Backyard Hillman Wedding | Tara + Rob | By Anna


“When I was walking down the aisle I couldn’t stop crying… actually through the whole ceremony! I remember just thinking ‘This is actually happening! I get to marry him!’”

Not many couples have the opportunity to exchange vows in the exact same place they got engaged. But Tara & Rob aren’t like most couples. “The location we chose was Rob’s parent’s home, which used to be his grandparent’s. Not only did we decide to get married there because it was beautiful, it holds a lot of meaning behind it. Rob’s parents actually got married there, and we got engaged where we said our vows as well.”

Intentional. Meaningful. It’s things like that that just makes my heart smile. And Tara & Rob’s big day was full of meaningful moments like that. “For our first dance we didn’t get the dance floor to ourselves, we shared it with about 20 kids! We had a lot of kids on our guest list because we are very family orientated, and we couldn’t have been happier to have our friends and family bring them along. We actually enjoyed being surrounded by them while we were dancing, it made it fun and uplifting. At one point we were able to find a couple of minutes just for the two of us. We were the only ones in the back of the reception hall and were able to slow dance to a couple of songs without being interrupted. Just those couple of minutes for just the two of us made the whole night seem complete!”

Tara & Rob, you two are gems and 100% tailor made for each other. It was an honor (and a BLAST) to celebrate with you! Congrats!

Bride’s Dress: Casablanca from Renee Austin | Bride’s Shoes: David’s Bridal | Bride’s Jewelry: Macy’s | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Rogers and Holland | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine from Renee Austin | Groomsmen Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Preparation Location: Private Residence | Ceremony Location: Private Residence | Reception Location: Hillman Community Center | Florist: Carol Geskus | Caterer: Kari Fletcher | Sweets: Sugar Me Sweet | DJ: Y’R DJ Service