Kaylyn and Greg were married on September 23rd, with a ceremony at St. Mary of the Mount Church and a reception at the Fox Chapel Golf Club.
Kaylyn & Greg’s Enduring Love Story
These two were high school sweethearts, though they first met each other in 7th grade when Kaylyn saw him get in trouble for having a Swiss Army knife in his backpack. But when they became chemistry lab partners, they immediately hit it off and spent all of their time together, even traveling back and forth to the University of Michigan after high school was over.
Greg proposed to Kaylyn in Grand Marais, Michigan, which is not only a favorite vacation spot for his family but the reason he had a Swiss Army knife in his backpack years and years ago when she first noticed him. They were at Khale Park for a special celebration for Greg’s grandparents, Jack and Lois, to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, but Greg wanted to take a moment to catch the spectacular sunsets along one of the many beaches on Lake Superior. The setting was perfect, and Greg proposed then and there.
A Family-Focused Fox Chapel Golf Club Wedding
On the day of their wedding, my second shooter, Lizzy, and I did a lot of the portraits before the ceremony, which worked out well to give them a chance to spend the rest of their time after they were married with their families, who are clearly important to them. The family photos in front of the Fox Chapel Golf Club in particular looked amazing, like having a Southern plantation in the background—crisp white and regal.
I also loved the personal touch they added to the décor at their wedding: they lined their pews with photographs of couples in their families, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and siblings. They wanted to acknowledge the successful marriages that had come before them in their families that had set the stage for them and taught them what real marriages look like.
They share such a beautiful bond with their parents as well. Kaylyn’s dad gave a sweet speech, in which everyone agreed that these two are bound to have the most adorable dimpled babies! And Greg and his mom had the best mother/son dance during the reception, starting out slow and then bursting into a faster dance that they invited everyone else to be a part of as well.
Documenting Love through Wedding Photography
The romance between these two was also incredible. They had a beautifully choreographed first dance together, but they also wanted to have a private dance at the end of the night, just the two of them, to soak in the moment and all that it meant to them. All of the images of them together showcased that gentleness and love, though I’m partial to the ones in the late day sun that captured that feeling for them.
Kaylyn & Greg, thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer. Thanks especially to Kaylyn for being so clear about your vision for your wedding day photos. This helped me to know exactly what to look for and to give you not only the variety you craved but the clean, elegant backgrounds you wanted. Congratulations again to both of you!
Florist: Blue Daisy Floral Designs
DJ/Band: Schiemer Entertainment
Catering: Fox Chapel Golf Club
Bakery: Minerva Bakery
Hair: Classic Hair and Makeup
Makeup: JL Makeup Studio
Video/Cinema: Traveling Heart Productions
Officiant: Father Charles Bober
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Wedding Colors: Pewter, Blush, Mauve, Mixed Metallics
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Dress Shop: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse
Engagement Ring: Levy Creations
Wedding Bands: Jared
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
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