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KAYLA + CALEB // FASHIONABLY RUSTIC WEDDING at THE LODGE at QUIET WATERS

All good stories have a beginning...

 

Where do I begin when describing Kayla and Caleb? Photogenic? Check. Fashionable? Check? Madly and deeply in love? Double check! To say that these two are a photographer's dream is an understatement. 

From the moment we met at their engagement session and started collaborating as a team on their wedding photography goals, Kayla and Caleb were totally involved and excited about the creative process. By the time their wedding day rolled around, the camaraderie and trust was so solid that I felt like I had known them forever. Getting to know these two was a wonderful experience. Getting to document their day was simply the icing on the cake!

There were so many special things about their day. From the creative work that their families and friends put into decorating The Lodge as beautifully as anything found in a magazine, to the rustic outdoor ceremony, every part of their "Princess Bride" inspired wedding was thoughtful and planned out. Kayla even helped her aunt decorate the wedding cake and did her bridesmaids' makeup. This was one dedicated DIY bride! 

Seeing how much joy Caleb and Kayla have in their relationship is the best thing of all. Their ceremony was touching and emotional, filled with moments of reflection, faith, and laughter. They were even so happy when they came back down the aisle, that Caleb started dancing! 

It was an absolute dream being Kayla and Caleb's photographer, and I wish them every blessing! They'll forever have a piece of my heart.

Venue: The Lodge at Quiet Waters

DJ: All That Music

Associate Photographer: Sa'dia Luallen-Blattert

 

BRINA + BEN // ELEGANT and STYLISH WEDDING at THE HOTEL VANDIVORT

The day starts here...

When I first met Brina at the All About Weddings show last winter, we clicked almost immediately. I knew she was the perfect bride for me -  stylish and creative, with a flair for fashion. As the buyer and merchandiser for Ellecor Design, Brina helps her clients create beautiful spaces, so I also knew her wedding at the elegant Vandivort Hotel would be gorgeous! 

And then when I met Ben, I could instantly see why they fell in love with one another. Their personalities are such a perfect fit, and they are caring as well as thoughtful. They know one another so well! As an example, Ben gifted Brina with a day planner on their wedding day, and this super organized bride was thrilled with such a personalized gift. 

Ben and Brina are lifelong Springfieldians and true locavores. Every aspect of their wedding was local - from their venue, to their cake, to their flowers. The special touches and simple but sophisticated decor were the perfect compliment to Ben and Brina's classic style.

Ben and Brina are especially close to their nieces and nephews. From letting the flower girls have a nice rowdy jump on the bed, to giving them hugs throughout the day, the kids were such a big part of Brina's getting-ready time and the ceremony. You can tell a lot about people by how they treat dogs and children, and both Ben and Brina score high points there! 

Their fun reception was filled with lots of wild and crazy dancing, playful shenanigans, and sweet first dances. Ben even called the hogs in true Razorback fashion, and their shoe game provided plenty of laughs for their guests.

As we stole away for some portraits in the lobby of the Vandivort at the end of the evening, Ben and Brina were so organized and patient that we had the opportunity to set up studio lights and do a Vanity Fair-inspired portrait for this fashionable and photogenic couple. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Thank you, Ben and Brina for choosing Flyover Photography! You were a wonderful couple to work with, and I wish you all the best!

Vendors:

Venue and Catering - The Hotel Vandivort and The Order

Associate Photographer - Jeannie Huff, Photogenie Photography

Officiant - Pastor Dan Caldwell

Wedding Decor - Haden Long, Ellecor

Floral - The Nest

DJ - All That Music