Our Wedding: Almost A Year Later

Yes, it's been almost a year and I have not, until right now, blogged our entire wedding. That's what happens when you shoot other people's weddings for a living. Yours goes by and you're on to the next one... then you wake up and realize... in just a month you are celebrating one year of marriage! 

I've blogged a little bit about our wedding already including why we got married before our wedding, our music, the FAQ's and walking myself down the aisle but I have never shared the entire day with ya'll here! 

A lot has changed. Since we promised forever, exchanged some bling and got drunk with our friends, a lot has happened. Kyle's grandfather, Sheldon, and my uncle Larry are no longer with us (they appear in a bunch of photos below). What a blessing it was to have them with us on our special day. I don't take that for granted. Many of our friends are having babies (some with each other - you know who you are), some have moved and some have also experienced loss. Looking back through these images as I pulled them together for this blog post just made me think of how quick and precious life is. We are so lucky to be able to have two anniversaries and two chances to celebrate! 

We had anniversary photos taken by my sweet friend, Caity, last week and I'll be sharing those for our wedding anniversary. For our marriage anniversary (if you're still confused... read this...), I'm so excited to share the images from throughout our wedding day with all of you. 

Cheers to many more years!

I want to thank our wonderful friends + the artists and the vendor team that made the day possible: 

WEDDING GOWN: Nicole Miller | CUSTOM ALTERATIONS: Maridadi Couture | BRIDES SHOES: Jack Rogers | GROOM'S SUIT: ASOS | GROOM'S SHOES: Florsheim | FLORALS: everyone deserves flowers. | PHOTOGRAPHY: Melania Marta Photography | ENTERTAINMENT: Soundfactor Entertainment | OFFICIANT: Jared Bailey | LATE NIGHT SNACK: Dutch Country Hand Rolled Soft Pretzels | CATERING: FFF Catering | DINNER SERVICE & LOGISTICS: Louise Soskin + team | MOB'S DRESS: Lilly Pulitzer | VEIL: HoneyPieBridal | BRIDE'S FASCINATOR: Aino Bridal | BRIDE'S JEWELRY: heirloom family pieces | REMEMBRANCE LOCKET: whichgoose | CUSTOM DOG LEASH: My Favorite Hound |  MONOGRAMMED BOUQUET RIBBON: Oatmeal Lace Design | CAKE: Farmhouse Cakes | DONUTS: Duck Donuts | PAPER GOODS & CALLIGRAPHY: custom designs by Savannah Smith Photography | HAIR: Tanya OBrien | MAKEUP: Blush Beautiful 

So, do we celebrate both anniversaries? Absolutely. We exchanged gifts, had anniversary portraits taken by Cait Kramer Photography and in late August we're taking a short trip. In case you were wondering... I got Kyle a brick on the pathway of the SPCA in honor of Butters and he is taking me out to the restaurant where we shared an improptu meal after going to the courthouse last year.  

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I can't wait to share more of our anniversary portraits by Cait Kramer Photography next month! 

Colorful, Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding | Melissa + Grant

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I am so excited to share Melissa and Grant's wedding with all of you. I was so awestruck by how many meaningful little moments were packed into this one wedding day. 

Melissa and Grant are both studying statistics at Baylor University where they met - while also working as graduate teachers. Yes, they are crazy smart and crazy busy! Right now they're living in beautiful Waco but have plans to move to Pennsylvania around this time next year. It was in Pennsylvania, on the property where Grant grew up, where they shared their vows. 

The new Mr. and Mrs. Innerst shared the start of their forever with a small group of their closest friends and family. I truly felt honored to be there among these important people in their lives. They chose to have their wedding at Grant's family's property where his grandparents lived their entire lives. The spot where they held their ceremony used to be where a small home sat - where Rosemary and Randy (Grant's parents) brought their only baby boy home to after he was born! You could tell that it was really special for his parents to be able to host their son's wedding day. 

Melissa and Grant's colorful style came out in her details and I had so much fun turning every corner and seeing more bright, fun pops of color. But truly what is special and stands out to me about their day is how much time they got to spend together. Having a really intimate wedding allowed them to spend most of their reception together - which is so important. Let me say, it doesn't always happen! 

Enjoy some of my favorite shots from Melissa and Grant's backyard summer wedding! 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: Cait Kramer Photography | VENUE: Private Home | OFFICIANT: Pastor Patti Bream | FLORALS: Blossom Bliss | WEDDING GOWN: Davids Bridal | CAKE: Farmhouse Cakes | CATERING: Dickeys | HAIR AND MAKEUP: Allee with Beautiful Dream Team