I was excited last year when Halie and Kevin contacted me to photograph their Ovation wedding, since it was a venue that I hadn’t shot at yet. We also have a fun meeting story. Unbeknownst to all of us, I would be meeting her sister Jorie over work related stuff before I met the bride Halie. Jorie mentioned to Halie that she was meeting with this photographer and Halie said “Oh, I am talking to her for my wedding!”¬† It’s small worldish for sure, but I also feel like these two are very tuned into each other. They are super close and it’s been fun learning about their sister relationship, both their differences and likenesses. I hope my girls are that close someday. And I want to quickly shout out to Jenny Jones who is the person that actually sent Halie my way and has been a part of a couple of my weddings now– you’re the best! xo.

Now on to Halie and Kevin’s wedding day. We started at Kimpton Hotel where they got ready and had their first look. Since the couple wanted to stay near the hotel, we walked around the area nearby for a few shots before heading over to Ovation. For those that don’t know some nice things about Ovation as a venue is that they have a Rolls Royce you can be picked up in, as well as a photo booth, video wall, a built in sound system with in-house DJs. So there are a lot of amenities already provided by the venue which is awesome! So Halie and Kevin were picked up in the Rolls and headed over to the venue for a few more pics before their ceremony began. After their ceremony, guests headed to cocktails¬† while we caught the last of the light with a few more pics and then they headed back in for dinner and dancing.

Below are some of my favorites from their day!

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Getting Ready Venue – Kimpton Hotel Allegro
Wedding Venue – Ovation
Wedding Planner and Floral Design – KLA Designs
Officiant – Neerah Walsh
Band or DJ – Style Matters
Caterer – The Hearty Boys
Sweets – The Hearty Boys