Authentic You Photography Blog

June 28, 2010

Kath & Matt

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 8:07 am

The day arrived and with it hustle and bustle as the final details were put in place.

A big, white tent was set up complete with a wooden alter at the front. Tables were placed in the front yard. Flowerbeds were perfectly manicured and hanging flower baskets graced the front porch. Napkins were wrapped with twine and little name tags. Cooks bustled around preparing the pulled pork, homemade rolls, and gallons of meadow tea. Vases overflowing with peonies were ready to be placed on the tables. Kath’s friends put the final touches on the bridal table. Tea lights placed inside mason jars hung from the wooden pergolas. Nieces and nephews dressed in their best waited for the day to start.


Matt and Kath planned a “first look.” And their hearts seemed to over flow with tenderness for each other.

So was their day. Easy laughter, tight hugs, heartfelt congratulations, croquet games, and barefoot children.

I thoroughly enjoyed capturing the beauty¬†and joy in Matt and Kath’s day.

See their slide show here.

Thanks to Larry from Weaver Images for working with me and capturing great images.

Thank-you Matt and Kath for allowing me to be part of your day. Blessings to you.

The first look allowed plenty of time for photos at the very beginning of the day.

first look


I love when I can capture totally candid moments like this…

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The flowers were so pretty…peonies in white and all shades of pink.










Backyard games of croquet took place while Matt and Kath greeted guests after the ceremony.


Handmade, delicious details at the reception…


The wedding cake displayed on the front porch…


Arch and doors leading into the white tent…




So many lovely little details….


And we grabbed a few more photos as the sun was setting and the festivities were winding down.

The light was getting low, but I love the soft feel to these images….




  1. MMMMMMMMMM. The wedding has such a nostalgic, cozy feel. How beautiful. I loved all the details.

    Comment by Angel — June 28, 2010 @ 8:22 am

  2. oh fun, looks like a casual, thinking of the guests type of wedding. loved all the signs and all the little details like the bikes with Mr. and Mrs. and even the pepsi cans hanging on.

    Comment by Lori — June 28, 2010 @ 8:56 am

  3. ahh just couldn’t stop smiling the whole way thru..char the pics are gorgeous!!! what a beautiful couple..

    Comment by suz — June 28, 2010 @ 9:25 am

  4. the bikes were one of my favorite things too! well done all! :)

    Comment by Ann — June 28, 2010 @ 9:30 am

  5. Char, we’re delighted with the pics!!! Can’t wait to see more!!!

    Comment by Matt & Kath — June 28, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

  6. Beautiful pics on my “homeplace”, beautiful sister and brother-in-law, wonderful memories with family and friends… it was a BEAUTIFUL, “GOD-FILLED” DAY….

    Comment by Bill and Sally — June 28, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

  7. ahhh, I love the pics Char! Your eye for detail is amazing. So happy for you Matt & Kath…

    Comment by Anne — June 29, 2010 @ 12:10 am

  8. What a beautiful day and it was captured so beautifully too! I love all of the attention to the little, but meaningful details. It looks like this couple was blessed with a fun and relaxing start to their marriage.

    Comment by Alicia Horst — June 29, 2010 @ 8:53 am

  9. Beautiful Couple, Beautiful Day…Char these images are amazing. I didn’t expect anything less. :)

    Comment by Heidi — June 29, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

  10. this is really an amazing album. i love it.

    Comment by elaine terranova — July 7, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

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