I (Amanda) have known Evan since high school & met Kelsey several years ago. When the couple became engaged in January I was so excited for them! & even more excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding. Almost all of the vendors were friends of the couple so it was such a smooth and laid back day.
Tad started photographing the boys getting ready at Evan's brother's house.
Kelsey's wedding dress was perfect, in fit and style.
The touches of purple and teal popped out all day long.
I love all of the personal details from the monogram, burlap, wood and mason jars.
Everyone was excited that we had such a bright sunny wedding day. The first few weekends in the month had rainy Saturdays.
The bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning!
& the boys were pretty handsome too!
Kelsey & Evan choose to wait until she was walking down the aisle to see each other on their wedding day. However, we did get to capture a first look with Kelsey & her dad.
The ceremony consisted of an acknowledgment of family members that are no longer with us, a sand ceremony, prayer, vows and of course the first kiss as husband and wife.
The two families really became one not only by marriage but on the dance floor later in the night!
Tad & I stole the couple away for a few minutes of photos with just the two of them.
The sun was warm and soft by the time couples pictures began.
I love the photos with the boats on the dock as it shows Lake Norman at its finest.
Just as the sun passes over the horizon, it's time to go join the party.
The couple's first dance was both simple and sweet.
Kelsey & her dad surprised us all with an awesome dance that they have been practicing for months.
The cake was not only beautiful but absolutely delicious! I tried both the red velvet and vanilla mmmm.
Kelsey's sister, Kailyn, was the Maid of Honor and gave a sweet tribute to her big sis. Evan's brother, Ashton, was the Best Man but his toast picked on his little bro just a tad. Then Kelsey's dad finished it off, cracking everyone up.
Now take a minute to check out all of the awesome photos below. The open bar really got a few of the dancing guests!
Congratulations Kelsey & Evan!!