These two kind of blow me away.  The kindness that they showed us throughout the entire wedding process, and then on the day of…it’s a beautiful thing.  As soon as we walked in the door Kaylyn presented me with a goodie bag with bottled water, homemade pretzel sticks and cake pops to “get us through the long day”.   She must realize we hardly ever get to stop to refuel.  ;)  And then when we got home I finally got to read the thank you note – that she wrote thanking us for being a part of their day – but she wrote it before the day had even unfolded!  She must have known we’d do a decent job.  Thanks for your confidence in us you guys.

Now after returning from Jamaica, it’s time for a nice big blog post of photos!

 

Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Mission San Luis

Wedding Coordinator:  Erin Mook

Floral Design: Missy Gunnels Flowers

Caterer: Judi Bunch of Old South

Cake Artist: Leslie Jacobs

Disc Jockey: Brooks Brandewie

Bamboo chairs: C & J Details, Caitlin Mann

Bridal hair and makeup: Ardan’s

 

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Ryan got way too excited when he discovered the groomsmen gifts were bottles of whisky from our favorite place, Hood River, Oregon!Blog008 Minnix Kaylyn & Blair | 4.5.14 Mission San Luis Wedding

 

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If you get married at MSL, we can knock out a bridal party picture before the ceremony even if you decide not to do a First Look!

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The rain got heavier as we tried to wrap up these photos…

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Kaylyn told Leslie to surprise her with the cake design…she was very surprised and very happy!  So pretty!
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I think Ryan and Blair “get” each other…thanks for a great day you two!  (my first wedding with these new bangs….they did not like the drizzle and humidity)Blog031 Minnix Kaylyn & Blair | 4.5.14 Mission San Luis Wedding

 

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After much debate, Jessica finally decided on Pebble Hill for their engagement session.  I figured for sure she had been up there if she was deciding to pay the photo shoot fee (well worth the $50 in my opinion), but when they met us up there she said she had never been!  I don’t think it disappointed at all…it never does.  It was the first day that the weather had snapped back to being cooler, we were there after hours and had the whole place to ourselves, so it felt nothing short of magical.  Yes, I realize that makes  me a bit of a goober.  But you forget, Ryan and I got married at Pebble Hill, so the place has a special hold on my heart already!

It’s a late night blog, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  These two are a joy to be around, and we can’t wait for their Mission San Luis wedding in just 2 short months!

 

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I wish I could clone the beautiful day we had for Lindsay and Matt’s wedding!  It really felt like spring was here to stay, even though we’re back with rain and cold for the moment.  So hopefully this blog post will help you remember the warmth and sunshine we had a few weeks ago!

Lindsay is in a big beautiful family that we have had the privilege of working with several times now.  They told us we are “in the family” now, which makes me so happy to think we won’t stop working with them!  (maybe one day we’ll know all of the guests!  At this wedding we knew quite a few already.)  Their wedding was also our first experience at Mission San Luis – of which we’ll have 2 more by June!  It’s an incredibly beautiful property – I’m ashamed that it was so close to our house and we had no idea how beautiful it was.  There was a crew of incredible vendors to make this day beautiful too!  Enjoy!

 

Ceremony Venue:  St. John’s Episcopal Church

Reception Venue:  Mission San Luis

Coordinator: Sheila Melton

Floral Design: Missy Gunnels Flowers

Cake Artist:  Leslie Jacobs

Catering: John Thomas Catering

Entertainment:  The Rivertown Band from Jacksonville – amazing!

Hair Stylist:  Leslie from Chelsea’s Salon

Makeup Artist:  Brianne Kasica

Bartending:  On the Rocks Bartending

Bridal Gown: Vocelles | The Bridal Shoppe, Pronovias

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Vocelles | The Bridal Shoppe, Bill Levkoff

Third Shooter to the stars:  Spencer Hopkins

 

I love that Lindsay got ready at her family home.  Makes these detail shots that much more personal:

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Time for the First Look!

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St. John’s made for some beautiful portraits:Blog023 Walenciak Lindsay & Matt | 3.1.14  Mission San Luis  Tallahassee, FL

 

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Lindsay’s mom putting on an heirloom locket with updated pictures of her and Matt inside:Blog025 Walenciak Lindsay & Matt | 3.1.14  Mission San Luis  Tallahassee, FL

 

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After giving a welcome toast to their guests from the balcony during cocktail hour:
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I love happy accidents…and this one is pretty cool:
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Traditional Chi Omega circle and song:

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Kylene with 3 past brides, all cousins!Blog042 Walenciak Lindsay & Matt | 3.1.14  Mission San Luis  Tallahassee, FL

It was an honor getting to spend this special day with you guys!

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