”
Their wedding guests were a blast to photograph – so fun and such good dancers! But before the dancing– let’s satiate some sweet tooths 😉
Bouquet Toss Surprise!
Haaa that’s right folks, it totally got stuck in the chandelier!
Heritage Restored Wedding Vendors
- Venue: Heritage Restored Farms
- Florist: Fisher’s Florist
- Rentals: Peachy Keen Rentals
- Linens: Melody Price
- DJ: Perfect Harmony – John Sawyer
- Cake: Carrie’s Cakes/Cupcakes
- Catering: Mission BBQ
- Bartenders: The Greatest Barman LLC