Sean and Kelsa’s outdoor wedding took place where the mountains were visible as far as we could see. In fact, Sean grew up on the other side of the closest mountain, just ten minutes away from his bride-to-be. They have known each other their entire lives, but it wasn’t until they were old enough that they realized they had an attraction.
Sean went off to Military school while Kelsa was studying at JMU. But going to separate schools wasn’t going to keep them apart. In fact, they planned their wedding while attending school. Oh, to be young and in love! Captured by Stephanie Messick Photography, this was indeed a beautiful southern wedding from start to finish.
They kept their wedding details true to who they are. They love the outdoors since they grew up in a rural town surrounded by outdoor living. Sean enjoys hunting so they tied in many natural elements like deer antlers and bird feathers that Sean and their family provided for the flower arrangements, the ceremony altar, and even Sean’s boutonniere. They also made sure to incorporate some family memorabilia on their special day. The teal truck is Sean’s proud heirloom that was his grandfather’s truck.
Kelsa’s prepping room had Sean’s great grandmother’s vanity where she finished her hair and makeup before the ceremony. Kelsa also incorporated a hummingbird pin on her bouquet in remembrance of her grandmother. So, their loved ones were present in spirit on their special day as their family means the world to them.
Their ceremony started off extra sweet as they brought in a baby flower goat. Even though Sean saw Kelsa before the ceremony, he was still in awe at how gorgeous she looked in her Essense of Australia gown as she walked down the aisle with her father by her side. They were as sweet as ever as they professed their love for one another at the altar. After their first kiss as husband and wife, the sun started to set behind the mountains leaving one incredible sunset. And the party continued until midnight.
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Photographer: Stephanie Messick Photography | Venue: Flint Hill, Virginia | Wedding Coordinator: Kristin Corrigan | Second Shooter: Rebecca Watkins Photography | Caterer: Tamara | Florist: Flourish Root | Baker: Kendra | Band: Bobby G and Friends | Stationery Designer: Kelsa | Dress Designer: Essense of Australia | Tent Rental: Gibson Rental | Rentals: Beggar’s Banquet | Linens: Everything Linen