Did you know that this past Saturday the date was 12-13-14? Of course you did. But did you realize that this past Saturday was the last sequential date for a century!? You know what would be a sweet date to be alive for? January 2nd, 3456. Here’s hoping they invent a “Forever Alive” pill! But we clearly digress. Lindsey & Kraig were amongst a very few in our population that will get to say that they were married on the last sequential date for a century. An even fewer group of will get to say that their wedding day was as beautiful as this one! And only one couple married on that date is the most wonderful, and that is undoubtedly Lindsey & Kraig! If you know these two, you would have to agree. Their wedding with the ceremony held at Lakeside Presbyterian and their reception at one of our favorites, The Grand, was an incredibly fun day that we are truly happy to have been a part of.
We first met up with Lindsey at her parents’ home, where she and the rest of her girls were getting ready. Everyone was running around and trying to get everything in order, but they were all in good spirits. That’s what really matters! Rudy headed off to the boys getting ready spot which was Lindsey & Kraig’s home only a few minutes away from the girls. The boys were also in good spirits, and so were Lindsey & Kraig’s dogs which watched and followed Kraig everywhere he went. Before we all knew it, it was time to meet up and let Lindsey & Kraig see one another for the first time. With a crowd of people watching, Lindsey approached Kraig, touched him on the shoulder, and Kraig turned around. He was all smiles and so was she. It was very sweet and we are so happy the whole family and bridal party got to witness it. They were all very respectful and very quiet during the whole process. But just like that, we hopped in the bus and went down to Mainstrasse in Covington for all of their photos.
It was a little bit cold, but nothing too bad. We have shot photos in single digit temperatures before, so the high 30’s were a welcome feeling. Lindsey & Kraig took our direction very well. We sped along with all the photos in order to make up for some lost time, but all the while paying close attention to detail. Mainstrasse is currently all dressed up for Christmas which makes for some wonderful backgrounds. Christmas lights everywhere mean for some beautiful backgrounds. Mainstrasse definitely didn’t disappoint!
After a shot or two in front of Piper’s Cafe (their last name is Piper), we headed to the church for their beautiful ceremony. After the ceremony and all the family photos, we hopped on the bus again and headed to The Grand for the party! Once we arrived, everyone was eager to bring the bridal party in to get the show on the road. Fred of DJ Butlers provided the entertainment for the evening and as always did a great job! But the time flew by because we knew it, it was time for us to say goodbye.
At the end of every wedding, we always seek out certain individuals to say goodbye to. That can sometimes include bridal party members, the staff at the venue, the DJ, the parents, etc. But it ALWAYS includes the bride & groom. It’s a chance to make sure they have everything they need, as well as congratulate them and say goodbye. But this time was different. We found Lindsey’s parents and say goodbye to them. But Lindsey & Kraig, well they vanished. We walked all over looking for them. We looked in the photobooth, upstairs, outside, all around the dance floor, GONE! So after about 10 minutes of searching, we abandoned our search and left. Which made us VERY sad. We love that time with the couple for just a brief moment. Oh well. Hopefully they know how much we like ’em. 😉
Congratulations Lindsey & Kraig!