When a man knows what he wants, he simply knows and will not give up until he gets it. This is at least true for Tracy! He and Karen met back in 6th grade and even back then, Tracy had the hots for Karen! Through their middle school and high school years, they were good friends and Tracy admits to asking Karen out a few times…but would often get turned down. This certainly didn’t stop him…because he knew this pretty lady was meant to be his! It wasn’t until they were living in different states during college that they began dating, and she quickly came to the same conclusion he had years ago!
I could go on and on and on about how much I absolutely love this couple. I knew from our first meeting that I would LOVE being friends with them. They are genuine, lighthearted, totally silly, and deeply care about people. Not to mention Karen and I have really similar styles and she’s a triathalon-er! Their wedding day was perfectly beautiful, brimming over with laughter, whimsical apple-green details, mis-matching (but perfectly coordinated!) shoes, and love all around. Be prepared for a long post ahead…I couldn’t narrow my favorites down any further!
Karen had all her bridesmaids choose different heels for the ceremony…here are just a few of them! Then she gave them green Toms for the reception. Such a fun idea!
Karen’s two wedding shoes:
The morning of getting ready can truly be described in one word: Laughter!
You are so beautiful, Karen!
Tracy & Karen chose to do a first look, and it was SO sweet. I love the one on the right my 2nd shooter captured! Priceless!
This huge bridal party was a blast to work with; I told Karen I wish I could be friends with all of them!! Unfortunately for me, all the ladies live out of state!
I love it when moments like this happen during the family portrait time:
A really beautiful moment was shared between Karen and her dad before he walked her down the aisle:
Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser!!
They did a fabulous job with the reception decor:
Karen’s grandpa did the sweetest blessing before dinner…and even sang a song of blessing over them!
All the speeches were outstanding! Some of the best I’ve heard and I wish I could remember them perfectly to share some of the stories!
Congratulations again, you two! I’m so happy for you!!
To view even MORE photos from their day, click here for their slideshow!
Vendors who worked to make this day so lovely:
Venue: Club 1000
Florist: Craig Sole
DJ: Jeff Holmes
Videographer: Mike Varel
Caterer: Silber Spoons
Photobooth: KC Photobooth