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Dani Leigh 

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Kelly & Kyle – Shade Trees and Evergreens

Oct 17, 2013

I knew it would happen one day, and Friday it happened. My first rainy day wedding ever at Shade Trees and Evergreens. There have been threats of rain in the past but nothing like Friday where the rain was so loud on the roof during speeches the toasts needed to be even louder. I won’t say it was so bad, because we did manage to sneak in some outdoor photos here and there before the light was completely gone. But if the saying is correct, luck will hopefully be on their side forever. Kelly and Kyle met in Oregon where Kelly had gone for veterinary school and Kyle had grown up. Instead of bringing flowers to the first date to the movies, Kyle brought Kelly a beanie baby (little did he know, she had a whole collection at home). Now 6 years after that first date (and 6 cats and a the cutest dog ever – hey Rigby!) they are married and to steal her sister’s best line from her speech – there is one less single cat lady in the world. So clever!

Kelly and Kyle – I hope you are experiencing only amazing weather in Ireland! May the luck of the Irish always be on your side!

Ceremony Venue: Saint Ann Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Shade Trees and Evergreens

Hair and Makeup: Sagittarius Salon

Florist: Rooster Vane Gardens

DJ: Shew-sical

Cake: Lacy Cakes

Dress: TLC Bridal Boutique

Catering: Leiters

Might be my most favorite night shot ever.


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  1. Katie

    October 17th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I think I died when I saw that first image…with the kitty with the top hat!! OMG!!! Love!!

  2. kathy

    October 17th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Ahhhhh! That very last image – my most favorite of your backlit night time shots EVER! I also adored the cat in the top hat as well as that little one peeking out under the bed. 🙂

  3. Kelly Ewell

    October 17th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Love that you were still able to get outside even in the weather! Great shape and texture using the pine cone for the ring shot too.

  4. Ashley Sullivan

    October 17th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    So many beautiful things in this wedding!!! Love the style with the hats and the bouquets are to die for. The photos of the cats during the getting ready are so cute. IN LOVE with the black/white photo of the flower girl looking out the church doors and that last shot is the rain is gorgeous!

  5. Virginia

    October 17th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    <3 The black and white of the flower girl looking out of the doors took my breath away! Beautiful!

  6. Lauren C

    October 17th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Orange kitten in a top hat….I die. Rain or shine you still make total prettiness happen 🙂

  7. Sarah Adams

    October 17th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Dani – these are incredible! Those portraits on the slick road with that back glow are some of my favorites ever! And I just LOVE that shot of the flower girl looking out the window- and how you captured the cat in the first few pictures. Truly amazing work!

  8. Brea

    October 17th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    When this post started with a cat I knew I was going to love it. LOL

    And then it just got amazing from there (how that’s possible, I don’t even know). That night shot is freaking killer, the ring shot with the pinecone is SO cool, the one of them walking down the road with the amazing fall colors is totally a fave, her dress is amazing, I want to steal her hair, AHHHHH! Too much amazing for one post!

  9. Jamie Q

    October 17th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    You did such a great job, Dani! It was so fun shooting with you and I’m so happy we were able to get some outside shots of my sister and new bro-in-law!

  10. tPoz

    October 17th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    oh that last one…breathtaking!!! that one makes the rain allllllll worth it!!

  11. Teri

    October 18th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Wow! You made the day look sunny in some of the pictures! My favorite… the one with all the girls under the tree with the umbrellas. You captured their glow!

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