Kendall and Kia met on a whim a few short weeks before Kendall left for college out of state. People warned them not to get to attached to someone who was leaving, but this time was different. Kia, a soulful, introspective poet, was drawn to Kendall's headlong passion. Kendall, a fierce athlete and loyal friend, found Kia to be the calming presence she needed.
A wedding six years in the making
So after over six years of dreaming, planning, and wondering how they'd get here, Kendall and Kia surrounded themselves with the people who supported them through it all as they committed their lives to each other.
Kendall and Kia each got ready in their childhood homes surrounded by family, friends, and plenty of champagne, which was a theme of the day! They chose not to see each other before their ceremony and, as guests grabbed their champagne stems and got ready to celebrate, we loved the sense of building excitement!
A new favorite: The champagne pop and pass!
We loved how Kendall's casual and rustic style melded with her mother's classic tastes to create a really casually elegant wedding in Kendall's childhood backyard. And this was the backyard to beat them all! Watching the bridal cascade down the stone staircase to the ceremony gave me goosebumps! And as Kendall and Kia were pronounced husband and wife, the crowd popped champagne together and passed it along for a group toast. The Champagne Pop and Pass is my new favorite wedding tradition, by the way.
A rustic and elegant Pritzlaff reception
After their private estate wedding ceremony, Kendall and Kia took a trolley over to the Pritzlaff where I heard some of the most beautiful toasts ever. As Kia hugged Kendall and kissed her forehead as she burst into tears, I saw what brought them together in the first place. That opposites attracting is a real thing. And that these two need each other as much as they love each other.
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