Kendall and Dylan’s southern wedding in Tappahannock, Virginia was the perfect mix of country comfort and classic elegance. The forecast that day wasn’t calling for rain, but just when we would least expect it a heavy rain shower would surprise us for a minute or so before giving way to full on sunshine. They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well, it must be extra good luck to have perfect sun with a hint of rain!
Not that these two need luck… There is such an ease to their love and relationship. With their warm smiles and kind hearts, you’ll feel like old friends from the moment that you meet them and seeing them together makes it obvious that they are such a perfect fit!
When I walked in to see Kendall for the first time that day, I was immediately greeted with smiles from everyone around. Kendall was calm and collected with her mom, sister, and closest friends by her side while music played and final make up touch ups took place.
Soon after photographing all of their sweet details, it was time to get Kendall into her gown. She wore a long sleeved lace gown with button details down her back and wrists paired with heels which all perfectly complimented her groom’s classic black suit and tie!
I then lead Kendall out near the field where Dylan awaited her. As he turned around, it was the sweetest moment to witness his excited smiles paired with how gentle he was in pulling her in and admiring how beautiful she looked. They shared letters in that moment of words they wanted to express one final time before becoming husband and wife. As we then began portrait time, we had perfect sunlight, but nothing was quite as bright as the smile on Kendall’s face as she was tucked into Dylan’s arms!
Soon enough after portraits, it was time for Kendall and Dylan to vow forever in front of their family and friends. As Kendall walked down the aisle towards him, Dylan held himself up strong but looked as though if he moved the slightest bit that he may just break down in complete tears.
Their ceremony was short and sweet, but was wrapped every inch within their faith. Family portraits were during the sweetest portion of golden hour which was followed by a few just married shots. I have to admit are some of my favorite images of the day. >> Also a huge thank you to my assistant/second shooter/veil dropper extraordinary of a husband that day for helping with those shots! haha
After the last pinch of light had ducked behind the trees, we all headed to the barn where their friends and family waited to celebrate them! Draped within the ceiling were fabric and lights that hung to create the perfect atmosphere. Deer antlers and candles dressed the white cloth tables amongst beautiful, fluffy florals and the band immediately had the dance floor full!
Kendall soon traded in her heels for boots before she and Dylan turned into the dancing machines that they are, so to say that their reception was fun is a complete understatement!! The night continued with cake and homemade ice-cream before a sparkler exit carried the new Mr and Mrs away for a moment alone together.
I’ve known Kendall and Dylan for years, but to have been a part of their wedding and creating the entire photographic experience leading up to their special day was so special because I found such kind and caring friends within them and I am just so, so honored to have been their photographer.
Kendall and Dylan- y’all are such special people and I hope that you two never stop laughing together hand in hand the way that I’ve witness y’all time and time again. Thank you so much for having us be a part of your special day and know that we wish y’all all the happiness in the world.
My many, many favorites from their wedding are below!!!! Eek! Enjoy!!
Thank you to the vendors that made their day so, so special!
Hair and Make Up: Morgan Chenault
Florals: Bonnie Morris
Gown: David’s Bridal
Band: Southern Bred Band
Rentals: Clements Tent Rentals
Caterer: Terry Bayne
Cake: Crystal Swift
Trolly: Va Rides