After a mid-morning drive on a sunny day in July of last year, I parked my car at the end of Kelly and Brandon’s cul-de-sac and strolled up to knock on their door, ready to shoot their celebration. From inside I heard the pitter-patter of feet running down the stairs. The knob turned and Kelly threw open the door with the biggest smile on her face.
“YOU’RE HERE!!” she exclaimed as she threw her arms in the air to embrace me in a hug. She told me how excited she was to see me and proceeded to usher me in, show me around, and introduce me to the snack table so I would not go hungry.
I share that because not only was it one of the best, most soul-filling greetings I’ve ever received. But it also gives a little window into the warmth and joy I experienced (and so surely does everyone else) in Kelly’s presence. And her husband, Brandon, is also so great. Together they are kind, down-to-earth, human beings and I’m grateful they picked me to make these photographs for them.
After getting married in an intimate ceremony on the East Coast a year prior, the decided to throw a huge bash for their friends and family in Alaska so everyone could share in the celebration with them. What ensued was one of the funnest damn parties you’ve ever seen complete with 10 cakes (yes, Kelly did invite me to eat a piece of every single one), incredible music, sunshine to make you sweat through your clothes, and the most immaculate champagne tower built by Rebecca and her crew from La Boum Events.
If you fancy a soundtrack for your scroll, click play below and enjoy the joy of K & B.
I’m so excited to finally be sharing these photos and am making a small hushed vow to work on blogging more often. I’ve got so much work I want to show you!
So stay tuned and feel free to send me hate mail if go months without blogging again.
My address is 123 Please Dont Send Me Hate Mail.
SHOUTOUTS TO THIS WEDDING TEAM:
Designed and Planned by: La Boum Events
Make Up: Kelly Sweany
Venue: Otter Lake Lodge
Dress: Leanne Marshall from Bateau Bridal Boutique
Belt: Hushed Commotion from Bateau Bridal Boutique
Band: Nervis Rex