Getting to capture Taylor and Kyle’s wedding day meant so much to me! I met them on the white sandy beaches of Maui last August, as we were preparing for Hurricane Lane as well as Taylor’s best friend’s wedding day. While filming Marcus & Kayt’s wedding in Hawaii last year, I had the pleasure of spending several days with their friends and family too - including Kyle and Taylor. One of my very first impressions of them was Taylor playing in the waves and swimming around the crystal blue water, looking like a real life mermaid. Kyle drank some beers on the beach with his buds and pretended to be a part of their conversations, while really he just watched Taylor in complete adoration, like she was the prettiest thing to ever grace those Hawaiian seas. Yes Kyle, sorry - I noticed it ;)
Kyle literally looks at Taylor like he is meeting his dream girl for the very first time, every time, and Taylor sweetly smiles back in the same adoration for him. THEY ARE SO SWEET. I was so excited when they asked me to capture their gorgeous wedding day in Bend, OR!
The whole day was so relaxed, just as it should be, on “Tay time” ;) As some of her friends say, Taylor invented her own clock. But they all love her for it! The ladies started the day sipping mimosas while Kyle gave his groomsmen their first gifts, which actually turned out to be him “icing” them (complete with their own customized Smirnoff bottles). The day carried on, and although we didn’t do a first look, the girls and I had plenty of fun capturing bridesmaid photos around the beautiful golf course. All of her lovely friends, as well as her mom, and mother-in-law, all made me feel like family. Thank you, all!
As the ceremony approached, the nerves started flowing, which only made Kyle watching Taylor walk down the aisle for the first time that much sweeter. Every bridesmaid was in a puddle of tears, sniffing behind me, as I captured Tay walking down the aisle, trying to hide my own tears behind the camera. All the while Kyle was trying to gather himself. Their vows to each other were perfectly and uniquely them. There was not a dry eye on the golf course that day.
One of my favorite moments of every wedding day is when the bridal party marches down the aisle after the wedded couple at the end of the ceremony and they all embrace. This moment was extra spectacular at Taylor and Kyle’s wedding because they didn’t just embrace… they tackled, kissed, embraced, and high-fived. I LOVED each and every one of their friends! Kyle and Taylor are truly surrounded by the best of the best.
As the night went on, so did the celebrating. The toasts were all wonderful, and I loved how Kyle’s brother referenced golf every other sentence, Kyle’s first love. The memories were nostalgic, the dance floor was on fire, the drinks were flowing, and I felt like part of the family the whole evening, celebrating these two lovebirds right alongside them, with their closest friends and family. Kyle and Taylor, thank you so much for trusting me to capture this magical day for you guys. Your love is the kind of love that people truly dream of finding in this life. Thank you for loving each other so fearlessly and selflessly, showing us all what that fairytale love is made out of. Thank you for always making me feel like family as well as one of your besties! Love you two.