Kelsi and Andy’s wedding day started off with amazing weather for July. This year’s July 4th weekend was all but a washout, except for a beautifully cool and bright, overcast Saturday. Kelsi and her ladies started the day preparing at Shelby Hills Farm. I just loved her shoes and her gown, from Twirl Boutique.
Before things got to going, we were able to make some portraits of both the ladies and the gentlemen up in the gorgeous open field Shelby Hills boasts. After everyone was tucked away and ceremony ready, their pastor prayed for everyone via phone so all could participate without the groom seeing his bride. The flower girls and ring bearer were ready to march down the aisle, followed by the bridal party and family – all in a quiet build for Kelsi to walk down the aisle, arm-in-arm with her father. Andy’s ear-to-ear grin was a joy to see and how about Kelsi’s sweet glances in his direction all ceremony long? Love it.
After the two were wed, we enjoyed a good bit of time for portraits and headed into the reception. Guests enjoyed the meal and prepared for all the yummy flavors of cake. If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it one zillion times: I love when brides choose to do a cutting cake and a variety of other desserts or cakes. But you must also know my love language is probably cake and their chocolate rendition fit the bill.
Being July 4th weekend, the couple’s sparkler exit was fitting and even was highlighted by fireworks the neighboring folks were setting off. Kelsi and Andy, can’t wait to see you grow as you love one another and give your lives in service to our children through the school systems. You are both such special folks. Thankful for your friendship, thankful Andy has just enough sass to compete with you, my sweet friend. Enjoy!
Biggest thanks, too, to Whitney of Whitney Lee Photography who was so much more than just a help to my very pregnant self at this wedding. Many of these great images are hers, too, and she joyfully completed all crawling, squatting and rolling around in the grass required to serve these folks well.