This couple is so special to me! Years ago when she was in nursing school, Austin was my babysitter, and now she's planning her wedding and I get the honor of being the photographer! They equally love the beach and country, and since they're having a beach destination wedding, they really wanted to incorporate their love for cotton fields and the country side in to the engagement session. And of course we had to include the fur babies, which only lasted about 3 seconds down at the water location before jumping in for a quick swim. I am very much looking forward to this wedding next year!
How do I put in to words how special this wedding was for me? Kate E's family + mine grew up together at the same church in a small town, and Cody's family lived literally a few miles away but because they went to different schools they didn't really get to know each other until a few years ago. I babysat for Cody's cousins when I was a teenager. It's all such a small world, especially in Charlotte county ;) Growing up in such a small town (seriously, we only have 1 blinking light in the whole COUNTY! And that's our big claim to fame and I think it's becoming a stop light soon, ha!) it's probably funny that they didn't really know each other, but I think they met at the right time because that led to their wedding :)
The wedding day was threatened with rain, but it actually turned out to be the most gorgeous overcast day with just a few sprinkles here and there. They decided to do a first look (which I LOVE but never push my couples to do!) and she also did a first look with her bridesmaid as only her mom helped her get dressed, isn't that so sweet? I loved being in the room for that!
Kate E + Cody, THANK YOU SO MUCH for having me as your photographer. I am so happy I got to spend the day with you and I am very much looking forward to following your journey as a married couple and seeing all that life is going to give you!
Bride's Dress: Caryn's Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Hair: The Hair Depot and All Dolled Up by Brittany
Makeup: Kate Washechek
Flowers: Courthouse Florist and Linda Encinas (family friend)
Ceremony: Farmville United Methodist Church
Officiant: Sarah Locke
Reception: Farmville Municipal Golf Course
DJ: DJ Shakespeare
Caterer: Sheldon's Restaurant
Cake: Sarah Locke