“Now you’re my whole life, now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
We’ll look back someday, at this moment that we’re in
And I’ll look at you and say, and I thought I loved you then”
—– Brad Paisley // “Then” —-
I’m not even quite sure where to start with these two and their wedding day, it was just so incredible from start to finish. The day was supposed to be filled with torrential downpours for its entirety, yet the only rain that we saw came in 2, 5 minute increments as everyone was inside. Instead, the sun shined beautifully, the (many) tears flowed freely, and Matthew and Kelsi laughed and smiled the entire day. As I arrived at the venue, the girls were in the process of an unexpected move from the barn to the house, yet despite this little hitch, I only felt the room brimming with anticipation and excitement. The girls that surrounded Kelsi on her wedding day were just a testament to the woman and friend that Kelsi is! Sweet, caring, loving, and a wonderful friend. I felt instantly welcomed and had an incredible time getting to know these beautiful girls! Matthew provided the comic relief throughout the day, promising to love Kelsi even on days she feels “deflated” (she’s a huge Patriots fan), yet also brought the entire room to tears in his amazingly touching tribute to his mom before their dance together. Watching these two promise forever and soak in the love from their friends and family was such a blessing, and I was honored to be a part of their day!
Kelsi & Matthew, I have loved getting to know you over this past year, and thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day! I don’t think I have ever cried as much at a wedding as I did at yours. You are a beautiful couple, from the inside and out, and I wish you all the best!! Enjoy many, many favorites of your day!
I adore this image!
Daddy-daughter first look!
Haha! I love this!
Loved this bridal party!
Their ceremony back drop was to die for!
Kelsi had a really long walk from the barn to the front of the aisle, and Matthew just lost it and it was adorable!
And during dinner we snuck away for sunset portraits, and I am SOOOO glad we did!!! These are some of my all time favorite portraits!!
Kelsi told me that as she drove up to the venue the morning of the wedding, she told her mom, “I have a feeling I will be in that field before the end of the day.” :-) I love her so much for being right (and for being willing!)!
These two pictures sum up the best man’s speech perfectly.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. McAndrews!!!!
And thank you to the incredible vendors who helped make this day wonderful!
Venue \ Paynefield Farm, Tappahannock, Virginia
Florist \ Over the Top Flower Shop
Baker \ Bride’s mom!! Lori Allen
Invitations \ Minted
Groomsmen Tuxes \ Jim’s Formal Wear
Photography \ Karen Allen Photography
Second Shooter \ Ashley Link