Today we have an abandoned house Rustic Styled Vow Renewal Shoot shot by The Locket Photography to share with you! If you’re searching for October wedding ideas, there is an eerie, Halloween feel to it that you’re going to LOVE!
It’s Halloween and this unique couple wanted to celebrate their vow renewal in a one-of-a-kind way! Quinn and Kadee set up a simple ceremony to renew their vows with each other and ended the evening with cake and coffee – all in a gorgeous abandoned house! A handmade dress made out of vintage table cloths, dark ombre lips, and a bouquet made out of dead thistles and milk weed got us started!
Meet Quinn and Kadee
How did you meet your spouse?
We met at Gus’ Food and Spirits. I was at the bar with one of my girlfriends and he walked in with a small group of guys. I leaned over to my friend and said “Do you see that guy in the hat? I have to talk to him” so I did. The rest is history.
Why or how did you choose your anniversary session location? How is it relevant to your wedding or marriage?
Erin (the owner of The Locket Photography) picked out the venues and we fully trusted her vision. She has an eye for beauty. It was all very romantic in a simple way – very much like our relationship.
What is your favorite date night?
Our favorite date night is where we pick a movie, make dinner or order it in, and relax at home with a glass of wine together. When we do this, we know it’s just the two of us, no crowds or distractions. It’s the best kind of date.What is your best marriage advice?
Quinn says the best advice he can give is “she’s always right” and then we both laughed. Laughter is our secret. We don’t sweat the small stuff and we can both laugh at ourselves and even better, each other. The laughter we share keeps all aspects of our relationship connected. There’s also deep trust and open communication at the foundation of our marriage.
What is the hardest thing that you’ve gone through as a couple?
While we were dating, the duplex I was living in had the neighboring house burn down. That caused smoke and residual damage in my side of the duplex and required me to move out months before the lease was up. It was a terrifying and stressful experience. Making a spur-of-the-moment decision, my cat and I moved into Quinn’s two bedroom, one bathroom apartment that he already shared with his brother. This apartment didn’t allow cats. A couple of months into the living situation, a maintenance man had to come work on our dishwasher and saw the cat food bowl. Quinn and his brother were handed an eviction notice because of my cat. We were somehow able to wiggle our way out of that eviction and stay in the lease until we purchased our home a few months after that, but it was definitely hard to think that I almost caused my future husband and his brother to become homeless. They weren’t excited about it either, to say the least.
What is the hardest thing about marriage for you guys?
The hardest thing about marriage for us so far is deciding whether it’s more beneficial to file our taxes jointly or separately.What is the most amazing thing about marriage for you guys?
The most amazing thing about marriage for us is that we get to wake up next to each other every morning and come home to each other every day after work. We know we will get to continue doing that every day for the rest of our lives and that it will be ever changing as we grow as a couple. We’ve already added another cat and a dog to our relationship and someday we hope to add babies to the mix as well-all adding new things to our relationship which only deepens our love for one another.Why an anniversary session? What inspired you to do it?
Our wedding day was the hottest day of the summer and my main memory is the sweat that was dripping off of my body and how dehydrated I was during the entire day in my heavy wedding dress. Quinn and I wanted a second chance to have a new memory captured in photographs. The Locket Photography had done engagement photos for us so we knew they were the perfect fit to give us that second chance.How has marriage made you grow as a person and/or couple?
Marriage has only solidified what we had beforehand. The biggest changes have been seeing Quinn wearing a ring (which I love!!), getting used to calling each other husband and wife, and changing my last name. We are now the Mead’s instead of just Quinn and Kadee. It’s very unifying.What are you looking forward to in your marriage in the next 10 years?
We are most looking forward to just experiencing everything life has in store for us together. Everything has been better when we get to share it with each other and then reminisce on those good times or support each other through the not-so-great times. Whenever the time comes, I’m also really looking forward to seeing Quinn as a dad.
Dress Designer: Lily of the Valley Designs
Florals: Waterfront Hy-Vee Floral
Cake: Amber’s Eats and Treats
Hair/Makeup: Hannah Giles
Hair/Makeup: Skin Deep Salon
Rental Decor and Hand Lettering: The Purple Wagon