* Their favors were from China--if you want to marry someone you are supposed to throw this ball at them. Did I tell that story correctly?
David and I came right off of vacation refreshed and ready to shoot this wedding! Stephen is one of my best friends, my kindred-spirit-Jennifer's, older brother. I am sure I could have worded that last sentence in a more grammatically correct manner, but I choose not to for emphasis.
Stephen and Kathryn did what we love most-- made the details of their wedding reflect who they are and what they are about. It was just beautiful to learn little bits about them here and there throughout the day...
The ladies started off at Alter Ego.
I was LOVING it- so much color and funky to work with in one small area.
I could have stayed there all day.
Kathryn's Mom and sister sharing some love while the bride gets her makeup done.
Stephen was elsewhere, doing his own hair :)
I would SO wear Kathryn's dress. And I finally get to shoot a birdcage veil!!
That smile says everything-
this bride has laid her eyes on her groom
and nothing is going to stop her from heading down that aisle!
This was the first catholic wedding that David and I had shot.
I love getting new experiences like that!
It was truly a beautiful service.
These people are MARRIED!
LOVE this shot that David caught as they were
sneaking out of the church to hide before pictures.
On the way to the reception at All Saints Chapel, we stopped by the Capitol building.
These two and their people worked it out and it looked like another time period...
and it looked like they lived there!
I feel like they are waiting to be served afternoon tea...
Calm moment during the food blessing...
Kathryn's parents worked in China and
she lived there for quite awhile so there were many Chinese influences throughout the day.
The lunch, however, was some NC barbecue... YUM!
David's detail shooting was on fire. Do you SEE the barbecue sauce?!
Sweet, sweet parent dances.
The little flowers on this cake are called plum flowers,
which I heard is also Kathryn's Chinese last name.
Preparing for the getaway!
My kindred spirit sneaks a dance with her big brother before he leaves.
LOVE YOU JENNIFER.
And they are off to NYC!
Kathryn and Stephen: Thank you again for inviting David and I into your wedding day. It was gorgeous and inspiring from beginning to end. Your love and excitement about being married was radiating. You two are awesome!