I can hardly believe this is true, but today I offer you the final wedding from 2011. We have had such an exciting and fruitful year, but it has just flown by! But really, I can’t think of a better wedding to end with because this couple, Cayla and Kevin, have hearts of gold and a love to match. Cayla and Kevin were married at Cayla’s home church, Mountain View Methodist Church, right outside of Charlottesville, and really, they couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.
I found this swing set right outside the church, and there was a hook just waiting for me to hang the dress. I love how the golden leaves and blue sky light up the background.
Once Kevin and his groomsmen had tied the last tie and fastened the last cuff link, John took them outside for a few portraits. I’m thinking this is a pretty sharp looking group.
Kevin and Cayla decided early on that they wanted to do a First Look. If you frequent our blog at all, you know that we LOVE to photograph this moment. Here are some of our favorites:
Once they were ready, we took advantage of the lovely afternoon light and ended up with this series….
The bridal party. Woot! Woot!
Cayla and her girls…
Oh my goodness. I love these two shots of Cayla with her flower girl.
By 5:00, it was time for the ceremony to begin. I love the shot on the left that John got of Cayla right before she walked down the aisle.
Husband and wife!
Directly after the ceremony, we all headed off to the reception to celebrate.
Love the purple bows!
Toasts from the maids of honor and best man…
Right after dinner, Cayla and Kevin took center stage on the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.
This sweet baby sure had quite the crowd to love on her.
And then the party started….
Cayla and Kevin: What a joy it was for John and I to document and celebrate your marriage! We hope you are enjoying spending the holidays together as a married couple – what a gift! We wish you both peace, love and grace in the New Year!