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West Point Spring Wedding | Katherine & Brandon

Their Wedding Day: West Point Spring Wedding

Katherine & Brandon’s West Point Spring wedding was so filled with all the most important things. They were surrounded by so much support and excitement form family and friends. The joy and love they share for each other was palpable. And the dance floor was going non-stop! I had the best time capturing so many memories and celebrating alongside Katherine & Brandon. I can’t wait to share so many favorite moments in photos! But first…a little piece of their love story.

How They Met

When I asked Katherine how she and Brandon first met, she gave me the inside scoop. She told me, “Brandon and I met in the Army at the unit we worked in located in WA. His first day at the unit was on Halloween and our mutual friend played a prank on him and told him that everyone wears a costume to work. Wearing a costume was normal for Brandon since his previous units allowed costumes on Halloween. So on Day 1, Brandon makes his first impression by showing up to work dressed in a full Where’s Waldo costume. He was pretty easy to find in the sea of green camouflage! It was definitely a conversation starter when we met that day!”

Their Love Story

Katherine shared with me one thing she loves about Brandon, and it was “I love how supportive Brandon is of my goals and my career. He’s willing to move to any corner of the world that the Army sends me to.”

Their first date turned into a very long happy hour excursion! As Katherine tells it, “Brandon asked me to get dinner at a really cool place that was an old, antique hotel repurposed into multiple bars and restaurants (all different themes!). I wanted to make it more casual, so I asked him to do happy hour there instead. We ended up staying about 5 hours together just talking and going to the different bars. It was SO much fun. Best “happy hour” ever. :)”

The Proposal

You’ve got to hear how Brandon proposed! It’s such a good story! Katherine told me, “We loved exploring Pacific Northwest hikes so Brandon wanted to propose to me at the top of a trail at Mt. Rainier National Park with a spectacular view of the mountain. The day of the proposal, the area was packed with fog and there was absolutely no view of Mt. Rainier. Despite this, he asked me to “take a photo” and popped the question! He recruited friends to hike ahead of us to secretly take photos and give us champagne after I said yes! Later that night, we went to dinner and he surprised me by flying our families in to celebrate!”

To the Newlyweds

Katherine & Brandon, thank you so much for having us as a part of your day! We had the best time celebrating you two! Your love for each other is so special and your joy is contagious! We love you guys are are so beyond thankful for you! Cheers to officially kicking off the start of this next chapter in your love story! Sending all our love and the biggest hug! xoxo


Second Photographer – Ryan Hardin
Photo Assistant – Nina Sheffield 
Venue – The Thayer Hotel
HMUA – The Bridal Artistry Co
Florist – Lily’s of the Valley 
DJ – EPE Event Group|
Ceremony Music – Amadeus Quartet
Videographer – Ever After Studio
Invitation Suite – Shutterfly & Zazzle
Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero Designs
Dress Boutique – I Do Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Nordstrom
Rings & Necklace – Padi’s Jewelry
Hair Piece – David’s Bridal
Perfume – Dolce & Gabbana
Groom Attire – The Tux Room
Groom’s Shoes – Cole Haan
Cake – Homestyle Desserts & Bakery
Bridesmaid Dresses – Azazie (Dusty Rose)
Bride & Bridesmaid Getting Ready Attire – Taniri
Officiant – Wedding Ceremonies by Design
Favors – Coco Weddings
Transportation – West Point Tours

If you loved this West Point Spring wedding, you’ll also love this Fall West Point wedding!

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