Kevin & Courtney An Elegant St. Joseph Christmas Wedding

Who doesn’t love a classic, elegant, Christmas wedding?! Kevin & Courtney said “I do” on Saturday at the beautiful St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway, AR. After a year-long engagement, Courtney finishing her doctorate in Physical Therapy, and buying a new house, they are finally married!!

Courtney reached out to me only a few weeks after Kevin proposed last November about shooting their wedding, since Reid and I had photographed several of her friends’ weddings over the years. We connected instantly! Both Kevin and Courtney are the most chill, down-to-earth, easy going, and kind people! So many people kept commenting on their wedding day how extremely calm they both were!

The forecast called from non-stop rain ALL day, so we planned to shoot their first look look and portraits under some covered arches at the church, but guess what… the rain stopped just minutes before their first look, and started up again right as we were finishing the last of the portraits!! Thank you, God! The rain even stopped again just long enough for their sparkler exit from the ceremony!

Kevin & Courtney have walked through unimaginable trials and grief together, and even though I didn’t know them before that happened, I have to say that it only made them even stronger as a couple. Their thoughtfulness and intentionality in honoring Courtney’s sweet brother Connor in the wedding made this day more powerful and meaningful than you can imagine. What an honor to get to photograph it.

Courtney and Kevin, you two are a real-life inspiration, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to photograph your love story. Congratulations, and enjoy your honeymoon, Mr. & Mrs. Herrington!

Venue | St. Joseph Catholic Church

Bride’s dress | Pronovias from Inverness Bridal

Bride’s shoes | Lulu’s

Jewelry | Engagement ring: Helzberg; Wedding band: Kay; Earrings: Olive + Piper

Invitations | Zazzle

Bridesmaids dresses | Vera Wang from David’s Bridal

Groom’s attire | Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse

Hair | Carol Pess

Makeup | Cara Hendershot

Florals | Events Rental & Floral

Coordinator | Brittney Renfro

Wedding Cake | Community Bakery

Groom’s Cake | Samantha’s Sweets

Live Band | Maximum Overdrive

Catering | John 3:16 Catering

 

 

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