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Kara & David say I do

June 22, 2016

Kara and David are quite possibly the nicest people in the world. 

 

It's true.

 

The first day I met them it was freezing out and I usually like to treat my clients to a coffee or tea, well imagine my surprise when these two insisted they treat me. Kara even waited in line despite my protesting. 

 

 

I just adored them both immediately.

 

As we sipped on our drinks and warmed up, they shared that they would be getting married at Kara's parent's home and they were doing a clam bake, how fun!

 

Tented weddings are so intimate and gorgeous.

 

 

 

In my mind summer time and seafood go hand in hand, it's just how it goes.

 

I loved all their details, especially the sign Kara and David made for the bug wipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that morning it poured and poured and poured.

 

As you can see the ring bearer was completely soaked...but he didn't seem to mind too much ; )

 

 

 

I never know how brides will react when their day isn't perhaps the most perfect weather, but Kara didn't miss a beat.

 

When I went to go outside to shoot the tent and her dress the rain turned to a drizzle and then stopped completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 Meanwhile inside Kara's mom and sister/Maid of Honor Becka were making the bouquets. 

 

 

 

Would I be that brave to make them an hour before the ceremony?

 

Probably not, but they did an amazing job!!

 

Kara is so laid back she would have loved anything they made for her : )

 

 

So pretty!

 

It was pretty chaotic getting ready, people were in and out and in and out. I did my best to keep Kara calm and happy. She kept joking I am 80% wedding planner and friend and 20% photographer ; )

 

We did have some laughs and fun while in the bridal suite though aka the spare bedroom!

 

 

 Sisters and best friends these two, just so beautiful. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How adorable are these two? 

 

They were perfect angels while Kara was getting ready.

 

 Little models!

 

 

 Before we knew it, it was go time!

 

 I love how Kara's dad looked at her, so proud of his baby.

 

 

 

My favorite photo from the day. David was over come with emotion as he saw Kara coming down the isle.  

 

Seconds later he gave me the "Oh man I just cried look" but it was truly a beautiful moment. 

 

 

 Did I tear up you're wondering?

 

I totally did. I was trying my hardest not to cry so I could see haha, but it was truly moving as the parents hugged them both and then gave Kara to David.

 

 

 

They each read their own vows.

 

 

 

 

I had to pull some tissues out of my pocket so Kara could wipe her face. Luckily I am always prepared ; )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We had a great time just wandering around Kara's parent's yard and finding spots to snap some photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and of course there is always time to blow bubbles on your wedding day, because why not?!

 

Then it was time for some dancing and dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture cracks me up EVERY time I look at it! 

 

Kara's mom...so funny, she was the MC for a bit haha.

 

She is the sweetest.

 

 

I always love the father daughter dances probably because it reminds me of how much I love my dad and can't wait to dance with him at my own wedding.

 

 After all, he loved her first <3