End of September weddings can be tricky, since it’s the tail end of summer and the very beginning of fall some late September brides feel perplexed on their choice of wedding colors. But there is a solution! Combine a little of both, summer colors with fall colors. Now don’t get me wrong, there is no definite set of colors set to each season, but there are popular ones that go with each time of year ( if that makes since) . And that’s where Kimberly & Matt’s pretty early fall wedding comes in. They chose a beautiful mixture of colors to go with their late September – plum, burgundy, pink’s & blue’s. To me, it’s the perfect mixture of color for a season transition. Brandy Angel Photography captured all the southern charm of their early fall Georgia wedding from the church ceremony that took place at Kimberly’s childhood church, to the reception at her parent’s farm and every fabulous detail in-between.
Their story from the Bride, Kimberly:
Matt and I didn’t meet until January 2013, which is surprising considering we went to high school all of 5 miles from each other! Matt moved in with a high school friend of mine and we met at a cookout they were having. The next week we went to a concert with a group of friends and he claims he made the first move by dancing with me. But I actually reached out to him first when I text him the following week! ( and I’ll never let him forget that he didn’t call or text me first ????)
The first few months of our relationship was “slow moving” to say it best. Matt doesn’t rush into things, and that made me like him even more! I knew we were finally getting serious when Matt introduced me to his family on July 4th. The Casto Family is a lot of family. Matt is the youngest of 6 kids with 9 nieces and nephews (and 1 on the way!) Thankfully I’m 1 of 4 children and love a big family, so I wasn’t over whelmed.
During the next months we continued to date and get to know each others families. By January of 2014 we had been together for a year and it was killing me that he hadn’t said those 3 important words yet! Ask all of my friends, it was a constant topic of conversation! Kidding around with my roommate one night I told her I was just going to ask him if he loved me or not! What started out as a joke became real life when we were out with a group of friends for Matt’s birthday in February. I pranced right up to him and just asked, “Matt, do you love me?” He said, “of course I do, why?” I think I said some smarty comment after that, but needless to say, things only got more serious from there.
We began talking about marriage that summer, and by that fall it’s all I could talk about! Everything we did I thought he was going to pop the question! I even began asking if he was going to propose! When nothing had happened by Christmas, I did what no girl should ever do; I gave him a deadline. I told him that if he didn’t propose by the end of February we were going to have to rethink our relationship. ( I didn’t really mean a word of it, but I had gone a little crazy by then.) So what did Matt do? He waited until March 1st to propose. He did it the only way that would surprise me. On my couch after a romantic dinner at Waffle House. I was truly shocked and couldn’t believe it was actually happening. He had driven to my parent’s house that day to ask permission. My Mom was thankful he proposed that night because she said she couldn’t have kept it a secret! Our engagement was short 6 months considering my sister and I had been planning for a few months already (I know, crazy girl again.)
Our wedding was a perfect reflection of our lives! The ceremony was at my childhood church and the reception at my parent’s farm. We had a large bridal party and over 200 of our closest friends and family helped us begin our life together! It rained most of the day, but God gave us 3 beautiful hours of clear skies for pictures, the ceremony, and cocktail hour! I’ll never forget the ray of sun that shown through the stained glass window during the prayer at the ceremony. Just a little reminder that everything works out perfectly!
Photographer: Brandy Angel Photography|Equipment Rentals: Goodwin Events|Caterer: Mama’s Boy|Bakery: Sweet Afternoons|Floral Designer: Le Petit Jardin