Stuart & Kinsey: A Fairytale Wedding at the Explore Park | Roanoke, Virginia

Describing Stuart & Kinsey's wedding is like having a song stuck in your head, playing over and over. The details, the pops of nature & the obvious love that grows between the two of them just keeps repeating in my head. Her shoes, as crisp and sparkly as her new jewelry. His tux, just as noticeable as the coral bridesmaid dresses that accompanied his bride down the aisle. The reception, as hot as a summer day without a body of water to splash in. But the memories, everlasting.

I had the privilege of photographing Stuart & Kinsey's engagement session but to photograph their wedding was truly a blessing! The Explore Park had never looks so vibrant.  With the ceremony starting at 2pm, Stuart & Kinsey could not have planned their wedding more perfectly. Kinsey was escorted by her father, Kinsey & Stuart participated in a sand ceremony, took time to pray with and for each other, sealed it with their vows and a final kiss! They had asked that family & friends supply their favorite dessert & everyone munched on a variety of sweets all throughout the afternoon while sipping on coffee punch. If you're like me & have never heard nor tried coffee punch - it's a must have for a hot, humid day......and, it was completely gone within an hour & a half!

Though while we were partying our hearts away, the storms continued to roll in. After mingling, dancing & toasts, Kinsey, Stuart & I made our way back out to try and snag some couples shots but, mother nature had another plan. Less than 10 photographs later, we headed back inside to finish out the reception before the sun made it's final appearance. Was it worth though, ABSOLUTELY! As the afternoon began to fade, it was time to say goodbye to loved ones & wish friends a safe trip home. For months, I knew Kinsey had a special exit in mind but this topped all my expectations - BUBBLES! Whether you're young in age or young at heart, bubbles make the world a much better place & make pictures so much more enjoyable!

Kinsey & Stuart, I cannot thank you enough for your love, your kindness & for being the examples you are. I wish you nothing but the best & I cannot wait to see where God's path leads you!

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