I love when a love story begins with an introduction from someone who just REALLY knows you. Katie met Jared through her cousin, who is practically a brother to her. She had just gone through a breakup and he knew a guy that would be perfect for her. And how amazing that he was right!? He really is like a brother to her for him to know EXACTLY who she’d fall in love with… and one day marry!
Katie & Jared had the most beautiful fall wedding day! The weather and foliage was absolutely perfect, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a literal perfect fall wedding day like theirs was! They scattered acorns and little white pumpkins all over their cocktail hour and reception, provided blankets to their guests to keep warm when it got chilly and had their bridal party in perfect fall colors. But what made their day truly beautiful was their love!
These two are SO relaxed and comfortable with each other, there were practically no nerves! They admit they aren’t too emotional so didn’t expect tears during their first look – just lots of excited giggles. But when Katie walked down the aisle during their ceremony, all of that changed and they both met each other at the end of the aisle with tears in their eyes. It was so sweet to witness! Of course they sealed their marriage with a kiss and then a high five, once again showing how comfortable they are 🙂 This is a sure thing for these two and I LOVE that! Their reception was SO fun!! The dancing never stopped and they even kept the fun going with yummy fall desserts, an ice cream bar and late-night McDonald’s to go! So much pretty fall wedding inspiration in this blog post, I’m SO excited to share it all with you!
Katie & Jared, congratulations!! Keep loving each other just the way you are and you’ll be set 🙂 Wishing you both all the best!!
Venue: Rock Island Lake Club
Second Photographer: Juliet Macey Photography
Florist: A Touch of Elegance
DJ & Photobooth: POSH DJs
Videographer: Digital Memories
Grooms Tuxedo/Suit: Kohl’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Cake Baker: Palermo’s
Cake Topper: YippeeDaisy
Bride’s Shoes: Jack Rogers
Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist: Verve on Location