Photos by Shadow & Light Photography
Normally I post a happily ever after anniversary message with loads of my fave pics from their day.
But this year I wasn’t sure how.
You see this beautiful woman’s soul left this earth after an uphill battle with ovarian cancer last month.
I will never forget reading Kyle’s words that he lost the love of his life that day. How much she inspired so many. How he knows she will be with him always.
It was May 11. My birthday. The reason I bring that up is because her wedding day photographer, Shannon shares my birthday as well. So now the 3 of us share that day- earth birthdays + heavenly birthdays.
You know how people say life isn’t fair?
Well I don’t believe our lives play a game of fair vs unfair. But this rocked my faith for sure. At the same time, Kimber + her family’s faith made me want to believe even more that she was truly home + we would meet again some day.
We are still celebrating you today Kimber.
You and Kyle.
Your wonderful families.
On your second wedding anniversary.
Your beautiful soul needs to be celebrated + honored every day, not just on milestones in your life. I am absolutely positively sure it is because you are loved by so so so many.
And I know you are watching over us all, but send an extra dose of love + light down to Kyle + Luna. I know we will.
I won’t lie, I intended to post this on your birthday (May 12th) but I couldn’t find the right words. Nearly a month later, there will never be the right words.
I visited Kimber + Kyle + Luna (that’s their furbabe) in February. We talked about their family vacations, family weddings, missing her students + what cancer is like. We talked about hope, which is fitting because that’s her middle name. That girl is so damn brave. Her husband is so damn brave. Hearing their story + their continuous faith made me love them even harder.
Picking out our favorite photos of the day was so hard. Tears of joy + tears of sadness of what a beautiful life. A beautiful love story.
While we usually focus on all the details of a wedding + include a healthy balance of all the pretties, for Kimber + Kyle, we wanted to show you the heart of them + their family.
Kimber we will remember you always.
Kyle, Carla + Scott, we are sending you the biggest hugs.
Thank you too all who participated in this beautiful celebration of love:
Photography + Videography: Shadow & Light Photography
Florals: Artistry Florist and Event Design
Stationary: Unique Moments
Venue: Union Station
Cake: The Cakery Bakery & Cake Studio
Bridal Attire: Mia Grace Bridal
Ice Sculpture: Ice Cuisine Ice Sculpture
Hair + Makeup: Belleza Bridal Salon
Entertainment: CJ’s Disc Jockey Service
Photo booth: Fish Eye Fun
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Rentals + Decor: Weinhardt Party Rentals