Kaleen met Thomas in New Braunfels, TX. They were in the same sixth grade class and had a crush on each other. When seventh grade rolled around, Thomas left to attend military school. They reunited at a downtown Austin bar ten years later and have been inseparable ever since. Thomas took Kaleen back to their old elementary school where they first met, and in that classroom they shared, he proposed. The wedding was in Austin, Texas at The Allan House. Kaleen’s stepfather officiated their wedding (he got ordained specifically for their wedding). They had a subtle theme of Irish and Scottish tradition with Scottish thistles incorporated into their floral arrangements. Kaleen wore a simple, elegant straight gown with a beautiful embellished belt to accentuate her waistline. The couple honeymooned in Ireland and Scotland, home of their ancestors.
I would not go ‘cheap’ on a wedding photographer. You pay for what you receive, and that made all the difference with my incredible experience with my photographer. Consider having a large rehearsal dinner. We almost had a ‘second reception’, and adding that extra time to meet with everyone the first night during the rehearsal lifted a huge stress of needing to meet and greet with everyone on my big day.
by Ashley Lewis