Pinewood has a beautiful and special place in my heart. This place is freaking gorgeous and unlike any other in the area. It’s a little retreat way from all the city and it makes my heart absolutely sing. Every which way you turn there’s opportunity for great photos. I wish I got more photos of the different rooms of the venue because they are all so gorgeous, you’ll you’ll have to go there yourself to see it in all its glory. Every detail of this place was thought out so thurrowly and with the eye of a photographer in mind. And don’t get me started on how gorgeous the outside of the venue is. The metal black siding keeps the venue modern and minimal looking while still looking so natural among the pine trees.

After getting all the photos we needed indoors, we braved the outdoors for some portraits outside and it was so dang worth it. The way the sunshine broke through the tall pine trees out back had me jumping for joy in the cold and crisp winter air. I was freezing my fingers off but as a creative, you have this weird push to just keep trekking through the pain of the cold… until your fingers start going numb and stop working so you head back in.

This shoot was absolutely phenomenal. When creatives come together and create something so unique, you bet we’re going to make some art. The team put together by Rachel of Des Jardins Studio and Lexie of Availed Events really outdid themselves! They were all so much fun to work with and brought in such a unique aspect to the day  which made this shoot so dang incredible.  Take a look and see how amazing all the vendors were at helping this all come together!



Venue: Pinewood Wedding & Events

Photographer:  Brianna Lane Photography

Planning: Availed Wedding & Event Planning & DesJardins Studio

Stationery: Epitome Papers

Bride + Groom: Carly + Nick McCormack

Puppy: Finnley

Hair + Makeup: Styled by Abbi

Floral: Lilacs & Lace

Wedding Dress: Mara Marie Bridal

Floral Frames: Framed Florals

Decorations: Style Society

Canvas Backdrop: Olivia J Designs

Copper Archway: Something Borrowed MPLS

Menswear: Suitsupply

Tan: GoGlow

Nails: Frenchies Salon


HUGE thanks to all people involved in this wonderful shoot! Can’t wait to work with you again in the future!

Brianna ?