Katie & Chris’ day was full of classic elegance. From our first conversation, I knew their day would be one for the books as Katie described the incredible relationship she has with her family & the ways she planned to incorporate that tradition into her day. I was especially thrilled when Southerly Grace Magazine selected this wedding for feature on their blog this week! I have to say, the hardest part has been waiting to share this day until the feature came out! It was such a gorgeous wedding!
Katie and Chris incorporated family and tradition into multiple facets of their wedding (which I just love!). From having their ceremony in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where Katie and her family attended while she was growing up, to sharing the sipping cup inscribed with all the names of family who have also used it at their weddings throughout the years, the attention to family details confirmed the importance family plays in Chris and Katie’s relationship! But this detail is my favorite - Katie wore the veil that her grandmother passed on to her that now 3 generations have all used in their weddings! And, this veil has a really cool story - Katie’s grandmother and some girlfriends were traveling in Belgium during their college years when one of the girls convinced the rest of the group to go veil shopping with her. When the girls arrived in the shop (and most likely saw the gorgeous merchandise), they all thought they might as well purchase their wedding veils as well! And, this was all before those lovely ladies were even engaged! Now that gorgeous Belgian lace veil has been worn not only by Katie’s grandmother but also by her mother & now Katie! How amazing is that?!
Katie & Chris - Thank you so much for the privilege of capturing your beautiful day! I love the way you care for each other and extend kindness to friends, family and everyone you meet! Chris, I love the way you make Katie smile (and bring such a fun energy to those around you) and Katie, your joy was evident from the beginning of the day on. I love your heart for others and the way you've incorporated that love into what you do on a daily basis! Thank you for the honor of capturing this season of your lives together! Much love and appreciation - Carrie Joy