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Helpful resources for couples planning their wedding day

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I'M KARI JOY! WELCOME TO THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE BLOG!

I made all these resources for my couples getting married and anyone else who happens to stumble across this page! I remember when I got married I  knew NOTHING about weddings and didn't really even know where to start!

Here you will find resources my couples say have been the most helpful when planning their wedding day! 

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Lauren was supposed to go to a concert venue with some of her friends on Saturday night. She was talking to her mom on the phone earlier that day telling her mom that she didn’t really feel like going. Lauren’s mom told her she should and that it would be good for her! After a […]

Lauren + Nick // Monument Wedding

The night Robert proposed, he led Alison up to a trail of rose petals leading to their backyard. He was standing there in a suit with a bouquet in his arms. All the twinkle lights in the yard were turned on and there was a champagne bottle and glasses set up on the table. Robert […]

Alison + Robert Elopement

It was a perfect summer day for a wedding. The ceremony was at Lory State Park and open for close family to attend. With red rocks behind the ceremony and beautiful green foothills surrounding, it was a beautiful setting for a wedding. During portraits we took a little break while we waited out the rain […]

Lory State Park Wedding – Michelle & Bryan

Clare and Logan had been together for 6 years! One day Logan asked Clare to go to the beach when he totally surprised her! He got down on one knee and asked Clare to be his wife! Of course she said yes and they began planning their wedding! They wanted something simple, small, and all […]

Clare + Logan // Aspen Destination Wedding

The day started off at the beautiful Chatfield Botanical Gardens. With it being mid summer everything was green and colorfully bloomed at the garden. Brittany and Isaac had recently moved to Colorado so most of their family and friends were flying in from out of town to celebrate their wedding! With a bridal party of […]

Botanical Garden Wedding //Brittany & Isaac

We met at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC Times Square. Isaac was currently in Fort Dix, New Jersey for the Army and Brittany was in Lynchburg, Virginia where she was attending law school. They both happened to be in NYC for the weekend. Isaac was eating a burger at the Hard Rock and went to the bar to order a drink. He saw a group of women sitting at the bar and went to say “hello.” Brittany and Isaac kept talking and, at the end of night, Isaac asked for Britany’s number . . . but Brittany was taken at the time….

Brittany & Isaac Sunset Session