Mackenzie + Connor | Distinguished White Barn Wedding | Etre Farms | St. Joseph, MI

August 25, 2023

The crowd inside continued to be dazzled by the beauty and grandeur of the inner banquet hall. The food, the drinks, everything had been perfectly executed; and the evening had only just begun! However, while the hustle and bustle of the reception was in full swing, a sweet, quiet moment was happening mere yards away from the white barn. There stood Mackenzie and Connor, the newest Mr. and Mrs. Moesta, toasting to their new life together with an intimate champagne tower and all the hopes and dreams of the beautiful life ahead of them.

From Connor’s groomsmen’s “game day walk in” and Mackenzie’s bespoke detail collection, this day started with a charm that would carry through to the rest of the day. Elaborate florals blended seamlessly with Mackenzie’s Berta gown, which was itself dotted with an elegant floral design that looked like Mackenzie’s mood board come to life. Their first look could only be described as perfection as these two not only got to see each other for the first time, but also had the opportunity to read the vows that they wanted to share with each other without everyone listening in. However, our favorite moment of the day was most likely the instant when Connor saw his bride walking down the aisle, because even though he had already seen her during their first look, this was the moment that Connor was truly overwhelmed with emotion.

A mixture of clouds and sun decorated the grounds as Mackenzie and Connor made the best use possible of Etre’s beautiful grounds. A stunning outdoor ceremony flowed seamlessly into a cocktail hour at the garden bar, ending with a stunning room reveal for Mackenzie and Connor’s guests as they entered Etre’s grand banquet hall. As soon as dinner was concluded, Mackenzie and Connor were able to make the most of the golden light outside with one last set of portraits, this time as husband and wife, before joining their friends and family on the elevated dance floor hosted by the talented Jelliefish Productions!

Mackenzie and Connor, the day that we talked about with you two winters ago has finally come, and we couldn’t be more excited for you two! The details were perfect, the aesthetic was sublime, but in our opinion, nothing could compare to the little candid moments we were able to see between the two of you as you traveled through this day full of romance and joy. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your world, and for sharing this beautiful day with us, we can’t wait for you to see the beauty of your wedding unfold below.

All our best!

J + A


All photos are property of Josh and Andrea Photography LLC.

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