Kelsey and Nick met through mutual friends in Tulsa, OK while going out with friends. He was in his first year of law school, and Kelsey was in a Teach for America program. At first he didn’t seem interested and then out of nowhere, he asked Kelsey on a date! Two years later, out of surprise once again, Nick proposed to Kelsey!
The first time I spoke with Kelsey on the phone about wedding videography, I couldn’t get over how sweet this girl was! It’s such a joy to make work with two people so in love with each other and so excited to have their day filmed! We later had a Skype session with both Kelsey and Nick before the big day, and my goodness are they the most adorable couple! I knew their big day would be something special 😃
The day of the wedding, Kelsey and Nick were both nervous and incredibly excited to see each other. We were able to get them to speak (separately) to the camera right before the first look, to say what they would like to say to each other in that moment. It was SO sweet! And then the first look happened — !!!! Nick was over the moon for Kelsey. They both cried, laughed and had a sweet moment together. In times like those, I love giving the couple a second to actually be together as opposed to flooding them with the camera. It’s such an exciting moment that they deserve together!
Centenary United Methodist church was such an inspiring piece of history. The vaulted ceilings and detailed architecture was breathtaking. I love when couples get married in century aged churches because there’s just SO much history there.
Following the ceremony was their reception at The John Marshall Ballrooms where they celebrated with family and friends. I felt like I was in the roaring 20’s with all of the glamorous features of that building left and right! We were able to find the John Marshall Hotel sign at sunset to get a quick timelapse of the clouds. I went to college in Richmond, VA (VCU, woo!) and always loved that sign. I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the video because it’s a great feature of the hotel that they will always remember.
Back inside they were dancing the night away with family and friends. Their marriage was such a happy occasion, the joy was contagious to all who came! We were incredibly honored to have been there to capture it all.
Congrats to the happy couple!!!
Ceremony Venue: Centenary United Methodist Church
Wedding Coordinator: Amy Loving at the John Marshall Ballroom & Vicki Brock at Centenary UMC
Photographer: Leigh Skaggs
Cake Baker: Incredible Edibles
Florist: Black Creek Flowers & Sweets
Caterer: Homemades by Suzanne
DJ: Music, Music, & More Music – Christian Lane
Officiant- Pastor Matthew Bates of Centenary United Methodist Church
Dress- Annalise Bridal, Brand is Blue Willow by Anne Barge