It seems like ages ago when Katie and I were walking to and from Starbucks in between services at church and talking about life. She was in the season when many of her friends were getting married and while she wanted that too (so much!), she was mostly worried because she didn’t know HOW to be single and to do it well while she waited on God to bring the right man into her life. And boy did I know exactly where she was. I remember that season of life so vividly because I wanted no one other than the man God wanted for me, but I also wanted to share life with someone instead of continually coming home to an empty house.
But any girl who has waited (no matter how difficult that wait has been) will tell you that it is WORTH WAITING for the right guy. Even Katie’s bridesmaids were talking about looking back at the guys they dated or had been interested in and how clearly they could now see that each of those guys weren’t the right ones for them. I know… it’s so much easier to look back and see that than it is to be in the midst of the wrong relationship or singleness and fully understand that. However, tuning your ears to hear what God is saying to you or through those that love you is priceless.
Katie and Adam are such an example of all of this too. You can read more of their story on their engagement post HERE :-) And all of this was reflected on their wedding day this past weekend. Every time I asked Katie how she was doing, her smile got bigger (because she was smiling ALL day long!) and said she was doing great! It didn’t matter what was going on – or if we were outside in the freezing cold – she was happy and content and exactly where God wanted her to be. And Adam? Well, he was as cool as any groom I’ve ever seen and he was thrilled that it was finally time to make Katie his wife!
Friends and family celebrated with them all day long and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images from the day! Katie and Adam, I am beyond thrilled for you guys and this adventure you’re starting together. I can’t wait to see how the Lord continues to use you!
Katie lived with her grandparents for a little while so they invited all the girls over there to get ready before the day began.
The ring on the right? I about died when Katie told me about it… it’s actually two rings that join together to “hold hands” and while her Pop was in Vietnam, he wore the band with the hand on the right around his neck and her Nana wore the band with the hand on the right. After her Pop passed away about a week before the wedding, Katie knew she wanted to somehow carry a piece of him with her that day. So what better way than to wear this band that belonged to her grandparents? A ring that signifies two becoming one.
And in case you haven’t had time to read their engagement blog post, her diamond ring actually belonged to her Pop’s great-grandmother!
Katie is my second bride to wear Kate Spade Keds in the past year. And I must say, I’m loving this trend!
Y’all know how much I love First Looks :-)
And their excitement proved yet again why they’re so worth it!
I kind of wish I had counted the number of times Katie told me she was so glad they saw each other before the ceremony…
surely she mentioned it at least a dozen times ;-)
Look how beautiful these ladies are!!
And how dapper the gents are :-) The grey suits and blue dresses looked SO good together!
I just love it!
The First Look was wonderful… but look how many portraits we were able to get of these two before the ceremony!!
And then we were able to get even more afterwards too.
These girls were having so much fun in their twirly dresses, I just had to share!
Oh my goodness, they’re married!!
Katie couldn’t hold back her excitement either :-)
After the ceremony and family photos, we headed over to The Loom to celebrate… and it was gorgeous!
Katie asked her students for a photo of the wedding and some marriage advice… let me just say, this was SO adorable!
She’s going to treasure it for years and years!
This might be my favorite cake table of all time. It’s so pretty. And so yummy!
The best part was Katie’s dad letting his hair down!! Awesome dance, you two!
And really, this was one of the sweetest mother-son dances ever.
In case you’ve forgotten, Clemson is the 2016 National Championship team. So Tiger Rag was a must before the reception ended!
One million thanks to the talented team of vendors who made Katie & Adam’s wedding so wonderful!
Ceremony | Mauldin UMC
Reception | The Loom at Cotton Mill Place
Wedding Dress | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | David’s Bridal
Invitations | Tates at Sea (designer), IG Graphice (printing)
Groomsman Suits | Belk
Makeup | Cindy McGrath
Hair Artist | Katie Glascow at Wisteria Salon
Florist | Paige McCarty
Videographer | Ben Weeks
DJ | The Party Machine, Jeff Hayes
Catering | Holmes Catering
Cake Artist | friends & family