Congratulations to Kielee and Andrew!
High School sweethearts. Both return missionaries. Now starting a life together.
Beauty, friends and love surrounded them on their wedding day.
And a little bit of rain.
A fall engagement in Bear Lake.
They drove about 3 hours to meet up with me. We started up the canyon and drove on a dirt road for about an hour. Man was it worth it. The fall colors were supreme and the Idaho hills have some beautiful vistas. We then ended down at Bear Lake where a rain storm was skirting our location.
She did not need much, wanted very little.
A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water,
books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed,
and to love and be loved in return.
— Starra Neely Blade
She came from Colorado and he came from California.
We met in Logan Canyon near Bear Lake and drove up a side canyon to Tony Grove.
They wanted fall colors, and I don’t think we could have picked a better spot.
We talked about how they met, and school, future plans, and their upcoming wedding.
Young love is so refreshing, and always brightens my day.
It all began a few days before the wedding when I drove north into Idaho’s beautiful farm country. Wrapping around rolling hills with small kisses of fall color I came to Krystal’s childhood home where the ceremony would take place. Projects were still in the works, but the yard was ramping up for a lovely wedding location. I met her dad with a bit of country charm and we drove out to the family land where the bridal party pictures would be taken. He told me about the pond, and the fishing, and the cows in the distance, and I was just thrilling inside about this secluded, charming location.
That Saturday afternoon, wedding day, I met Krystal getting ready with her bridesmaids and mothers. Walking through the home, you could feel it full of anticipation and love. Nick was ready outside, waiting for Krystal and the ceremony to begin. Their beloved dogs where part of the procession, “Best Dog” and “Dog of Honor”. The afternoon winds dropped by as if to wish the couple a happy wedding day.
At the reception, setting light poured in through the trees as friends and families danced together. I stepped back for a moment with a full heart at the amount of love.
Once Nick and Krystal were ready to leave, everyone lined the walk with sparklers and cheers.
It was a beautiful day.
Congratulations Nick and Krystal!!