Weddings typically have an overall vibe to them, as it usually reflects the couple and the people close to them. Well, the vibe for my latest wedding and for everything about Kaitlin and Sean can be described by one simple word.
From the moment I met them (I was really late to their consultation meeting and they booked me anyway), Kaitlin and Sean exhibited sweetness. Sean and I are both in education so we had a connection there, and Kaitlin and I bonded over modern pop music (specifically Ariana Grande LOL) as she voluntarily helped me to prepare my classroom for the year. Oh, did I mention that Sean came all the way to the school to bring Kaitlin something to drink?
As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, so it is no surprise that the sweetness showed up on the wedding day in many ways, from many people. However, one particular event just “took the cake.” As Kaitlin stood in front of the mirror in her stunning, lace top wedding gown, Sean’s mother presented her with a handkerchief that belonged to one of Sean’s grandmothers. She expressed her love for Kaitlin and how happy she was that she was becoming a part of their family. It was a sweet moment that represented two families becoming one. Yes. You know it. The tears were abundant!
The sunset ceremony was perfect. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is one of my absolute favorite places on this Earth. It is tranquil, colorful, peaceful, and all that I imagine The Garden of Eden was. There are unique plants and flowers, as well as some of nature’s creatures roaming and flying about the property. Kaitlin was simply beautiful in her gown, her hair flowing and makeup (done by her) flawless. The dapper Sean stood tall and proudly in a navy suit with burgundy accents, as he watched his soon-to-be bride float down the aisle toward him. The weather was warm (okay, I’ll be honest-IT WAS HOT) with a slight breeze, and the officiant prepared a message complete with directions for the couple to remain happily in love for a lifetime.
The fun and lively reception included a beautiful cake and scrumptious dinner by Michaelis Events, and touching toasts from the maid of honor, Maria, and best man, Danny. The music was bumping and had guests on the dance floor all night. “Hey, Mr. DJ” even showed some of the latest line dances to partygoers.
Kaitlin and Sean, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day. It was a pleasure to work with you this past year, and I am one of your biggest fans. You all are one of the sweetest couples I know, and your wedding was absolutely beautiful. I know you all will live happily every after, and I can’t wait to meet some little Jordans one day.
Venue: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Photographer: Shannon Drummond Photography
Second Photographer: Christina Jones
Cake and Catering: Michaeli’s Events
DJ: Hey, Mr. DJ