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Kelsea & Patrick

Richmond, VA

It was no surprise that these nature lovers went for an outdoor wedding inspired by a rustic Southern feel. Kelsea’s gorgeous dress included a heart cut from her great-grandfather’s tie, which acted as her something old and something blue! Her dress paired with a pair of beautiful cowboy boots. As Kelsea claims, “if you’re going to have a rustic wedding, there has to be cowboy boots involved!” Surely enough, those boots were made for dancing as the couple and their guests enjoyed tunes from their favorite local country band.

It was clear fro

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It was no surprise that these nature lovers went for an outdoor wedding inspired by a rustic Southern feel. Kelsea’s gorgeous dress included a heart cut from her great-grandfather’s tie, which acted as her something old and something blue! Her dress paired with a pair of beautiful cowboy boots. As Kelsea claims, “if you’re going to have a rustic wedding, there has to be cowboy boots involved!” Surely enough, those boots were made for dancing as the couple and their guests enjoyed tunes from their favorite local country band.

It was clear from the start that these two are all about having fun. Just before the cake cutting ceremony, Patrick was fidgeting with the beautiful ceramic knife she picked out until it shattered. (Kelsea shared that Patrick can never sit still!) The broken knife wasn’t a problem though – the pair of lovebirds went ahead and cut their cake with a two-inch remnant. Rather than get upset over it, they embraced it and still laugh about it to this day! The fun and festive night ended over food truck doughnuts with their loved ones.

“As you prepare for your wedding, there are many emotions leading up to it,” Kelsea shares with other couples planning their wedding. “However, on the day of your wedding, live in the moment! Take it all in because it will be over before you know it. Hiccups will happen, but don’t sweat them – allow yourself to take in all the love that surrounds you.”

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