Blake & Katie
A mutual friend set us up and we are so grateful she did!
Sounds cliche, but honestly it was right from the beginning. Blake just felt like home from day one. I remember before we were even dating pulling up to his driveway, getting out of the car, running up to him and being SO stoked to see each other every single time, even if it had only been a day or so. We each personally had gone through a lot to get to where we are today, so we were just so happy to have found each other.
We went on a 4-wheeler ride up in the mountains. I was getting over a cold and thought to myself "there's no way he would propose to me today since I'm sick.." but sure enough he surprised me!
I am the pickiest person on the planet so I searched and searched and searched, and felt like I could never find anything I liked! Once my photographer told me about Wear Your Love I looked it up and not only loved their dress selection but I also loved what their dresses were all about!
I was scrolling through the website and I instantly knew when I saw the Starla! It was exactly what I was looking for. Comfortable, flowy, unique but still classy and timeless.
I wanted to cry. It was everything I was looking for in a wedding dress! The quality of the lace was amazing. It was so soft, not cheap-feeling and scratchy. I put it on and was amazed at how perfectly it fit my body. I loved that there were no tight seams, wires, etc., I had never tried on a dress more comfortable and flowy and just straight-up gorgeous! It was perfect for our Maui wedding.
Maui Intimate Elopement. Just the two of us! It was so romantic and special. Then we came home and had a celebration with our closest friends and family!
Paradise! No venue needed. Just the beautiful Maui beaches and mountains!
Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran, All This Time by One Republic, Our Time by Percy Falls, just to name a few!
Tell us your favorite moment from your wedding?
Kissing my "husband" for the first time!
Photography/Videography: Chris and Koryn Rice @korynphotoandfilm
Florist: Bella Bloom Maui @bellabloommaui Make-Up: Amelia Vandament @ameliahairandmakeup
Just soak it all in!! Try not to waste time stressing. Don't worry about pleasing other people. It's your day! Make it exactly what YOU want it to be, and you won't have regrets!
5 out of 5 stars.
Congratulations Blake & Katie!
May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy for you two.
Katie is wearing the Starla dress with Full 24-inch train and Natural lining.
There wasn't exactly a 'moment' but eventually, I realized that I didn't want to experience life without him in it. We are an amazing team and always make it a point to make our life FUN. He is the most kind hearted, caring, hardworking and hilarious person I've ever known and I'm so grateful to have him in my life!
When did you know you had found your perfect dress?
I never really did the traditional bridal shop experience - I just knew this was the dress and the kind of company I wanted to work with.
I was excited but so nervous to put it on. Chris took my measurements for me and we sent them in. I was scared that it wouldn't fit so I actually waited a day or so to put it on. (Silly I know) But I put it on and OH MY GOSH! It fit PERFECTLY! The length of the skirt and the sleeves, the loose fabric but still tight enough to hug my curves. It was a dream! Aside from my wedding, I wore it a year later for bridals, and just did a sexy anniversary photoshoot wearing the top! It has been better than I could have expected.