Posted on January 9, 2012
Kai and I were really looking forward to working with Emily and Keith after their engagement session. These two were so easy going, and that was also true on their wedding day. Their wedding was really personal, incorporating traditions from Emily’s parents wedding. Kai and I were very touched by both families involvement in the wedding, especially by Emily’s godfather and stepfather who represented her late father in walking Emily down the aisle and father/daughter dance.
My favorite moment of the day was Emily and Keith’s first dance to “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Machine. I’m sure most of the guests had never heard the song before but the trio of strings really grabbed everyone’s attention. The guests all watched, cheered and clapped while Emily and Keith laughed. It was so fun to see the crowd be so involved in this tradition that sometimes can feel stale.
“I hear my baby callin’ my name
And I know she’s the only one.”
Emily and Keith
December 10, 2011
Grand Rapids, MI