I’ve been so excited about shooting Grant & Brittany’s wedding since meeting them at their engagement session in February. As Brittany told me about all the sweet, southern details they were going to be incorporating into their wedding, I started dreaming of what their wedding day would be like. Well, let me just say, it far exceeded my expectations! Grant & Brittany were married at the Linger Longer house (cutest name ever, right?!) in Clarendon, Arkansas, and I had such an amazing time capturing their day. After almost seven years together, these high school sweethearts are finally enjoying life together as husband and wife, and I could not be more excited for them! Enjoy my favorites from their day!

Brittany’s dress was so beautiful and perfectly her! If you missed her bridal session on Monday, check it out here.

I loved shooting in the Linger Longer house. It was so full of history and all things southern!

Yep. I died.

I just LOVE hydrangeas, and lucky for me, their wedding was full of them!

Brittany’s bouquet carried an arrowhead and plane in memory of both her & Grant’s fathers.

How incredible is this vintage jewelry? The earrings belonged to her grandmother, and the bracelet was Grant’s grandmother’s. :)

I somehow always luck out with the most beautiful brides, and I also luck out with the prettiest mother of the brides! Karen, you’re beautiful!

Y’all know I love a good monogram on a men’s button up. PERFECT for getting ready in!

Gosh, Brittany… You’re stunning!

I loved the salmon color that Brittany’s bridesmaids wore.

:)

Meanwhile, Grant got ready… Of course, it didn’t take nearly as long for him. :)

Grant’s tie is hands-down my favorite tie I’ve ever shot! You really can’t go wrong with cotton!

So adorable!

Y’all are just beautiful!

Love this one!

I’m so thankful for Linger Longer’s amazing porch! It provided us with the perfect light for portraits at 2pm.

:)

Oh my word. Brittany! Stop it! And Grant, you are SO sweet to her!

Favorite!

Another one of my favorites, for sure!

Final touches before the ceremony…

This is what a photographer’s dream looks like!

High school sweethearts, now husband and wife!!!!

Warning: Your heart is about to explode. Meet Wyatt, Grant & Brittany’s nephew and ring bearer.
He carried Grant’s father’s Bible and wedding ring down the aisle, which was such an amazing way to honor his memory.

I loved all the thoughtful details they incorporated into their reception…

Seriously? This arrangement? Incredible!!!

Grant LOVES milk & cookies (I mean, who doesn’t?!), and I love how they incorporated that into their day!

Thank y’all for giving me SO much time for portraits!

Another favorite!

And another! Don’t judge me… I’m just indecisive!

Y’all are the best. :)

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Ligon!

I’m trying to get into the habit of taking a picture with my couples on their wedding day. Please excuse the fact that I have almost no makeup on…
It was just a LITTLE hot on their wedding day, and I sweat like a linebacker in August. Yeah… Gross.
All that aside, I really do love these amazing people who have become friends!

Happy Thursday!

  • May 23, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Brittany Nash Ligon - Kelsey, the pictures are AMAZING!! So glad you were our photographer!ReplyCancel

  • May 23, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    Jamie Willard - Kelseyyyyyy!!! You are amazing!! Brittany your wedding was beautiful!!! Love everything and every picture!ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    Erin Fetterhoff - Oh my word! This is pretty much the most perfect wedding I have ever seen! That being said, these pictures are GORGEOUS!!!! My heart is gushing over here!!ReplyCancel

  • November 24, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Gail gibbons jordan - Iam so glad to see you and my cousin have restored this home so beautifully it was my grandfathers home and aunt myrtle. I remember going there with my mother Betty she always loved it. Great job the wedding was beautiful!ReplyCancel

After award shows, I always find myself scrolling through pictures of celebrities, drooling over their incredible designer gowns, shoes, and accessories. For example, the Billboard Music Awards were this past Sunday, and I am still dying over these amazing looks:

source: People.com

I know this may shock you, but I don’t have a Jimmy Choo clutch that I carry around while running errands like Hayden. What’s even more shocking is that I also dont have a Zuhair Murad gown, like Emmy Rossum’s, hanging in my closet for my next awards show. In fact, the closest thing I have to that is my BCBG dress that I wore to senior prom. And, let’s be honest, there’s a good chance that it wouldn’t even zip now.Β I know, I know… Sad life. I say all of this to point out that a woman needs a little bit of fabulous in her life every once and a while. However, a woman also needs money in her life to pay for food, rent, and gas, which usually doesn’t leave a whole lot left for fabulous. First world problems.Β 

Enter: Rent the Runway. RTR is SUCH an amazing website that houses a collection of designer dresses and accessories for women to rent for special events, weddings, and photo sessions. Okay, maybe I added the “photo sessions” part, but it’s my blog and I do what I want. For example, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect dress(es) to wear for your engagement session, you could rent from RTR to feel a little more fancy than that Target dress you were planning on wearing. Not that I’m hating on Target… I promise it’s my favorite. Here are a few amazing dresses available on RTR:

Perfect for an engagement session!

from left to right:
Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Roy Β 

And how amazing would one of these stunners be for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner?!

from left to right:
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Badgley Mischka, Badgley Mischka, Monique Lhuillier Β Β 

While the dresses on Rent the Runway are amazing, I really think my favorites are their accessories! I remember planning what jewelry I would wear on my wedding day, and with not much left in the budget, I didn’t want to splurge on expensive designer jewelry. If only I had known about RTR, I definitely would have been sporting some awesome bling! Here are some of my favorite accessories they have available for rent:

from left to right:
Decades Vintage, Kendra Scott, Kenneth Jay Lane, Oscar De La Renta

Kate Spade, Kate SpadeΒ (DANIELLE!!!), Nicole Miller, Kara Ross

You may be a bride on a budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little fanciness and luxury… You ARE the bride, afterall. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Yes, I realize it is almost June (crazy!), but I didn’t want to miss a month! Plus, April was full of goodness, so I just HAD to give it a little shout-out! :)

Noteworthy moments of April:

-Belated anniversary trip to San Antonio, TX. We had such a fun time exploring the city, eating at our favorite restaurant (Pappadeaux), and visiting Shamu at Sea World!
-Dodgeball Tourney with the youth group at Fayetteville High School… Over 350+ people showed up, and it was just INSANE!
-Noley started using my laptop as a pillow. Why yes, I DID spend $1900 so that you could have something cold on which to lay your head.
Turned 24! Yay/Boo! While I’m not a big fan of getting older, I did love my birthday… Aaron did a great job of spoiling me. :)
-Saw Matt Wertz in concert for free! He’s one of my favorite musicians, and I’ve been dying to see him for years now.
-Got to spend some time in the sun, and the freckles came out!
-Traveled to NC for an engagement and bridal session and was reunited with my sweet LU friends, Madison & Crimson.
-Started Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred and a little competition with Crimson. It’s almost over… Longest 30 days ever!
-Had another lovely fire alarm incident… This one happened at 3am. Just death.
-Kicked off 2013 wedding season!
-Noley got her first letter in the mail. Yeah, a little embarrassing but also kind of awesome.
-Made my first Anthropologie purchase… An adorable coffee mug!

Happy Tuesday! :)