Kathryn & Daniel were married earlier this year on her family farm in a little town called Dry Creek, Louisiana. This was a “destination” wedding for us as it was several hours away. We had never been to that part of the state so Ray and I were excited and set off for an adventure. There wasn’t much at all to the little town, but the big hearts and love we found in these families gave us all of the excitement we ever hoped for. From the minute I pulled up I was greeted by several family members welcoming me and helping me with my gear. I was offered pie and tea and amazing southern hospitality. Since this was a destination wedding, I had never met Kathryn face to face; we had only spoken over the phone. When I walked into the room where she was getting ready I was taken aback by her beauty and the love that poured from every corner of the room. Her and her sisters were busily getting ready and people were buzzing around all over the large loft bedroom that they shared. It was so sweet to watch each sister help another with their hair and makeup and then to watch their mother beam with pride at her girls. From there I went out to photograph the flowers, dress and other details like I normally do. When I was shown the flowers, my breath was taken away. They were absolutely gorgeous. The kind that every photographer dreams about! I could have photographed those flowers from every different angle for hours. :) Even more impressive is that they were made by Kathryn’s dear friend. Kathryn and Daniel chose not to do a “first look” so they would see each other the first time when she walked down the isle. The ceremony was held in the family cemetery where Kathryn’s father and sister could be part of her joyous day.
It was very overcast and the forecast called for torrential rains all day. By some miracle, the rain held out through the ceremony and only started to sprinkle during the family portraits. They had prayed that it would not rain and I was so thankful their prayers were answered. After the ceremony we headed over to the reception at a local Christmas tree farm! How exciting! They served breakfast for dinner and had cinnamon rolls for the grooms cake. Yummm! The rain did finally come but no one cared. The laughter coming from under the tents was infectious and you couldn’t help but join in.
I hope you enjoy these photographs from Kathryn and Daniel’s special day. I know that it is a day that I will never forget and am extremely thankful that they trusted us to capture these memories for them. ♥