Kailey came to visit me with her mom in August - she was just a few weeks away from going back to college in South Carolina to get her Master's - and her wedding had just been moved up from the following year to that November due to her fiancé's brothers' deployments. Kailey and Matt had met while both working at a local camp, and so they had decided that they wanted their wedding at the same camp. I had done a wedding there under a tent in the field of the camp, however, was excited because, well, I am always excited about weddings and a camp wedding sounded unique and special. We had to facetime quite a few times to go over details - but Kailey and her mom were very detailed oriented, so it was a breeze. They had already chosen the food, officiant, photographer, and had the dj/music all figured out - along with her gown, and the bridesmaids dresses -so we just needed to worry about décor and flowers - two of my favorite things. What I found sweet was the way Kailey incorporated the family into the wedding - Matt's dad married them, both sets of parents gathered around Matt & Kailey during the ceremony to pray over them, Kailey's two brothers were ushers, and her other two brothers played their guitars while she walked down the aisle.
The weather in November can be a bit tricky - it can be like winter or very warm. Kailey and Matt had wanted games outside in the yard between the chapel and the reception, along with a polaroid guestbook - which is a really cute idea, and we also did an apple cider bar with ginger snaps for the guests to enjoy while they waited for dinner. At the beginning of the week the weather wasn't looking too promising, but I have learned never to fret because the weather changes throughout the week - and I didn't need to worry whatsoever. They managed to have the most perfect fall day of the entire year - and somehow the leaves were late with turning and it seemed as if all the trees at camp decided to wait for that day to turn. And so Kailey, looking so beautiful, in the most gorgeous dress and veil, and Matt were married that magical fall day.