Let me begin with this — Kadee + Tyler are truly two of the most genuine people you’ll ever meet in your life.
It all started with one of the greatest consults of my career. Little did I know that it was going to be the start of one of my favorite relationships with my couples. I asked Kadee and Tyler a simple question : “If you could name a moment or an aspect of your wedding day that you’re most looking forward to, what would that be?” In an instant Kadee started tearing up and looked at Tyler with this look that I’ll never forget. She shared how she’s so excited for the moment she finally walks down the aisle to marry her best friend, a long awaited moment from a season that’s been almost 14 years in the making. Promising to spend the rest of her life with Tyler in front of all of their family and friends that have supported them throughout the last 14 years.
Let’s just take a minute and talk about how this wrecked me. To see the intense love in Kadee’s eyes and see Tyler reciprocate it immediately. It was powerful, ya’ll.
I found myself falling in love with them immediately and getting wayyyy too excited for their wedding which wasn’t happening for another year. (Womp womp, long engagements are hard for me too guys.)
Fast forward to their killer engagement session where I got to see their HILARIOUS personalities, after constantly stalking their Facebook pages for the funniest public banter. My love for these two just got worse and worse. I was in too deep. Ha!
The wedding day came, and I want to share a little bit about their incredible first look. About how these two made me bawl my eyes out during one of the best first looks I’ve ever been a part of.
Kadee + Tyler met in 8th grade and have one of the greatest love stories that I’ve ever seen, that has been unfolding for over 14 years. On Oct. 6th, they made the decision to choose each other forever, but before they said ‘I Do’, they got to steal away for a first look that I will forever remember. They brought perfectly thought out gifts that they both immediately put on, which were some of the most beautiful diamond earrings I’ve ever seen, a super sexy watch, and cuff links that had the coordinates of the first place they met, they opened these right after they read each other’s letters. It was so emotional, and their reactions to seeing their person for the first time that day wrecked me. It was powerful and so genuine. I’m just so thankful I got to witness it.
This is what I love. This is what I find important. Whether it be before or after your ceremony, the moment when all of the build up to this moment officially becomes a reality, and you get to be with your person and say yes to forever.
I could continue making this blog post the longest ever as this day was one of the BEST ways to celebrate shooting ONE HUNDRED weddings in my career. (Which Kadee gave me the sweetest gift that had 100 things to help me during my next 100 weddings. I mean, who even is she!? I was so humbled by her.)
So all of these words are to say that I am shamelessly obsessed with these two and was beyond honored to be a part of this season with them. Closing out a long season and entering a brand new one. What a treasure. Have fun going through these and try your best not to cry! ;)
|| M R . + M R S . M C G I N N I S ||
|| V E N D O R S ||
venue – The Filter Building
makeup – Stephanie Nelson
dress – Willowby by Watters
florals – The Stalk Market
DJ – Leforce Entertainment
Rachel Meagan is a North Texas Wedding Photographer based in the greater DFW area. She specializes in photographing ridiculously in-love couples who have a desire to document that love. Available for travel worldwide.