This is Kelli and Matt and their love story. They found each after winding their way through the twists and turns that life sent them.
But there is a reason they met each other when they did. It was THEIR time.
Their wedding was all about the two of them, their love, and their families. It was small, intimate, and personal. It was exactly perfect. Kellie’s brother was the officiant of their ceremony and he began with an excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all…”
Kellie was gracious and completely stunning. Matt was calm and collected and excited to be married.
“…once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
THANK YOU for allowing me to have such a special part of your day. Kellie, you so beautiful inside and out xoxoxoxo always.