Daniel + Kelsie Wedding Part One | Wedding
We are beyond excited to finally get to blog Kelsie and Daniel’s wedding day! We have traveled for weddings before, but this one was a new experience for us all around. Kelsie and Daniel’s day had lots of firsts for us! We were super excited they hired us and allowed us to take on these new experiences. What a day it was! It was so much of a day that we actually are going to split the blog up into two posts! So be sure to come back tomorrow to see the rest of the photos; trust me the second post is JUST as good!
Kelsie and Daniel met through Tinder. Daniel was out in Ohio for an internship and while there he met Kelsie. Kelsie had never really met a mormon before and Daniel shared everything with her as they got to know each other. Not long after these two grew closer, Kelsie was baptized and these two have been on an adventure ever since. Their faith is a huge part of their life and it is so evident. The most beautiful thing about their wedding day was watching two families from two different religious backgrounds unite and become one family. It was so heart-warming to see the love and acceptance they offered each other. With this wedding being a Mormon wedding, there were a lot of unknowns for us. Andrew and I asked a lot of questions and did a lot of research to ensure we would capture their day the way they would want us to. Showing up in Utah, we felt confident thanks to Kelsie’s organization and the time we had put into fully understanding their day.
Here is the break down for you before we get into all the goodness! This first blog post is the getting ready, details, first look, temple greeting, formal photos, bride and groom photos at the temple, and the luncheon.
The handkerchief in her details has been passed down from multiple generations on her moms side. It was so cool to hear the story and read the letter that came with it.
On our way out to Utah, we got a message from Kelsie that Daniel had broken his nose playing basketball with his cousins. It is not every wedding you get to take pictures of the room getting his makeup done. His sisters teased that it wasn’t the first time he has had his makeup done because they had done it for him before! Ha!
One of the things that we learned is really important for the LDS church is to have pictures of the temple grounds. We have so many more of these but here a few of our favorites!
Mormon sealings can not actually be photographed so the big climax for all of us was waiting on them to come out of the temple and great everyone as man and wife for the first time!
One of their traditions is to take formal photos on the stairs at the temple. We have a ton here as well, but just wanted to show you the idea of how the timeline went down.
Her bouquet is in my top two bouquets ever that we have photographed! I just couldn’t get over it all day!
Kelsie changed more than any bride we have ever photographed. She wore a dress TO the temple, changed into her temple dress inside, then changed into a FULL wedding dress when they came out and then put the small luncheon dress back on for their luncheon! The luncheon was a three course meal at The Lion House. It was amazing food! This was for all the people who came to the temple, mostly close family and friends. This is where all the toasts and blessings were given.
All the toasts and blessings were amazing, but my favorite was his momma. She writes a little song for every child that gets married and sings it on their wedding day. It was comical and so sweet!
Tomorrow’s blog will have the bridal party portraits outside at The Lion House, bride and groom pictures at their reception venue, the ring ceremony, and the night reception! So we still have to show you a ton more portraits and the cake and all the fun details! Get ready!
Sealing: Salt Lake Temple
Ring Ceremony and Reception: Salt Lake Hardware Building
Luncheon: Lion House Pantry
Makeup: Chloe Bennett
Flowers: Foxglove: Flowers and Gifts
Bride’s Dress: Fantasy Bridal
Decor/Furniture Rentals: Refined Vintage Events
Catering: Brown Brothers Catering
Invites: Jeneze Designs
Sharing, serving, and celebrating,
Andrew + Chrissy