Looking through some of my wedding sessions from last year, I came across the wedding of Cory and Kalayna. Neither of them could have guessed that one fateful latte would lead them to this day, April 21st, 2018. I couldn't stop smiling looking at their wedding photos, so I decided to share their sweet fairytale with you.
The story of Cory and Kalayna begins in a busy little coffee shop where Cory approaches the counter as Kalayna looks up, "How can I help you?" she said. Ten short months and many lattes later, Cory asked Kalayna to be his wife.
Cory flawlessly coordinated his proposal from beginning to end. He decided a fun-filled day at the local fair would be the perfect location to pop the question. As innocent as it all seemed to Kalayna and both their parents, Cory encouraged everyone to pose for a family photo. With fair festivities happening all around them, both families lined up in front of a red barn. Cory romantically got down on one knee, presented an engagement ring and proposed. A very surprised Kalayna said, "yes" just as the photographer snapped their picture in perfect timing.
Theirs was a sunset wedding that took place in Ash, North Carolina on a beautiful and serene farming property owned by Cory's side of the family. In the backdrop was a rustic, red barn just like the one that stood behind them when Cory asked Kalayna to be his wife. The smell of freshly cut grass filled the air as the sun began to set on the horizon. Photographers refer to this time of day as the golden hour for shooting; the lighting was as perfect as the happy couple.
In the spirit of this rustic ceremony, Cory and his groomsmen wore pressed white shirts, grey vests, blue jeans and burgundy ties. Adding a touch of elegance, the bridesmaids wore taupe-colored dresses that perfectly matched the attire of Cory and his groomsmen. At the center of it all was Kalayna, who’s white chiffon dress and delicate floral headpiece showcased her natural beauty wonderfully. Happy tears flowed among everyone in attendance as Cory and Kalayna said, "I do." The rest, as they say, is history.
I can remember how sweet Cory and Kalayna were on the day that I first met them; their love for each other was very apparent. Looking back on this intimate wedding session, I am transported in time and feel the same genuine happiness I felt for them on their wedding day. It’s always an honor to be part of life’s charming moments. I hope you enjoyed the story of Cory and Kalayna.
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