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Kelly & Matt | Love Story

There’s something special about weddings, but there’s something extra special about a small town wedding that has an extra bit of excitement.  Everything about Kelly and Matt’s day was fun and exciting. There may not be another word to describe this day.  Every aspect of it.  From the couple to the wedding party to the girls dresses to the reception entertainment – every single morsel of this day was fun!  It was undoubtedly a celebration of love between Kelly and Matt.  Most of us girls can remember being young and going to weddings, and dreaming of our own some day. And you could tell that this day was the day Kelly had dreamed of (well except maybe the heat, I think we all would have dreamed of a bit cooler day).  And to top off her dream day, it was her parent’s wedding anniversary, how special for her and Matt to share their anniversary with them.   But the most fun of all came at the reception. Everyone had braved the heat and was ready to relax and have fun!  The Father of the Bride didn’t disappoint and kept everyone laughing with his speech. (We photographed Kelly’s sister’s wedding 3 years ago so we knew to expect something big from Dave again this time!) And then everyone danced the night away to entertainment by Dueling Pianos. It was a fun evening had by all their guests.  And I must say these two know A LOT of people.  And it’s just no wonder why.  They are kind, caring, respectful, gracious people who make you feel happy just to be around them.   The dance floor was full and the party was fun!  It was the perfect ending to a beautiful celebration of Kelly and Matt’s love story.
Kelly & Matt: Though the heat was treacherous that day I’m so glad you withstood the heat to get beautiful photos downtown.  And I must say it was SO worth it!  You two make a beautiful couple and I’m so glad you will have these memories for years to come!   We couldn’t be more thrilled to show you a peek of of your beautiful wedding day!!  Enjoy every bit of of your honeymoon!!

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