max & kelsey


In order to have a beautiful wedding, you must start with beautiful people. Loved people. Kind-hearted, genuine, others-focused, “I-believe-in-love” people. Friends, this was a beautiful wedding. Max and Kelsey are solid gold. They are rich in friends and laughter, family and generations, and they complement one another as only they were designed to do. I still don’t have words for how deeply grateful I am to have been involved in the day they became Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler.
16_09_wheeler_01Here’s our gorgeous bride, with her mom and sister working on those buttons. Remember Mikaela? Of course you do. 🙂 I photographed her wedding last year, and she got ready in this exact same room! 16_09_wheeler_02This dress! I cannot get over its details or the perfect flow of that tulle skirt. It’s straight out of a dream and 100% perfect on her.16_09_wheeler_03 16_09_wheeler_04 Isn’t she just stunning?!!! I could photograph this redheaded, freckled, dimpled beauty for days.
16_09_wheeler_05 16_09_wheeler_06 Hey, Max!!!! You’re about to see your almost-wife! In case you guys are wondering, he actually always looks this dapper. Proof: their engagement session.
16_09_wheeler_07 16_09_wheeler_08 16_09_wheeler_09 This moment was just so dang perfect.16_09_wheeler_10 16_09_wheeler_11 16_09_wheeler_12 These two have been together since high school, and they still look at each other like this. I mean, it’s like two walking heart-eye emojis. All the time! I think you guys made an amazing decision to get married. 😉16_09_wheeler_13 16_09_wheeler_1416_09_wheeler_15 16_09_wheeler_16 One of my favorites from the entire day.16_09_wheeler_17 Veil movement: A+!16_09_wheeler_18 16_09_wheeler_19 Meet the fabulous wedding party! This crew…16_09_wheeler_20They did not let up all day.
16_09_wheeler_21I mean, c’mon. They’re so dang fun! And the groomsman on the right? Spoiler: he doubled as the officiant. AWESOME.16_09_wheeler_22This is Max’s twin sister and their older brother. I don’t have to know them all that well to know that this photo says a lot about them.
16_09_wheeler_52Ladies!16_09_wheeler_2316_09_wheeler_2416_09_wheeler_53 Both of Kelsey’s parents walked her down the aisle, and I have never seen such sweet moments between a mother and daughter. Chris, you have raised such lovely ladies!
16_09_wheeler_25 16_09_wheeler_26 Their ceremony was filled with amazing personal touches. Max is a woodworker and built (yeah, BUILT) that arbor (!) and handmade this box. They dropped letters into it along with notes from their guests and sealed it as a time capsule to open on their tenth anniversary. 16_09_wheeler_27 16_09_wheeler_28 They are MARRIED!16_09_wheeler_29 And then it was party time!16_09_wheeler_30 16_09_wheeler_31 16_09_wheeler_32 16_09_wheeler_33 16_09_wheeler_34Max’s brother and Kelsey’s sister amped up the toasts with a video they made of tons of their loved ones describing them, their relationship, offering advice, sharing stories, and it was the highlight of the reception. Everyone was laughing so hard – it was incredible.16_09_wheeler_35 16_09_wheeler_36 16_09_wheeler_37 16_09_wheeler_38 We snuck outside before the dance got underway to grab a few last photos as the sun faded away.16_09_wheeler_4916_09_wheeler_5116_09_wheeler_5016_09_wheeler_39 16_09_wheeler_40 16_09_wheeler_4116_09_wheeler_4316_09_wheeler_4216_09_wheeler_44 16_09_wheeler_45 16_09_wheeler_46 16_09_wheeler_4716_09_wheeler_48
A thousand congratulations to you, Max and Kelsey! I’m so pumped to see what adventures married life takes you on. I know you will enjoy this brand new season to the fullest!

Brides Dress: Ellynne Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: After Six