This teal backyard wedding is full of charm and love and comes straight from Kara Abbey Photography. You have to read Debbie and Kevin's story and how the unexpected came all together.
Debbie & Kevin were planning a Christmas wedding. They had been dating for about 2 years and they knew that a wedding & marriage were in their future. No official proposal had happened yet, but both agreed that they thought they’d like to wait until the holidays to plan a unique, snowy, twinkle-light filled wedding.
That is, until a gigantic wrench was thrown into their plans. This wrench was in the form of red-brick and hard-wood-floors – in other words: a house.
They weren’t looking for a house. Each had their own apartment and they weren’t planning on looking for a house together until their leases were up later on this summer. But Kevin got regular emails alerting him of the local real estate market & when he glanced thru one of those emails back in January, he instantly knew that they had to see this particular house. He called Debbie & they made an appointment to see it. It was instant love. They made an offer the next day. And therein created a problem. What were they to do? They couldn’t quite afford to own a home, while each still lived separately, renting apartments. Suddenly, the answer seemed clear: consolidate & get married.
So, wedding planning was jumped into on account of a house instead of a diamond ring. Speaking of the diamond ring: Kevin did want & intend to formally propose to Debbie. However, he didn’t want to use just any ring, bought from any jeweler. Debbie’s Dad had passed away some time ago, and Debbie had been promised the diamond her Dad proposed to her Mom with. With the wedding suddenly imminent, Debbie & Kevin asked her Mom if they could have the diamond. She said yes, and a quick trip was made to New Jersey to pick it up.
Kevin worked with a jeweler to create a new setting for the diamond and the night before we got together for their engagement photos, he made it official. He lined up candles to create a path from their new back door down into the yard and then he called her out of the house. Of course, the rest is history.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in June, they stood in the same place that Kevin got down on one knee and had a quiet summer backyard wedding ceremony. They were concerned all along with what they’d do if it rained, but there was hardly a cloud in the sky. It was beautiful and laid back and exactly as they had envisioned.
Photographer: Kara Abbey Photography
Venue: Private Residence
Officiant: Heritage Baptist Church
Cake Designer: Spinola's Bake Shop
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Dress Store: Sister's II
Hair Stylist: Shear Dimensions Hair Salon
Floral Designer: Belak Flowers
Linens & Catering: Gourmet Affairs
Happy Wedding Planning!