Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Royal Blue Wedding, Parasol Umbrellas, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers!!

There are certain times you think to yourself, “this must be meant to be.” When Kelsey Jo and Jeff met, that was one of those times. Kelsey Jo and Jeff fell in love at a lunch table halfway around the world in St. Petersburg, Russia on a mission trip. Part of it was meant to be, and part of it was brilliant planning on Kelsey Jo’s part. She saw Jeff pushing a wheelbarrow and thought he was very attractive, after a well schemed plan to “end up” sitting at the same lunch table they hit it off and 4 years later ended up tying the knot at Pine River Ranch. It’s a big world out there and it’s amazing to me that a couple that met half a world away could end up here at Pine River Ranch to say “I Do.”
Kelsey Jo and Jeff chose talented photographers Tavis and Amy from Memory Montage Photography. Tavis and Amy are a husband and wife team from Central Washington who provided me with TONS of great photos to choose from! I had so many, I tried out a new program Picasa to help make the montages so I didn’t have too many photos!
Love the high 5′s with the jumping shot! I thought that was a great shot that put a little twist on the classic “jumping shot”
Depending on the time of the year you get married at Pine River Ranch you can have beautiful green fields, snow filled meadows or beautiful shots like this one!
I thought the great parasol umbrellas were Kelsey Jo’s inspiration for the beautiful blue colors but her inspiration was behind these blue wine bottles she found.  They lead her towards a “Country/Classy” feel for their wedding day.
Kelsey Jo told me “Our wedding fit us perfectly. The venue (Pine River Ranch) was by far the best place. We couldn’t of gotten a better venue. The owners were carefree and very enjoyable to work with. As soon as I walked in the barn I knew this was the place where I wanted to get married, and Jeff knew it too! Jeff and I are both really laid back and don’t sweat the small things so this type of wedding was just what God wanted for us!”
Their favorite part about their day was when they took communion during the ceremony as a married couple. Their close second took place after the ceremony, just wait!
Their close second….The Food! Kelsey Jo and Jeff are both big fans of barbecued food and love hot dogs and hamburgers! They wouldn’t have the food any other way! Just looking at a picture of Kelsey squirting yellow mustard near her white dress gave me goosebumps (but then again we had family friends prepare an authentic mexican feast for our wedding and tacos aren’t exactly “unmessy” either!)
Their tables were also decorated with fresh flowers and trail mix for guests to snack on during the reception.Their cake was made by Bea at Busy Bea’s cakes, a favorite local vendor of Pine River Ranch’s!
Kelsey Jo’s words of advice to future brides and grooms: “If I could tell a future bride one thing about the wedding planning that would be make it simple. Going all out isn’t what it is cracked up to be. The food will be gone, the cake will be eaten, the flowers will die and something will go wrong on that day. For the day of the wedding: PLEASE enjoy the day. There is no reason to worry or get nervous. If you are marrying the one God has for you there will be no cold feet. You will be marrying the man of your dreams, so just go out and have FUN!”
Cake: Busy Bee’s
Dress: Katrina’s
Dress Alterations: Pins and Needles
Food: CJ, Mason, Tyler and Dan!
DJ: Tom Cagle
Guy’s Formal Wear: Mills Bro
Bridesmaids: BestBridalPrices.com
Flowers: Kashmir Gardens
Rings: Zales
As always any Photographers, Brides, Grooms and Family who would like to share their wedding photos with me I would love to feature them! Just send them my way to ngourlie{at}yahoo.com, oh, and leave us some comment love!
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