What is it that makes two people SO perfect for one another? So perfect that it’s obvious to anyone who sees them together? Kristen and Ty are one of those couples who just. go. together. It makes sense. :)
Kris chose vintage tones for their wedding day – browns and pinks and corals. She and her mom put together the beautiful centerpieces, complete with porcelain pitchers, mason jars, river stones on mirrors, silver-framed portraits, little bunches of roses, and long white birch branches hung with little tea lights.
Kristen dressed in the ballet room at the church.
Kristen and Ty saw one another before their ceremony, meeting privately in the sanctuary. We snuck photographs through the doors.
We were given TONS of time for portraits! It allowed us to do so many things without rushing or stressing. (Thank you for being such a great planner, Kristen!)
Two of Ty’s students from the church helped carry this couch out into the field. We couldn’t have done this without those guys!
Kristen’s kids were SO patient with us as we made our way through the family portrait list! By the end they were getting pretty tired of smiling at the camera, but we were able to snag one last shot of the whole family together. :)
Ty waited backstage for the ceremony to begin.
Kristen’s bridesmaids prayed around her.
Kristen’s friend and bridesmaid sang during the ceremony. Her voice was SO stunning! We found out later that she won a Dove Award last year! Check out her music HERE.
Ty’s mom was emotional as soon as she sat down!
When Kristen and Ty chose us to photograph their wedding, we knew that we had a lot of friends and acquaintances in common. But when I found out that my dear old friend Jamie would be dancing at their wedding, I was SO excited! My mom was in birthing class with Jamie’s mom, and our birthdays are only 4 days apart. We like to tell people that we’ve been friends since the womb. :)
Kristen waiting at the top of the stairs…
A bagpiper played the wedding march.
You can’t see it, but Levi clung to Kristen and her dad as they walked down the aisle! He was terrified of the bagpiper!
Here’s the little guy, finally up front with Ty and happy that the bagpiper’s song has ended!
Perimeter Church has a policy that the photographers must shoot from the back of the sanctuary, but we got special permission for one of us to stand in the wings backstage — we just couldn’t be visible to the audience at any time! We’re SO SO SO glad the church made this concession. Otherwise photographs like this one wouldn’t have been possible…
…or this one!
Ty reached out for a high-five as he and Kris walked back down the aisle!
The first dance…
Kristen and her dad.
Ty and his mom.
Bella and Levi had their own little cakes to cut! (Notice the chocolate already on Bella’s face?)
Since Kristen and Ty had an afternoon ceremony, they had a dessert-only reception, with TONS of sweets! Cakes, candies, cookies… you name it, and it was there! Someone was even there spinning cotton candy!
The rings on some of the afore-mentioned candy. ;)
The grand exit! Kristen ran out barefoot, carrying the sexy red heels that Ty loves so much!
Kristen and Ty, we are SO happy to have met you both! We wish you many blessings in your life together!