In the second grade, Karleigh, like many little girls, dreamed of her wedding day. Dress-up always meant putting on her dress and veil and walking down the aisle towards her husband. Even her sketches at Arts and Crafts were of her dream wedding dress. When she had grown up a little, that excitement for marriage never faded, and she began praying for the man that would one day become her husband—the Adam to her Eve.
In the second grade, Adam, like many little boys, never even considered his future wedding day, paying more attention to the important things like toys and sports and mud. But when he had grown up a little, he began to realize that what kind of woman he wanted by his side for the rest of his life—a woman who was kind and strong and supportive of his life’s calling as a pastor. Most importantly, a woman who loved the Lord before she ever loved him.
Karleigh and Adam’s wedding day was nothing short of that 8-year-old girl’s dream. A Christmas celebration with incredible family, amazing friends, beautiful details and a stunning bride and groom made for a wedding that that was about so much more than a wedding, but about the love that two incredible people share for each other and their God. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the dress that Karleigh wore down the aisle could have been designed from that second grade sketch so many years ago.
I am SO excited to share this last wedding of 2013! I could write for days about all of the thoughtful details and unique touches, but I’d rather just show you instead. To Karleigh, Adam, and your wonderful families: thank you. Thank you for trusting me to be the one capturing such an important day. You might recognize Karleigh as the sister of Derek and Erica, and it was absolutely incredible to be welcomed to another Benedict wedding not as a vendor, but as a friend. I am so thrilled to shared your images with you! Enjoy reliving the fairytale day!
Introducing: Mr. and Mrs. King
Karleigh covered her shoes in lace from her mom’s wedding dress.
This pearl necklace comes all the way from India. When Karleigh returned home with them, she placed them in her hope chest and never wore them until her wedding day! I love that.
Many thanks to Stacey Windsor for making the trip to NC with me as my second shooter and grabbing the following shots of the guys!
KARLEIGH! Girl, you are so phenomenally stunning!
The bride and groom decided to wait until the ceremony to see each other, but as the only daughter in her family, it was perfect for Karleigh to have a first look with her dad!
Looking good, Adam!
A moment of calm…
Loved the guy’s socks!
I didn’t get to have an engagement session with Karleigh and Adam, so when they started out the session with looks like these I did a few happy dances! You two are naturals!
On the left!! You two!!
Oh, you two…
Anybody recognize these two??
Karleigh and her dad’s first dance was probably one of the sweetest of the year!
Thank you to all of Karleigh and Adam’s amazing vendors for creating a magical day! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. King!
vendors coming soon!