Mark and Kat have the cutest story ever! They met while Mark was traveling abroad for work in Australia. Kat is Australian (and actually lived in Australia until just a few weeks before the wedding!). They hit if off immediately and spent his entire trip traveling, living together, and simply getting to know each other. He proposed to her on their 3 week road trip up the east coast of Australia back in February of this year… while they were in a hot air balloon on the Gold Coast!! How amazing is that!?
Kat and I spent a few weeks communicating over email, hoping for a chance to meet in person before the wedding day. We were able to do engagements the weekend before the wedding and she was just as lovely in person as she was over email! Mark just adores her and the way he looks at her is something special! I couldn’t wait for the wedding day!
The next weekend, the day was finally here! A stunning wedding day at Irvine Estate in the beautiful mountains of Lexington VA filled with some amazing vendors! Tourterelle Florists put together some beautiful floral arrangements, Fresh Baked made a stunning wedding cake, and Laci Fore Makeup Artistry and Judy Hayward of On Location Bridal worked their magic on the beautiful bride. It was a super foggy and drizzly day, but the rain held off for us just enough to capture some beautiful portraits. Check out some of my favorites of the day below!