A wedding on a Saturday in June. You'd expect a hot summer day, right? No we had a rainy day. A LOT of rain. I arrived at Chris & Kayleigh's wedding (and reception) location. It was being held on a family friend's property in Grove City, Ohio. BEAUTIFUL. Green grass for days and trees and tress. A photographers dream. Only the rain had other plans for us. Kayleigh was chill, and not worried about the day and the plan. Afterall that's what they had a tent for. We came up with a plan B for their first look and bridal party photos and went with it. The rain stopped about an hour before the ceremony. It was perfect timing. Enough time to clean up, regroup and start on time. I met these two last year, through a mutual friend. They're both sweet as pie and I was so excited for their big day. I knew Kayleigh had worked so hard on the detils and I couldn't wait to see them all come together.
Her dress was seriously one of my favorites of all time. Absolutley amazing.
Kayleigh had this ladder at the front of the ceremony site as a surprise to Chris. One of Chris' buddies (Kevin) passed away a few months ago and these were all things honoring him! It was beautiful. More on this later!
I probably hear the song "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks every wedding I photograph. But this wedding brought a whole new memory to the song for me. Kevin's (Chris' buddy who had passed away) parents were there and they danced with Chris, Kayleigh and all their friends to this song. All the while hugging mom & dad and remembering Kevin. I'm pretty sure we all had tears!
The day was perfect! Congratulations again you two. I'm so glad I was there to capture it all for you. I wish you many, many years of happiness <3