The 8820 was the perfect venue for Katrina and Bryce’s wedding. But not just because of the setting, but because of the name. Let me explain – because when they told me about this, I thought it was just such a cool part of their story. And I can’t wait to share it with you!
The 8820 Story
Katrina and Bryce got engaged on, yep you guessed it – 8/8/20. So the fact that they found a venue that with a name that was literally their engagement date? It doesn’t get more ‘meant to be’ than that. They both said it was such a God thing that they found that venue, and I couldn’t agree more!
Katrina and Bryce’s wedding was one of those days that just left me feeling so joyful. Every detail, every moment, and each part of their day was so special and carefully thought through.
Before the ceremony
Their families together was one of my favorite parts of their day. Everyone was so full of love, so joyful, and didn’t seem to be bothered that outside was basically a giant monsoon. They were so supportive and caring. And as cheesy as I sound, it really did warm my heart. Couples who love their family and want them involved are 100% my kind of couples. So I loved that this was totally Bryce and Katrina to their core!
Something about Katrina and Bryce that I really admired is their strong faith. It really shines through in how they treat people, how they love each other, and so much more. And that’s why I was so honored to get to capture this moment right here. It’s so simple but so meaningful. They did not do a first look, but they shared a prayer before the ceremony.
I absolutely loved Katrina’s dusty blue color scheme, and her simple, elegant details. I used some of my favorite pure silk ribbon from Thistle and Twill and I love how it all tied together.
When I woke up on Bryce and Katrina’s wedding day, it was POURING. I mean flash flood warnings, thunder and lightning, the whole nine yards. We had talked about some rain plans but we were definitely not expecting anything like that. Katrina had to make the tough decision the day before to move the wedding indoors, even though the forecast was 50-50, and boy was she spot on! So they transformed the hall of The 8820 into an indoor reception and ceremony space.
When the rain stopped a bit, we headed outside for portraits. The 8820 has a ton of rustic details that Katrina and Bryce loved. The two of them were just so overjoyed to be married, and it really just shows in their photos!
I know I mentioned this already, but I love couples who love their families and want to find ways to include them. So I love that they both included their siblings in their bridal party!
One thing I always encourage my couples to try to do is take just 10 minutes for some sunset portraits. A lot of times it’s a nice way to just have some time together and enjoy the gorgeous sunset. And I of course love it because of the beautiful portraits. I love that Katrina and Bryce we’re totally up for this!
Here’s to the new Mr and Mrs Gossel, it was an absolute honor to be a part of their beautiful day!
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