“My number one priority is the food.”
This was one of the first comments Kate made to me as I sat there in Starbucks with my photography portfolio on my iPad and my information packet in hand.
Potential client meetings still make me pretty nervous and this comment kind of threw me for a loop.
Um. You know I’m the photographer, right?
That’s the first thing I loved about Kate. She didn’t beat around the bush.
I’m kind of known for the same thing.
So, I laughed and told her that was great, but I was here to talk pictures.
And I am not into pressuring people whatsoever, so I just left it at…book me. Or don’t.
She booked me.
And I got a new friend out of it.
And she filled me in in the months to follow on the perfect day she was planning.
Adam met her fiancé Derek, and talked draft picks, and NFL stats while Kate and I talked flowers and…well, food. duh.
The weatherman called for rain on Friday, and we were pretty much all praying either silently, or in loud outbursts that it would hold off!
We started out at the gorgeous, antique house Kate grew up in.
Derek and Kate decided on doing a first look.
(While I know this is not “traditional”, I totally recommend it to my brides.
Every bride I’ve had or talked to who have done a first look say how much it calmed them down and helped the entire day go much more smoothly!)
The rain was barely coming down, so we did a few outside before it picked up a little bit more and had to move to the greenhouses.
The ceremony was at this quaint little place called The Old Meeting House
It was perfection. The ceremony was beautiful and emotional. Derek and Kate wrote their own vows, and I’m pretty sure everyone was a little teary after hearing them!
Then it was on to enjoy the rest of the night which was, of course, filled with food!
It also had awesome music and some pretty interesting dance moves!
Then they ended the night with a fried dough truck.
Yes. You heard me right.
A fried dough truck.
Derek and Kate- It was an honor for Adam and I to be part of such a beautiful day, and I know God is going to bless your marriage greatly!
Makeup: Christine Torres
Flowers and decor: Kate Guilford