Kait and Ron’s Brush Prairie Baptist Church live stream wedding was a the last nuptials I photographed before the coronavirus kept everyone at home. It was a special honor to be able to photograph this ceremony. Kait and Ron postponed their originally planned wedding with 150+ guests wedding to a date later this fall, and opted for a smaller elopement with immediate family. Since so many of their friends and family could not attend, these photos became considerably more important to share their wedding.
Kait and Ron were looking forward to their wedding so much that they didn’t want to wait to get married. With some flexibility, improvising, and the ability to livestream their wedding on Zoom, they still got married. The small ceremony at was held at Brush Prairie Baptist Church where Kait’s brother, Ryan is a Youth Pastor. Given the circumstances, I must admit it is a fortunate time to have a brother who is a Youth Pastor, and a brother-in-law who is a photographer. All hands came together to make the day special as Kait’s family decorated the church. My wife Allie, Ron’s older sister, stepped in as an impromptu hair dresser. She even watched braiding tutorials youtube on the drive to the wedding.
The wedding was intimate with their immediate families, their significant others, and the Best Man (who might as well be family). Ron’s Best Man, Josh, set up a Zoom call with the other groomsmen so Ron could visit with them while he got ready. The bridesmaids joined in later via Zoom to watch the live stream of the wedding ceremony and listen to toasts. The groomsmen and bridesmaids dressed up in their suits and dresses. Some were wearing sweatpants. Some had a background of a Jack-in-the-box parking lot. Somehow that combination added it’s own type of amusement and memorable charm. Kait and Ron’s friends and far away siblings, although separated by distance, were very near to their hearts in making the day feel special.
Ryan preformed a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony which perfectly reflected and celebrated this couple. Kait and Ron potted a plant prior to the ceremony and invited each of their guests to water it. An emblem of growing deeper and richer by the affection and support of their loved ones. Which reminds me, I should ask them how that plant is progressing. No pressure.
For any couples looking to postpone their wedding out a year have a small elopement in the interim, it is a very meaningful event in it’s own way. In fact, Allie and I had two weddings. One small and one big. For the sole reason of having the smaller wedding first. I highly recommend it because it means twice anniversary celebrations! Now, like Allie and I, Kait and Ron will have two wedding anniversaries. This first one of their actual marriage. The second where they get to celebrate the way they originally imagined with all their family and friends present.
Please enjoy this full wedding photography blog of their Zoom live-streamed wedding at Brush Prairie Baptist Church. Congrats to Mrs. & Mrs. Leaf!