It never ceases to amaze me that, over and over again, two people love each other enough to choose the other for the rest of their lives. This means choosing that person in the best times and the worst, in times when you like them and all those times you don't. It means choosing to hold their hand through the storms of life, even if sometimes the storms make their way into your very own house. Eric and Kaleigh have been together long enough to weather many storms together and when they finally stood in front of each other at the altar, they knew what it meant to commit their lives to each other.
From start to finish the wedding day felt effortless, like it was meant to be all along. Kaleigh and her ladies laughed their way through the morning, punctuated by more serious moments as she took it all in - the moments before she officially became his wife. Eric swore until the day before their wedding that he wouldn't cry, but when he finally saw his bride walking down the aisle he couldn't hold back the tears. From goofy inside jokes to wrinkle-your-nose kind of laughter, the moments Eric and Kaleigh spent together were truly the most memorable part.
As far as the beautiful details, I was absolutely obsessed with Kaleigh's white peony and burgundy bouquet - the flowing ribbons (all from the absolutely fantastic Sterling Dawn events) and gorgeous details (hellloooo beautiful ceremony arch!) added touches of elegance all over Harley's Haven. And my obsession with blush wedding dresses lives on thanks to Kaleigh's all-over lace stunner that fit her like a glove! I know everyone there will relive this beautiful day over and over again.
Eric and Kaleigh, the love between you two is so obvious and so real. I am overjoyed to see you become husband and wife after being together for so long. Your wedding day was intimate, memorable, and loads of fun. Enjoy the day-to-day of being married to each other...it was worth the wait!
Planning and Floral Design: Sterling Dawn Events | Venue: Harley's Haven | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Camilla Creations | Hair: Studio M Hair Design (Jena & Ashley) | Makeup: Tanya Gasser | Bride's Dress: Studio I Do | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Rev. Cory Newell | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ: E & E Special Events | Videography: Christy Stevens | Cake: Chelsi Cooks | Catering: Country Boys BBQ
When Kaleigh was dressed, all the bridesmaids couldn't believe how beautiful she looked...
Next they got to spend even more time together during their first dance and the ensuing reception.
The garter toss was one of the more hilarious events I've witnessed...and it's extra special when the catcher of both the bouquet and garter are already dating!
...and just like that, before they knew it, it was time for Eric and Kaleigh to exit and walk towards their new life together! Congratulations you two!