The morning of October 20th, Rich and I loaded our kids up into the van and took them to my parents' house, then we hit the road and headed to Fairmont, WV. We were to meet Kandice at the Tuscan Sun Spa & Salon, we got there a bit early--as I like to do--and met her and her sister, Nikki, at the door and our day began.
From the moment I met Kandice and Clark for their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be something special. They weren’t shy about their love and their joy was a light to behold. There was such excitement about their upcoming wedding.
The day was so much more than Rich and I had imagined.
In between the hair salon and Connie's house, where Patrick and Kandice said their vows, I asked Kandice if she had a theme for the day. Her answer was a simple, yet complex, single word: family. As the day went on, with every minute and interaction, Rich and I witnessed the truth and strength of that answer. The day was rich with beautiful, gentle moments. I could say that I felt like an intruder upon the intimate day, but I didn't. Patrick and Kandice and their whole wonderful family adopted us as honorary family members. They loved us like family and we felt so blessed. Rich was particularly inspired by Patrick's devotion and relationship with his adorable daughter, Carly.
Patrick and Kandice chose the house of a family friend as their venue to unite in marriage. The house was full of character and stories, it was beautiful and unique, just like Connie, the hospitable woman who lives there. She offered more than a place to get ready, she offered comfort, food, help where needed, and stories about her life. In the elegant living room, surrounded by their closest family and friends, Patrick and Kandice pledged their lives to each other.
There's so much that could be said, but I'll let the pictures do the talking. Congratulations Patrick and Kandice! And thank you for choosing us to document your day.
Reception - Rivesville Community Building
Hair - Tuscan Sun Spa & Salon
Bridal dress - Vera Wang at David's Bridal
Tuxes - Jack & Jill Menswear
Florist - Kime Floral
Donut Cake - Krispy Kreme
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