Alexis and Kelton's Wedding {Marriage}

August 11, 2016  •  2 Comments

The first shot I took when I arrived on Alexis & Kelton's wedding day was a familiar place to Alexis.  This venue is the place she knew as "home".  In fact, she was actually born in this house and would later become the big sister to four more girls.  I love home weddings, there is something special about getting married at the house you grew up in.  Many memories were held within the walls of the house that built her.  One of the shots that you'll see in this post, was when Alexis's mom was helping her slip on her dress.  Kimberly (her mom), was tying the sash on the back of her wedding dress.  Like a lot of parents, as we get older, time seems to pass lightning fast and I couldn't help but think about how she must've felt, I imagine she felt it hadn't been that long ago since she tied this same little girl's sash before Sunday church.  Now, on this day, she's tying the sash on her daughter's wedding gown as she embarks on a new life with her soon-to-be husband.  All those years of raising their daughter and now, she will marry at the home that has molded her into the woman that she is today.  I imagine many times throughout her life, she will withdraw memories from the house that built her and they will continue to guide her even as an adult.

The day of their wedding, we had a tremendous amount of rain.  Thankfully, there were breaks and they were able to continue with their outdoor ceremony. Here is a recap of their day. 

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Her something old and something blue was her mom's garter she wore many years ago. DSC_0213DSC_0213 DSC_0200DSC_0200

Time to get ready... DSC_0278DSC_0278 DSC_0261DSC_0261 DSC_0276DSC_0276 DSC_0267DSC_0267 DSC_0257DSC_0257 DSC_0240DSC_0240 DSC_0508DSC_0508 DSC_0247DSC_0247 DSC_0330DSC_0330

Meanwhile, this handsome groom has arrived so I went out to capture a few shot of him.

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He seems mighty cool, calm and collected.

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Stepping into her dress...

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Love this next shot of her sisters watching as her mom was tying her sash. DSC_0422DSC_0422 DSC_0436DSC_0436 DSC_0368DSC_0368 DSC_0374DSC_0374 DSC_0459DSC_0459

Almost time...

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Such a beautiful picture of her...

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My personal favorite of this bride...


with her sisters...

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We had a few minutes before the ceremony and I was capturing a few shots of Alexis with her sisters.  In this next shot of Alexis with her youngest sister, Aniston, was one of my favorites.  I don't know, maybe Aniston was just not "feeling" pictures at the time but I was trying to get her to smile for the shot.  In an attempt to get her to smile and knowing how little girls think boys are gross, I asked "do you think Alexis and Kelton are going to kiss?" to which she replied with no laugh but a big ol' eye roll instead!  They whole room cracked up!  Me - 0, Aniston - 1...Photographer fail but I still love the eye roll, it was just too funny! 


Here, somehow we caught a happy face! DSC_0585DSC_0585 DSC_0594DSC_0594 DSC_0590DSC_0590 DSC_0588DSC_0588

Outside, Kelton is waiting... DSC_0622DSC_0622

Here comes the bride... DSC_0615eDSC_0615e

At this point, the rain had just started again but Kelton didn't look away from his soon-to-be bride... DSC_0623DSC_0623 DSC_0627DSC_0627 DSC_0629DSC_0629 DSC_0631DSC_0631 DSC_0640DSC_0640 DSC_0651DSC_0651 DSC_0645DSC_0645 DSC_0655DSC_0655 DSC_0659DSC_0659 DSC_0663DSC_0663 DSC_0665DSC_0665 DSC_0669DSC_0669 DSC_0677DSC_0677

Love these next view and... DSC_0784DSC_0784

His view! DSC_0761DSC_0761 DSC_0726DSC_0726 DSC_0758DSC_0758 DSC_0787DSC_0787

Love this next shot but think it's unbelievable how much Alexis looks like her Aunt Carey in this shot. DSC_0929DSC_0929 DSC_0900DSC_0900 DSC_0885DSC_0885 DSC_0897DSC_0897 DSC_0837DSC_0837 DSC_0832DSC_0832

Reception time!

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I love some dramatic light so I played around with her cake pictures a bit.  Kinda love the final images!

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How cute is this little fella?! DSC_0964DSC_0964 DSC_1018DSC_1018 DSC_1012DSC_1012 DSC_0986DSC_0986 DSC_1050DSC_1050 DSC_1075DSC_1075 DSC_1034DSC_1034 DSC_1014DSC_1014 DSC_1056DSC_1056 DSC_1121DSC_1121 DSC_1125DSC_1125 DSC_1128DSC_1128 DSC_1124DSC_1124 DSC_1134DSC_1134

Her little cousin being pushed in the swing by his daddy...


Time to cut the cake... DSC_1093DSC_1093 DSC_1097DSC_1097 DSC_1105DSC_1105 DSC_1102DSC_1102 DSC_1111DSC_1111 DSC_1113DSC_1113

Bouquet/garter toss... DSC_1197DSC_1197 DSC_1199DSC_1199 DSC_1206DSC_1206 DSC_1217DSC_1217 DSC_1220DSC_1220 DSC_1224DSC_1224

They chose old fashioned bird seed for their exit, they were covered!!!!!

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So long, Alexis and Kelton, thank you letting me be a part of your day.  I wish you many years together through the good times and bad! DSC_1258DSC_1258

And I'll leave you with my top three pics from their day, look at their shadow in that umbrella!  Until next time... DSC_1169eDSC_1169e DSC_1178DSC_1178 DSC_0803-2DSC_0803-2




Daphne Crawford(non-registered)
Molly, these are wonderful! I knew they would be amazing. So happy for Alexis and Kelton!
Carol Cariker(non-registered)
Beautiful wedding! What a lovely bride & handsome groom! Gorgeous dress & bouquet! Excellent photography Molly!
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