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She emailed me a few weeks before the big day and her email had a few less exclamation marks than the one before. Courtney reminded me of a few last minute details for her wedding day and then proceeded to share that the LPGA Tournament was going to be happening at Kingsmill the same day as her wedding. What are the chances?! But because she’s Courtney, her tone was still upbeat and what she shared next completely melted my heart. She explained that even though the tournament wasn’t ideal, she had no doubt in her mind that we would take care of it and that her wedding day images would show no trace of the thousands of golf fans roaming the property that day. She trusted us completely and that’s PRICELESS for a wedding photographer to hear. I kept telling her, “Courtney, girl you are a dream bride!!” and it was so true. Between her love for southern details and her gorgeous smile, I was heaven!

Everything about Jared and Courtney’s big day was spectacular! I loved every minute of it… but the show stopper was the surprise fireworks show that happened during the reception. Only about 5 people knew about it and so everyone was shocked!! What an amazing and unforgettable event!!

One of my favorite parts of Jared and Courtney’s story is that they met in a class at William and Mary and the professor of that class was AT THE WEDDING! It was so cute! He even joined in for the W&M group photo at the end of the evening! Throughout the day, I loved watching Jared and Courtney enjoy seeing their day unfold. It’s always exciting to see someone’s dreams coming true. Courtney walked into their reception for the first time and was just in awe of all that her vendors had done. We had a very talented team working alongside of us and we loved every minute of it!

Jared and Courtney, I know you are about to fly out to Jamaica and my goal is to get this up before your plane departs so that you relive your wedding day over and over again as you travel to your tropical honeymoon destination! Enjoy your time away! You two are such an amazing couple. The more I look at your images, the more I see your love for one another and that makes me so happy!! Congratulations you two! Michael and I are so excited for you and this new season of life! Enjoy your blog post!! :) xoxoxo

 

I had a BALL shooting all of these details! 

I’ve loved Courtney’s ring since her engagement session!!

Seriously, there were more monograms at this wedding than I’ve seen in a lifetime! And I’m thinking I may need my own version of these custom Jack Rogers!

I’m not a huge garter fan…  I just never see many that I love but I adore this one!!

Perfect hair!

Annnnd she got diamonds!! Jared surprised her with a second wedding band!

And Jared got an awesome new watch! 

Oh Courtney you’re radiant!!! 

So gorgeous!!!

The sweetest first look!

I love looking through images after the wedding day and finding shots like this one…

This couldn’t have been more perfect! 

LOVE Michael’s angle!!

Such a joyful portrait… I think I said something along the lines of “You’re getting married in ONE HOUR!!” right before I took this! ;)

Wowww! Looking good bridal party! 

Oh this foyer…. it was a dream!!

Cutie! 

MARRIED!!!!

Her grandparent’s wedding rings were tied to her bouquet:)

Loved this Ombre place setting display!!

Courtney seeing her reception for the first time :) 

It was gorgeous! 

Believe it or not, this is a cake…. a red velvet cake! The groom has a thing for Chipotle!!

YAY! Firework time!

Congratulations you two!!

Ceremony | Kingsmill Resort
Reception | Kingsmill Resort
Florists | Aleen Floral Design
Dress |  Hannelore’s of Olde Town
Dress Designer | Lazaro
Bridesmaids | JCrew
Groomsmen | Men’s Warehouse
Band | The Jangling Reinharts
Videographer | Breakaway Frames
Coordinator | Brittany Richardson
Hair | Chelsea Styles
Makeup | Kristine Marie French
Invitations | Jacobson Fine Papers
Favors | Monogram Cookie
Cake | Pastry Chef at Kingsmill
Grooms Cake | Pastry Chef at Kingsmill
Catering | Kingsmill
Fireworks | Virginia Sky Painters
String Quartet | Fitz Pro Musicians
xoxo, Katelyn
19 Comments Weddings
  1. Marie-Laure reply

    This session is lovelly. I like the way you use every single part of the wedding venue to shoot so many differents angles.

  2. Kendall Farino reply

    Beautiful photos. You are an amazing photographer and really captured the evening extremely well. Thank you so much!!!

  3. Erin reply

    I love everything about this wedding! Love love love the colors… and i just adore any wedding gown with pockets :)

  4. Sara Maddox reply

    Navy, Pink, stripes, monograms…A girl after my heart. What a georgeous wedding!!!!

  5. Alissa Hansen reply

    Wonderful Photos, Katelyn! Thank you!

  6. Alissa Hansen reply

    Wonderful photos, Katelyn! Thank you!!

  7. ashley barnett reply

    Ohhhh yeah! We love Brittany and her golf cart hahaha! :) You shot this to perfection!!

  8. Kimmie reply

    Gorgeous!! Love the colors, love the veil shots and incredible lighting per usual! Gorgeous couple – they look zoo happy!

  9. Sarah Louie reply

    These photos are fantastic! The day couldn’t have been any more perfect and you were so amazing!

  10. Kathryn Grace reply

    I LOVE THIS WEDDING. So beautiful, The florals are just stunning!! And the venue. And…. yeah. Amazing.

  11. Karen roa reply

    Oh Katelyn, these are phenomenal! You captured the love and joy between Courtney and Jared beautifully. I so enjoy seeing the full result of their wedding. since we miss the ceremony and reception part, it is always a joy to view the images and gain a glimpse of the emotion. Ah, can’t get enough of Courtney and Jared! We all had a grand time with them!

  12. Bethany McDonnell reply

    Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures! Love it!

  13. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Oh, this is so beautiful! I love the petals in the aisleway and her dress and veil complement her so beautifully!

  14. Meredith Sledge reply

    AMAZING shots, Katelyn!! Wow!

  15. Annetta reply

    Gorgeous Katelyn!!! Love the one by the water and dock.

  16. Linda Farino Connor reply

    The photos are beautiful! you captured each moment with such beauty and poise! Everything was just gorgeous!

  17. Mary marantz reply

    Katelyn, you did such a BEAUTIFUL job on this one! So many stunners! Xo

  18. Shaila SHALLCROSS reply

    Your work is beautiful!!!
    I hope to have you as my wedding photographer someday!

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