Christine + Chris: September 7, 2018

January 30, 2019



On September 7, 2018, my husband’s cousin Chris Lantero married the loveliest bride, Christine Barandy. I have known my husband Kyle and his cousin Chris for over 15 years. Chris has been a brother and a best friend to my husband. So when he and Christine wanted to get married at Crossed Keys Estate we were beyond thrilled.


Chris & Christine are naturally outdoorsy people. Christine’s family has a love affair with Denver, Colorado having a special home there that family adores. The couple love to ski, hike, and go on adventures whenever possible. So an outdoor wedding was the ultimate dream for their special day.


Christine opted for burgundy and blush blooms for her wedding flowers. And when she asked me to make this arbor, I swooned. A little draped, soft pink fabric and some stunning hydrangea and dahlias from the property contributed to one of my favorite wedding arbors of all time. A simple greenery boutonniere was all the groom needed to be on his way, hanging out with his guys on the deck, sipping whiskey. The bouquets were full of roses, cafe au lait dahlias, and natural wild flowers from the grounds.


After a beautiful ceremony, everyone headed over to the reception to witness a romantic first dance and a touching father-daughter moment. From then on, it was all laughter and happy tears, a few unicorn bubbles and some yummy cocktails, and lots of dancing. Christine’s sister and my husband Kyle delivered the toasts and talked about what a magical day it was for such a special, loving couple.


Sorry in advance – I couldn’t help but post 75+ pictures of this special day. The amount of pictures I didn’t post of Chris & Christine laughing would shock you. As you’ll see below, this couple has an infectious and joyful love that they just couldn’t contain all day. Something that made every moment and every photo of this outdoor wedding really special.


Also pictured below, my then 9 month old son Sean making his first wedding debut, and the bride posing with all the children in her family which is one of the cutest pics I’ve ever seen! Thank you to Longbrook Photography (shooting for Pat Furey Photography) for these awesome shots. It made the day even more special.







Special shout out to some of our favorite vendors who really helped make this day come together:

Hair: Styles on Location

Makeup: Samantha Linn

Music: iReserve Entertainment

Photo Booth: Metro Photo Booth Bus

Flowers: Event Designs by Katherine