Fifteen years in the making. Fifteen years of memories. Fifteen years of love. Fifteen years of hope. All leading to this day. Kristen and Quentin met in freshman biology and soon after Kristen persuaded a classmate to tell Quentin that she thought he was “cute”. They dated for a couple of years but eventually went their separate ways. Both Kristen and Quentin had growing to do and lives to lead so they could eventually get to the point they are at today. They were apart for a number of years and Kristen always wondered how Quentin was doing and Quentin was always in the back of her mind. One day, Kristen decided to drop by Quentin’s mother’s house to see how he was doing and she left her phone number for Quentin to call. Kristen remembers feeling short of breath when she heard Quentin’s voice on the other end of the phone when he called that evening. They went out on a date that following Saturday, and the rest, as they say, is history! They were together for eight years when Quentin proposed. It was a day that Kristen won’t soon forget, because it was the culmination of years of wishing, dreaming, and hoping. It was so amazing to be a part of the day that constituted the beginning of the rest of their lives together! The day was filled with so much emotion and so much support from those that love them. Kristen was an absolutely stunning bride and I think you would have to be blind to not see how much Kristen and Quentin love one another! Kristen and Quentin were married at the Devil’s Ridge Golf Course on October 9, 2010. The venue coordinator, Pamela Classey, and the staff did an amazing job to create a magical environment for the bride and groom’s big day!
I loved the colors that Kristen chose for the wedding. I knew that the colors were going to be hot pink and black, but Donna of Flowers on Broad Street, did an amazing job of incorporating pops of green that were gorgeous! The flowers were amazing! It was my first time working with Flowers on Broad Street and they really made a stunning environment! Dave and I marveled at how many roses it must take to get the number of rose petals that lined the aisle at the ceremony. It was beautiful!
Kristen had her two sisters as her bridesmaids on the wedding day. Unfortunately, her brother passed away a couple of years ago and couldn’t be a part of the celebration in person. Kristen had his picture attached to her bouquet so that he would be with them while they promised to love one another forever. It was a beautiful tribute to him and I know that he was there somewhere, watching Kristen on the happiest day of her life.
I have to tell you, that after spending the day with Kristen and her sisters Sharli and Shanna, it made me really wish that I had sisters. They have such a connection with one another. They laugh together and they cry together and it is evident how much they support one another in their day to day lives. It was really nice to watch! There were a couple of interactions between the three of them throughout the day that even made me tear up a bit!
It was also so nice to watch Kristen with her son, Kaelob. As I was going through all of the images from the wedding day, I can across a number of images like the one below, where Kristen gives Kaelob a squeeze every chance she gets. Kaelob is such a fun and vibrant kid and I know that he was super excited about the beginning of his new “now official” family.
So I have seen a number of flower girls who get stage fright at the last moment and get to the beginning of the aisle and need to be prodded down the aisle or bail all together. Their nerves get the best of them I suppose seeing all of those faces staring at you. Well not this little lady! She walked straight out of the double doors, walked right up to the edge of the stairs, and proceeded to lift her dress over her head! It was probably one of the funniest things I have seen at a wedding! The funniest I had seen until about 30 seconds later when she made it down the aisle and then her diaper fell off and hit the ground. It was definitely a moment that I am sure the family will be talking about for years to come, and now her mother will have these pictures to pull out for her future boyfriends to do the obligatory motherly embarrassment thing. Too funny!!
The way they look at one another could just make you melt couldn’t it? So sweet!
It was such a tender moment during the ceremony when Kristen and Quentin presented Kaelob with a gift after they exchanged their own rings. Although they have been a family for a long time, it was at this moment, that I think it became official.
And look at these two! How sweet was this?! Even though she got nudged out of the catch with the bouquet toss… from the way they look, there could be another wedding in the family’s future! What do you think? I love LOVE!
Thank you so much Kristen and Quentin for allowing Dave and I to be a part of your big day! It was beautiful and touching and we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Venue: Devils Ridge Golf Course Holly Springs, NC
Event Coordination: Pamela Classey
Flower: Flowers on Broad Street
DJ: Tim Classey of Classey Occasions
Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Makeup: Maureen Murray