Last year I met with a family at Starbucks. The dad was tall and intimidating and the mom was just eager to get the wedding planning going. As for the daughter, she was sweet, outgoing, and was so excited to marry her best friend. At the end of the consultation, I discovered Scott, the dad, may be tall, but he was a big ole teddy bear who wanted his baby girl to have her dream wedding. The mom, Kelli, well, by the end she became my best friend. Then lastly, the daughter and fiancé to Kyle, Katie, became one of my brides and best of all, friend.
When we did the engagement session I got to go to their homes and meet some more of the family. The first ones I met were Kyle’s brother Wesley, his wife Brandi, AND THE MOST ADORABLE NEWBORN EVER, WILEY. It warmed my heart feeling so welcomed into the group… definitely made the wedding day even easier. Especially when you’re able to say mom and dad and here come Scott and Kelli. Not only that, it prepared me for Grandma Evans who I discovered is my spirit animal. Her taste for good wine and vintage cars makes her a winner in my book. She was one woman I was excited to meet on the wedding day and you bet I showed up to her house with a bottle of wine in hand.
Grandma Evans’ house was a dream. SO much natural light and the corvette in the front yard under the big trees made it seem like something out of a magazine. I couldn’t think of a better way to start the McCoy/Montgomery wedding day.
The ceremony was at Grace United Methodist which was the same church that Katie’s parents got married at 26 years ago! I can’t even begin to imagine what it would feel like to go from walking down the aisle as a groom to walking your daughter down the aisle to her groom. Just wow.
The reception was so pretty with string lights hanging on every wall. The rustic décor fit Katie and Kyle’s personalities perfectly since Kyle is a farmer and lives out in the country. Framed memories were also spread around the room along with 200+ close friends and family.
It was so good getting to share this day with them. Many texts, phone calls, and babysitting adventures lead us to this very moment and it was perfect.
So thankful for these two and I can’t wait for the day where I meet them at Grandma Evan’s to pop open a bottle of wine <3
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Bridal Gown Shop: Wendy’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses and Shop: Mori Lee from Wendy’s Bridal
Shoes: Tom’s Bridal
Groom’s Apparel: Quali-Tee Design
Hair and Makeup: Trends
Florist: Robbins Village Florist
Wedding Stationary: Brandi Montgomery – sister in law / bridesmaid
Cake: Capital City Cakes
Caterer: Smokin’ Joe’s
Music/DJ: Hemmelgarn Entertainment
Photobooth: Hemmelgarn Entertainment DJ & Photo Booth
Videographer: Brian Long from Studio Bushido