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Not only were we blown away by the vendor response, we were also in awe of the stories of so many couples. We sat in the living room at Big Spring Farm and watched over 50 videos and some of us sobbed…. I sobbed. It was so touching. So many stories, so many couples. Alex and Laura’s story was such a beautiful story of both hardship and victory over cancer. As we continued with this journey after the contest portion was complete, we loved getting to know them more and more.

Michael and I met them for brunch, we spent at day at the farm with them earlier this summer and Buddy and Jill got to spend Fourth of July with them too! They are the type of people that you feel like you could have grown up with. They’re welcoming, warm and have such genuine personalities. The more we got to know them, the more excited we became about serving them on their wedding day.

The wedding day arrived and it was rainy. Most people would freak out… most vendors would freak out…. but not this team. It was a day full of quick decisions and rain plan alterations but it worked. After years of dating, these two promised forever in front of their family and friends (and their pup Bailey!). Their ceremony was OUTSIDE under a gorgeous pergola full of Amanda veronee’s incredible florals and they were stunning!!!

It was a miracle! As soon as they recessed, the heavens started to let loose! It was perfect timing. Even in the rain, there is such beauty. Laura’s mother got up to say a few words. She held up a mason jar filled with water and explain that rainy wedding days mean good luck. She went on to explain that rain on a wedding day represents being able to whether ANY storm… which Alex and Laura have already done. Lastly, she shared rain on a wedding day means that the couple will have a lot of children. There’s a scottish tradition to save rain water from a wedding day and use it baptize their first born. She handed the newlyweds a mason jar full of rain water that she had collected that day and the tears were flowing! :)

I could go on and on about this day. The vendors, the decor, the venue…. but I really think these images speak for themselves. Enjoy this gorgeous labor of love!! It was an HONOR to be a part of this and there is SO much “Behind the scenes” content to share… as well as their highlight film by Shaina and Mike!! Ah!!!! Enjoy!

Ps. As you continue to follow this beautiful story, be sure to visit The Wedding Collective Giveaway Site as updates roll out!!!!

Venue | Big Spring Farm

Cinematographer | Shaina Koren Cinematography

Event Planning + Design | Tart Event, Co.

Floral Stylist | Amanda Veronee

Invitation Design | Jess Creates

Eclectic + Vintage Rentals | Paisley & Jade

DJ | Shaner Sound

Dress | Tiffany’s Bridal

Cake Design | Sorby Sweets

Hair + Make Up | Emily Hudspeth

Men’s Apparel | High Cotton Ties

Hand Calligraphy | The Weekend Type

Catering | CHEFS Catering

Ps. BIG thanks to Jillian Michelle Photography for shooting some details for me throughout the day! Lifesaver!!! Also! Big thanks to Hannah Teague Photography for helping out in EVERY way!! We’re SO thankful you were there!

xoxo, Katelyn
25 Comments Weddings
  1. Jana reply

    Wow…just wow! These images are simply amazing. I follow your blogs and this one may be my favorite yet. Not only did you and the team of vendors outdo yourself, but this couple seems absolutely so deserving and genuine. Blessings to you all for giving of yourselves and your talents. Beautifully done!

  2. Sarah Anne Hayes reply

    Katelyn!! This wedding was exquisite!! I love the generous hearts you and Michael and Buddy and Jill have and how you dreamed up this giveaway of a lifetime. Incredible, incredible job!

  3. Jill reply

    These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL, it has been so so fun to follow their journey here! What a labor of love!!! And that left pic of the 2 verticals during the first look…all the tears!!

  4. Liz reply

    Everything about this is stunning. Fabulous job to all involved!

  5. Melissa Farmer reply

    Wow, I have been waiting to see this wedding and I LOVE it! The colors are so rich, the love so warm and the vendors all did an amazing job!!! Congrats to the newlyweds, you SOOO deserved this!

  6. Kimmie reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love the sweetness of both of their smiles that are woven throughout the images. The light you captured when shooting her details is amazing!

  7. Hannah Teague reply

    Everything was so beautiful!! And seeing everyone’s generous hearts reflected in each detail of the day made it even better! xo

  8. Elizabeth reply

    Just beautiful! The color of the bridesmaids’ dresses is perfection – and I still can’t get over that Big Spring Farm venue. You capture these big days so beautifully!!!

  9. Tori Watson reply

    man oh man. so beyond incredible! THOSE FLORALS! amanda outdid herself. ALL of you did! such a stunning day!

  10. Shaina Koren reply

    Ahhh! These are so beautiful KK!! It was so much fun working alongside all of these incredible vendors to create such a beautiful wedding experience for Laura & Alex.

  11. Amanda Veronee reply

    Loved being a part of this wonderful blessing for this couple! It was such a joy to have fun with all the vendors on wedding day making this all happen – so much love was poured into this!

  12. Kristina W. reply

    Gorgeous!!! I was so excited to see this wedding and it did not disappoint!

  13. Allison reply

    That bokeh in the first photo is SO DREAMY!!! <3 <3 <3 What a sweet and servant heart you and Michael (and all of these incredible vendors!) have!!!!

  14. Dream Wedding Collective Giveaway – emily hudspeth reply

    […] Check out more beautiful images from the day and all of the amazing details on Katelyn’s blog here. […]

  15. instagram online reply

    The photos are so beautiful! I love it so much~~ The photo the bride and bridemaids wearing kimono is so cute.

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