• Ryan + Kristen

I walked away remembering one specific thing about it. It could be the colors or the theme or the amazing bridal party, etc….. this wedding will forever be remembered as the REEBOK wedding. I could be called “The Perfectly Detailed” wedding as well. Kristen thought about EVERYTHING.  I don’t think I’ve see a wedding SO custom designed! We’re talking custom printed napkins with random facts about the couple and personalized fill-in-the blank save the dates… the list goes on and on! These two really put their heart and soul into planning this wedding and it showed.  Guests were amazed and the amount of thought and preparation that went into their wedding day. However, put all those details

aside, the thing I will never forget about this 9.10.11 wedding are the Reeboks.  Ryan and Kristen ordered custom Reeboks with the R. Holmes and K. Holmes embroidered on the back.  After family formals, they slipped them on and so did their immediate families!! Every had neon yellow and blue reeboks on so that they could dance the night away!! So fun! And they worked! Their parents and siblings never let the dance floor! Their whole day was wonderful, from beginning to end. I remember meeting these two months ago and loving how relaxed and comfortable they were around each other. They look out for one another and their best friends.  I was reminded of that as I watched Ryan keep glancing over at his bride during the ceremony and wiping away her tears.  On a warm September afternoon, with the mountains and sunset in the background, these two promised to be companions for life. I loved being there and celebrating alongside of them.   I also LOVED that their color scheme incorporated TEAL of course!! So enjoy getting to know this lovely couple through their wedding pictures!!!!

Gah!! I’m in love with these shoes!!! 











Their first look at one another!

Cupcake cufflinks… AWESOME. More to come.. you’re going to love them!

The sun was a little bright but I couldn’t resist! Virginia is a BEAUTIFUL place to get married! 

Kristen you’re stunning!




They would.



Time to get MARRIED! Beautiful ceremony location wouldn’t you agree?!

Instead of communion or a unity candle, they mixed two different wines as a symbol unity.

Refreshment bar for guests at the ceremony!!! So cute! The guests loved it!

Ummm… how awesome are those STRAWS?! 

I guess I should show you this place! The beautiful Sweely Estate Winery

Love it.


Custom Cufflinks!

The iphone has to be my favorite! …. or maybe Angry Birds:)

Here they are… talk about getting comfortable! I was so envious of everyone in Reeboks the whole night!


Games for the cocktail hour…”Corn Holmes”… cute. They think of everything.


Every place setting had a tag to write wishes on and hanging on the wishing tree at the center of each table! 

Yarn Monogram! A simple detail that made a HUGE impact on the reception decor!

Save-the-date on the left!


Sweet first dance….

And then the break dancing emerged!






Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Holmes!!!!

Reception & Ceremony Venue | The Sweely Estate

Florals | Floral Images

Dress | Monique Lhuillier, Bella Rosa

Planner | Mrs. Holmes:)

Hair | A More Beautiful You

DJ | Sound Enforcement DJ

Makeup | Tish Perkins

Cake | HotCakes

Bridesmaids | Bangle (Kate Spade) Dress (Dessy Collection)

Honeymoon | Cap Juluca, Anguilla

36 Comments Weddings
  1. Abby Grace reply

    This wedding is positively adorable!! I LOVE those custom cufflinks- what a cool idea! And thpse shoes- detail heaven. SO much fun. And all the bridal portraits you took are nothing short of magnificent, especially the one of her being buttoned up, looking out the window (the one where you said WOW). GORGE.

  2. stephanie reply

    def one of my favorite weddings! this one is going to be featured a ton!!!

  3. Ella reply

    You did a fantastic job!!!

  4. Deborah Zoe reply

    GAH! I love EVERYTHING about this wedding:) Fabulous as always Katelyn:)!!

  5. Hollie reply

    This is detail heaven! She didn’t overlook anything! I’m impressed! Beautiful work as always!

  6. sherri reply

    This couple looks like so much fun! I love this whole wedding – from the cufflinks to the save the dates to the little teal heart that showed up everywhere!

  7. Emily reply

    YOWZA! That is one beautiful wedding…the details, I can’t handle it! What an amazing bridge, and lovely image Katelyn! (I’m a new blog follower–I found you through Jasmine and am totally in love with everything you’re about).

  8. Vanessa reply

    So Beautiful! You did an awesome job & it looks like they thought of everything. FUN!!

  9. katie s reply

    this is one of my favourites

  10. Kelsey Lynne reply

    I LOVE these photos! The details are AMAZING! You did a FABULOUS job! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  11. rachel reply

    OMG beautiful wedding! I have to know where the amazing cufflinks came from :)

  12. mneisinger reply

    they thought of everything!! i love this wedding! great work! :)

  13. Meredith Whitley reply

    BEAUTIFUL wedding! TJ and I especially love the JMU foam finger (TJ wants our guest have these and the thunder sticks as we exit)…GO DUKES!!!!

  14. Sarah reply

    ahh!!! Potentially a new favorite wedding!! So classy, but SO personalized!! Loved all the details!! :)

  15. elisabeth reply

    this is one of the best yet! i dont even knwo these people and i totally was teary-eyed reading and viewing the pictures. great job, katelyn!

  16. Shefali Lindsey reply

    The photos are gorgeous and the details are AH-MAZING!!!

  17. ashley barnett reply

    Ah Katelyn! This is definitely my favorite of your weddings! Those colors are perfect together and everything was carried out so awesome!!! :)

  18. Heather Simmons reply

    This is AMAZING!!! These were my wedding colors too. BUT I absolutely LOVE all of their details. The napkins, cuff links, Reebocks, and save the dates! UMMM can I please get married all over again? So happy that couple had YOU Katelyn to photograph their special day. you were the icing on the cake :)

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  20. Kelley Finnegan reply

    EVERYTHING about this wedding is sooo cute! Love it & great job Katelyn!

  21. Garrett reply

    This has got to be my favorite wedding on the blog! Details are my favorite and all of these were so cute and perfect!!! Plus the location was beautiful!

  22. Alicia Candelora reply

    Love the details of this wedding!!! Can you find out where they got the “random fact” napkins printed?

  23. Lana Tyler reply

    I am totally in love with this wedding! No detail was left out!!! Great job, as always, Katelyn :)

  24. Sarah Mariel reply

    Oh my gosh. love this. especially all the details. favorite for sure!

  25. Lu reply

    Katelyn, I am a big fan of your work. This is simply amazing!

  26. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Gasp!! Gorgeous shots Katelyn!! I am totally digging those custom Reeboks! And the cupcake links?! Oh my sweet goodness!! Beautiful bride. Your Va beach Fan~ jen

  27. Annetta reply

    You’ve out done yourself again. Awesome job, Katelyn!!

  28. Brooke Summer Photography reply

    Wow what a fun wedding! And teal… can’t complain about that. ;)

  29. rachel reply

    Katelyn – do you know where the wedding invitation and paper goods were printed for this wedding? I love them and would like to investigate for my wedding! thanks,

  30. Sigrid Velez reply

    K&R: What beautiful pictures!!! I cried so much, but of happiness. Many blessings!

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    This venue is now known as Early Mountain Vineyards!

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    You’ve got a superb level about “Late night, unflattering pictures taken by your friends”! :D HAHAHA

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