April 30, 2014 Kasi + Ryan | ThorpeWood Wedding
I have really been looking forward to Kasi and Ryan’s wedding since my first meeting with them. They are so fun and hilarious and I love to be around them. They also picked what is quite possibly the most gorgeous wedding venue ever. Combine these two and you get a wedding that I dreamed about for weeks. What’s crazy about ThorpeWood is that even this early in spring where the majority of the trees are still bare, it’s still stunningly beautiful. I couldn’t be more excited about Kasi + Ryan’s portraits from all over the ThorpeWood grounds.
Every little detail was flawlessly executed and perfectly them. From the beautiful rustic tables, burlap runners, and bright, beautiful flowers to their matchbox wedding favors (since they met on Match.com)- every little touch fit their rustic wedding theme, and had personal meaning. Kasi and Ryan have a beautiful relationship and their wedding was the perfect reflection of that.
What started as a bribe from Kasi’s best friend to try online dating, ended as the love of a lifetime. Congratulations to Ryan and Kasi – and may your marriage always be as beautiful as its first day.
Thanks to Jennifer Smutek for second shooting and being the peanut butter to my jelly. Also thanks to my intern Valerie for helping out and making sure I didn’t lose my keys or forget my bag in the woods.
The ThorpeWood lodge has so much charm. The upstairs of the lodge is just absolutely breathtaking, and the downstairs has this adorable and fun mural.
Kasi’s dress was absolutely stunning. Just wait until you see it on her! Kasi’s ring remains to be one of my favorite rings to photograph. Actually, the ring shot from their engagement session was one of the finalists in a photo competition I submitted it to this winter with over 26,000 submissions! Kasi and Ryan wrote each other heartfelt pre-wedding messages. Ryan specified that they must write these in cursive. He spent over 2 hours working on his, and included all of the outtakes in the envelope to Kasi. Kasi’s sister and best friend were her matrons of honor. They picked their own dresses and I LOVE the ones they picked and how great they look together!The florals from An Elegant Affair are so fun and bright! Isn’t Mr. Trey the cutest? I love this kid.Kasi and Ryan’s ceremony took place at the Pine Cathedral on ThorpeWood’s property. I had heard that it was beautiful, and it did not disappoint! Prior to the ceremony, Trey got a ring bearer pep talk from his daddy. He was a little shy, but he did a great job! Isn’t this place incredible? Buddy! I love these photos of Kasi and Ryan praying together and taking communion during their ceremony. Married!We made quick work of family photos and a few full bridal party shots……and then we were off to explore the grounds for their portraits.We started at the lake and worked our way back. There was a threat of rain during the hours that we would be photographing both the ceremony and portraits, and yet we ended up with perfect weather, and it couldn’t have been more beautiful.I just love this one! HUGE thanks to Jen for grabbing this amazing wide shot! We headed in the barn for a few and I am obsessed with the dramatic window light. And then we headed to the arboretum for some flowers and early spring color.While at the arboretum, the craziest thing happened. It started to rain. It didn’t rain for any more than 30 seconds and the sun was out while it did. You can see the rain drops in this photo as well as the super amazing sunlit back light! But it went away as quickly as it came. I love these shots of Kasi – she looked amazing and I LOVE her dress! Kasi made the most gorgeous bride! I love love love their decorations and the gorgeous ThorpeWood lodge! The centerpieces were made by Ryan and Kasi! After a delicious dinner and a round of very touching speeches, the group headed downstairs for the dancing portion of the evening, kicked off by Ryan and Kasi’s first dance. And then it was party time! It was an absolute blast!
Congratulations Kasi and Ryan! I hope you guys are having an incredible time on your honeymoon and I wish you all the best!
Photographer: Photography by Brea
Second Photographer: Jennifer Smutek Photography
DJ: Shew-sical Entertainment
Florist: An Elegant Affair
Hair and Makeup: Jamie Hichew from Image Is… Salon
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal