On top of a mountain in Lucerne, Switzerland, Michael and Erika committed to loving each other for the rest of their lives. On top of Petit Jean Mountain, they documented their love story with engagement portraits. On top of a mountain overlooking the beautiful Greers Ferry Lake last weekend, they made their promise officially official and became husband and wife. These two people are no strangers to travel and adventure, and now they can adventure together- hand in hand, for the rest of their lives.
The Barn at Greers Ferry Lake in Bee Branch, Arkansas was the absolute perfect backdrop for this couple because it accurately helps tell the story of who they are. When they first met, they quickly bonded over their love for traveling the world, and for animals. They are both extremely kind-hearted, sensitive, and joyful, which just makes them completely perfect together. You’ll have a hard time finding a couple who cares more about people than Michael and Erika do!
As with any outdoor ceremony, we’ve prayed hard over the weather for their wedding day! Especially being by the lake! The forecast changed about 140 times the week before, between zero rain and lots of rain. We ended up with a little bit of everything! It rained hard for about 10 minutes early that afternoon (which we worked hard to not let Erika know was happening! Ha!), and then it was FULL sun! I never ever make my clients stand directly in the sun, but when the only shade is on the opposite side of the property, you just roll with it! And it was beautiful! Then we had clouds again, but the sun peeked out just in time for their sunset ceremony and OH THE LIGHT!!! Yall know me and my love for that glowy golden hour light… it. was. perfect.
Between the one-of-a-kind (really, I’ve never seen this in all my years!) donut tower cake with a perfect little naked cake on top (thanks Patticakes!), Mario Bros groom’s cake, custom donut wall, and the BEST food for dinner, their reception was ON-POINT! These guys and their friends know how to party!
I can’t end this without saying thank you to Michael and Erika’s sweet family and friends, and all of the crazy amazing vendors for the BEST DAY! You made this so special for them, which we all agree they 100% deserved. Michael and Erika, thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day, and for being such good friends! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Sherer!!
Venue | The Barn at Greers Ferry Lake
Wedding Dress | Low’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Shoes | Betsy Johnson
Groom’s Attire | Jos. A. Bank
Bride’s hair & makeup | Shannon Taylor, Jessica Stratton, Kaylie Clay
Top of donut cake | Patticakes
Groom’s cake| Patticakes
Invitations | Canva
Second Photographer | Sydney Rasch