From the moment I met Kevin and Dakota, I just knew they were going to be a couple I would never forget. Not only are they both so sweet, they are incredibly welcoming and just make you feel like family from the get-g0. During our entire consultation, I seriously felt like I had known them forever. To say I was excited for their big day was an understatement.
And it truly didn't disappoint. Every person in the bridal party was an absolute blast and from the start of hair and makeup until the dance floor finally emptied, it was a day filled with fun, happiness, and so much love.
Kevin is a local race car driver and Dakota is a pet groomer and avid dog lover. Touches of both of their passions were sprinkled throughout the day.
When the bride asks for a beer, you give the bride a beer!
The groomsmen were just as much fun and didn't take much prompting from me to get into several "creative" poses of their very own!
Dakota and Kevin exchanged letters and gifts prior to their first look. Dakota's gift to Kevin was some boudoir photos and a custom engraved folio box from her Apple Ridge Boudoir session! He was thrilled and both bride and groom were emotional reading their letters.
Dakota is a big graffiti fan and a train with loads of graffiti stopped at the station just in time for their first look and bridal party photos!
Since Kevin is a race car driver and a big Dale Earnhardt fan, the couple had requested some portraits in front of the Earnhart mural in downtown Bristol. I wasn't mad about it one bit!
The nuptials themselves took place inside the station with Dakota's Dad walking her down the aisle.
Dakota had joked before about wanting a train (and the accompanying whistle) to pass by during the ceremony and a train obliged!
Mr. and Mrs. Canter!
Down the elavator...to shotgun beers!
When I said this was the best bridal party I wasn't joking! Off to enjoy the rest of the night!
Congratulations to Dakota and Kevin! Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your lives in such a big way! You both are a blessing to everyone who knows you! Happily ever after!
Venue: Bristol Trail Station
Bridal Gown: Blanc De Blanc Bridal
Grooms attire: JOS A BANK
Hair: Sarah Scaccia + Hannah Elsa Herndon, 525 Salon
Makeup: Rachel Bishop
Florals: Blue Door Garden