Intimate Mountain Park Wedding – Katy And Nick Got Married!
destiny – [des-tuh-nee]
1. something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.2. the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.3. the power or agency that determines the course of events.
When two high school sweethearts sit down with me at a local craft brewery and tell me they know all the lines from Rhinestone and the Princess Bride, it feels a little like destiny to me. It was further solidified when these first few lines were spoken during their wedding ceremony in Mountain Park. While torrential rains poured down shortly before Katy + Nick’s ceremony, the skies cleared in time for the seats to be dried and the ceremony held outside next to the lake. Within their circle of family and friends, there were a few photographers who enjoyed documenting this day just as much as I did. You might notice them having fun with me before the ceremony.
Their day was filled with laughter, tears sliding down cheeks, hugs, love, dancing, and sparklers. There was a span of at least seven decades and three generations on the dance floor between the kids and grandparents who were seriously getting their jam on. There were dance lines and grandiose solos that showed off Katy’s theatre background. And there were dum dum lollipops. Nick even shared one with me during their portraits. He says he’s always prepared.
Thank you Katy + Nick.
For the honor of documenting your wedding day.
For trusting me with such intimate moments and the start of your marriage.
For sharing your dum dums.
For your honesty + wit.
For the Princess Bride beer koozee that has kept cold beverages quite tasty over our hot summer.
For letting me meet you in Tampa and photographing you on the beach after returning your wedding day.