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She has got to be, hands down, the most EXCITED bride I’ve worked with in 2013! Katherine’s excitement for her wedding day is just amazing! From the ceremony planning to the intricate details of her reception, she planned it all with so much joy!! When I arrived on the big day, she was surrounded by her best friends in a hotel room that smelled of hairspray and perfume. Dresses were being steamed, hair was being curled, makeup was being applied and then all of a sudden, Katherine walks in from the other room in tears. Like any good bridesmaid would do, the girls immediately “Whats wrong?!” and Kat just laughs and says “It just hit me all at once!”. The reality of what was about to happen was becoming very REAL! Kathryn was just a few short hours away from marrying the love of her life and high school sweetheart! Kat was the little girl dreaming of her wedding day and now it was finally here!!

As Matt promised to love her through the amazing seasons of their life and the tough seasons, Kat squeezed his hands and was all smiles, even through her tears of joy. Katherine promised to love and care for Matt forever… AND to always cheer for the Redskins. :) Their ceremony was beautiful and powerful. I love seeing older couples holding hands while they are watching another young couple promise forever to one another. It was a wonderful reminder that we were made for this. Marriage is such a beautiful thing and I couldn’t be happier for these two and their new journey together!

Michael and I loved being a part of this wedding day and even though it was HOT, they have some beautiful portraits! I can’t wait to share this BRIGHT wedding with you!! And a huge thanks to Anna Burke for running the show!! We always LOVE getting to spend the day with her!!!

LOVED her shoes! So fun and SO her! 

Her second dress handmade by one of her bridesmaids!! wow! 

Cutie!

Katherine you’re STUNNING! That dress is amazing!!

The girl’s reaction when they saw her in the dress!

Going to see her groom!

Daddy/brother first look! So so sweet.

Love it.

Seriously these trees were our saving grace! Shade + cool light = a happy photographer.

LOVE!

Check out these colors!! 

Beautiful girls! 

Anthomanic did an INCREDIBLE job on the florals! 

YESS!!! 

I love these “looks” :) 

Redskins promise:)

Married! And the best man is REALLY excited about it! 

Kat’s parents have this same picture in this same church from their wedding day:)

A kiss at twilight…

beautiful!

Ceremony | Ferry Farm Baptist Church
Reception | Snowden House and Garden
Florists | Anthomanic
Dress | Detalle by La Sposa purchased at Ava Laurenne Bride
Bridesmaids | Bridal Impressions
Groomsmen | Kohls
DJ | Brad Trigger
Videographer | Matt Rouse Films
Coordinator | Anna Burke Events
Favors | Laugh Out Loud Photo Booth
Honeymoon | Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun in Mexico
Catering | Parties by Dori
Other Vendors | Trainham Tents
Linens/Party Rentals | Wedding for Less
xoxo, Katelyn
33 Comments Weddings
  1. Cassi Claire reply

    WHAT WHAT?!?! This is soooooo ridiculously perfect!! Love it Katelyn! :)

  2. Gabrielle Corbin reply

    I love everything about this! Katherine did such a wonderful job with all the little details! Her joy is infectious and you guys did a wonderful job capturing their love for each other. :)

  3. SHalese reply

    What fun happy colors! And those florals . . .WOW! This is going to make an amazing album :)

  4. molly stillman reply

    what a FUN and gorgeous wedding!!! i loveeeee it!

  5. Mallory reply

    This wedding looks so fun..Beautiful colors!
    The portraits underneath the trees are so fantastic!!

  6. Dudley Strosnider reply

    BEAUTIFUL!!! The bride, the venue, the flowers, the photos, it’s all so gorgeous!!

  7. Kathryn Grace reply

    So gorgeous! The colors are great! Love the picture that her parents also have… that’s so fun. The last wedding I shot we did a couple of those!

  8. Anthomanic (Amanda Veronee) reply

    ohhh my heart is so full of joy looking at these pictures! You can really feel the happiness and excitement of the day :-) ….and you captured the flowers just so perfectly!! ;-)

  9. kate sacra reply

    Absolutely stunning! I love seeing how all the little {and big!} details Kat spent so much time, love, & energy on all came together for the perfect day! {All those prayers worked, Kat; it didn’t rain! (; }

  10. Lauren Swann reply

    So cute!!! Love all the fun details!!! You look gorgeous, girl!

  11. Emily Ferris reply

    these photos are so gorgeous, what a beautiful wedding day for these two!

  12. Kat reply

    Katelyn these are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! You captured our day so perfectly and I ADORE all of these photos!!!! Thank you so much :)

  13. Urška Majer reply

    This looks like such an amazing wedding! The first look location is sooooo gorgeous. And i love the mix of pink and orange!! :)

  14. Allison reply

    So beautiful and sweet and unique! Love it!

  15. Anna Burke reply

    GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love working with you guys, too!!!! Enjoy your little break :)

  16. Meredith Sledge reply

    Katelyn, these are incredible!!! Some of my favorite wedding images of yours!! I’m looooving the ones under those lovely crape myrtles!

  17. Kristina W. reply

    This wedding is amazing! I love how the bridesmaid dresses coordinate so well with the bridal bouquet.

  18. Sharon H. reply

    WOW!! Katelyn & Michael these pictures are amazing as i knew they would be. thank you for capturing our daughter’s wedding so beautifully. you are the best!

  19. Alison Mish reply

    Beautiful as always and I absolutely love that first look location!

  20. ashley link reply

    i loveeeee all of these colors!!! such a pretty and fun wedding! great job, pretty lady! :)

  21. Rachel McCloud reply

    Oh my goodness I’m seriously in love. The brother/dad fand groom first looks gave me goose bumps. Beautiful.

  22. Clarissa Dempsey reply

    Everything about the wedding and reception was gorgeous! Katherine did an exceptional job with all the little details. She looked exquisite! Very handsome couple. Gorgeous pictures!

  23. mary wright reply

    WOW what a beautiful wedding! Katelyn took my senior pictures (way back when ;)) and i’ve known her for a long time being from the same small town! I have also known Katherine and her family for a long time as well and the wedding was gorgeous! nothing but best wished to you and matt!

  24. Caroline reply

    Good gracious! this wedding has so many details and various colors! Bahaha looove the best man reaction.

  25. Rici reply

    Really love the details in this wedding! So cute!!!

  26. HEATHER reply

    Amazing. You are very Talented. Awesome work and Gorgeous wedding.

  27. Sarah Hill reply

    I have just come across your work and wanted to tell you that you are an amazingly talented woman! Im in the first year of my business so your last “being naive” post hit close to home:) Beautiful job!! These wedding photos are inspiring and outstanding!

  28. Caroline Wasterlain reply

    This is GORGEOUS. So beautiful. Love looking at your work to keep me inspired :)

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