July 14, 2020
What a BEAUTIFUL day!!!! Kohl and Kaitlyn originally planned to get married last month in Des Moines, but COVID had other plans for them. They moved their date so that more of their family and friends could be there, and they also decided to have it at Kohl’s parent’s home close to Chicago! Having to change their original wedding plans was disappointing for them, as they were so ready to be married, but they made the most of the situation and still had such an amazing wedding day! In fact, they both said they were actually really glad and excited that they could get married at the home that Kohl grew up in. They quickly fell in love with the idea of a small and intimate, backyard wedding, and they had the most gorgeous, romantic reception set up, thanks to Karla from Honey + Joy Events!
The best way to describe Kohl and Kate is this: you will never meet such a perfect gentleman than Kohl, and you will never meet a sweeter princess than Kate. She is his entire world and he is hers. They’re fun and just awesome in every way, yet so kind and thoughtful. They truly cherished marriage, and seeing couples use their wedding celebration to glorify Him is so beautiful. Now that I’ve met both Kohl and Kate’s families, I know exactly how they came to be so fun, kind, and respectful.
Lavon and I had about a 3.5 hour drive, and although we left with bright, sunny skies over us, we drove into a dark, heavy cloud and then the rain started. It rained the entire way there, and continued to come down. I was praying and praying that the Lord would give them the outdoor ceremony they really wanted, and shortly after we got there, the rain started slowing and the clouds gradually parted. By the first look, they were blessed with gorgeous, sunny skies all day and we were so thankful!
Kohl + Kate, thank you for choosing us! You two are special, special people, and anyone that knows you is lucky to have you in their life! Marriage looks beautiful on you, and you’re the perfect reminder of why we love weddings! xoxo
Photography: Summer Alisabeth Photography
Planning + Design: Honey + Joy Events
Florist: English Garden
Stationery + Calligraphy: Painting for Cheese
Tent: Blue Peak Tents
Linens: BBJ Linens
Bridal Gown: Weddings by Design
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Show Me Your Mumu
Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Bank
Hair Stylist: Gabriella Angela Lorusso
Makeup Artist: Amanda Kendra
Cake Designer: Kirsten’s Danish Bakery
DJ: Calvin Cornel
Caterer: Village Gourmet
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Ring Box: Mrs. Box