A love story 8 years in the making. A bride who could absolutely not stop smiling or sweetly saying, “I am just so happy” all throughout the day. A handsome groom who’s country twang + guitar picking won over his sweetheart almost a decade ago. Ryan + Kari are wildy, madly, + tenderly in love. I am thrilled AND honored to be sharing their wedding celebration with you on the blog today!!
Kari might, quite possibly be, the nicest person I have EVER met. She is so poised, gentle, + loving. She cares deeply + with great intention. And the way she absolutely adores + admires her now husband, Ryan, is a force to be reckoned with. Her LOVE is a force to be reckoned with : ) And then there’s Ryan, the man beside this amazing woman. Humble, charming, noble, + witty. I kept catching him whispering to Kari, “You look like a rockstar.” I just LOVE their love (I know it’s a cheesy saying, but it really is true!!!) Meeting + working with them has been such a blessing in our lives this wedding season : )
I am pretty confident you are going to love the images to come. A truly radiating bride surrounded by equally radiating love from her mother, sister, grandmother, + bridesmaids. Timeless wedding traditions upheld with grace + beauty. A greenhouse filled with laughter + deeply rooted friendships. And a reception room overflowing with happiness, support, good food, + awesome dancing : ) Ryan + Kari—FINALLY : ) We are so excited for you two as you begin this next season of your relationship as husband + wife. Praise God for your story–for His story : ) We LOVE you. xoxo : ) -M
The “something blue” in Kari’s bouquet was a bird that she + her sister have passed back + forth for as long as they can remember–on gifts … at holidays … hidden in each other’s bedrooms + then dorm rooms … I just LOVE that Kari found it in her bouquet!!
I LOVED this location!! And those flowers!!!
Just gorgeous you girls!!!
This was their “boy band” shot!! haha!!
Oh, yes. So good!! You guys are pros!!
KARI. You were the most STUNNING bride!!!!
Favorite : )
The flowers on this cake!!!! <3
And then Ryan’s brother’s surprised the bride + groom with their own fireworks show!!!
And then of course, more dancing ensued : ) Congratulations to the McGraths!!!
Last but certainly not least, R+K’s wedding day vendors!!
Ceremony | Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church
Reception | Stoughton Country Club
Ceremony Music | Aaron Thompson
DJ | Musical Memories
Cake | Fosdal’s Bakery
Hair + Make-Up | Ultimate Salon
Wedding Dress | Brandi’s Bridal, Designer: Pronovias
Bridesmaids | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse