As they arrived at the venue, Carleton Farms, they could hardly contain their excitement. Getting ready in separate areas yet nearby, they did well to not run into each other. They are young and in love, yet not the oblivious kind of love…the committed, dedicated kind that you can tell is going to last.
With both sets of parents still together they have amazing role models that have certainly shaped them and encouraged them through difficult times.
Kailey, a twin that was a surprise at birth and the 3rd of three girls, has been easy going from the start. Nothing was different on this day. She is laid back and easy breezy not to mention beautiful.
Statton, who his friends describe as OCD, has to be one of the most chill OCD people I have ever met. With stories floating around of things happening to him (and his truck) that would make most cringe, Statton is the kind and gracious type that moves along extending a smile. He takes this approach with Kailey as he is tender and knows just how to care for her. The tenderness they have toward each other is evident to everyone around them.
With it being a HOT did I mention HOT day (in Washington), we decided to do their first look in a bit of shade. They did so well to endure the hot sun although at one point we weren’t sure if Kailey was going to stay standing. Her nickname being 'bird', she is also light as a feather and couple that with heat, lightheadedness can take its toll.
She made it through and we were able to enjoy a bit of the grounds with the bridal party and family. What a great bridal party…fun, energetic, vivacious to say the least… add in one Canadian friend (no not me) and they laughed easily and celebrated Kailey & Statton.
The guests were starting to arrive and both Kailey & Statton were ready for their vows. It was a quick service with a light breeze blowing and although her veil was beautiful, Kailey was trying to ignore it whisking over her face here and there. It didn’t hinder the ‘I DO’s’ and they exchanged rings..and BAM…they were husband and wife!
Everyone was so excited to see these two tie the knot that there was nothing but cheering as they kissed and ran down the aisle.
Cocktail hour began and beer and wine were served. Refreshing cold lemonade was the non-alcoholic drink of choice served at a fresh squeezed display from the caterer, J&L BBQ.
As toasts started, one part spoken by Stattons dad has stuck with me. (Quoted as best as I can paraphrase)…’May you love each other for who you are today, the real you that will emerge as you start your marriage and the you that you will become.’ It is so true, we don’t stay the same, we are ever changing. I think that’s the point…and to grow together with someone is so special. Hearing that really resonated with me, and knowing they have that kind of love and support means Kailey & Statton will be just fine.
Another reason I know they will make it is Kailey actually knows how to spell Statton’s name. I think some of the groomsmen forgot at the bachelor party as the sign they made him had a bit of his name rearranged…’Sttaton’. It was cute and a joke they had been talking about the whole day.
Sunset hit and what a treat to be able to have their first dance outside. The golden summer sunset was absolutely perfect. Maybe a bit sweaty but still beautiful!
Kailey & Statton the love and joy you have surpasses a lot. Not to mention the respect I have witnessed between you both. May you have many years of happiness and lovely memories like the ones you are making in Hawaii!
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Venue:: Carleton Farms
Caterer:: J&L BBQ Joel Sexton
Florist:: Flowers By Tiffany
Cake Artist:: Mikes Amazing Cakes
Wedding Coordinator:: Sarah Elliot, friend
DJ:: DJ Aanshul - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedding Gown:: Bellevue Bridal
Hair & Makeup:: I Love Blush
Bridesmaids Gowns:: Bellevue Bridal
Suits:: Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals:: Cort Party Rentals
Officiant:: David Cooper, Together Forever
Photography:: Arlene Chambers Photography
Second Photographer:: Brooks Scribner