scott + kara :: the wedding

kyle & i first met kara & scott our first year of college together. kara & i started out in the same intercultural studies program and kyle & scott in the same outdoor leadership program. kara & i continued in the nursing program after our first year, and continued our friendship. throughout this time, kyle & i have loved getting to know kara & scott as a couple and watching their relationship grow. we were so excited when they asked us to be apart of their special day!

after much anticipation the time had finally come for us to make the journey north to grande prairie! it began with full of excitement & laughter as the girls gathered at kara's family home to get ready. thanks to her many talented friends and family kara's hair and makeup looked breathtaking- as well as the floral arrangements designed & created by her bridesmaid and now sister- in- law amy- absolutely stunning job!

it was so fun to capture all the moments of sweet anticipation for the day ahead!

i just love how relaxed, calm and beautiful kara was throughout the morning of her big day…

kyle spent the morning with the guys as they made themselves look their very best - as well as sneak in some video game action before it was time to head over to the ceremony site, O'Brien Provincial Park.

since the girls had some time to spare before the ceremony, i took off with kara and her girls (yes, in their awesome mustang ride) to visit a local greenhouse for a few quick pics. i just love the results!

after the ceremony we headed down to the river to get some shots with the wedding party. while scott & kara were off taking pictures with kyle, i got together with the bridesmaids and groomsmen to take pictures of "secret messages" they wanted to share with the newlyweds which will be revealed to them… NOW! : )

and of course what day is complete without a stop at starbucks for something delish - these two have such a fun, carefree spirit!

kara's sweet, soft spoken personality compliments and blends seamlessly with scott's creativity. their love for each other is so evident and beautiful - which shows in their pictures! { Plus, we may be biased but we love that scott's american & kara's canadian : ) it's so fun to see the differences in our cultures mix - especially when the families get together! }

i just love their simple, yet elegant style - definitely reflected in their wedding day. such wonderful details!

kara & scott - thanks so much for your many years of friendship & for letting us capture your beautiful day! All the best in this wonderful new journey of marriage!!!