My family has known Kayla’s since before any of us were born! Kayla’s mom was my older brother’s babysitter, and she had Kayla’s older sister, Lauren, a few months before my mom had me. Lauren and I became fast friends in preschool and have been besties-for-life ever since, and much of my childhood was spent at Lauren’s house playing dress-up and watching musicals with her and Kayla. We’ve come a long way since then, and it’s been wonderful to see Kayla grow up and start her new life with Joe!
Kayla’s enthusiastic energy and zest for life has always been infectious, and it was perfectly reflected in her wedding. If I were to pick anyone to have a fun, flirty, pink wedding, it would definitely be her!
“I loved every minute of the day” Kayla said, “from waking up in the hotel room with all of my closest friends, to putting finishing touches to our centerpieces that morning, to 10 second dance parties when we found out the ceremony could be outside (there was rain the morning of the wedding and the grounds crew was unsure if it would be dry enough for us) but probably my favorite parts of the day included being with the people I love the most! I was surrounded by friends the whole day.”
I'm absolutely biased toward the photos of Lauren and Kayla together, but there's truly nothing better than watching sisters who are so close share life's sweet moments.
“When [Joe and I] finally got to see each other, everything felt right. Whatever nerves we had disappeared and it was just the two of us. Even when we were taking pictures, when we would look into each other’s eyes we were just focused on each other. We were in our own little world!”
The ambiance of Kayla and Joe's ceremony was stunning. With the rain earlier in the day and the uncertainty of being able to have it outside as planned, everything coming together was even more special.
One of Kayla's favorite parts of the day was dancing at the end of the night.
“I took a moment to look around at everyone and I had a realization that everyone was here for Joe and I! This party was for us! I was just so blessed by that.”
If they had to do it all over again?
“I would start projects earlier (like deciding what signs we needed and finishing place cards and things like that). And it would have been really great not to have to work full time during the planning process, or at least in the last few weeks. At least for us, that wasn’t a possibility, but it would have helped a lot.”
THANK YOU to Kayla for letting me share her special day, and to Sabrina Siegers for the beautiful images.
Photography: The Siegers Photo Video
Venue: Rockford Bank and Trust Pavillion
Flowers: Melissa Findlay, Hyvee | Flower Sourcing from Sam's Club and Costco
Wedding Dress: Wtoo by Watters for BHLDN
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