• Wedding Wednesday

is this?! A Orange Blossom themed wedding? Love it. Before I show you these images I need to explain myself. I was NOT shooting this wedding, Michael and I flew down to Florida to ATTEND this wedding for our sweet friends, Ryan and Jess. Michael worked with a ministry in North Caroline called Crossroads for a year and he lived in a house with 4 guys, 4 girls and house parents. It was am amazing year for him. Not only did he grow and discover his love for ministry and kids and community… he also made some incredible friendships.  Jess was one of his housemates and since they

both share a love of sarcasm….they immediately became best friends. It’s so awesome to be reunited with these amazing people…and this usually happens at weddings!  This NC crew drove up for OUR wedding in October …Jess even drove up for our surprise ENGAGEMENT party the day Michael proposed! So of course we were going to Florida for their wedding! We wouldn’t have missed this day for anything. It was beautiful. I was in love with their theme and Jess’s details were so fun. I found myself shooting detail shots for no apparent reason and I immediately became embarrassed. I gave Michael a look that said “I just can’t help it!”.  When I see wedding details its habit to start taking pictures. Maybe that’s because I know how much time and effort went into EVERY aspect of the planning and if I was the bride…. I would want some awesome pictures to remember my hard work.


Attending Ryan and Jess’s wedding was such a GOOD thing for me. I realized 3 things: 1. I LOVE weddings…. everything about them!  2. It’s extremely hard to see a gorgeous bride and groom and NOT want to chase them down the street to get some awesome portraits…..I’m’ not crazy, I promise. and 3. Every photographer should attend a wedding and see it from the other side. Even if it’s just once a year…. it was so good for me and it really helped me gain a different perspective. I had NO responsibilities! I was just supposed to show up and celebrate!!!


Michael and I loved our little mini trip to Winter Garden, FL but I have to say that our most memorable part of the trip would have to be catching our 7:00am flight WITH the bride and groom the next morning. No joke. We had booked the SAME exact flight as Ryan and Jess and so as we headed to Las Vegas for WPPI, they were on their way to Banff, Canada for their HONEYMOON!! Good thing we’re close and that flight wasn’t awkward at all. Ryan and Jess are two amazing people and we couldn’t be happier for them! So enjoy some shots from the wedding I didn’t shoot………kinda.


I’m sharing this post on Wedding Wednesday because I ADORE their THEME and how it was carried out throughout ever aspect of their planning! Take a look at a screenshot from their website (their invitations were very similar to this as well! So great!)

Ryan and Jess were married in the Garden Theater in the little town of Winter Garden and you can find out why I love it so much HERE.

Family bluegrass band:)

Haha… love that last one. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kelly! We hope to see you two soon!!! Come visit Richmond!!


To see Ryan and Jess’s REAL wedding pics, visit here!!

xoxo, Katelyn
11 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. Elizabeth reply

    such a cute wedding!!!! love it!!!!

  2. Jessica KELLY reply

    Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! So much fun!!! You’re so cute for doing a post on this.

    Okay, #1, That is a hilarious picture of Ryan in the last shot. #2, it was impossible not to cry down the aisle, so that’s why my face looks funny. #3 I LOVE THAT PIC OF ME AND MY DADDY! #4 You are such a wonderful, talented photographer and what’s more you are your hubs are two of the greatest people and friends! We WILL visit (when you two crazies have a spare weekend… or maybe we’ll just be your 3rd and 4th shooters on a wedding).

    love love love and Michael you’re sittin’ on it tub-tub

  3. Molly Whitmore reply

    LOVE the theme – so beautiful and different. We too went to Banff Canada for our honeymoon! It was incredible, I’m sure they will love it too.

  4. stephanie b reply

    I looooove how they carried their theme through everything!

  5. kaitlyn suveg reply

    So wonderful, Katelyn. I’ve been anticipating this post for awhile!

    I enjoyed chatting with you guys at the wedding. :)

  6. LIsa Doane reply

    Amazing photos! What lens did you use for this event?

  7. Lucy Mosley reply

    OK Katelyn…you made me cry…and not only cry but cry at work…I was not expecting to see these pictures and I love them…You are the best and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this beautiful showcase of pictures of Jessica and Ryan’s fabulous day…I know you will touch alot of hearts with these…Such a wonderful day full of family and friends and fellowship…Our God is an awesome God…You have a talent that will take you far in life…so glad you and Michael are a part of Jess and Ryans…love and thanks, Lucy (mother-of-the-bride)

  8. admin reply

    @lisa doane I used a 35 1.4 and my 85 1.2

  9. Julianna reply

    Awww Jess Mosley! So beautiful! Congratulations to Ryan and Jess!

  10. Kristin Nicole reply

    Love that cake…it is so cute, and love your outfit!

  11. Meghan reply

    I just came across your blog, and I have to tell you I love it! Not only are you a talented photographer, but you have a fun, easy to read blog to go along with your pictures! That cake is so perfectly smooth, I’m amazed. Everyone looks so happy in these pictures, and absolutely beautiful! I think my favorite is the father-daughter dance shot- it melts my heart! Where are you located? I really love your work, I need to weddmark some of your stuff!

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