Where to start with this wedding!? Carrie + Eric planned a Christmas Eve, brunch, at home, micro wedding, which was also a SURPRISE! They only clued in two family members, plus their maid of honor and best man, everyone else believed they were attending an engagement brunch with a family photo session. I’m not going to lie, I thoroughly enjoyed being in on the secret and was looking forward to this day from the moment they reached out to me. Of course, I was especially excited to capture family arrivals — everyone was pretty much in shock, but kept their composure way better than I could have! Carrie’s favorite day of the year is Christmas, so Carrie + Eric transformed their living room + kitchen into their ceremony and reception space with some personal Christmas touches — Carrie made the decor herself, they decorated a “Christmas tree step ladder” (which a nod to their newly renovated kitchen and building a life together), and they had family heirloom ornaments displayed honoring their grandparents. I really couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my 2022 wedding season, Carrie + Eric and their families were simply a joy to photograph and spend time with, thank you again for having me! Congratulations again C+E!!