There is just something about October weddings that I can't get over. I LOVE weddings in October! The colors & the weather are usually always perfect! CJ and Nicole's special day was no exception! The day started with the girls all getting ready at the CUTEST little salon in Wakeeney (Vintage Soul) & the guys hung out at CJ's house! When I saw the flowers and all the details I fell even more in love with the beauty of the day! My favorite little detail was Nicole's bracelet & ring she wore! The bracelet had "Love Always, Grandma" written in her grandmother's handwriting and the ring was also her grandma's! Such a cute idea! The marsala & blush colors Nicole chose could not have been more perfect for this wedding! We did a quick first look with CJ & Nicole and then went right into bride & groom portraits as well as bridal party photos in the prettiest little valley that we found! It was filled with yellow trees & pretty light! I could have kept shooting there all day! It was then time for the ceremony! Nicole was worried that the new stained glass windows wouldn't be in the church in time for their wedding, but they just arrived and were installed that week! The church was gorgeous & every detail of the ceremony was just as beautiful! We had a little time after the ceremony for some more photos & a fun bus ride! Then off to the reception we went! The food was delicious & the dancing was entertaining! The sweetest thing happened at the reception that had us all in tears though! CJ asked his second momma, Connie, to do the mother/son dance with him! CJ lost his mom when he was twelve & I'm sure this was a difficult day to not have his mom there! He and Connie danced to "You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell and I'm pretty sure there wasn't a dry eye in the room during that dance! After that sweet moment, the dances really got going & the party lasted long into the night! There were so many cute little kids spinning on the dance floor & a little fighting between the single ladies for the bouquet that was tossed. That was pretty entertaining! All in all, it was the perfect day!
CJ & Nicole, thank you for asking me to capture such a special day in your lives! Thank you for trusting me & putting up with my ideas! I loved spending your day with you & hope you have fun on your honeymoon when you get to go!!
Dress | Cupid's Corner - Hays, KS
Florist | Kaley Sander/Flower Cottage/Wildflower Designs
Ceremony Venue | Christ the King Catholic Church - Wakeeney, KS
Reception Venue | Commercial Building (Fairgrounds) - Wakeeney, KS
Wedding Planner | Connie Ritter - Bride's Mother
DJ | DJ Willy Will
Cake | Linda Augustine/Linda's Country Creations
Catering | John Sherwood/Mike's Place - Wakeeney, KS
Bridesmaids Dresses | Cupid's Corner - Hays, KS
Groomsmen & Groom Attire | Jim's Formal Wear (Cupid's Corner) - Hays, KS
Invitations | Leroy's Printing - Colby, KS
Hair & Make-up | Vintage Soul - Wakeeney, KS
Rentals | Wedding Connections - Hays, KS