We met Matt and Kathleen through another wonderful couple we photographed , Andrew and Sherri. Andrew is Matt’s brother and we are so thankful to have been a part of both of their weddings this year! We had such a great time getting to know the Littlefield family and were a little sad when wedding season was over. But on a beautiful, rainy day in July, my partner Matthew and I photographed a SPECTACULAR wedding in Big Canoe that celebrated Matt and Kathleen’s long time love for each other. When we arrived at the Chimneys at Big Canoe, their outdoor wedding ceremony plans were moved inside, but the decor was gorgeous with origami cranes, bright wild flowers and lanterns adorning the fireplace where they would share vows. It was only sprinkling rain, so we went ahead with our plan to do bride and groom portraits at the cabin where Matt had proposed to Kathleen. We literally had to ford a river to get there by truck, but it was so worth it! This cute little cabin was nestled on a trail that the couple had hiked one day. Matt’s family worked hard to set up a little picnic the day he proposed so the couple could celebrate in style. Everything was brought full circle as we photographed them on their wedding day.
The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful room, where Matt and Kathleen made their way to the altar together. There was nary a dry eye in the room as the readings were read and the vows were said. The love these two had for each other was so real and vibrant, it was a joy to observe. After the ceremony we made our way to Matt’s parents’ house in Big Canoe, that made for a wonderful backdrop for the celebrations of the day. Backing up to the forest and the mountains, their home was so inviting and felt made for this occasion. The biggest surprise was the homemade quilt that hung on the fireplace, that guests made patches for beforehand. It was so moving to watch Matt and Kathleen look at all the love their family and friends showed them. Both families made us feel, well, right at home, and we chatted and celebrated well into the evening. The day was a mix of perfect love and vintage touches. From the cute lace dress that Kathleen wore, to the burlap sign on the wedding cake, the family transformed the day into a timeless masterpiece to remember. Congratulations Matt and Kathleen Littlefield! We were so happy to share in your wedding day!