Mr. and Mrs. Cottrell

 Oh, this wedding… there are so many things that I will always remember about this day. Quinten and Kaelan were both in the bridal party of a wedding I shot in 2016, so it was extra sweet to be able to see them and all their friends again for their wedding day. Quinten and Kaelan have to be one of the happiest and most in-love couples I have ever had the joy of shooting, and I'm confident you will understand what I mean when you look through these pictures. Kaelan thought about so many details when planning this wedding, even the sweetest personal touches for her dad (she is definitely a daddy's girl). Their ceremony was one of the most emotional, sweetest, and beautiful ceremonies I have ever witnessed, and their reception was SO fun! Quinten and Kaelan, I love you both and am so thankful I had the opportunity to capture your love for each other and for Jesus. Also, a fun little surprise is that these two are expecting their first child, a sweet baby boy, later this year. I can’t wait to watch you all go through this next milestone in life with grace and joy and love!     Kaelan's favorite memory from the wedding day was the moment she first saw Quinten's face when she walked down the aisle. She said, "I can't even put into words all of what my heart was feeling right then. We've been through so much together that in that moment, it was just like something came over the both of us... like we made it. It was something from a storybook. Like a happy ending to one story or chapter, but the beginning of a story even more beautiful. I had always known that he was the one. But in that moment, I knew more than ever...." Don't worry- everyone was also crying, including me. It was the sweetest processional ever.     P.S. Look for the rainbow picture, I have a story to tell you all about it :)

Oh, this wedding… there are so many things that I will always remember about this day. Quinten and Kaelan were both in the bridal party of a wedding I shot in 2016, so it was extra sweet to be able to see them and all their friends again for their wedding day. Quinten and Kaelan have to be one of the happiest and most in-love couples I have ever had the joy of shooting, and I'm confident you will understand what I mean when you look through these pictures. Kaelan thought about so many details when planning this wedding, even the sweetest personal touches for her dad (she is definitely a daddy's girl). Their ceremony was one of the most emotional, sweetest, and beautiful ceremonies I have ever witnessed, and their reception was SO fun! Quinten and Kaelan, I love you both and am so thankful I had the opportunity to capture your love for each other and for Jesus. Also, a fun little surprise is that these two are expecting their first child, a sweet baby boy, later this year. I can’t wait to watch you all go through this next milestone in life with grace and joy and love!

 

Kaelan's favorite memory from the wedding day was the moment she first saw Quinten's face when she walked down the aisle. She said, "I can't even put into words all of what my heart was feeling right then. We've been through so much together that in that moment, it was just like something came over the both of us... like we made it. It was something from a storybook. Like a happy ending to one story or chapter, but the beginning of a story even more beautiful. I had always known that he was the one. But in that moment, I knew more than ever...." Don't worry- everyone was also crying, including me. It was the sweetest processional ever.

 

P.S. Look for the rainbow picture, I have a story to tell you all about it :)

Do you see the rainbow? This was such a unique and sweet moment. Quinten's father passed away a few years ago, so many people were missing him and thinking about him on the wedding day. When we took this picture, none of us even noticed the rainbow behind them. But when we saw it on the back of the camera and saw the rainbow, Quinten and Kaelan felt so much comfort and peace knowing that his father was with them on their big day after all.  Kaelan said, "It was just like George was looking down from heaven and gave his sign of approval. We knew he was there when the rain barely sprinkled over all of us during our ceremony, after when it poured, and the rainbow at the end…that was it. ❤ If all of that doesn't make you feel some kind of emotion, I don't know what will. Shew lol!" You can be sure tears were definitely in my eyes.

Vendors:

Dress: The White Dress of Lexington

Venue: Eden Springs Farmstead

Florist: The brides mom and aunt did the flowers

Hair and Make-Up: Tara Bowen

Bridesmaids hair: Hailey Broughton 

Food: Poochy's Catering

DJ: Kelvin Catlett 

Cake: Artsy Fartsy (Renea)

Shop Revelry for my bridesmaids dresses

Handcrafted beer and wine: Duane and Cheri Perry