As we have gotten to know Kiah and Derrick from photographing their engagement to being around them their entire wedding day, we have seen how much these two are meant to be. During their vows, Kiah and Derrick found that they had unknowingly written almost exactly the same things to each other. They are just amazingly in-tune with each other. The way Derrick looks at Kiah, the way that they are kind yet playful to each other – it was so obvious how this is a lasting love. The reaction from Kiah and Derrick’s family and friends during their ceremony, their toasts, and the entire night showed how truly loved they are. There were lots of laughter, tears, and heartfelt moments that made us feel so incredibly grateful to have been a part of such a special day for these two kind-hearted individuals.
WISDOM & ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE
From the Bride: Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the process. Be true to yourself and your and your fiancé’s personal style. On your wedding day, either have a day-of coordinator or delegate all the important tasks to your family and friends. You want to thoroughly enjoy your special day and not worry about all the moving parts. We are so thankful for our amazing vendors, bridal party, friends, and family who made the day stress free for my fiancé and me.
From the Groom: If or when ‘disaster’ strikes, accept things for what they are and make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. Enjoy the moment!
One of our goals regarding the wedding budget was not to be in debt. We accomplished it by keeping a close watch on our expenses, setting a realistic budget (and adjusting it along the way as we learned more about having a destination wedding), and religiously tracking our spending. It felt great to have the wedding we wanted and not feel any financial remorse afterwards.
A GARDEN PARTY TO REMEMBER
From Whiskers and Willow Photography: The reception was an elegant garden party with market lights, blush peonies and roses, chiavari chairs, and laser cut placecards. There was a beautiful lounge space with furniture from Jake Duke Studios and a dessert station with desserts including a semi-naked cutting cake from The Sugar Divaz. Wood signage by calligrapher Twinkle and Toast complimented Posh Peony‘s arrangements, which completed the garden atmosphere.
To get a closer look at this posh vineyard wedding in blush and grey check out the wedding film Audrey Alba Films created below!