After they got ready they had a first touch around the corner of the house. Drew had written a letter to Kaitlen and she read it while they held hands. No seeing, no talking...just a sweet moment to connect before the big moment.
The ceremony was in the backyard on the property of Kaitlen's extended family. They did a great job decorating and making it special. I love the old doors they found and put at the end of the "aisle". What a fun idea and a special touch to their day.
When Drew saw Kaitlen...wow. Just wow. Best Groom reaction ever. He's a keeper.
A sweet moment between Kaitlen and her day just before he gives her away.
Love this look. So cute!
Just before giving her the ring.
The doors were really nice to give some perspective to the ceremony.
The kiss and the announcement of man and wife.
Kaitlen and Drew both had tiny photos of the loved ones who were no long with them in her bouquet and his boutonniere. Kaitlen had found some great ideas on Pinterest and she picked and chose the ones that were most special and made the day uniquely theirs. Love that.
The beautiful bridesmaids with frames that tell how they know Kaitlen. Another cool Pinterest idea.
The guys all had fun colorful socks.
Drew was one of my students and I remember his being all about soccer so I knew he could and would jump if I asked. Little did I know all his groomsmen could jump too. One take. Seriously. One take and it's perfect.
The wedding party.
Some alone time. Kaitlen and Drew got married in the evening so by the time the ceremony was over it was pretty much dark outside so we got some nice twilight sky and lots of twinkle lights.
Romantic shots under the veil.
The twinkle lights.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs. McKinnie! Your wedding was absolutely perfect.