Lakeside Elopement: Katie + Chris

I'm quite excited to share this very special elopement. My sister-in-law, Katie, married her love, Chris. The day was perfect and quaint with less than 10 family members as guests. Their elopement was planned within a few short weeks and came together more beautifully than I could have imagined. Their decision to elope was easy; Katie has never been interested in a large wedding, and our father's health was extremely important to both Katie & Chris.

… Our father was diagnosed with colon cancer and had recently completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. With surgery right around the corner, Katie & Chris decided July 3rd was the perfect time to tie the knot, as our father would also be performing the ceremony. I've never seen Katie happier, and I thank God for the beautiful weather on a surprisingly cool day.

I have to admit, I was thrilled Katie & Chris let me create exactly what I had envisioned. Of course, I employed Kristin from Rak-Desings to decorate and style the beautiful affair and I am so grateful to her for donating her family's gorgeous land for the ceremony! I also asked Emily, from Emmy-Ray, to create the breathtaking florals that fit just right. Thanks to both Emily & Kristin for helping make the day gorgeous!

Katie & Chris Slideshow

Let me preface this by saying, no, I am not a videographer. I wasn't even planning on taking video, but am glad I did, despite my lack of skill :-)