waking up in your childhood home, getting ready in the room you grew up in, your sisters and mom dressing you and your dad crying at first sight of you. emotions so rich, they seem tangible. such a perfect way to start your wedding day.

this particular day was followed by the closest friends + family joining C + K as they said their vows in her parents backyard. the wind was bitter cold, but no oone seemed to care because this day had been so long awaited, and hearts were ready to explode with joy + celebration.

tequila shots with their bridal party after that to celebrate, lots of pictures and pants ripping at their seams, and then a big after party with even more friends + family at Chef JJ’s. such a relaxed, fun atmosphere, and an outpouring of love for Chris + Kelsey.