Kiera & John’s Wedding Day Highlights
Both Kiera and John knew that their favorite part of their wedding day would be the moment they saw each other for the first time down the aisle surrounded by their family and friends.
John and his groomsmen got ready for the big day at his grandmother’s house early on their wedding day. The guys had a fun early afternoon planned for a big relaxing lunch before heading off to Columbia Station for the ceremony. John put on his Men’s Wearhouse tuxes and had a good laugh with his guys before opening his card and wedding gift from his wife-to-be. She gifted him a handsome watch which matched his wedding attire perfectly. After a handful of photos, the guys headed off to lunch.
The ladies, on the other hand, smartly had Chic-fil-A catered via the Dad-delivery-system. They stood in Kiera’s parents home around the kitchen island and laughed and reminisced about memories from their childhood as the ladies snacked on lunch and had their make-up done by Mary Glasman. They also took a few minutes and caught some Pokemon… well, you know how it goes. There is something pretty amusing about watching women with their hair all done up (by ANF Hair) trying to catch ’em all!
Kiera’s David’s Bridal gown waited patiently for her in the family sunroom. Her girls surrounded her to help her get dressed. Kiera and her bridesmaids kept eyeing up the impending storm – but Kiera knew that the ceremony would happen either way and she’d be married to her best friend by the end of the day! (aaaand I just have to mention how ridiculously cute their dog is…. and the flower girl… you gotta check them out during the getting ready photos in the highlights below. Seriously adorable)
Hopping into the Dad-Taxi, the bridesmaids zipped off to Columbia Station to hide away for the ceremony. Columbia Station has the cutest little refinished antique caboose car for the bridal party to chill in prior to the ceremony. From the little windows, they watched all 145 guests arrive. The sky magically parted into blue with spots of white fluffy clouds. Both Kiera and John were in awe that such weather could happen for their planned outdoor ceremony. John made his way down the aisle to wait for his wife-to-be.
Their ceremony was certainly beautiful and full of love. John gasped and put his hand to his face when he saw Kiera and the end of the aisle. He thought she was beautiful and it was this exact moment he knew he had picked the most perfect woman to be his wife. She returned his emotional glances with her kind smile (one of John’s favorite things about her!) – seeing him for the first time on their wedding day was extremely calming. Family friend, Marcia Ricketts, officiated the 15 minute ceremony. After the “I-do’s,” we did a quick hour of photos highlighting some of the most iconic spots at the venue while guests enjoyed cocktail hour inside Columbia Station.
The historic building’s ballroom was decked from head-to-toe in blues, yellows, and lime green. Three Peas in a Pod were responsible for all the floral designs during the day. Kiera and John were going for a slight romantic rustic feel – and I do think it was captured perfectly in all aspects of their design! Kevin, from Silver Sound, managed the music and lighting design during the reception. We also really enjoyed the simplistic design of their cake from The Master’s Baker.
Thank you to the newlyweds for having us as part of your wedding day! We’re so happy that you two found each other… and found us! Check out the highlights from their big day!
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