Michael + Laura

A DIY Country Inspired Wedding | Adam's International School
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She was making

her way up the coast and I was worried. She was gaining strength and I thought “Oh dear, if I’m shooting a wedding in the midst of Sandy’s wrath, I’m done for!”. However, Sandy took a different route on Saturday and we were grateful!! The overcast skies were a constant reminder that it could have been raining with strong winds but it wasn’t. It was just an overcast October day. The leaves were still on the trees and it was the perfect day for a wedding!! Michael and Laura were married at the Adam’s International School in Goochland, VA. This is a newer wedding venue and it’s perfect for the DIY bride! …. and even MORE perfect for the DIY COUNTRY bride!

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The red barn and the open fields were a perfect setting for their wedding day!  And just to make it a little more photogenic, they had the most amazing antique truck on display! Laura actually arrived to their ceremony IN the back of truck! Her dad drove her to the ceremony and she hopped off the back and made her way down the aisle! So fun!! “Fun” is actually the perfect way to describe this couple. Laura is carefree…she put her dress on and then I found her in the kitchen icing her wedding cake!! I’m serious! Isn’t that awesome! Michael is such a gentleman with the sweetest smile! It was easy to take pictures of these two!! The whole day was filled with loud laughter, big smiles and a ton of fun with their family and friends! I’m so happy for them AND so thankful that the weather held off!! Enjoy some of my favorites from this awesome country wedding!!!

Loved these lace straps! 
Laura’s laugh is amazing!
Something blue! And shiny! And comfortable!!
ha! Decorating her own wedding cake!
YAYYY!!! I love fall!!!
Guests relaxed picnic style for their ceremony!!
Here comes the bride!
They released balloons together during the ceremony! 
YESSS! Favorite!!
Or maybe this is the  favorite!!
How cute!!
Tea bar?! Love it!
Gah!
Venue | Adam’s International School
Dress | Bella Rosa
Catering | Mary Hollifield
Florals | DIY
Favors | Homemade Jam
 

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  1. Kimber Wassenberg: ( )

    Love this! The joy in this couple shines from every photograph. The fall colors are just gorgeous too!

  2. Amy Cherry: ( )

    I got married here in June, and my parents made that mason jar chandelier. So cool to see it being used!

  3. mari harsan: ( )

    Amazing like always. Love every single photo!

  4. laura & michael: ( )

    Thank you, Katelyn! I could look at these forever.. We just loved having you there and are so excited for all our amazing images!

  5. Faith: ( )

    What a fun wedding!!! Beautiful images! :)

  6. Joelle: ( )

    I always love your work Katelyn, and especially love your eye for details! This wedding looked like a blast! And the bride’s smile/laugh expression is awesome.. by the way you captured their laughing moments I feel like I can hear it all the way here in Seattle. =-)

  7. Jamie: ( )

    This couple looks amazing! Love all of the colors and how you incorporated the leaves into so many images. .. I just can’t get over how joyful she is! I love that!

  8. molly: ( )

    OMG this is SO MUCH FUN! i love this wedding!!!!!! GORGEOUS!

  9. ashley link: ( )

    i love this! so sweet and southern. they looked like so much fun to spend time with! thanks for sharing! these shots are awesome and so full of life! you can really see their laughter and genuine joy in the moment! :)

  10. Kristina W.: ( )

    The amount of details in this wedding is just incredible! The couple looks like so much fun! Congratulations Michael and Laura!

  11. Kathryn Grace: ( )

    Wow, I love all their details! This is such a fun, colorful wedding!

  12. Annetta: ( )

    WOW!! Great job Katelyn! Loved the one where they are standing together under that very colourful tree.

  13. Sarah Syhakhoun Photography: ( )

    Oh. My. GOODNESS, Katelyn! I am head over heels in love with these photos! I couldn’t contain myself when I saw they released balloons during their ceremony – my hubby man and I did too (with our vows tied to them) and they were the same exact colors, too! I’m going to be lurking on this post for a while . . . :)

  14. Gabby / En Route Photography: ( )

    Whooooaaaa Katelyn…. I m so absolutely in love with these!!! May be my favorite wedding from u ever ;) Beautiful beautiful colors!

  15. Holly: ( )

    LOVE!!!!! This is my new fav of 2012! All the DIY is adorable and I am in love with the red and the yellow. Beautiful images Katelyn!!

  16. Melissa Kate: ( )

    icing her cake in her dress?! insane!! haha i love the photos!

  17. Sara W: ( )

    Laura you are stunning!! Looks like a totally amazing day :) So happy for you guys, congrats!! Can’t wait to see you guys again as a MARRIED couple!

  18. Alicia: ( )

    This is the most gorgeous wedding ever!! These photos are stunning!

  19. Carrie Logan: ( )

    AHHHHHHHHHMAZING. like oh my goodness. you’re incredible. seriously. honored to know you ;)

  20. lee shults: ( )

    what wonderful pictures. truly enjoyed your country wedding.absolutely unique, How your grandparents would have enjoyed that!!!

  21. Sharon Elizabeth: ( )

    perfectly done wedding! quirky and rustic and all things adorable!!!

  22. Patricia Carlisle: ( )

    Literally one of the cutest weddings I have ever seen!! Love all the DIY decorations! Beautiful!!

  23. Sydni Jackson: ( )

    what a unique wedding! it looks amazing!

  24. Emily: ( )

    Oh my goodness, this weddings looks like so much fun! I absolutely adore that barn! I’ll have to keep this venue in mind for my future wedding :) Thank you for sharing these stunning images!!!

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  26. Chelsey: ( )

    SERIOUSLY?!??!! Beautiful wedding and ASTOUNDING photos! You’re amazing, Katelyn! I wanna be like you when I grow up! ;)

  27. Heather: ( )

    I hope you’re submitting this. I have no idea where but this wedding NEEDS to be featured somewhere! The photography is phenomenal (duh!), but the attention to detail by this bride/couple?!? Wow, just wow. Gorgeous, stunning, I’m in love :)

  28. Missy Keyser: ( )

    Your talent for photography is evident, but the bride’s beauty and infectious smile made the pictures true works of art.

  29. Amy Y: ( )

    The pictures taken are amazing! Whoever decorated this wedding is awesome as well! :) The details and emotions captured brought tears to my eyes…so pretty!! i loved them all!

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  33. Alicia: ( )

    This is a beautiful wedding. I would love to know what type of flowers are in the bouquets. If anyone knows please post. Thanks !

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